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Friday's Sound Event features
Killick (top left) with his project
Pocketful of Claptonite: Darrin Cook
(top R) & Jamie DeRevere (middle R), & MN-based sound artist Eric Lunde

If you would like to collaborate on Lunde & Cross's Localized Noise-Induced Transitions: The Athens Survey, come to ATHICA on Saturday March 5 from 12- 5pm.

Thank You Ashford Manor
for hosting our out-of-town artists!


NEW: A dozen Heather Freeman's Personal Demons animal proof prints will sell for $30 ea. on a  first-come-first-serve basis on Closing day only!

Thank You to Mama's Boy
and Jittery Joe's Coffee!
for Closing Day refreshments.

Friday, March 4th, 2011 - Sunday, March 6th, 2011
Taking Part Closing Weekend
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Curator Brigette Thomas (upper left), Artist Brian Hitselberger (upper right), Featured Artist Michael Lease (lower left), and Assistant Curator Sheena Varghese (lower right) Writer Tod Edgerton (upper left), Artist Hope Hilton (upper right), Artist Lori Hepner (lower left), and Artist Heather Freeman (lower right)
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  • Taking Part Sound Night
    Friday, March 4
    8:30 p.m. 
    Pocketful of Claptonite
    (from left to right Killick, D
    arrin Cook & Jamie DeRevere & Killick again!)
    Eric Lunde with local collaborators TBA.
    Minneapolis-based visiting field recording sound artist join forces for an evening of mind blowing improv and  sound art.
    Suggested Donation $3.00 - $6.00 (but no one turned away for lack of funds.)

    Taking Part Closing Day:
    Performance, Presentations & Panelists
    and sale of Freeman Personal Demons proof prints*
    Sunday, March 6
    3:00 - 6:00  p.m.

    3:00 - 3:30
    I'm Asking You to Take (a)Part
    Michael Tod Edgerton questions a chorus of voices; a performance from his new literary project, whose material comes from survey responses to personal questions collected during the exhibit run. (Pictured above from left to right, CJ Bartunek, Nicole Higgins & Cheryldee Huddleston from the first Open Lines VOX reading of the piece on Feb. 18.)

    what most vividly, A FULL-SCALE SERIES OF PRINT, EVENT and ONGOING ART MAKING! See the Edgerton website for more info and/or to contribute by answering his questionnaire.


    3:30 - 4:15

    Curator & Artist Panel:
    with local artists
    Brian Hitselberger & Hope Hilton and out-of-town artists Heather Freeman (NC), Lori Hepner (PA) and Michael Lease (VA).
    -Moderated by Curator Brigette Thomas & Asst. Curator Sheena Varghese
    -Followed by audience Q & A

    *Note: Ms Freeman will have a dozen small prints available for sale on a first-come-first-serve basis from her colorful and fantastical Personal Demons series of animal prints; they will sell for $30.00 each.

    4:30 - 5:15

    Localized Noise-Induced Transitions: The Athens Survey

    Eric Lunde & Julia Cross's
    Found Sound and Image Report.
    Come hear & see what visiting Artists from Minneapolis, M
N, recorded during the previous week here working in collaboration with local artists TBA
    -Followed by audience Q & A

    If you would like to collaborate on Lunde & Cross's Localized Noise-Induced Transitions: The Athens Survey, come to ATHICA on Saturday March 5 from 12- 5pm.

    5:30- 6:00
    Closing Reception with the participants.
    Refreshments provided by Jittery Joe's & Mama's Boy

    Participating Artists
    Sound Night Artists' Bios:

    Eric Lunde
    is a noise/sound artist, as well as a writer, philosopher/theorist, videographer and shrub-planter. He was active in the industrial music/performance scene of the 1980's, after which he pursued his interest in other forms of art (showing a Nam June Paik homage in ATHICA’s 2007 Transcience exhibit). The recent resurgence of interest in his work from that period and his current work lead him back into recording and performing. He lives and works out of Minneapolis aided and abetted by his partner and spouse of 25 years, Julia Cross. We are delighted that they have chosen to choose Athens again for their art 'playcation' destination.

