“HOMELY” Where and What Is Home? The Athens Cultural Center is pleased to announce our fall exhibit “HOMELY.”
Curated by Tim Watkins. The exhibition “Homely,” will explore the idea of ‘Homely.’ It can be interpreted in a variety of ways, from the literal to the abstract. In this transient society, where and what is home? The show draws on the power of memory of home, the longing for home, the experience of home both real and imagined, the politics of home and how we are all effected physically or psychologically.
The show will include a variety of media, including video, performance and poetry. Statements from the participating artists about the genesis of their work and thoughts on “home” will be included in the exhibition. We will be inviting some of the exhibiting artists to do workshops during the timeframe of the show and plan to schedule other public activities such as readings and music performances during the exhibition schedule.
The exhibit will open with a reception at 6:00pm Saturday, September 14th, 2019 and the exhibit will run until Sunday, November 24th2019. Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second St. Athens, New York 12015. Please visit our website at www.athensculturalcenter.org. This event is free and open to the public.
Current list of participating artists: Andrew Amelinckx, Kirsten Bates, Karen Boerri, Nadine Bouler, Tina Chaden, Chantal Van Weirts, Tasha Depp, Brian P Dewan, Carrie Feder, Jeanette Fintz, Valerie Hammond, Jan Harrison, Geoff Howell, Cindy Karasek, Nickolas Khan, Claire Lambe, Sandra Levey, Adelle Lutz,Kim Mclean, Claudia McNulty, Carol May, Lucy Michener, Diane Michener, Sara Pruiksma, Kiki Smith, Kara Thurmond, Marianne Van Lent and Tim Watkins
Ryder Cooley— Saturday, October 12th, 2019 AT 7:00pm
Andrew Amelinckx—Reading (Please visit www.athensculturalcenter.org for schedule)
“This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Greene County Council on the Arts., Peckham Family Foundation, The Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation and the Athens Community Foundation.
Curator Contact: Tim Watkins firstname.lastname@example.org
Athens Cultural Center
24 Second Street, Athens, NY. 12015
ONE NIGHT ONLY POP-UP EXHIBIT! SATURDAY, AUGUST 24th. The Athens Cultural Center is pleased to announce a one-night-only art and Music experience at 7 PM on August 24 2019.
Curated by Siena Edwards, NYC native and Hudson-based artist and internationally experienced curator, the show will include works by artists Zeke Aszman, Jameel Charles, Siena Edwards, Hannah Hutchinson, Dylan Moss, and Grace Pendleton, with musical performances by Constant Smiles, Adam Lipsky, and Dark Tea. Works will range from sculpture to painting, video, and multimedia works, accompanied by the music of our guests. “A Swan Desired’ is a look at the hazy, dreamy stages of summer that bring on feelings of delirium, humor, and even brief moments of horror and nostalgia,” said Siena, who has curated shows in New York City and New Zealand.
“This is the first pop-up exhibition for the Athens Cultural Center Gallery. We are thrilled to see the transformation of the gallery space, and we anticipate that ‘A Swan Desired’ will leave exciting thoughts in the observers mind,” said Athens Cultural Center representative.
The show will start at 7:00pm Saturday, August 24, 2019. Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second St. Athens, New York 12015. Drinks will be provided by Crossroads Brewing Co. and the event will be sponsored by Hudson Digital. This event is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome and appreciated.
Athens Cultural Center
24 Second Street, Athens, NY. 12015
INSTRUCTORS ART SHOW~August 9th through August 18th. Gallery Open Friday 4-7pm, Saturday 2-7pm and Sunday 1-4pm.
This summer the Athens Cultural Center had eight different Instructors/artists provide amazing quality arts education experiences for ages six-senior citizens. Classes were offered in everything from one night Scarf Printing to longer Landscape Classes, rock painting, jewelry and beading, and a variety of others.
Each teacher brought their own experience and expertise to their classes. The exhibit of their work shows not only what they have already offered but a taste of other media and talents that they have and may give you an idea of what future classes could have in store. OPENING RECEPTION, SUNDAY August 11th 6:00pm-7:30pm
TOYS: FINDING YOUR INNER CHILD
May 25th – August 4th, 2019; Opening Reception May 25th at 6:00pm-8:00pm
Curators: Diane Michener & Lucy Michener
Toys – “Finding Your Inner Child” will be the subject of the Spring/Summer show at the Athens Cultural Center. Using toys, puppets and contemporary art inspired by toys this exhibit examines how these toys, the ubiquitous dolls, cars, trains , etc., reflective of the era in which they were produced, resonate with young and old, artist and non-artist alike. Play develops imagination, creativity and invention, and toys and puppets are tools the we use both as children and adults to inform artistic expression.
Curated by: Diane Michener and Lucy Michener. The show runs May 25 through July 21. Opening reception May 25, 6 to 8 P.M. Gallery hours Fridays, 4 to 7 P.M., Saturdays 2 to 7 P.M. and Sundays 1 to 4 P.M. 24 Second St, Athens
Participating Artists: Richard Bazelow, Kirsten Bates & Michael Black, Allen Bryan, Jennifer Maher Coleman, Regina Corritore, Millie & Daniel Goldberg, Valerie Hammond, Steve Jennis, Sue-Ann LaCasse, Kim McLean, Claudia McNulty, Hilary North, Kathy Robinson, Ken Tannenbaum, Chantal Van-Wierts, and Moshe Katvan
“This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Greene County Council on the Arts., Peckham Family Foundation, The Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation and the Athens Community Foundation.”