In Bloom: Local Artists at ATHICA@Ciné Gallery

In Bloom
Local Artists Curated by Allie Calcote
March 28-April 25, 2022

ATHICA @ Ciné Gallery
234 W Hancock Ave.
Athens, GA 30601
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Curated by Allie Calcote, ATHICA’s exhibitions intern for 2022, the works include mounted sculpture, collage, oil and acrylic on canvas, watercolor, etching, and drawings.


About the Artists

Margaret Agner

Margaret Agner grew up on a dairy farm in Ohio, attended Antioch College and Rochester Institute of Technology, before graduating from LSU in Baton Rouge with a BFA in painting in 1974. She learned fabric dyeing and surface design through books, seminars, and workshops.  She now teaches silk painting workshops occasionally and produces silk banners, wearables, and art quilts in addition to paintings and pastels from the studio in her home. She is a member of Piedmont Craftsmen, Inc. in Winston-Salem, NC; Surface Design Association; Athens Art Association; Athens Fibercraft Guild (President 2011-13); and Silk Painters International. Images of her silk angels are reproduced in “A Crafter’s Book of Angels” (Lark Books, 1995) and “Creative Silk Painting” (North Light, 1995). She has designed liturgical cloths and paraments for churches and clergy. She was a featured artist in 2007, 2013, and 2019 exhibitions at Piedmont Craftsmen Inc., in Winston-Salem, NC.


Instagram: @margaretagner

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Title: Potted Cactus
Year: 2022
Dimensions: 24” x 20”
Materials: Acrylic on canvas
Price: $450

Maggie Davis

A love of nature bloomed for artist Maggie Davis growing up on eastern Long Island. Night fishing trips with her father introduced Maggie to the night sky and the magical phosphorescent lantern jellyfish that swam past the jetty. Now, Davis mines her memories these days in her Whitehall Loft studio in Athens, Georgia.







Title: Dark Sky
Year: 2022
Dimensions: 48” x 36”
Materials: Acrylic on panel
Price: $4,500
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Richard Huston

A native Athenian, and grew up in Normal Town, Richard Huston recieved a BFA in Technical Theater from UGA and MFA from UMKC. After graduating, he moved to LA,CA where he worked as a Set Designer/Scenic Artist for 20 years before returning to Athens.

Instagram: @rhustonart

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Title: Street Scene
Year: 2022
Dimensions: 11” x 14”
Materials: Collage
Price: $100

Helen Kuykendall

Helen Kuykendall’s paintings combine the realism of landscapes with still life imagery to explore concepts of space, time and memory. The atmospheric images bring skies, clouds, fauna, environment and everyday objects into unlikely juxtapositions and transcendent visions. Her practice continues to evolve and her work is gaining attention in local juried shows and galleries and receiving critical praise in local news media.  In February 2020, her painting was featured as the cover of Flagpole Magazine.

Instagram: @hekuyk


Title: The Wing
Year: 2022
Dimensions: 40” x 40”
Materials: Oil on Canvas
Price: $1,400
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Ray Lee

Ray Lee has been drawing since he was a child. He earned his bachelor degree in Religion at the University of Georgia and lives in Athens with his wife Shary and their dog Otis.


Instagram: @jraylee1






Title: Voluptuous
Year: 2021
Dimensions: 14” x 17”
Materials: Colored Pencil and Graphite on Paper
Price: $325

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Donna McCavitt

Donna McCavitt’s journey in art started in her youth and has continued throughout her life. She received a BFA in Drawing and Painting at the University of Alabama, and studied textile surface design at the University of Georgia with Ed Lambert and Glen Kaufman and lithography under Charles Morgan. While working at Dan River as a Color Specialist, she learned rotary and engraved roller printing. From 1982-1989, she owned her own flat bed printing company. She continued printmaking studies at Atlanta College of Art in intaglio and etching. She has taught textile design at the college level and drawing, painting, printmaking, and ceramics at the high school level.

Website:    (artist 21284)

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Title: Wall Flower
Year: 2000
Dimensions: 17.5” x 14.5”
Materials: Etching
Price: $250

Paula Reynaldi

Puala Reynaldi was born and raised in Argentina, but has lived in Athens, Ga, for many years. She studied music in Buenos Aires and Iowa City and sculpture at the University of Georgia. She likes to explore the properties of very common and disposable materials (tape, Styrofoam bowls, balloons, and inexpensive school supplies). She wants to give these materials a second chance, discover what they can do if she gives them her time instead of discarding them too soon. She often creates her pieces through repetition and the expansion of small shapes, like cells growing in nature, in our bodies. Perhaps, as a musician, she finds that if she pays attention, she can hear each tiny shape’s rhythm of growing

Instagram: @paulareynaldi






Title: Aleph
Year: January 2022
Dimensions: 19” x 24”
Materials: Drawing
Price: $500
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Sue Sellew

Sue Sellew is a fiber artist and elementary teacher with a background in painting.

IG: @phoneboothart   






Title: Trash Basket #1 (Telephone Wire Pod)
Year: November 2021
Dimensions: 22” x 36”
Materials: Telephone wire and thorny olive branches
Price: $200
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Amy Wraga

Amy Wraga is a self-taught mixed media and collage artist who works in acrylics, pastels and pen. The multi layers of her pieces take days or weeks to complete.  Most of her work is abstract florals and landscapes in vibrant colors.  Her pieces have been in local art shows in the Athens

Instagram: @amywraga

Title: Better Luck Next Time
Year: 2022
Dimensions: 20” x 16”
Materials: Ink, paper, pen, acrylic mixed media painting
Price: $149

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Mia York

Mia York’s thirst for knowledge has always been uppermost in her life.  Creating art is a lifelong exploration that expands and engages both her mind and her soul.  She thinks that it might stem from a curious nature that needs to be satisfied or an exploration of the endless possibilities that art provides. To finish a piece that came from somewhere inside of her is always a surprising process.

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Title: Schism
Year: 2022
Dimensions: 12” Square
Materials: Watercolor
Price: $150

About the Curator
Allie Calcote was born in Austin, TX in 2002. She has enjoyed participating in and learning about the arts from a young age. She came to Athens in the fall of 2020 as an undergraduate student at the University of Georgia. Allie is studying Art History at UGA, and is currently interested in Contemporary Art. Allie is working as ATHICA’s exhibitions intern for the duration of the Spring season.



In Bloom is sponsored in part by The James E. and Betty J. Huffer Foundation, The Georgia Council for the Arts, and The National Endowment for the Arts.

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