The Third Act: contemplating aging

The Third Act: contemplating aging
January 18 — March 2, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 18
Member Preview 6:30 – 7:00 / Open to the Public 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Curated by Lizzie Zucker Saltz, ATHICA Director Emerita

Participating Artists:
Malena Bergmann (Charlotte, NC), John English (Athens, GA), Lisa Freeman (Athens, GA), Tom Hussey (Dallas, TX), Karen Hymer (Tucson, AZ), Cecelia Kane (Decatur, GA), Peter Nelson (Northfield, MN), David Noah (Athens, GA), Ann Rowles (Atlanta, GA)

Collaborating Scholars:
Dr. Anne P. Glass and her students from the Institute of Gerontology in the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia &
Melissa Armstrong, Master of Social Work Student and Intern at the Institute of Gerontology

The Third Act, an exhibition curated by ATHICA Director Emeritus Lizzie Zucker Saltz, contemplates aspects of contemporary aging, an increasingly central issue as the additional thirty years that have been added to human life expectancy over the last century create changes of many kinds. The exhibit features thought provoking artworks by nine artists who address these issues with sensitivity in a wide variety of media; as well as an educational area developed by students from UGA’s Institute of Gerontology, led by Dr. Anne P. Glass. From a 14′ long kinetic sculpture centered on an EKG strip of the last hour of a woman’s life to photographs of local seniors at events such as Rabbit Box and Word of Mouth, The Third Act: Contemplating Aging flips the stereotypical media focus on youth on its head. Held at ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art it runs from January 18th to March 2, 2014.

January 31 / Friday: A Third Act reading night
8:00 pm
Organized by David Noah & John English, including poets Mark Bromberg, Bob Ambrose, Charlie Seagraves & other writers TBA.

February 12/Wednesday: Curator Gallery Talk
2:00 pm
A Gallery Talk with Curator Lizzie Zucker Saltz, a Community Snapshot sponsored by Reflecting, Sharing, Learning
This event is sponsored in part by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services
awarded to Lyndon House Arts Center and Athens Regional Library called The Boomers: Reflecting, Sharing, Learning

February 23/ Sunday: Symposium on Contemplating Aging
2:30 – 5:00 pm
Organized by Melissa Armstrong, Master of Social Work Student
Featuring Dr. Anne P. Glass of the UGA Institute of Gerontology
and other experts on aging TBA.

March 2 / Sunday: Artists’ Panel & Reception
4:30 – 6:00 pm
Meet and talk with exhibit artists after an informal discussion.
Reception following.

Catalog (pdf)

Sponsored by:
Athens Ford • Todd Emily • The Puffin Foundation • FCA • ACC • Big City Bread • Mama’s Boy • Greater Georgia Printers • Remain At Home Senior Care • Laura Blake Straehla: Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley • United Hospice