Athens State Art Students to participate in National “Athens” Exhibition

 ATHENS, Alabama -  An Athens, Ohio event honors artwork from artists within a 30 mile radius of any community named “Athens” in the United States.  This year, seven pieces from art students at Athens State University were chosen for the exhibition. 

The Jury for Athens Voices USA ’13 met in Athens, Ohio at The Dairy Barn Arts Center on Monday, December 3, 2012.   After five rounds of intense viewing and consideration of 359 individual works, they chose the 76 pieces that will compose the Athens Voices USA ’13 Exhibition. 

Seven of these 76 pieces are from students majoring at Athens State University and attending classes at the Alabama Center for the Arts. 

Katelin Harris will be exhibiting her watercolor and ink painting SPIRAL: FALLING TO EARTH IN A FUNK.  Robin Locke will exhibit her digital photo entitled SMOKEY MOUNTAINS.  Heather Snow will exhibit BLACK AND WHITE and OLD FLOWER, and Adrianna Stephens will exhibit NEEDS MORE SEROTONIN, THE LESS ENGAGED and GOT THE FUNK.

Snow and Stephens works are  created using the software called Processing, a powerful graphic design software rarely taught anywhere but featured prominently in the  Athens State University’s art department’s Computer graphics class.  All are students of Professor Pamela Keller.

This biennial, all media, juried art exhibition aims to feature the diverse styles and visions of visual artists residing within 30 miles of the city of Athens. Athens Voices serves to promote The Dairy Barn Arts Center's mission by providing a competitive exhibition opportunity that nurtures and promotes local artists and their work.

Athens Voices USA 2013 will be the fourth juried art exhibition.  Since 2013, the Dairy Barn Arts Center will be celebrating its 35th anniversary as an organization, one of the special events is to expand Athens Voices from just gathering pieces from Athens, Ohio, the call for Artists was to open to any artist that is within 30 miles of any artist that lives or works of any "Athens" community in the United States.   This exhibition will be on view at The Dairy Barn Arts Center from January 18 to March 10, 2013. Jurors will award prizes and some work selected for the exhibition will tour throughout the United States through 2013.

Guy McClure
December 10, 2012