First Annual Local Arts & Culture Business Summit

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First Annual Local Arts & Culture Business Summit
Thursday, April 17 at 11:30 AM
Tate Student Center Reception Hall

thinc.uga.edu/ai1ec_event/first-annual-local-arts-business-summit/

A public forum for local arts and culture business owners to share experiences, best practices, and advocate for the best ways to support local arts entrepreneurs in the future. A brown bag event free and open to the public.

Featured Participants:

Rebecca Wood
www.rwoodstudio.com

Since its founding in 1991, R. Wood Studios has grown into one of the largest pottery studios in America, where each piece is still entirely made and painted by hand.

Michael Lachowski
michaellachowski.com

www.candycreative.com

Candy is the creative services agency of Michael Lachowski, delivering ideas, design, photography, and intergrated marketing. Michael publishes the quarterly magazine Young, Foxy & Free in Atlanta, Athens, Savannah and online, and is the public relations coordinator at the Georgia Museum of Art.

Kristen Bach
www.treehousekidandcraft.com

Treehouse Kid & Craft is a kid’s shop and DIY center, offering a range of well-designed and responsibly made products for babies, kids, families, and crafters of all ages.

Amanda Burk and Katherine McGuire

doubledutchpress.com

Double Dutch Press is a fine art printmaking studio that offers workshops, one-on-one instruction, press rental, screen services, custom design and print services, and its own line of printed goods.

Deborah Gonzalez
www.dgonzalezesq.com

Deborah Gonzalez is an attorney whose legal practice focuses on art, music, entertainment, digital, and social and online law. Her clients include museums, galleries, artists and art professionals, animators, filmmakers, musicians and music professionals, authors, and various other creative professionals.

Sanni Baumgärtner
www.shopcommunityathens.com

In 2010 Sanni Baumgärtner opened Community, a boutique centered around the concept of sustainability without the sacrifice of style.

Janet Geddis and Rachel Watkins
www.avidbookshop.com

Avid Bookshop is an independent neighborhood bookshop that regularly holds events such as readings, signings, and workshops with authors. Avid offers personalized shopping services, wish lists, book club consultations, and more.

Rinne Allen
www.rinneallen.com

beautyeveryday.com

Rinne Allen is a photographer who was raised in Athens and still enjoys getting to know the place where she grew up.

Jeremy Elrod and Todd Sapp

www.thelocalnotion.com

The Local Notion team has set out on a venture to support and promote Athens’ local community and the local businesses that make it unique.

Kim Kirby
youngathenians.com

Young Athenians is a local design studio located that specializes in squarespace. Its mission is to create fun, vibrant and informative websites that clients can run themselves.

Natasha Murphy

nicely-built.com

Nicely Built is a small web design and development shop, focusing primarily on customer experience, tailor made business solutions, and above all else, creativity and innovation.

Sponsored by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts as part of UGA Thinc. Week.

Amy Flurry: DIY Publicity for Entrepreneurs

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Amy Flurry: DIY Publicity for Entrepreneurs
Thursday, April 17 at 1 PM
Tate Student Center Reception Hall

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Amy Flurry’s lecture will educate entrepreneurs on how to refine their message, engage media and create relationships with editors and bloggers. She will present powerful examples from across industries and around the country.

Amy is author of the popular guide to DIY publicity, Recipe for Press, designed to strengthen relationships between entrepreneurs and editors. Amy’s twenty years as a contributor to some of the biggest publications on the newsstand including InStyle, Conde Nast Traveler, Country Living, Design Sponge and Lucky, brings fresh perspective to in-house communications.

In addition to Recipe for Press, Amy co-founded Paper-Cut-Project, a company that conceives highly crafted installations for Kate Spade, Hermes, Valentino, Cartier and the Victoria & Albert museum. Paper-Cut-Project’s work has been featured in the NYT, Italian Vogue, Nylon, Selvedge and Marie Claire Taiwan.

Amy is also creative director of Parlore, a new project management app and marketplace for interior designers. She lives in Athens, GA with her husband, Alan, and two children.

Sponsored by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts as part of UGA Thinc. Week.

