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Perfect Pantry

Perfect Pantry (it all starts with a seed)
Tuesday, June 5 from 6 – 9 PM
The Bakery
825 Warner St. SW, Atlanta

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Perfect Pantry (it all starts with a seed) is a group exhibition consisting of collages, journals, interactive work, and spoken word by those who face food insecurity in metro Atlanta.

The exhibition Perfect Pantry (it all starts with a seed) is an emotional and interactive look into the lives of those experiencing food insecurity in metro Atlanta. In partnership with the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication at the University of Georgia in Athens, the Atlanta Community Food bank and select metro Atlanta food pantries, this project uses small art pieces created by food pantry clients as the the platform for food insecure individuals to share their experiences and critiques of food assistance, in the hopes of bringing change to make Atlanta food assistance models more effective.

Organized by Hillary Jourdan with support from the Atlanta Community Food Bank, selected metro Atlanta food pantries, the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication, and Ideas for Creative Exploration, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts.

Arts on the River Celebration

Arts on the River Celebration
Sunday, April 29 from Noon – 4 PM
Sandy Creek Park, Lake Chapman Beach

www.facebook.com/events/554395851608828/

Join us for a community celebration of visual and performance art to honor the North Oconee River and its right to thrive and be healthy. This event is a one-day art exhibition with dance, spoken word, and music unfolding on the river and its banks. Visitors will kayak in the water and experience the art. Registration for kayaks at 1 PM (limited availability). This project is made possible by the support of the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru), Ideas for Creative Exploration, Watershed UGA, and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts at the University of Georgia. Free and family friendly.

Linds&co. Image: Iva Dimitrova

Olivia Shuler Image: Rinne Allen

Kayaking through Sound Image: Rinne Allen

Jorge Gomez Abrante Image: Rinne Allen

Paula Runyon Image: Rinne Allen

Image: Rinne Allen

Berea Antaki and Carla Cao Image: Rinne Allen

ICE Art+Tech Workshop #3

ICE Art+Tech Workshop #3
Wednesday, April 11 at 5 PM
Lamar Dodd Room S160

Language

The third in a series of informal art and technology workshops focusing on the intersection of art and and computation. Discuss new trends and learn some code. Led by Connor Trotter, computer science/art student and Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) Summer Fellow.

Inlets Ensemble (3/27)

Inlets Ensemble: Circling, Environment, Autonomy
Tuesday, March 27 from 6 – 10 PM
Lamar Dodd Building Atrium

Inlets Ensemble: Circling, Environment, Autonomy is a performative installation by Inlets Ensemble that features interactive, sonic works concerned with the nature and emergence of an aesthetic event, and the evolving perception and relationship with the event over time.

Inlets Foundation for Experimental Practices is a Miami-based artist-run organization emphasizing an expanded approach toward events and publications to foster radical forms of sonic expression. As a performing ensemble, the organization has presented contemporary and historical works of experimental music under the name Inlets Ensemble. The organization has created and participated within a variety of projects in South Florida, including at numerous unconventional locations.

UGA Call for Participation with a2ru National Conference

UGA Call for Participation with a2ru National Conference

The University of Georgia will host the 2018 National Conference for the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) Nov. 1-3, 2018 on the theme of “Arts Environments: Design, Resilience, and Sustainability.” The conference will be held in partnership with the UGA Arts Council and in conjunction with the November Spotlight on the Arts festival. For more information about the conference and national call for presentations visit:
a2ru.org/events/2018-national-conference/

UGA faculty, departments, and offices are encouraged to incorporate the conference themes into their curriculum and programming, including partners in the creative and performing arts, engineering, technology, environment and design, ecology, sustainability, and in other departments, who have an interest in intersecting with the arts. The conference is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to engage in a conversation about the arts, environment, and technology.

a2ru is a partnership of more than 40 institutions committed to ensuring the greatest possible institutional support for the full spectrum of arts and arts-integrative research, curricula, programs, and creative practice for the benefit of all students and faculty at research universities and the communities they serve.

