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Artists in Residence series for 2015

Manager’s Minute

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We’re excited to announce the featured artists for WUGA’s Artists in Residence series for 2015!
See the dates and the list of diverse and dynamic artists at the bottom of this message.
Included are the architect Lori Bork Newcomer, who designed the burgeoning number of striking modern homes on Pulaski (and elsewhere); the influential potter Ron Meyers; and the endlessly creative folk artist Pete Loose, who has also published children’s books about his dog, Bongo.
We’ve used just one word below to characterize each artist in the list — for example, describing Michael Lachowski as a painter. He’s also a graphic designer; photographer; founder of the magazine Young, Foxy, and Free; public relations coordinator for the Georgia Museum of Art; and a musician (the bass player for the seminal Athens band Pylon). (Actually, there’s more, but that’s a quick highlights list.)
At each event, you’ll meet one of these talented and influential people and see where they live, what they collect, and in many cases where they create their artwork.
We’ve kept the price for attending each event the same: $10 for Friends of WUGA and $15 for others. (Friends memberships are $30 or more annually.)
Cindy Jerrell, one of the featured artists in this year’s series, has designed a cool-looking “golden ticket” that makes a great gift if you’re looking for something special, local, and fun. These admission passes are $10 each. Contact Abbie Thaxton [ or (706) 542-9842] if you’d like to purchase some golden tickets as gifts.
All the dates are on a Saturday from 3 to 5. Marti’s at Midday is again generously providing the fresh and bountiful hors d’oeuvres.
And again attendees will hear comments by an expert or art historian about the artist’s work — and an on-air interview with the artist the week before the event.

It’s going to be another great, art-filled year! Please join us!

2015 Artists in Residence
Next Event:

August 15
Painter Pete Loose

September 12
Painter Michael Lachowski

October 10th
Potter Ron Meyers



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