ROC: Teaching Entrepreneurship to Musicians and Artistry to Businesses

ROC: Teaching Entrepreneurship to Musicians and Artistry to Businesses
Thursday, April 17 at 3:30 PM
UGA Chapel

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Join the Road of Creativity (ROC) Ensemble as they perform a concert featuring music by Queen, Leonard Cohen, Radiohead, Charlie Daniels Band, and Mumford & Sons.

Entrepreneurship prevails as the discipline behind the ROC Ensemble’s inception. ROC is a group of classically-trained musicians that has ventured into the unfamiliar yet friendly territory of rock! Its members work as college professors and active freelance musicians, including at the University of Georgia, and have performance credits that include Carnegie Hall, the White House and Grammy Award-winning recordings.

ROC has chosen to step out of the comfortable box of classical classical music and into the rock genre for many of the same reasons that an organization may find itself moving in new directions – to diversify and grow, become more relatable to its clients and chase a higher potential as musicians and people. ROC is a consultancy that demonstrates key principles of creativity through engaging musical performances and workshops. Its workshops help organizations gain a greater sense of how to infuse the process of creativity into their daily operations. ROC brings refreshing insights into cross-training/mental agility, collaboration, communication, risk taking, metaphor, and asking the right questions.

ROC Ensemble:

Ben Robinette, soprano saxophone

Xin Gao, soprano saxophone

Connie Frigo, alto saxophone

Brian Perez, tenor saxophone

Gary Paulo, baritone saxophone

Tom Gibson, trombone

David Zerkel, tuba

Greg Hankins, piano

Paul Stevens, drums

Sponsored by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts as part of UGA Thinc. Week.

ICE Conversation: Church of Play

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ICE Conversation Series: Church of Play
Friday, April 18 at 4 PM
Fine Arts Building (Department of Theatre and Film Studies), Room 115

How can the idea of play, taken from video and role playing games, as well as concepts of ritual performance engage us in constructing, questioning, and exploring our understanding of the world? Local artist and video game designer Zack Wood will speak on the Church of Play, a concept created by Adam Rafinski at Georgia Tech. His talk will be followed by a workshop using the tools of Church of Play.

Please note that this ICE Conversation will take place in Room 115 of the Fine Arts Building (Department of Theatre and Film Studies) rather than in the Lamar Dodd School of Art.

Idea Lab is a UGA student organization committed to providing an open, interdisciplinary platform for engagement in arts. For more information visit idealab.uga.edu.

ICE-Vision: The War Room

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ICE-Vision: The War Room (Pennebaker, 1993)
Tuesday, April 8 at 6 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S150

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ICE-Vision continues with Film Studies and English major Dafna Kaufman’s selections of great films that may be forgotten by the general public, but can be remembered and cherished through viewings today.

The 1993 documentary, The War Room, combines politics and comedy in an examination of Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign for presidency. The film focuses on his head advisors James Carville and George Stephanopoulos. Their completely different approaches to politics and quirky personalities enhance the film’s already interesting premise. Directed by one of the most influential documentarians, D.A Pennebaker (Don’t Look Back, Primary, Monterey Pop), The War Room shows us the inside of a real political campaign, along with the hijinks and silliness that naturally comes along with such an event. ​

ICE Conversation: Pedagogy, Fandom, and the “Classics”

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ICE Conversation: Pedagogy, Fandom, and the “Classics”
Friday, April 4 at 4 PM
ICE Office, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S160

Can literary fandom provide students a new way to access the “classics” of the literary canon? How can fandom concepts be effectively utilized in the classroom? Emmy Award-winning transmedia editor for The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Alexandra Edwards will speak about her work on the series and its ties to her use of fandom in an academic setting.

Alexandra Edwards helped pioneer a new kind of long-form narrative storytelling for the web. The transmedia components of this multi-platform, modernized adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice created an immersive adaptational experience, with classic literary characters talking to each other and the audience on social media for a full year. Edwards will speak about her work on the series (and her work as transmedia producer on its two Austen-based sequels, Welcome to Sanditon and Emma Approved), and its ties to her use of fandom in the classroom as a teaching assistant in UGA’s First-year Composition program.

Idea Lab is a UGA student organization committed to providing an open, interdisciplinary platform for engagement in arts. For more information visit idealab.uga.edu.