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.

a2ru National Conference CFP

Call for Proposals: a2ru 2018 National Conference
Arts Environments: Design, Resilience, and Sustainability
November 1-3, 2018
Hosted by the University of Georgia

Deadline: Friday, April 6

The 2018 theme, “Arts Environments: Design, Resilience, and Sustainability,” is an invitation to explore the relationship between creativity and diverse cultural locations, by framing discussions about design, resilience, and sustainability in context of interdisciplinary artistic and environmental practice. The theme offers an opportunity to think broadly about the ecology of the arts and their environments, in terms of performance, design, and engineering. A land and sea grant institution inextricable from the town of Athens and the broader ecologies of Georgia and the Southeast, the University of Georgia will provide a rich context for thinking creatively about Arts Environments globally.

a2ru invites proposals for presentations from researchers, field leaders, and practitioners about arts-integrative research, practice, and curricula that explore the intersections, synergies, and interfaces between arts, environments, and their influence on design, resilience, and sustainability. Presentations vary in length and number of participants. We accept panel, paper, performance, and working group proposals. a2ru encourages proposals featuring panelists who are diverse in their backgrounds, pursuits, affiliations, locations, and ages. The ideal panel discussion will consist of participants who represent a broad range of perspectives and experiences, and represent more than one institution.

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) is a partnership of 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.

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 workshop survey

This spring ICE will host workshops on a range of topics including code and art. This short survey will help us learn more about participant interest and what to include:

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.