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Surround (3/3)

Surround: an Immersive Experience
Saturday, March 3 from 7 – 11 PM
Exhibition March 3 – 11
ATHICA, 160 Tracy St.

Surround is a multidisciplinary experience that strives to be a window into the minds of creatives who blur the lines between genre, venue, and medium specificity, who embrace the unknown, collaboration, and confrontation as it manifests sensually. Free and open to the public!

Performance Collaborations

The Clown, with Cooper Holmes and music by Monique Osorio featuring Clare Nunley, Emily Cho, JP Brien-Slack, Michael Jarrel, Miller May, Joshua Presley, Dan Phipps, and Pedro Alliprandini.

Concerto for Beverley with Monique Osorio, Sahada Buckley,Sydney Doemel, JP Brien-Slack, Vivian Cheng, Sean Askin, Andrew Short, Nick Martinez, and costumes by Ajmal Millar.

Dance and Music Performance: Emily Koh and Lisa Yaconelli

Improv Performance: Killick Hinds, Stephanie Pharr, and Rafael Villanueva

Musical Ensembles

Lambda Celsius, with AC Carter

Moth Sweat, with Rafael Villanueva and Ryder Seigle

Richard Gumby, with Scott Crossman and oxtthers

Beverley, featuring Monique Osorio, Sahada Buckley, Gabri Ann Dino, Sydney Doemel, and Courtney McCracken with contributions by Melody Stolpp

Cult of Riggonia, with Jeremy Raj, William Datzler, and others

Queen Alex, with Alex Suarez

Head Plethora, with Monique Osorio, John Norris, AC Carter, Sydney Doemel, Sahada Buckley, Gabri Ann Dino, and Bridget Dooley.


Chris Lott
Polina Yakovleva
Bridget Dooley
Shamala Gallagher
Paul Cunningham


AC Carter
Kira Hynes
Sara Boden
Margaret Anderson
Jeremy Kiran Fernandes
Rafael Villanueva
Logan Shirah
Jeremy Raj
William Danztler
Nicholette Milhoan
Melody Stolpp
Cal Clements

Organized by Monique Osorio
Logo design by Jeremy Kiran Fernandes

Supported in part by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) and Athens Institute for Contemporary Art.

Surround is part of the ATHICA series Beast It! supported in part through the generous support of The James E. and Betty J. Huffer Foundation, the Athens Area Arts Council, and the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts.

ICE Art+Tech Workshop (2/7)

ICE Art+Tech Workshop
Wednesday, February 7 at 5 PM
Lamar Dodd Room S160

The first 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.

CV Workshop (2/7)

CV Workshop
Wednesday, February 7 at Noon
Lamar Dodd Room S160

A CV and resume workshop to share practical skills and advice for creative people working across disciplines. Sponsored by Ideas for Creative Exploration and open to all.

ICE Conversation: Will Alexander

ICE Conversation: Will Alexander
Thursday, January 18 at 3 PM

Rescheduled from January 17 due to inclement weather
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

Will Alexander works in multiple genres. In addition to being a poet, he is also a novelist, essayist, aphorist, playwright, philosopher, visual artist, and pianist. His books include Asia and Haiti, The Sri Lankan Loxodrome, and Compression and Purity. Alexander has taught at many colleges and universities, including the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, the University of California, and Hofstra University, among others. His honors and awards include a Whiting Fellowship for Poetry, a California Arts Council Fellowship and the 2016 Jackson Poetry Prize.

Will Alexander’s visit is supported in part by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the Creative Writing Program in the department of English. A free public reading will take place on Thursday, January 18 at 7 PM at Cine.

Clark Lunberry: Writing on Water

Clark Lunberry: Writing on Water
November installation at Lake Herrick

Near Boardwalk Trail Bridge
Viewing event: Thursday, November 16 at Noon
Lecture: Friday, November 10 at 2 PM
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

Interdisciplinary artist Clark Lunberry will talk about creating site-specific poetry installations and introduce a new work for the UGA campus. Lunberry is a Professor of English at the University of North Florida and the author of Sites of Performance: Of Time and Memory (Anthem Press 2014) and Writing on Water | Writing on Air (University of North Florida 2016). His large-scale poems placed on water and windows include recent installations in Oxford, England; Paris, France; Toronto, Canada; Tokyo and Hiroshima, Japan; and Stanford University.

Lunberry will create a temporary installation at Lake Herrick, a prominent feature within Oconee Forest Park, which serves as a living laboratory for research in the natural and social sciences. The new work, viewable near the Boardwalk Trail bridge, coincides with a major restoration project at UGA aimed at promoting water quality and enhancing Lake Herrick as an amenity for experiential learning, research, and recreation. For more about the Lake Herrick Watershed Restoration visit

Supported in part by the Helen S. Lanier Chair of the Department of English and ICE. For more information visit

Lake Herrick, Athens, Georgia [Image: Kiley Aguar]

Introductory Community Rights Workshop

Introductory Community Rights Workshop
Wednesday, October 25 from 6 – 9 PM
State Botanical Garden of Georgia, The Gardenside Room
Free registration:

A workshop led by activist Paul Cienfuegos that introduces to Athens the powerful strategies and history of the Community Rights Movement. Since 1999, the Community Rights Movement has helped hundreds of communities pass locally-enforceable laws that promote rights of nature, such as the right of ecosystems to flourish and evolve, democratic rights, such as the right of local community to self-government, and workers’ rights, such as the right to living wages. First introduced to the U.S. by the Community Rights Movement, the “rights of nature” are radical, new laws that grant natural entities, such as rivers, legal personhood, allowing nature for the first time to be represented in court and to effectively fight corporate and governmental threats. Limited spaces are available.

Affiliated with the “Alliance for Arts + Rights of Nature” project funded by an a2ru Student Challenge Grant with additional support from Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), Watershed UGA, and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts a2ru Research Cluster.