    Pocketful of Claptonite who performed last here with Joe McPhee in June 2010.
    We are thrilled to welcome them back! They produce "Appalachian Trance Metal," referencing the ghosts of the region with energy harnessed from popular and unpopular sources alike. The sounds they make are spontaneous - orchestrated and arranged through the lens of experience, trust, and enthusiasm. As the trio says, "PoC reshapes the classic guitar, bass, and drums format into something fresh and hopefully timeless. It’s about texture and contrast coupled with unrestrained melody and ultra-rhythmic propulsion. We like to have fun with our "serious" music."

    The band members are Darrin Cook on double bass, Jamie DeRevere on drums, and Killick Hinds on guitar and miscellaneous noisemakers. Darrin and Jamie are stalwarts in the Athens jazz and rock scene, having played together since childhood. They currently work in the band Efren, and have a longstanding history with Breathlanes. Killick is a heavy touring artist specializing in improvisation on unique stringed instruments, and has played and recorded with members of Mastodon, the Georgia Guitar Quartet, ROVA Saxophone Quartet, Vandermark 5, and many others. The group's debut album, Ginger Baker did everything Eric Clapton did, but backwards and in high heels, is soon to be released.

    For more information and samples of the trio’s recordings:
    Killick's Myspace page
    Pocketful of Claptonite's Kickstarter project

    Closing Day Presenter & Panelists Bios:
    Edgerton has won the Boston Review Poetry Contest (Cole Swensen, judge), the Five Fingers Review Poetry Contest (Susanne Dyckman and Rusty Morrison, judges), and has had his poetry and reviews appear in such other publications as Denver Quarterly, New American Writing, Exquisite Corpse, Skany Possum, Electronic Poetry Review, New Orleans Review, and Word For/Word. He holds an MFA from Brown University.

    Freeman is Assistant Professor of Digital Media at the University of North Carolina - Charlotte where she teaches digital print, animation, video, installation and drawing. She grew up in Skillman, NJ and was heavily influenced by her parents' careers in the sciences. She holds a BA in Fine Art and German Studies from Oberlin College, OH and an MFA in Studio Art from Rutgers University, NJ. Previously, Freeman worked as an art director, graphic designer, editor and animator in New York and New Jersey. She also taught art, graphic design and visual rhetoric since 2001 at various institutions including the University of Kentucky and Clemson University, SC. She exhibits her work regionally and nationally and has appeared in international exhibitions in Canada, China, Cuba, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand, Sweden and Thailand. Freeman resides in Charlotte, NC.

    Hepner is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in conceptually based photography and photographic installations. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, earning her MFA in Digital Media in 2005 and received her BFA in Fine Art Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology, NY in 2003. Hepner's work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including exhibitions at Duke University, Houston Center for Photography, SRO Photo Gallery, and the Carnegie Museum of Art, among others. Hepner's work has been featured in SPE's Exposure Magazine and Center for Photography at Woodstock's PQ#99. She was awarded an Honorable mention in the Silver Eye Center for Photography's Fellowship Competition in 2008 and was selected to participate in Descubrimientos PHE at PhotoEspaña 2010 in Madrid. Hepner currently lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA.

    Hilton was born in 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her BFA from the Atlanta College of Art in 2003 and her MFA from The City University of New York, Hunter College in 2008, Hilton is a co-founder of the artist collective Dos Pestañeos. As an artist Hilton curates, collaborates, designs, publishes, writes, and walks. In May 2005, You are My Salvation, a public space for collaboration and events, opened in her MFA studio. Here she acted as host to national art collectives and exhibitions for two years. In 2005 she was awarded the Good Earthling Award, presented in the form of a grant by the artist Harrell Fletcher and CalArts. In Winter 2007 Hilton completed a 60-mile memorial walk in the southern United States to recognize the walk a slave named Henry made to announce the birth of her great-great grandmother. She was a participant at the University of Regina in Canada in October 2007 as part of Open Engagement: Art After Aesthetic Distance and recently completed projects include a silent walk commemorating the Black Heritage Trail in Boston for Brandeis University, MA, silent walks in various locations, walking all over San Francisco using strangers' directions for 30 days, and a Dos Pestañeos retrospective at Alfred University, New York. Hilton was awarded a grant in 2010 from the Forward Arts Foundation in Atlanta and was a finalist for the Hudgen's Prize. Hilton resides in a crooked farmhouse on a hilltop near Athens, GA.

