Upcoming WUGA Events
Artists in Residence Event for April :
The next Artists in Residence event — on Saturday, April 18th — is at the home of photographer Jeremy Ayers.
Jeremy studied art in Rome on a scholarship just after high school. When he returned to the states, he studied at UGA and the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He later worked with Libby Hatmaker as an art conservator. With a degree in painting and English Literature, he has often turned to writing, penning song lyrics for the B-52's, REM and other bands. But it’s his finely textured and intimate photography he’s best known for. One of his books of photographs centers on the first 6 weeks of the Occupy Wall Street movement; he was there on the first day people began assembling. Photos from that collection were exhibited by the International Center of Photography in New York City.
Visitors to Jeremy's home at 450 N. Harris Street (between Meigs and Hill Street) will meet the artist and see his work, garden, and a lovely gate made by local artist Beverly Babb.
The event on the 18th is from 3 to 5. John English, an art critic and professor emeritus of Journalism at the University of Georgia, will speak briefly about Jeremy's work at 3:30. Jeremy will read a handful of his charming, short pieces at about 4:30.
Please join us! This is the last Artists in Residence before we take a hiatus and return in August, when we'll feature folk artist Pete Loose.
$10 for Friends of WUGA and $15 for others
For more information: contact Abbie Thaxton
email@example.com and 706/542-9842
Friends memberships are $30 or more annually.
Hors d’oeuvres are generously donated by Marti’s at Midday and fine wine by Shiraz each month.