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Natalie White,
A-CC Stormwater Education Coordinator

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.:
Memorial Sunday
Porch BBQ 

Reception, final gallery viewing and refreshments.

Supper by White Tiger Gourmet
Frozen Treats by Digs Dogs
Cake by A-CC Team Stormwater

Come sample gourmet frozen treats by Carrie Laird & Mimi Maumus's new venture Digs Dogs and sup on what Mr. Ken Manring & Doug Booher whip up, knowing that the duo are opening up The Lincoln in the Chase Street Warehouse 'Tree-that-Grew-in-a-Building' spot sometime in 2011
Suggested donation for supper $6.00

Frozen Treats $2.00- $3.00.

A portion of the proceeds benefit The Altamaha Riverkeeper.

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


Sunday, May 30th, 2010
03:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Deluge Closing Day
Panel Discussions, Rain Barrel Demo & Porch BBQ
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Artist Panel: Top: Tom Berenz, Katherine Taylor Bottom: Katherine McQueen,, Chuck von Schmidt Local waterway experts Ben Emanuel & Chris Manganiello
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    Silent Auction of Selected Berenz works continues til 6:00 p.m.
    Bidding starting prices  from $230 to $330 (with all but $30 going directly to the artist.)

    Closing Day Events Schedule
    3:30 p.m.: Artists' Panel Discussion:
    The Art of Deluge
    with Tom Berenz, Katherine McQueen, Katherine Taylor, Chuck Von Schmidt & Mark Steinmet

    An open discussion on the issues presented by the Deluge artists' works. Several out-of-town artists are traveling in to be in attendance, such as featured artist Tom Berenz from Wisconsin, Katherine Taylor from Atlanta and Chuck von Schmidt of Long Island, New York. Local artists such as Mark Steinmetz and Katherine McQueen whose embroidery graced Flagpole Magazine's cover recently will also be present. Moderated by ATHICA Director & Deluge Curator Lizzie Zucker Saltz and Ben Emanuel, guest Essayist with a Q&A following.

    4:15: Rain Barrel Making Demo and Raffle: 
    by Natalie
    White, A-CC Stormwater Education Coordinator 
    Athens-Clarke County's own Ms White will demonstrate how to make your own rain barrel using materials the city sells for a mere $10, which will be available for purchase. We will also learn how rain barrels not only help conserve water, but actually protect our water supply by slowing down and filtering roof pollution that drains to rivers via stormwater systems.
    We will hold a raffle for the Rain Barrel produced during the demo, with tickets going for $10. (The value of the completed barrel is $80.)

    A portion of the proceeds will benefit the non-profit:

    4:45 p.m.: High Water/Low Water: Lessons from Natural Extremes and Manmade Mistakes: 
    A Conversation with local waterways experts
    Ben Emanuel, Chris Manganiello & Natalie White.

    Come suck up some watery knowledge listening to three local experts discuss the flip sides of droughts and floods. Riverkeeper staffer Ben Emanuel, Environmental Historian Chris Manganiello and A-CC Stormwater Education Coordinator Natalie White will address issues of sustainability, planning, and what they have witnessed firsthand as to how environmental change has affected our waterways in combination with insensitive development and road construction practices. The impact on wildlife will be explored as well as insights into environmental justice issues provided by environmental historian Chris Manganiello who review his case study of a past intervention in a Southern African-American riverside community. Incidentally, the use of the sexist term 'man-made' is being used here as a tongue-in-cheek in reference to the boys-with-big-toys aspect of these issues! Q&A follows. (Participant biographies are below.)

    5:30 - 6:30 p.m.: Memorial Sunday Porch BBQ 
    Reception, final gallery viewing and refreshments. 

