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Kids will explore Gretchen
Elsner's The House of John King,
a wearable board game
Photo by RLHodnett.com

Event Leaders:
Sage Rogers
ATHICA Educational Coordinator
Sheena Varghese
ssistant Curator 

$3.00 - $6.00 Suggested Donation
(but no one turned away for lack of funds.)
Saturday, February 19th, 2011
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Kids Take Part!
An afternoon of crafts and art appreciation
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  • 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
    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:
    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. 

    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.

    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/

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