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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.

www.facebook.com/events/361631394246594/

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!

The Clown
Cooper Holmes as clown, music by Monique Osorio

Concerto for Beverley
Musicians Monique Osorio & Sahada Buckley, costumes by Ajmal Millar
The Restaurant
Play by Scott Crossman

Improv Duo
Killick Hinds (sounds), Stephanie Pharr (movement)

Lambda Celsius
Solo project (AC Carter)

Moth Sweat
Duo project (Rafael Villanueva & Ryder Seigle)

Richard Gumby
Band led by Scott Crossman, new musical project by Monique Osorio

Cult of Riggonia
Collective of musicians

New twist on drag
Alex

Artists
AC Carter
Kira Hynes
SABO
Margaret Anderson
Jeremy Kiran Fernandes
Rafael Villanueva
Logan Shirah
Jeremy Raj
William Danztler

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.

Perfect Pantry (5/11)

Perfect Pantry (it all starts with a seed)
Friday, May 11 from 6 – 9 PM
Mammal Gallery
91 Broad St. SW, Atlanta

www.facebook.com/events/112448669570932/

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 reception will be held Friday, May 11 from 6 – 9 PM at Mammal Gallery, 91 Broad St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

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.

2017-2018 Idea Lab Mini Grant Awards

ICE is pleased to announce two new Idea Lab Mini Grant recipients. The projects were selected based on creative merit, extent of collaborative and interdisciplinary activity, and feasibility. Mini Grant awards provide production support from ICE Graduate Research Assistants and project funding.

Georgia Prison Beekeepers
Lead applicant: Cristina Echezarreta (graduate student, Art)

A collaboration of a students, faculty, and staff in Art and Entomology with the Georgia Prison Beekeeping program to explore prisoners’ relationship to nature through the arts.

Perfect Pantry
Lead applicant: Hillary Jourdan (graduate student, Agriculture)

A collaboration of students and faculty in Agriculture and Art with the Atlanta Community Food Bank to develop arts-based approaches to food assistance.

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 sustainability.uga.edu/lakeherrick/.

Supported in part by the Helen S. Lanier Chair of the Department of English and ICE. For more information visit clarklunberry.weebly.com/athens-2017.html.


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

Call for Participation: North Oconee River Project

www.northoconeeriverproject.com

North Oconee River Project is an interdisciplinary, student-led, grant-funded project that engages community members, artists, and legal experts in an effort to draft local legislation that grants legal personhood to the North Oconee River in Athens, GA. The project draws its inspiration from the Community Rights Movement that, for the past two decades, has worked to prevent corporate and governmental harm on the environment by helping pass locally enforceable “rights of nature” laws that treat natural entities, such as rivers, as having the right to be healthy and to thrive.

North Oconee River Project is seeking participants who are interested in assisting our team with any of the following activities:

– Representing North Oconee River Project by attending environmental events on campus and informing attendees about our project mission and upcoming events.

– Representing North Oconee River Project by attending community-organizing events in the Athens community and informing attendees about our project mission and upcoming events.

– Representing the North Oconee River Project by tabling at the West Broad and/or Athens Farmer’s Markets. Involves providing people with information about our project mission and upcoming events.

– Distributing flyers on campus and at various businesses and community centers in Athens.

If you are interested in participating, please email Carla Cao: northoconeeriverproject@gmail.com.

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.

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:
tinyurl.com/cienfuegosworkshop

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.