As part of its Artists-in-Residence series, WUGA-FM (91.7 and 97.9) will hold a benefit Feb. 21 from 3-5 p.m. at the home of award-winning architect Lori Bork Newcomer.
The series highlights the artists and designers whose work has contributed to and improved culture in Athens. Newcomer is the architect who designed several of the mid-century modern homes that have been built on Pulaski Street and elsewhere. She specializes in unique, energy-efficient homes that use sustainable and local materials whenever possible.
Newcomer’s home at 150 Pulaski Heights won an award from the Athens branch of the U.S. Green Building Council. Those attending the benefit will see the many green-and beautiful-features of her home.
In addition to a tour of the home, Pratt Cassity, director of public service and outreach at the College of Environment and Design, will speak briefly at 4 p.m. about Newcomer’s award-winning work.
Admission, which includes refreshments, is $15, $10 for Friends of WUGA. Friends memberships are $30 or more annually.
Because of limited parking, attendees are encouraged to walk or park at First Christian Church of Athens, 268 W. Dougherty St., and take a shuttle to Newcomer’s house.