February 24-March 22, 2020
AD*VERSE Artist-in-ATHICA Eli Saragoussi
Open Studio Hours: February 26-27 and March 1, 2, 4 & 5: 10am – 4pm
Closing Event: Precious Moment, with Soundscape by Max Boyd and Special Performance by Annie Leeth, March 22, 2020, 7-9 PM
ATHICA is delighted to have local artist and blithe spirit Eli Saragoussi on site as our Artist-in-ATHICA, in conjunction and collaboration with AD*VERSE Fest 2020. Drop by and visit her during her open studio hours leading up to the AD*VERSE performances at ATHICA and Caledonia on March 6-7, 2020. She will continue to be on site through March 22, and will be announcing additional hours and doings for that time.
States Saragoussi: “During my time in this ATHICA residency, I will be creating stage designs to be used for the Ad.Verse music festival. This involves painting various set pieces, installing a whimsical world within the ATHICA gallery and assembling the design for the Caledonia stage. My goal is to make a space that feels immersive, slightly removed from reality and inspires the audience and musicians alike.”
Elinor Saragoussi, from Denver, Colorado, is currently based in Athens. She works with a variety of mediums, including felt, set design/installation and illustration to create fantastical, colorful works. Elinor has a biology degree from the University of Colorado, and is also a musician who sings and plays bass in her band Baby Tony and The Teenies. Elinor’s recent work includes an installation at the Glass Cube at Hotel Indigo, a piano she painted for a public art project supported by Athens Area Arts Council and Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, an installation in the small sculpture case at the Lyndon House Arts Center and multiple set designs for the Athens music festival Ad.Verse.