    Histselberger graduated in 2010 with his MFA in Painting from the Lamar Dodd School
    of Art of the University of Georgia, and he earned his BFA in Printmaking from Tulane University in 2005. He has received many awards including the Wilson Center Graduate Research Grant in 2009, the Marjorie C. Clark Award for Excellence in Painting in 2005 and the Georges Lurcy Grant for Undergraduate Research in 2005. His work has been exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally, and can be found in the permanent collections of the Elsewhere Collaborative, the Hargrett Library of the University of Georgia, and the print collections of the New York Public Library and Yale University. His most recent exhibition was held at Eyedrum Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia in 2010. He is a part-time instructor at the University of Georgia and Gainesville State College and is the co-publisher of the Marco Polo Literary Quarterly, an online literary magazine showcasing international writing in the genres of fiction, poetry and essay. Hitselberger currently resides in Athens, GA.

    Michael Lease was born in 1972 in Washington, DC; he holds a BFA from Frostburg State University (1996), and an MFA in Photography and Film from Virginia Commonwealth University,  (2005). Lease has exhibited his work in numerous cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Taiwan, and Washington DC. His most recent solo exhibition, Posthumous, was held at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, DC in 2010. Send Me the Pillow that You Dream On, Lease's major piece in Taking Part, was previously exhibited at the Allegany Art Council's Saville Gallery in Cumberland, MD in 2009. He currently resides in Richmond, VA.

    Curator's Biography
    Brigette Thomas currently resides in Richmond, Virginia where she works at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She graduated from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia in 2009 with a Master's Degree in Art History focusing in Modern and Contemporary Art. During her time in Athens, she served as a Board Member at Large and Volunteer Coordinator for ATHICA and co-curated the first ATHICA Emerges exhibit in summer of 2007. She is grateful for the opportunity to curate Taking Part at ATHICA and is happy to be returning to Athens, if only for a short while.

    Assistant Curator's Biography
    Sheena Varghese has volunteered at ATHICA since 2008, and has been an intern since Fall 2009. She is a student at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia; she anticipates graduating 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 also interned at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and the Georgia Museum of Art's Education Department. This is her debut curatorial turn. She plans to continue a career in the arts after graduation.

    Lunde Open Call Listing for Archival Purposes Only:
    Localized Noise-Induced Transitions: The Athens Survey
    Call for Sound & Field recording Artists
    Minneapolis, MN-based sound artist Eric Lunde and partner Julia Cross during their adventuresome days here creating a new project to be presented during the closing weekend of the current Taking Part
    exhibit. They are asking for the input and participation of local sound
    artists in an audio-topographic survey of the Athens region. They are
    looking for people with an interest in field recording who can recognize
    and introduce intriguing audio elements and/or have a familiarity with
    audio properties of the Athens area: geographic, topographic, man-made
    and natural. Equipment requirements would vary, but desirable equipment
    would be: portable, battery operated recording instruments (cassette,
    digital), portable playback equipment (battery-operated speaker systems,
    amps, boomboxes, etc.), portable battery operated synths, CD players.
    (No guitars, string or wind instruments.) The survey runs between
    Wednesday March 2 and Saturday March 5, culminating in a presentation of
    the survey's findings on
    Sunday March 6th at ATHICA (as well as potentially during a performance event with Pocketful of Claptonite on Friday, March 4th.  You need only to be available, we will work around your schedule. No knowledge of music is necessary. Please email trait[at]live.com to hook up or better yet, fill out their online form.

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