Posted on | Sunday, May 5, 2013 | No CommentsOur second annual celebration was a fantastic success and we thank all who were involved!
The community thrives when there are creative outlets that can foster an appreciation and understanding of the arts. We want to be a cultural hub in Montgomery County.
This year our Gala's theme was "Growing the Arts - a Surreal Dream Scape!" In the first half of the event which took place at the gallery, an artist dressed as Bob Dylan greeted Gala goers on the sidewalk! Inside the gallery, musicians strolled, we were graced with a spontaneous sing along of "Que Sera Sera, artists dressed as the famous paintings (the Two Fridas, and Girl with the Pearl Earring) posed for photos with guests, there was a poetry read and the song "Sunday" was sung about the famous painting "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte". We also enjoyed sweet treats from Bon Appetit!
From the gallery we proceeded to the Country Club to enjoy a buffet dinner of candy cane beet salad, grilled baby romaine, mexican grouper, chicken kiev tartlets, portabella mushrooms with asparagus, fabergé egg potatoes and yummy cupcakes! The homemade chocolate turtles at each place setting were such a nice ending to the meal. Abstract music played while the silent auction waited on bidders. We enjoyed the wearable art items worn by select artists which included the handmade hearts worn by the two Fridas! Our silent auction was a hit and the large surreal flower blooms centerpieces went home with the highest bidders as well!
The night was a treat and we thank all for the support. Let us know if you enjoyed the night and also how we can improve.
Posted on | Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | 1 Comment
|Photo by: Jonathan Streetman/Journal Review|
Exhibit located in the special exhibit room in Athens Arts
Beginning April 3rd at 10am, Zach Medler will be begin creating on site! One piece will be an interactive mural created on a large paneled screen. This piece "in progress" will evolve throughout the six week period that Zach's show will be at Athens Arts.
The second creation will be a multi-dimensional installation mural created in the featured artist room titled "art from where you live".
Please drop by in the next few days to see Zach create! There will be many opportunities to witness these evolving creations. Hope to see you there!
Take a look at Zach's blog to see photos and details of the installation as well as the interactive mural.
“consider the hand that will hold the handle”
i like to combine traditional and non-traditional media in alternative ways to create a cohesive aesthetic that seeks to break away from the one-dimensional manifesto art of postmodernism. my objective in making art is simply to translate an experience to an audience in a relatable way. sometimes that means i interact with them through their morning cup of joe. sometimes it means i pull them into a sunset of ink and paper or paint on wood. other times they are encouraged to participate in interactive installations or by walking around wearing one of my t-shirts. i try to constantly remind myself to consider the hand that will hold the handle in all things that i make.
i began simply making pots trying to develop ideas of form and function. i switched gears in graduate school, as many of us do, and stepped into the arena of installation. post-grad school and trying to eek out a living forced me back into functional work. out of boredom, i began incorporating imagery and storytelling. block printing and relief-print ceramics evolved from prints on ceramic sculptures to pottery. the idea of repeatable imagery made me consider using stencils in my paintings. the stencils then showed up on tshirts. everything plays off of everything else plays off the color palate of the midwest.
Posted on | Friday, February 22, 2013 | No CommentsCeramic pieces go on display at Athens of Indiana Art Gallery - journalreview.com: News
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Posted on | Saturday, January 26, 2013 | 1 Comment
a journalist named Tintin.
I still have that game book as well as a small shelf
dedicated to my Tintin books.
|---illustrations by Andrew Taylor of Andrew Taylor|
Andy Taylor is a young, local artist - an inspiration! Please come back for more posts from Andy.
Posted on | Sunday, January 6, 2013 | No Comments
Featured Artist: Matthew Steele
Opening reception January 11, 6-8pm
My interests lie in methods of connection, with all of their complexities. I am heavily motivated by infrastructure. There is a certain poetry to the lenghts we go to, to feel connected. I am interested in how our internal technologies are often reflected in the physical technologies that we produce.
There is a desire in a highway.
There is resilience in a dam.
There is triumph in a bridge.
These icons are steeped in intense labor. I see them as manifestations of our grand intention; to transcend the greatest obstacles we know. It is my intent to personify or portray technologies of the self through depictions of these utilitarian endeavors.
Posted on | Friday, November 9, 2012 | 1 Comment
Just in time for the holidays - this show is unique in that all art is priced $100 and below and each piece contains the color blue. Just a small smidge or entirely in blue!
We also have new art and new artists throughout the gallery as well! Make the gallery one of your holiday stops! You will not be disappointed!