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State of the arts at ASC and around Atlanta — from students' perspectives!

“Agnes: The Iconic Women of ASC” opens tonight (4/15), 5-7 PM

"Agnes: The Iconic Women of Agnes Scott" opens tonight, 5-7 PM

Tonight in the gallery we will celebrate the opening of the Student Exhibition from 5-7pm.

Stop by on your way home/ to dinner/ etc. to witness some powerful artwork, then at 7pm hear the Luchsingers perform!

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“Memory Flash”: April 3, 5-9 PM in Midtown ATL

Just got news of “Memory Flash,” a public art series put on by collective John Q. Performance, at four locations around midtown Atlanta.

"Memory Flash": a public art series put on by the John Q. Performance collective and Flux Projects

This free series includes performance art, installations and film projections to remember events in Atlanta’s history and the LGBTQ community’s past. Sponsored by Flux Projects, an organization that promotes the production of new platforms for artistic experimentation through public art works around the city.

“Memory Flash” will take place at 4 separate locations around midtown: at 5 PM on 532 Wabash Ave. in the Old 4th Ward, 6 PM at 551 Ponce de Leon Ave., 7 PM at the Piedmont Park Ball Fields, and 8:30 at Mixx in Ansley Square, 1492 Piedmont Ave. This event is free. For more information, visit Flux Projects.

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Collage Colloquium @ ASC, 3/26; presentations 10AM-4 PM, opening 7 PM

We’ve got lots of fascinating and fun art events happening tomorrow here at the ASC Dalton Gallery!

Collage Colloquium, presented by ASC Dept. of Studio Art and Art History

“Collage” is an annual colloquium for students of the arts in Atlanta organized by Agnes Scott College’s Department of Art & Art History, coordinated this year by Lauren Whitton ’10.
Previous years of “Collage” have featured over 100 works by student artists in metro Atlanta, as well as many fabulous papers presented by art history students. Collage has also featured keynote speakers Shelley Rice of NYU and artist Helena Keeffe. Dr. Maura Reilly, Senior Curator of the American Federation of Arts, is this year’s keynote speaker. Her lecture, along with paper presentations and the gallery opening will take place on Friday, March 26th!

List and times of "Collage" paper presentations.

Paper presentations will begin at 10 AM and run through 4 PM in Room 101 of the Dana Fine Arts Building at Agnes Scott. Dr. Reilly will speak at 5:30 PM in the Katharine Woltz Reception Room of Rebekah Scott Hall, and the opening reception and exhibition of “Collage” work will start at 7 PM in the Dalton Gallery.

Directions and contact information can be found on the Dalton’s Facebook page.

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“Collage” Keynote Speaker Dr. Maura Reilly, 3/26 5:30 PM, Woltz Room in Rebekah Scott Hall

Dr. Maura Reilly, Keynote Speaker at "Collage"

Before heading to the “Collage” opening, come to the Woltz room in Rebekah to hear Dr. Maura Reilly, senior curator at the American Federation of Arts, speak on “Towards a Curatorial Activism.”

Dr. Reilly has curated, lectured, and published extensively on feminist and queer issues in modern and contemporary art. Prior to joining the American Federation of Arts in 2009, she was senior curator at Location One, a non-profit exhibition space and residency program. From 2003 to 2008 she was Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, where she organized many celebrated exhibitions, including Global Feminisms, co-curated with Linda Nochlin.

Dr. Reilly will speak in the Katharine Woltz Reception Room of Rebekah Scott Hall at Agnes Scott College, Friday, March 26 at 5:30 PM. Directly following Dr. Reilly’s talk will be the opening reception for “Collage: A Colloquium for Undergraduate Students In Studio Art and Art History,” as presented by the ASC Department of Art and Art History.

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“Limitless” opens at the ASC Dalton Gallery Jan. 28

The Dalton Gallery’s first opening of the new year, “Limitless” celebrates the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei’s invention of the telescope, with works by Didi Dunphy, E.K. Huckaby, Lee Kean, Klimchak, Joe Peragine, and Martha Whittington. “Limitless” will run Jan. 28-March 7, with related events in February listed below. The opening reception for “Limitless” will be held at the Dalton on Jan. 28 from 6-8 pm.

"Bacteria Hotel," E.K. Huckaby (2010)

As Galileo embodied a pure spirit of the liberal arts with his holistic approach to discovery through creativity and imagination, the artists in “Limitless” ‘reveal hidden worlds’ by taking wide-ranging approaches to art while using an expansive scope to view the universe. Blasting off through conservative lines of boundary, their inventiveness takes them beyond tradition. In “Limitless,” modes of play, listening and looking — and a general draw on the senses — are primary.

Artist talks for “Limitless” will be held Wednesday, February 16 at 7 PM. On Friday, February 26, see “Sticks in Space” by Klimchak live at the Agnes Scott Bradley Observatory at 7 PM. Additionally, a curator talk for “Limitless” will be held Wednesday, March 3 at 7 PM.

