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Thursday, April 29th, 2010
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Deluge: Walk n' Talk
Exhibit Photo
Exhibit Photo
Lizzie Z. Saltz, ATHICA curator,
at the Nurture Walk n' Talk last January
Ben Emanuel, Guest Essayist
Come on out for an informal hour with Deluge exhibition Guest Essayist Ben Emanuel and Curator and ATHICA Director Lizzie Zucker Saltz.

The two will speak about the works in the exhibition and their relationship to climate change and the politics of land management, focusing on the Atlanta floods of Sept. addressed by many of the works on display. Atlanta painter Katherine Taylor's 9' x 16' site-specific wall work Culvert is a point-in-case. They will field questions from the audience as they go,

Deluge features artists' explorations of our relationships with floods,
their aftermath, and the weather leading to them; it is a study in how
humanity reacts to the impacts of environmental forces beyond our control.

Curator & Essayist Biographies:
Guest Essayist Ben Emanuel is known locally as an environmental activist and as the City Editor for Flagpole Magazine from 2005 to 2009. He currently works at GA River Network and is also the Oconee Projects Coordinator for Altamaha Riverkeeper, Inc. and keeps a blog about river issues for the GA Rivers Network called Georgia: WaterWire. He graduated from UGA in 2002 with B.A. in English.

Curator Lizzie Zucker Saltz exhibited nationally as a sculptor and installation artist for a decade. She founded ATHICA and has been its Artistic Director since 2002. Saltz familiarized herself with the local art scene by writing art reviews and features for Flagpole Magazine from 1998 to 2000. She has also written for the international, non-profit Art Papers Magazine, publishing reviews and new stories intensively from 1998 to 2003, with two feature articles published in 2005. As a freelance curator she created exhibits for the Athens area since 2000, such as Eclectic Electric at the Lyndon House Art Center. She curates many of the exhibits at ATHICA and serves as Senior Curator for all. She received her BA from Barnard College in NYC and her MFA from San Jose State University in 1993. Shortly after moving to Athens with her spouse, David Z. Saltz-currently the chair of the UGA Theatre & Film Department-they collaborated on large-scale New Media projects, which exhibited at the Georgia Museum of Art (2000), The Sweeney Gallery in Riverside in CA (2002), Presbyterian College in SC and the Detroit MONA in 2003. They have two children.
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