In coordination with the a2ru conference the Willson Center’s a2ru Faculty Research Cluster is accepting proposals from UGA faculty to support research projects to be featured during the time of the conference. Projects may be creative or scholarly in form, and they may be disciplinary or interdisciplinary in scope. A limited number of grants up to $1,500 will be awarded to projects that align with the theme and timing of the a2ru conference. A one-page proposal describing the project and its significance should be sent, along with a detailed budget, to the Willson Center at wcha@uga.edu. Please note “UGA a2ru Cluster CFP” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed by a representative panel of faculty in the arts and will be judged on proposal quality and alignment with the conference theme. Please contact Isabelle Loring Wallace, iwallace@uga.edu, associate professor of contemporary art in the Lamar Dodd School of Art and associate academic director for arts and a2ru in the Willson Center, with any proposal questions. Funding for proposals selected by the committee will be available July 1, 2018 (Deadline: March 22. Notification: April).

In addition to the UGA a2ru Research Cluster call, the Willson Center invites proposals from UGA faculty, students, or offices interested in connecting special projects (programs, exhibits, community engagement, etc.) with a student focus to the November 2018 a2ru National Conference. A limited number of grants up to $500 will be awarded up to projects that align with the theme and timing of the a2ru conference. A one-page proposal describing the project and its significance should be sent, along with a detailed budget, to the Willson Center at wcha@uga.edu. Please note “UGA a2ru special projects proposal” in the subject line (Deadline: March 22. Notification: April). Please contact Mark Callahan, markcall@uga.edu, artistic director of Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), with any proposal questions. Projects will be reviewed by a representative panel of faculty in the arts and will be selected based on proposal quality and alignment with the conference theme.

Students who are interested in volunteering during the conference should contact Mark Callahan, markcall@uga.edu. Student volunteers will be recruited through early fall semester.

Proposals selected from both the UGA a2ru Research Cluster CFP and special projects submissions may be presented as posters or exhibits and will be branded and advertised in conjunction with the conference and coordinated to best align with the formal conference schedule.

Q & A

Should I apply to the a2ru National Conference CFP, the UGA a2ru Research Cluster CFP, or both?

Faculty or groups of colleagues can apply to one or both. Decisions about the national conference CFP and formal conference schedule are based on a2ru’s call guidelines and decided by a2ru’s executive committee. The UGA a2ru Research Cluster CFP regarding UGA projects in conjunction with the conference will be decided by a representative panel of UGA faculty in the arts and based on the quality of the proposal and alignment with the conference theme.

Proposals selected from the UGA a2ru Research Cluster CFP may be presented as posters or exhibits and will be branded and advertised in conjunction with the conference and coordinated to best align with the formal conference schedule.

Is funding available for both the UGA Research Cluster CFP and the special projects call? What is the difference?

Funding of up to $1,500 is available to UGA faculty proposals selected as part of the UGA a2ru Research Cluster CFP. Funding of up to $500 is available as part of the special projects call funded through the ICE Research Cluster. Special project proposals may be submitted by UGA students, faculty, or staff.

Proposals selected from both the UGA a2ru Research Cluster CFP and special projects submissions may be presented as posters or exhibits and will be branded and advertised in conjunction with the conference and coordinated to best align with the formal conference schedule.

What is the formal conference schedule?

The conference will take place Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 1-3. The final schedule will be posted on the a2ru website this summer.

How do I register for the conference?

Registration for the conference will be available this summer. UGA faculty and staff will be able to register at a reduced rate.

I am a student. Can I attend the conference?

UGA students who volunteer and meet a minimum number of hours worked for the conference will receive free registration to all conference events. Please contact Mark Callahan, markcall@uga.edu, if you are interested in volunteering.

ICE Art+Tech Workshop #2

ICE Art+Tech Workshop #2
Monday, February 19 at 5 PM
Lamar Dodd Room S160

AI & Music

The second in a series of informal art and technology workshops focusing on the intersection of art and and computation. Discuss new trends and learn some code. Led by Connor Trotter, computer science/art student and Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) Summer Fellow.