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Sage Rogers, ATHICA Education Coordinator leads children through the exhibt & craft projects inspired by it. Artist Cindy Jerrell joins us. All ages.

Sage Rogers, ATHICA Education Coordinator

Secrets & Mysteries:
A Children's Art Appreciation Workshop

 1:00 - 3:00 p.m

 - For children of all ages - pre-registration NOT required.

 -Suggested donation of $6 per family, but no one turned away.

  Following her popular children's sessions during last winter & spring's exhibitions, Ms Rogers will again lead children on a tour of our current exhibit and then treat them to craft projects inspired by the exhibiting artists' works (craft projects for young 'uns will also be provided.)

  In keeping with the theme of the Mystery Selections exhibition, Rogers will lead children in several activities that explore secrets and mysteries.

  Activities include making a "secret garden" diorama, inspired by Will Eskridge's Dang Boxes dioramas, and puppets inspired by Missy Kulik and Cindy Jerrell's interactive works.

Sunday, November 6th, 2011
01:00 PM - 06:30 AM

Mystery Selections Closing Day
Kids Activities, Recognition of Julie Phillips,
Artists' Panel, Deejay & Reception
Curator: Lizzie Zucker Saltz
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Julie Phillips will be honored for 15 years of service to our community as an arts writer & editor for the Athens Banner Herald, as well for her winning 'Who Dunnit' Quiz from the ATHICA Mystery Triennial competition. D:RC aka exhibiting artist Darcy Reenis
will perform a set at 5:00 pm
Exhibit Artists from left to right:
Jorie Berman, Rebecca Brantley, Will Eskridge, Cindy Jerrell,
Missy Kulik & Darcy Reenis

Closing Day Events Schedule:
1:00 - 3:00

Secrets & Mysteries
A children's event with
Sage Rogers & Cindy Jerrell
All ages: see left column for more info

Recognition of Julie Philips & Who Dunnit Award.
-Artists' Panel
Moderated by Artistic Director Lizzie Zucker Saltz.

5:00 / Deejay D:RC - aka exhibiting artist Darcy Reenis - performs.
Read his thoughts in the Flagpole Magazine' interview ‘State Of The Athens Deejay Scene.'

5:30 / Reception with refreshments by White Tiger.
Thank you to Ken & Patrick for their continued generosity.

Details & Bios:
The Mystery Selections exhibit features interactive peep-show-music-box-dioramas and puppets, an installation using projection, two site-specific wall paintings and many other fascinating wall works. This exhibition is one of ATHICA’s most kid-friendly.

Produced by six outstanding local artists selected from the 124 artists who generously donated artworks to this Fall's ATHICA Mystery Triennial; the Mystery Selections exhibit was favorably reviewed in Flagpole Magazine’s Art Notes column last week.

Rebecca Brantley was the People’s Choice artist, as she had more ballots cast for her than any other artist by votes submitted anonymously throughout the
ATHICA Mystery Triennial exhibition run. Jorie Berman, Will Eskridge, Cindy Jerrell, Missy Kulik and Darcy Reenis were selected by the ATHICA Mystery Triennial Selection Committee as deserving of more exposure (Selection committee members were ATHICA Board Members with two exceptions.)

Closing Day Events Descriptions:
1:00 to 3:00 pm:
Secrets & Mysteries: Children’s Art Appreciation Activities

ATHICA Education Coordinator Sage Rogers will lead children though activities focusing on notions of mystery and secrets, inspired by the current exhibit. Art materials are included. (Full description to left and leader biography below)

4:00 to 5:00 pm:
Recognition of Arts Writer Julie Phillips
Artists & Curators’ Panel Discussion

Our longstanding Closing Day tradition is an informal panel discussion with exhibiting artists who reveal their process and ideas, moderated by the exhibit curator. In this case it was ATHICA Director Lizzie Zucker Saltz, as well as the
ATHICA Mystery Triennial Selection Committee. We also field questions from ATHICA Interns and audience members.