The Dalton Gallery is located at 141 E. College Ave. Decatur, GA 30030. For directions, refer to the Agnes Scott website. The Gallery is located in the Dana Fine Arts Building on the corner of S. McDonough and E. Dougherty streets. Gallery hours are Mon-Fri 10 am-4:30 pm, Sat-Sun noon-4 pm. For a recorded message, call 404 471-5361.

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More photos from Mandy Greer’s “Still Water”

If you’ve driven through the intersection of S. McDonough and E. College Ave. recently, you’ve definitely seen Mandy Greer’s “Still Water,” a crochet installment woven through the trees on the ASC campus. Student Jaime Henry-White (ASC ’13) took some beautiful up-close pictures of the crochet (which is just as pretty in the rain as in the sun!)

“In a culture that is increasingly dependent upon virtual connections, water binds us in a uniquely physical way. Greer has created a space where we may be immersed in our relationship with water – a space where we may walk, sit, or lay in the grass and float with the river: our Mater, Matrix, Mother and Medium.” — Mikaela Sheldt (’09)

"Still Water," Mandy Greer

Mandy Greer, "Still Water"

Mandy Greer, "Still Water"

Mandy Greer, "Still Water"

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Upcoming event: “Velcro Show” at Composition Gallery, 12/5

Photography exhibit open to everyone — Entries close 11/29

Happy Friday, everyone! Composition Gallery, located in Candler Park, invites any and all photographers to exhibit their work for its 4th annual Velcro Show on December 5. No matter if you’re amateur or professional — artist tape and velcro glue will be on hand to post the images, which will be on display at the gallery through December 20.

There is a $5 entry fee for a maximum of 10 images (unframed, unmatted, no larger than 16 X 20″) and can be priced to sell or not.  Bring your image(s) by the gallery during regular business hours between now and Sunday, November 29th. The opening reception will be December 5 from 7-10 PM. This is a great time to see one of Atlanta’s coolest photography galleries this side of Dekalb Ave., and the show promises to be lots of fun!

Composition Gallery is located at 1388 McLendon Ave NE. More info on the gallery and its events can be found at http://www.compositiongallery.com/.

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Events: “Growth Spurt” at Danneman’s Coffee, 11/21

 

Exploring visual tactility for one night only.

 

Former Agnes Scottie Rhonda Lowry (now studying at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago) sent an invitation to a show she’ll be a part of this Saturday night. “Growth Spurt,” which will be shown for one night only on this Saturday, 11/21, and is the collaborative effort of 6 (mostly) Atlanta-based fiber artists (Ms. Lowry, April Leigh, Masha Kouznetsova, Aubrey Lonley-Cook, Corinne Kornder, and Jane Gillian Morrow). As the event info indicates, “the artists in this exhibit use their chosen processes of knitting, embroidery, twisting, binding, and much more to give life to material, to experiment with form and embellishment, and to expand our perception.” Sounds pretty cool! The show will run from 5pm-midnight in the upstairs of Danneman’s Coffee. (Click flyer image for the official Facebook event page.)

Danneman’s Coffee is located at 466 Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta, at the corner of Edgewood Ave. and Boulevard. No cost for attendance (though you should probably buy some coffee while you’re there).

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Talking Water, Talking Constructs (and The Taboo Question)

At the Talking Water event last week, visiting Professor of Biology Dr. Joanne Chu brought up the notion of how our reality is shaped by our language. In other words, how the very words we choose to communicate with essentially create meaning as their use (and the limitations of their use) shape and inform our perception of various people and events.

Case in point: The term “Water Wars” is often thrown around in describing the current conflict over water resources between Georgia, Alabama and Florida (not to mention a number of other places around the world). In fact, Linda Armstrong’s installation piece goes by that very title (pictured above, and currently up in the Still Water exhibit), and the work’s name is derived from the many headlines detailing these conflicts occurring all over the globe.

Based upon the concept of the linguistic construct, or the theory that the very words we choose to describe a situation impact the way in which we understand and deal with that situation, Dr. Chu posed the following questions: What if our governing bodies were female-lead? Would this change the way we understood and dealt with this conflict? (Would it even be considered a conflict?)

Perhaps surprisingly for an all-female institution of higher education, the response of the audience seemed to be largely one of doubt, silence, and a good part resistance.

While we may acknowledge that to simply say “A woman would have done it differently,” would be a generalization, and does little to explain the how and why of the matter, it remains for me an interesting and exciting mental exercise to wonder, “How might a woman (or any individual with historically less political sway than the average white, male, upper-class politician), approach this issue?”

(I don’t mean to diss white, male, upper-class folks here, only to consider the potential benefit of heteroglossia within our political system.)

So, would a female governor handle the current water situation differently? Depends on the individual woman, right? Myself, I think that we could definitely benefit from framing this issue differently. We know we have one watershed, and we have to learn how to share it between three states. Let’s start there: SHARE. How can the governors of each of these states hold their citizenry more accountable for their own personal water use? Educate us on the fact that our individual water usage doesn’t just impact our water bill, but a community of people spread across three states? Do we really need to be pitted against our friends and family across state lines in claiming that our water needs are truly higher, more dire?

-Olivia

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