Craig Fisher, detail from Circus Maximus 1, Intaglio colored Etching
Sunday, March 22, 2:30- 6:00 p.m.
Closing Day Events:
• Fossil Fuel Addiction Symposium
• Silent Auction of Selected Artists' Works
• Closing Reception with yummies by Trumps and drinks by 1000 Faces Coffee
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- Come on out for presentations by area experts such as
UGA Professor of Paleontology Sally Walker,
-A practical Green Your Home panel discussion
Moderated by A-CC Dick Field
-As well as a panel of visiting and local artists moderated by our curator.
Painter Morgan Craig:
- Closing Reception with yummies by Trumps and drinks by 1000 Faces Coffee
- Bidding on Silent Auction items starts Thursday night and ends at 6:00 p.m. Sunday.
Saturday, January 31
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 8
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Veggie powered photographer Holt Webb presents Vanishing America
Sat, 2-28, 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Curator's Walk & Talk & Sing
An Athens Area Arts Council
Celebrate the Arts Event
|Saturday, January 31st, 2009
- Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
Running On Empty
the fossil fuel addiction
Curator: Bart King
|Christoph Gielen, Conversions Thirteen, outer Houston, 2006, Cibachrome 28" x 34", mounted on white plexi. click image to enlarge
||Morgan Craig, detail from How Beautiful the Bitter Pill, (2006), Oil On Linen, 72" x 48" click image to enlarge
The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has said emissions of greenhouse gases--released when fossil fuels are burned--must peak and begin to decline within ten years if the planet is to avoid the worst effects of global climate change. The American public finally seems to be waking up to this global threat, as evidenced by the popularity of recent films such as An Inconvenient Truth and Wall-E.
This exhibit--our 30th--is designed to to raise awareness of this critical issue. From apocalyptic images of a drowned planet to the promise of future energy sources, these 17 artists address this pressing issue with passion, humor and urgency. Four manufacturers product loans offer hope.
The aerial photography of featured artist Christoph Gielen reveals hidden geometries in the sprawling subdivisions and spaghetti junctions that are partly responsible for the steep increase in greenhouse gas emissions over the last half-century. Their stunning compositions and intense details bring a concrete reality to the concepts of energy production and consumption.
A special donation from the Athens-based band REM and underwriting by Farm Electric will allow us to replace our current track-lighting bulbs with SATCO efficient compact-florescent track-lighting bulbs, thereby reducing the carbon footprint of the gallery. Loans of the folliwng commercially available products enhance the exhibit:
1- An Air Breeze wind turbine, courtesy of Marietta, GA-based renewable energy installers Soenso Energy.
2- A SunPower Solar Panel courtesy of local green tech corporation, One World Sustainable.
3- A Vectrix VX-1 a 100% electric motor bike.
Featured Artist: Christoph Gielen from New York City / Bonn, Germany
Athens Academy SEEDs Club (Athens, GA), Bill Bahmermann (Philadelphia, PA), Stephen Barnwell (NY, NY), Morgan Craig (Philadelphia, PA), John English (Athens, GA), Jesse Epstein (NY, NY), Craig Fisher (Toledo, OH), Christoph Gielen (New York City/Bonn, Germany), Krysia Haag (Athens, GA), Isaac King (Toronto, ONT), Mindy Kober (Houston, TX), Terri Lindbloom (Tallahassee, FL), David Macaluso (Brooklyn, NY), Franklyn Peterson (Madison, WI), Sarah Nicole Phillips (Brooklyn, NY), Christopher Rose (Brooklyn, NY) and Holt Webb (Alpharetta, GA).
Industrial Object Producers:
Air Breeze SunPower Vectrix