At the start of the panel will be the recognition of long-time arts writer Julie Phillips who recently retired from 15 years of devoted service to our community as the Arts and Entertainment editor for The Athens Banner Herald. She will also be presented with the First-Place Who-Dunnit Award, as she—not surprisingly—guessed more artists correctly in the
ATHICA Mystery Triennial’s Who-Dunnit contest, for which audience members matched the names of the ‘mystery’ artists with the anonymously displayed works. (Ms Phillips biography is below)

5:00 - 5:30

6:00 pm: D:RC, Deejay Performance & Reception
The afternoon will conclude with a performance by Deejay and exhibiting artist-designer Darcy Reenis, know as D:RC.
(Mr. Reenis’ biography is below.)

Participating Artists
Sage Rogers: Education Coordinator Biography:

An Athens native, Rogers  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. She is currently enrolled in the MAEd program in Art Education
at UGA. Rogers has served on ATHICA’s Board, been involved at the curatorial
level on two exhibitions, and volunteered for ATHICA since its inception. She
designed two very successful children’s events for ATHICA exhibitions last
winter and spring.

Julie Phillips:
Honoree Biography:
The former arts editor for the Athens Banner-Herald, where she began reporting on the Athens arts scene in 1996. She left the paper in August, 2011, to start a new career in therapeutic body work, Yamuna Body Rolling, at Studio, located in the Leathers Building, under the guidance of Lauren O'Grady.
She also established the Athens Music & Arts blog www.athensmusicandarts.tumblr.com since. She  continues teaching aerial dance at Canopy Studio and performs with Canopy's repertory company, and plays music with her husband, Georgia Guitar Quartet member Kyle Dawkins, in their band, Maps and Transit.

D:RC: Performer Biography
(Organic Variance • Ill at Will • Athens, GA)
aka exhbiting artist Darcy Reenis

Reenis’ Electronic Dance Music journey started in 1989 when a stranger
handed him an acid house mixtape while living in the Caribbean as a
teenager. Already an avid Hip Hop and Dancehall music collector, he
began experimenting with these new sounds as a member of a mobile DJ
sound system. Later exposure to underground clubbing in The Netherlands
cemented his love for the genre, until he heard the nascent sounds of
Hardcore Breaks, spawning a life-long obsession with beat syncopation
and big bass.

After moving to the US for his studies in the 90's he found himself at
the forefront of a developing Jungle and Drum & Bass rave
subculture. He dove in headfirst, dabbling in various aspects of the
scene as promoter, graphic designer and as a founding member of
now-defunct Athens, Ga DJ crews Phungus and Playtheavy Kru. In those
capacities he's had a hand in pushing seminal events like 'Amazon',
'Format' and later, the long-running 'Transit', playing alongside some
of the biggest names in the industry. Now, 20+ years into this journey,
things have come full circle musically, as the rise of Dubstep and
related bass scenes have spurred him to reconnect in a more personal way
with dance music. Feeling less restricted by genres or labels he's
allowing himself to gravitate toward music he finds interesting and
worthy of exposure to a wider audience, forging ahead on his constant
search for the perfect bassline.

Current highlights:

• Opened for Zeds Dead at Georgia Theatre 09/23

• Providing DJ support at upcoming Household Management ‘Neon Halloween’
event alongside DMX, Pledge To Rage Tour, Mt. Eden, Designer Drugs,
Heroes x Villains, Mantis, etc. http://on.fb.me/nIfJii

• As part of the Organic Variance production outfit (alongside Variant & Organik) remixed ‘Mass Transit Premix’ by FLT RSK

Mr. Reenis was featured in recent Flagpole Magazine interview ‘State Of The Athens Deejay Scene.'

People's Choice Winner:

Rebecca Brantley

Board Choice Winners:
Jorie Berman
Will Eskridge
Cindy Jerrell
Missy Kulik
Darcy Reenis

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