Bring your young ones out for an
afternoon of activities related to the
Taking Part exhibit. |
3:00 pm: 8 - 12 year-olds
4:00 pm: Teens
PLUS these in-between-sessions treats:
Gretchen Elsner's interactive The House of John King
This local fiber artist has made a wearable life-size
fabric board game that kids can interact with to explore an
imaginary house of riddles.
Cookies from Donderos' Kitchen
3:00 PM: Kids will enjoy puzzle crafts, group
drawing and educational discussions of the works in the exhibit.
4:00 PM: Teens will interact with a LED light sculpture
via Twitter and make personalized postcards.
Biographies of Event Leaders:Assistant
Curator Sheena Varghese has
volunteered at ATHICA since 2008, joining as an intern in Fall
2009. She is currently interning at the education department at the Georgia Museum of
Art, and wil lbring that experience to the Kids Take Part afternoon of fun and learning. She is a student at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the
University of Georgia expecting to graduate with degrees in Art
History and Studio Art in May 2011. Earlier this year, she
traveled to India, volunteering as an English and art teacher
in an underprivileged school for five months. Back in the
States she has also interned at the Atlanta Contemporary Art
Center. This is her debut curatorial turn. She plans to continue a
career in the arts after graduation.
Sage Rogers believes that
teaching art to children of all backgrounds and ages is important as it
fosters more creative and active citizens and, very importantly, is just
really fun. Rogers is an Athens native, graduated from UGA with a BA in Comparative Literature and from Brandeis University with an MA in Cultural Production with a focus on Art and Education. While in Boston completing her masters degree, she interned at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for the education department and worked for Dot Art, a non-profit center for the visual arts. Dot Art offers affordable art classes for all ages and awarded scholarships to local students.
This event is affiliated with Taking Part, an exhibit of
participatory art by six artists, which will run though
Sunday, March 6th, 2011. While all of the artists
incorporate input from the public, some request input
from their non-artist collaborators before the work is
finalized, while others incorporate participation during
the exhibition. ATHICA will host a number of affiliated
events during the exhibit run, enhancing discussion of
this contemporary art-making practice.
Information on artist Gretchen Elsner can be found on her site: http://www.egretion.com/