Art exhibit & reception

Honestly, this is a great showing of work. Check it out if you have time. Reception June 15 6-8 p.m. Oconee County Library. Featuring work from robin fay (me), sarah hubbard & rene shoemaker.


Oglethorpe Co. planning meeting

Community Wide Planning Meeting
Come share your vision for Oglethorpe County and Cities
Tuesday June 21st
Oglethorpe County Middle School
7:00 pm

Tuesday June 21st at 7:00 pm in the new middle school cafeteria is your chance to tell community leaders your vision for Oglethorpe County and Cities future.

Your input is important and will be used as the community reviews its Comprehensive Plan. This plan guides development and decision makers as they prepare for the future. The plan considers:

? Natural, Cultural and Historic Resources
? Community services and facilities
? Population and other community indicators
? Economic development
? Housing
? Intergovernmental coordination
? Transportation
? Land use and development

Come tell us what you think and hear from your friends and neighbors.
Hope to see you there!


Hall Democrats hear from state party leader | AccessNorthGa

Hall Democrats hear from state party leader | AccessNorthGa

UGA/Athens Art School program rankings

Kind of nice to see that the UGA Art School programs are so highly rated (U.S. Report).

My intent was to see how schools are ranked and what schools to recommend to him. It is a really good source. Print making, painting and drawing, photo and ceramics fair well as well.

Sculpture #12 University of Georgia Athens, GA

Ceramics #14 University of Georgia Athens, GA

Painting and Drawing #14 University of Georgia Athens, GA

Photography #18 University of Georgia Athens, GA

Printmaking #10 University of Georgia Athens, GA

Schools of Art #37 University of Georgia Athens, GA 3.4



42nd Annual Preservation Awards

Passing along the announcement...

42nd Annual Preservation Awards
June 13, 2011, 6:30-9:00pm [new date]
UGA Fine Arts Theatre
255 Baldwin Street

What do an indoor climbing gym, a community garden and a medical school have in common?  They were all 2010 Preservation Award winners!  Each year the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation showcases outstanding projects that revitalize historic places in our community.  See this year’s best local makeovers, from small-scale rehabilitations, to LEED-certified new construction, to million-dollar historic restorations.  It's an exclusive behind-the-scenes look (via slideshow!) of the best preservation projects in town, and you are all invited.  This is your Athens.

Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres in the lobby at 6:30; show starts at 7:00pm.

Free Concert music

The Festival of American Chamber Music will have concerts at the Ramsey Recital Hall at the UGA Performing Arts Center May 20, 21 and 22. You can see the event descriptions and times at https://sites.google.com/site/americanchamberfestival/.


Two officially qualify for Georgia House seat || OnlineAthens.com

Two officially qualify for Georgia House seat || OnlineAthens.com

New local/regional site & a call for entries

I'll be honest, I don't have a problem with niche websites (this is certainly one) but I know there will be people beyond the target audience at new local regional site, The Boomers, who would be interested in hearing Elizabeth Barton talk about quilting. I also noticed there is a call for entries for a poster contest; I don't recall seeing that at flagpole or anywhere else online Perhaps, I missed it, but it's dreadful how regional entertainment information is scattered every where imaginable. We seem woefully disorganized compared to other states and even cities. Ok, off of my soap box for now. ;-)
Anyhow, I wish them great success and I really hope they share their content beyond their target audience. If you are interested in community folks, art & more, check out the site. Perhaps, someone will even consider crossposting or sharing their information here at athensworld.

Marigold Festival - 5k, parade, music, arts & crafts!

marigold festival featuring musicians, crafts, entertainment & $10/bag book sale at the Front Porch Bookstore May 21, 2011.

Don't forget to register for the 5k - Running Through the Marigolds
5k Fun Run/Walk
May 21, 2011 @ 8:00 a.m.
$10 early registration (guaranteed t-shirt)
$15 late registration (t-shirt only while supplies last)
This event will take place in the City of Winterville, at 8 a.m. on May 21. The starting line will be located in the city square. You will also be able to pick up your race number and retrieve your t-shirt from the Pittard Park Pavilion. In order to insure that you are given the appropriate size t-shirt, please indicate your size below. The 5k Fun Run/Walk will come at the beginning of Winterville's Marigold Festival.

Santana bashes Atl. over immigration law | Atlanta Business Chronicle

Santana bashes Atl. over immigration law | Atlanta Business Chronicle

Mule Day

Join us for our annual Mule Day farm celebration! As in years past, we will host our favorite craftspeople and artisans who will demonstrate basket-making, quilting, soap-making and blacksmithing. This year will feature some new guests from Georgia Mudcats Pottery who will bring their work (including face jugs) to share and sell.
The Georgia Old Time Plow Club will demonstrate plowing with mules and oxen and wagon rides will be available for anyone who wants a ride down the road or up to the schoolhouse.
Local barbecue will be cooked and served onsite along with several sweet treats to the accompaniment of bluegrass and gospel music.

Visit www.shieldsethridgefarminc.com for more information


Falafel King Cafe

This restaurant has the best falafel I have ever eaten. This stuff is so good that I don't even see the point of trying the other menu items. I would recommend you check this out, and it is located at 1074 Baxter Street in what is obviously an old Pizza Hut building. I am not even the type of person to explore much international or vegetarian fare, but the falafel is spicy and satisfying. Here is a story from Online Athens last year about the place.


Gone with the Wind Screenings, lectures & more

Friday, May 6, 2011
Exhibit Opening and Reception
Join us for the opening of a one-of-a-kind exhibit featuring never before exhibited materials highlighting Margaret Mitchell's life during the writing of Gone With the Wind and in the days leading up to its publication.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Seminars and Documentary ScreeningA variety of authors and experts will discuss Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind, and its impact on literature and the world at large. On hand will be John Wiley, considered by many to be an expert on Margaret Mitchell and Gone With the Wind, to discuss his new book, noted Gone With the Wind memorabilia collector and author Herb Bridges, UGA's Albert B. Saye Professor of History Dr. John Inscoe, and others.

We will be screening Change in the Wind;, the latest documentary from Emmy-winning filmmaker C.B. Hackworth, who along with Mary Taylor, former director of the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum will dicuss the never before seen aspect of Mitchell's life uncovered in the documentary. Following a break for dinner, we will be treated to a performance of Mrs. Marsh, a one-woman play written by Melita Easters based on the letters of Margaret Mitchell.
Please contact Leandra Nessel at (706) 542-3879 or lnessel@uga.edu  for more details and a timeline of events!