There are a lot of great local art events coming up, so don’t miss out!
Thursday, April 8
—Association of Graduate Art Students (A.G.A.S.) Lecture
Lamar Dodd School of Art (LDSOA), 5 p.m.
A.G.A.S. sponsors an annual lecture series featuring prominent art history scholars. On April 8, Dr. Susan Sidlauskas will present a lecture about John Singer Sargent titled “Sargent’s Bodies and the Unmaking of History.” Check out one of our earlier blog posts for more information.
—Printmaking Lecture with Lisa Bulawsky
LDSOA room N100, 5 p.m.
Lisa Bulawsky, associate professor in the Washington University School of Visual Art will be giving a lecture prior to the presentation of a collaborative project (see April 9) during her visit to UGA.
Friday, April 9
—Collaborative Project with Lisa Bulawsky
Downtown Athens and UGA campus, noon–1 p.m.
During Bulawsky’s visit, LDSOA will be making prints on magnets to be attached to cars and driven around downtown Athens and on campus while playing Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” loud enough to attract attention and “lightheartedly disrupt” routine. The prints will then be attached to other magnetic surfaces.
—Material World–Art Meets the Runway!
Hotel Indigo, reception at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m.
The Athens Area Arts Council is hosting a fundraiser, “Material World—Art Meets the Runway!” for Celebrate the Arts 2010 in conjunction with blvd magazine’s Weekend Fashion Affair. The event will start with a reception at Mercury Art Works, followed by a wearable art show on the runway and then dancing in the Rialto Room. The event is free and open to the public with a cash bar and free appetizers. VIP tickets are available online.
—Opening Reception for Kind of Blue
Mercury Art Works (in Hotel Indigo), 7–11 p.m.
The reception for “Kind of Blue,” a collection of John Ahee's figurative oil paintings is in conjunction with Celebrate the Arts 2010. Also opening is an installation by Helen Farmer in the glass cube adjacent to the entry of Hotel Indigo.
LDSOA, opening reception at 5 p.m.
This exhibition includes work by the undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the art education studio techniques course. These students “seek to reveal the impact of race on the ways in which both students and educators understand each other and the world around them.”
—Opening Reception for the Annual Georgia Sculptors’ Society Members Show
William J. Thompson Gallery, S. Thomas St., 6 p.m.
See the work of local sculptors and make your own relief sculpture to be poured in iron (see April 10). The reception is free and open to the public (bring $15 to create a sculpture).
Saturday, April1 0
—The Annual Georgia Sculptors’ Society Iron Pour
William J. Thompson Gallery, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Works created by artists and attendees of Friday’s opening reception will be poured in iron. Free and open to the public. Register here.
—The Collectors’ Hard Hat Tour
Georgia Museum of Art, 5–7 p.m.
The Collectors will enjoy a reception in the first-floor atrium of the Lamar Dodd School of Art and go on hard-hat tours of the new GMOA. $40 per person. For more information or to RSVP call 706.542.0437. Click here for more information on joining the Collectors.
Sunday, April 11
—Opening Reception for “Coast to Coast”
Lumpkin Café, 1700 S. Lumpkin St., 1–7 p.m.
“Coast to Coast” features handmade jewelry and recent paintings from artist Ann Hamlin’s travels to Florida and California. Free and open to the public. Call 706.543.3122 for more information.