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Black History Month Screenings

This February, The University of Georgia Libraries' Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection joins the Athens-Clarke Library for a special Black History Month series of Theatre Thursdays. All programs are held at 7:00 pm at the Athens-Clarke County Library on Baxter Street and are free & open to the public. For more information, call 583-0212. Program descriptions may be found at: http://www.libs.uga.edu/media/events/bhm/bhm2005/bhmscr05.html

Thursday, February 3, 2005

The Boy King (1986)
WSB-TV, Atlanta
Winner of a 1986 Peabody Award
Suitable for all ages

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Wide Angle (series) - AIDS Warriors (episode) (2003)
WNET / PBS
adult themes

A Place of Hope (2002)
KCNC-TV, Denver, Co.
all ages

Thursday, February 17, 2005

The Blues (series) Warming by the Devil's Fire : a film by Charles Burnett (episode) 2003
Martin Scorsese / PBS
PG-13

ATHICA Exhibits & Events

Caroline Cason (Reference) co-curated a new exhibit at ATHICA, titled "Bodies in Crisis" and includes photographs, video & sculptural installation, painting, graphic novels, and DV Video pieces all dealing with the them of illness, surgery and recovery.

Nan McMurray (Collection Development, Preservation, History) will be participating in one of the closing events March 7th as a member of an artists' panel discussing the history of medicine, especially in relation to women.

There will also be a film screening in the SLC on March 2nd, co-sponsored by the UGA Libraries and the UGA Women's History Department. A complete press release follows:

ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art proudly presents Bodies in Crisis, a powerful collection of artwork dealing with illness, surgery, recovery, and the bodies' alteration under duress, curated by Caroline Cason and Lizzie Zucker Saltz. The exhibit runs through Sunday, March 6th, 2005, with a closing event that marks ATHICA's third birthday and kicks-off Women's History Month.

In Bodies in Crisis, ten artists from across the country offer their stories in a variety of media, including photography, interactive sculpture and installation, painting and DVD/video. The personal nature of the artists' work evokes an empathetic response in contrast to the clinical coldness of modern western medicine.

Bodies in Crisis artists include Athens locals Angie Grass and Kevin Hoth plus two sculptural works and four DVD/video pieces from artists around the country.

Affiliated events:

  • Saturday, Feb 19th, 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 p.m.)
    the rest of weather radio, CD Release and listening party, with multi-media projections, A benefit to raise funds for Angie Grass's medical bills.


  • Saturday, February 26th, 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 p.m.)
    BODIES IN CRISIS Performance Art Night featuring: Reaching for Anything; an original mono-drama, written and performed by Aaron Beeler and an original Kevin Hoth performance, Title TBA.


  • Wednesday, March 2, 2005, 6:30 p.m.
    Liberty: 3 Stories about Life & Death, a documentary by Pam Walton (Best Short Documentary, Paris Lesbian Film Festival, 2004). Introduction by Annette Hatton of GLOBES. Co-sponsored by the UGA Libraries' Media Department and the UGA Institute for Women's Studies Note: Not at ATHICA, but in Room 214 of UGA's Student Learning Center.


  • Saturday, March 5, 2005, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    Closing Celebration : Music performance by Amy Dykes of I Am the World Trade Center & DJs Twin Powers, Celebrate ATHICA's 3rd Birthday and Kick-Off Women's History Month! Comments by ATHICA Director Lizzie Zucker Saltz and Heather Kleiner of the UGA Institute of Women's Studies. Out-of-Town artists will be in attendance. A portion of the proceeds will go to help Amy Dykes pay her medical bills.


  • Sunday, March 6th, Time TBA
    Discussion panel featuring Bodies in Crisis artists and UGA historian and librarian Nan McMurray. Topics will include a discussion of the history of women and feminist issues in medicine and art.

Art Auction

Robin Fay, Database Maintenance, will have a photograph in the Mental Health Benefit Art Auction. The auction is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. at Tasty World. Doors open at 5 p.m. Music by the Scott Leon-O'day Quartet. FREE ADMISSION! All proceeds go to the Mental Health Association of Northeast Georgia.

Upcoming Community Service Events

Brought to you by LSA's Community Service Committee

People of Hope Formal Dress Sale

Who: The People of Hope are the former residents of Garden Springs Mobile Home Park who were displaced from their in-town park when it was redeveloped into luxury apartments. They have created this organization to raise funds towards building the first permanently affordable, resident-controlled mobile home community in Georgia. The property has already been purchased and funds are needed to build this new community. www.peopleofhope.us for more information.

What: Formal Dress Sale! Dresses have been donated for a dress sale to raise funds for this cause. The formal dresses that have been donated will be re-sold at an affordable price with proceeds going to benefit The People of Hope organization.

When: Friday February 4, 2005; 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. & Saturday February 5, 2005; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: The Youth Room of the First United Methodist Church Downtown, 327 North Lumpkin Street

Athens Area Humane Society St. Valentine's Day Ball

Who: The Athens Area Humane Society serves the people and animals in our community. They are the only open-admission shelter in Athens, Georgia for felines and other small domestic animals. Each year the shelter cares for nearly 2000 abandoned and stray animals, striving to adopt as many as possible into permanent homes. See www.athenshumanesociety.com for more information.

When: Saturday February 12, 2005; Cocktail hour begins at 7:00 p.m., The Artie Ball Swing Band starts at 8:00 p.m.

Where: Classic Center

How Much: $75/Each $65/Each (AAHS Member)

Athens Clarke County Community Tree Council Arbor Day Luncheon

Who: The Athens Clarke County Community Tree Council is charged with providing the vehicle for broad-based community representation to interact with local Government, the private sector and citizen groups by advancing tree information and recommendations, and offering educational opportunities promoting the responsible stewardship of trees and the sustainability of current community forest resources while providing the option for future change. Go to http://athenstrees.com/ for more information

What: Arbor Day Luncheon. There will be an update on the progress of the new tree ordinance and the Friends of Trees Awards will be given.

When: Friday February 18, 2005 at 11:45 a.m.

Where: The Classic Center

How Much: $10/person. Please RSVP to Bob Barker information@athenstrees.com or by phone (706) 354-0359

On-going Volunteer Opportunities

Check out the Athens Banner Herald's page of ongoing volunteer opportunities:
http://www.onlineathens.com/calendar/vol.shtml

If you have an event you would like to see publicized here and on our soon-to-be-updated website, please contact Diana Hartle (dhartle@uga.edu) with all the pertinent information.

Exhibits

Circle Gallery, College of Environment and Design: Present Progressive: Tropical Nature, Poetry and Design of Eternal Love is a collection of paintings and poetry by Elena and Fausto Sarmiento. The collection of black and white and colored drawings were made over 25 years ago. The poems were written at the time the drawings were created and evoke the feelings of love Fausto has for mother earth and the mother of his children. Overall, the collection reflects the Andean philosophy of Muyupacha, endurance for success with "cardiodesign." Fausto O. Sarmiento is the director of the Office of International Education of the University of Georgia. He is an assistant professor of Environmental Design and graduate faculty of Ecology and Geography. Elena V. Sarmiento is Instructor of Spanish at the Department of Romance Languages of the University of Georgia. She was recently awarded as "Professor of the Year" by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Georgia Chapter. Together, Fausto and Elena have received "The Land and its People" Award in 1998 from the Conservation Collective in Santa Fe, Argentina, and an honorable mention for the Prince of Asturias Award to Young Nature Investigators in 1982. Present Progressive will be on exhibit in the Circle Gallery from February 4 through February 28, 2005. Gallery hours are 8:30am to 6 pm Monday through Friday, or by appointment. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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