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UGA art students, downtown retailers present Athens Street Show 2010

UGA art students, downtown retailers present Athens Street Show 2010

Athens, Ga. – Students from the University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art have teamed with local retailers to present Athens Street Show 2010 from April 20-May 2, with a special curator-led art walk from 6-7 p.m. on April 25. The event is free and open to the public.

The creation of temporary venues for the artwork is supported by a grant from the Arts Unleashed program of Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services to Didi Dunphy, visiting assistant professor in the school of art, and the students in her professional practices seminar.

UGA art students spent the month before the show working in curatorial teams to pair artists with downtown retail spaces that will become the temporary venues for their individual works. Dunphy’s professional practices seminar is a course at the Lamar Dodd School of Art designed to introduce students to the wide possibilities of creative fields available for artists and creative entrepreneurial minds.

“Athens Street Show presents art in challenging and surprising locations to create an art exhibition for all,” Dunphy said. “Each window will be uniquely designed, characteristic of the curators, and installed with the influence of the particular retailer.”

The show includes work spanning all disciplines, as well as curators coming from a variety of individual backgrounds and fields of study. The participating student curators, artists and locations are as follows: Peter Russell and Britt Gantner curate a jewelry installation by Ashley Buchanan at Tena’s Fine Jewelry and Gifts; Elizabeth Owen and Terence Tirpak curate a mixed-media environment by Denton Crawford at Frontier; Jody Fang and Janie Askew curate explorations in print and type by Tate Foley at Sunshine Cycles; Brian Hitselberger and Helen Farmer curate drawings and works on paper by Phil Jasen at 165 Clayton Street (formerly Menagerie); David Calton and Sarah Heath curate large-scale photography by Leslie Burns at The 40 Watt; Megan Kluttz and Sarah Laurentius curate video work by Nathaniel Malcolm and Lindsey Klonoski at Fetish; Cassandra Olson and Craig Hawkins curate ceramic sculpture by Daniel Sizemore at Espresso Royale Cafe; and Jennifer Desormeaux and Taylor Robenalt will curate performance and installation by Kim Deakins at Bluegirl Boutique.

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