    See side bar for details

    Participating Artists

    Panel Participant Bios:
    Tom Berenz
    received his BFA in
    Graphic Communications and Painting from the University of
    Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2005 and his Master of Arts in Painting
    from Northern Illinois University in 2008. He has shown in
    numerous solo exhibitions at galleries around the Midwest
    beginning in 2005. His work has also been exhibited at, but
    not exclusive to, the Las Manos Gallery, Space 900, and The
    High Risk Gallery in Chicago. Recipient of numerous awards,
    Berenz won the Wisconsin Artist Biennial Merit Award, the
    Celebrate Goodrich Art Award, and was a recent finalist for
    the Miami University Young Painters Competition for the
    William and Dorothy Yeck Award. Moreover, Berenz has been
    published in a variety of mediums, including online shows and
    exhibition catalogues, such as New American Paintings
    and Dark Sky Magazine, where he was the featured
    artist. Beginning in 2008, Berenz has taught full-time as
    Professor of Art at The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. His
    work is included in collections at Aurora University,
    Riverside Art Center, and Karen Brown/Bad Dog Gallery, among
    other places.
    Ben Emanuel,
    Deluge Guest
    Essayist, is known locally as an environmental advocate and
    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.
    Chris Manganiello
    , recent PhD,
    University of Georgia, gained a deep appreciation for the
    South's land and water resources while living in the
    southern Appalachians. This led, first, to a study of human
    and wolf interaction in North Carolina. His more recent
    project, 'Dam Crazy with Wild Consequences: Artificial Lakes
    and Natural Rivers in the American South, 1845-1990,'
    examines drought, water, and power in the southeast. Chris
    co-edited Environmental History and the American South: A
    has been published in Flagpole Magazine,
    and is also a contributor to the Georgia: WaterWire
    Katherine McQueen
    graduated from
    Savannah College of Art and Design in 2002 with a BFA in
    Photography. After graduation, she moved to Austin, TX where
    she worked at Women & Their Work, a non-profit
    contemporary arts organization, for seven years, organizing
    education programs and overseeing exhibitions. She curated
    two group exhibitions, Sugarcoated and Pattern,
    Pattern, Pattern
    and will curate ATHICA Emerges IV
    this summer. McQueen works as a graphic designer in Athens,
    GA and lives with her spouse Lynn Boland, curator of European
    art at the Georgia Museum of Art here in Athens, GA.
    Mark Steinmetz
    , eminent photographer
    and longtime Athens' resident, was a Guggenheim Fellowship
    recipient in 1994. He had solo exhibitions at Charles Hartman
    Fine Art, in Portland, Oregon in 2010 and 2008 and has been
    in group exhibitions at The Art Institute of Chicago, The
    James Cohan Gallery in Shanghai, China, and is in the
    permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York,
    among many others. Traveling from Italy to Ohio to Tennessee,
    Steinmetz also gives multiple lectures as a visiting artist,
    providing an outlet for his books and anthologies, which
    include Italia, Minimalism and Fashion: Reduction in the
    Postmodern Era,
    and Visions from America. He
    received his MFA from Yale University in 1986. His book,
    Greater Atlanta, was published by Nazraeli Press in
    Katherine Taylor
    received her BFA in
    Drawing and Painting from the Atlanta College of Art in 1990
    and then her MFA in Drawing Painting in 2002 from Georgia
    State University. Originally from Biloxi, Mississippi, Taylor
    has done much of her work in Atlanta. Participating in
    numerous solo exhibitions at venues like the Marcia Wood
    Gallery and The Gallery at Green Street in Boston. Taylor has
    also been in numerous group shows including the AAF
    Contemporary Art Fair in New York, Diversworks Art Space in
    Houston, and the Woman Made Gallery in Chicago. She has been
    awarded the Exhibition Award at The Albany Museum of Art and
    was a recent nominee for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial
    Award. Taylor is currently an Assistant Professor of Drawing
    and Painting at Kennesaw State University in the Visual Arts
    Chuck von Schimdt,
    an experienced
    artist and art professor, has been exhibiting since 1968 and
    received his undergraduate degree from The Cooper Union, NYC
    in 1973 and his MFA from the City University of New York,
    Brooklyn College in 1977. Not only has his work been
    recognized internationally, but in 2005 he had a sculpture
    presented to Pope John Paul II. It has also been featured in
    numerous invitational and group shows, spanning from the
    Anchorage Museum of Art in Alaska to galleries in New York
    City. Von Schimdt has work in the permanent collection of the
    Brooklyn Museum of Art in NY. He has won numerous awards,
    including the Sculpture Award at the Miami Pop Festival. Von
    Schimdt is currently an adjunct Professor of Sculpture in the
    Art Department of New Jersey City University.
    Natalie White,
    of the ACC Stormwater
    Division is our Stormwater Education Coordinator. Her
    Team Stormwater created maps and a video that are part
    of the Deluge exhibit; the Streams and Flooding
    video shows documentation what streams look like -- from the
    streambeds themselves -- from walks conducted over the past
    five years She presented a rain barrel demo for ATHICA in
    2008 as part of the Ingest exhibit that we are happily
    reprising! She has been the Stormwater Education Coordinator
    for almost four years--sadly we will lose her to graduate
    school travels at the end of the summer--but her example will
    be followed and a new Stormwater Education Coordinator is
    being sought. She has contributed many other fun
    presentations help for ATHICA and the city at large over the
    years, educating the public on water issues over the years
    with the help of employees dressed-up as river animals, ads
    with a
    cat answering
    the stormwater hotline
    and other
    follies. (See it at
    will miss her!
    Lizzie Zucker Saltz
    curator exhibited nationally as a sculpture and installation
    artist for a decade. She is the Artistic Director of ATHICA:
    Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Inc., which opened its
    doors in 2002. She founded ATHICA after familiarizing herself
    with the local art scene, writing art reviews and features
    for Flagpole Magazine from 1998 to 2000. She has also
    written for the international, non-profit Art Papers
    , publishing reviews and new stories intensively
    from 1998 to 2003, with two feature articles published in
    2005. As a freelance curator she has developed exhibits for
    the Athens area since 2000, such as Rock Art: An Exhibit
    Of Visual Art by Athens Musicians
    and Eclectic
    Electric: An Exhibit Of Electronic And Digital Art
    , both
    held at the Lyndon House Art Center. She curated many of the
    exhibits at ATHICA and serves as Senior Curator on all. She
    received her MFA from San Jose State University in 1993.
    Shortly after she moved to Athens, GA with her spouse, David
    Z. Saltz--currently the chair of the UGA Dept. of Theatre
    & Film Dept.--they collaborated on several 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

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