DETOUR THRU YOUR MIND: An Illustrated Peoples’ History of Athens, GA
May 23rd – June 21st, 2015
Many artists, of all disciplines, have called Athens, GA, home. The people, places and events of our town offer a vibrant muse for the visual, performing, and literary arts. Detour Thru Your Mind will explore local inspirations by combining visual artists and storytellers to create a truly unique exhibition and accompanying publication.
Detour… will present an impressionistic, expressive story of our community, in lieu of a more traditional history. The title is taken from a B-52’s song of the same name in which the lyrics ask, “Who am I? Where have I been? Where am I going? Do I need any luggage?” These questions seem a fitting introduction to the anecdotal tales of Athens life featured in the exhibition and publication.
The exhibition for Detour Thru Your Mind will offer original artwork, in various media, from local artists as well as accompanying prose, poems, and musings from our literary community. The companion publication will serve as a fundraiser to help support ATHICA’s annual programming.
ATHICA is an independent, non-profit gallery promoting and supporting innovative contemporary art and artists and we rely heavily on the support of our community and beyond to fulfill that mission.
Jeremy Ayers • Matt Blanks • Andrea Boyd • Alex + Josh Brown • Jill Carnes • Michele Chidester • Bill Cody • Dana Jo Cooley • Will Eskridge • James Greer • Lawson Grice • Jennifer Hartley • Hana Hay + Dain Marx • Hope Hilton • Kristen Karch • Amanda Knisley-Medina • Missy Kulik • Jennifer Manzella • Jordan Rothacker • Leslie Snipes • Jason Thrasher • Tatiana Veneruso • Rusty Wallace • Jacob Wenzka
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