Artist in Residence for May: Jamie Calkin

Apr 18, 2019

Note: this story celebrates one of the artists in WUGA's 5 year Artist in Residence series which concluded in 2019.

Artist: Jamie Calkin

In May, WUGA’s Artists in Residence series is celebrating the work of painter and muralist Jamie Calkin, whose work brightens many parts of Athens.

A founding impetus for this series was to recognize the artists in town who have enhanced the whimsy and beauty of our cityscape.

A huge and cheerful mural of Jamie’s fills one long wall of the Tate Center on UGA’s campus and another playful piece can be seen at the intersection of Milledge and Prince Avenues on the exterior wall of Flowerland.

He also paints colorful, inspirational murals at schools around the area.

Attendees can meet Jamie at his home and studio from 3 to 5 on Saturday, May 4th.

Light hors d'oeuvres will be catered by Marti’s at Midday, and Uncommon Gourmet (a shop on Baxter) provides uncommonly good wines.

Here’s a quick recap: 3 - 5 pm on Saturday, May 4 A benefit for public radio station WUGA $15 for Friends of WUGA; $20 for non-members (cash or check please) Friends memberships are $30 or more annually and are different from a contribution to GPB.

For reservations: Cathy Bradberry at or 706/542-9842