The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Art Rocks Athens: Georgia Museum of Art to celebrate Athens music scene with exhibition
Robert Croker, Portrait of Richard Olsen, 1972. Charcoal on paper, 26 1/8 x 40 1/16 inches. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; Gift of Ronald and Nancy Lukasiewicz, Athens, Georgia.

ATHENS, GA.- The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will celebrate the Athens art and music scene as part of Art Rocks Athens with the exhibition “Shapes That Talk to Me: The Athens Scene, 1975–85” from May 24 to Oct. 19, 2014.

“Shapes That Talk to Me” will be installed within the museum’s permanent collection galleries and highlighted by distinctive labels. The exhibition will highlight artists who helped shape the vibrant local culture and mark Athens’ international significance.

It will include work by about a dozen artists, including Art Rosenbaum, Jack Kehoe, James Herbert, Richard Olsen, Judith McWillie and Robert Croker, all of whom taught at UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art, as well as Elaine de Kooning and Alice Neel, who served as visiting professors there.

This exhibition is in conjunction with Art Rocks Athens, a city-wide festival organized by a nonprofit foundation dedicated to exploring and documenting the work of artists living and creating art in the city’s thriving art scene between 1975 and 1985.

Lynn Boland, one of the curators of the exhibition, said, “So many of us moved to Athens, as I did in the early 1990s, because of what people in this time period did. The creative freedom in the art school helped launch the music scene, which made Athens what it was and is today.”

Betty Alice Fowler, grants writer at the museum and cocurator of the exhibition, added, “As an art student during that period, I was one of many who were dazzled by their first exposure to real art and artists right here. We were on top of the world.”

Events related to the exhibition scheduled to be held at the museum include 90 Carlton: Summer on June 13 (free for members of the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art; $5 nonmembers) and Museum Mix, a late-night art party at which Michael Lachowski, public relations coordinator for the museum and a member of seminal Athens band Pylon, will DJ on July 24.

Many related exhibitions and events will be held around Athens in conjunction with Art Rocks Athens. “ARTifacts Rock Athens: Relics from the Athens Music Scene, 1975- 1985” opens at UGA’s Special Collections Library May 1. “Between Rock and an Art Place,” organized by Croker, will be on view at the Lamar Dodd School of Art May 23 to July 19. The Lyndon House Arts Center will host “Paper Covers Rock: Graphic Arts and the Athens Music Scene ’75–’85” starting May 25. Live music events are planned as well. More information on the larger project is available at

Today's News

May 24, 2014

My kingdom for a grave: Court rules that Richard III should be laid to rest in Leicester

The hand of the artist in Abstract painting 1950-1990 is addressed in Princeton

First exhibition to consider the significance of colour during Mondrian's early career opens

Art Rocks Athens: Georgia Museum of Art to celebrate Athens music scene with exhibition

Damien Hirst art, Leonardo DiCaprio space trip help raise record AIDS funds

Astronaut sells Apollo 15 hand controller for more than $610,000 at auction

Frederick Carl Frieseke's "The Garden Chair" achieves $962,500 in Bonhams' American Art Auction

Prehistoric Ross Blade in Morphy's May 17 auction looked sharp as it commanded a top bid of $276,000

Dylan Thomas papers from last weeks of his life for sale at Bonhams on June 18

Modern and Contemporary Indian art expand base with Saffronart's Summer Online Auction

Australian artist David Griggs mounts his debut solo show at Future Perfect in Singapore

Beatles-signed photo from Ed Sullivan debut brings $125,000 at Heritage Auctions

Exhibition of new works by Elisa Sighicelli opens at MOT International London

Nigerian artists dominate 'Africa Now'' sale at Bonhams London in centenary year

Lauren Stanley Collection of American & Mexican silver brings $988,000 at Heritage Auctions

Exhibition at ZKM presents the three most important German Action artists of postwar modernity

Obsessive Compulsive Order: Group exhibition opens at Copperfield

Sound installation "With Hidden Noise" opens in Glyndor Gallery

Exhibition of new paintings by artist Gordon Stevenson opens at Tripoli Gallery

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Porsche Super Speedster offered for first time in 50 years at RM Sotheby's Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction

2.- Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens opens 'Storytelling: French Art from the Horvitz Collection'

3.- Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti stars Vincent Cassel as the famed French artist

4.- Stunning colored diamonds expected to dazzle at Heritage Auctions' Summer Fine Jewelry Auction

5.- US designer Kate Spade found dead at 55

6.- Vincent Van Gogh painting sells for over 7 million euros: Artcurial auction house

7.- Sir Stanley Spencer painting discovered hidden under a bed during a drugs raid

8.- Oxford's Bodleian Libraries unveil UK's first major Tolkien exhibition in decades

9.- Major exhibition at the Guggenheim explores decades of work by Alberto Giacometti

10.- World's largest freshwater pearl goes for 320,000 euros

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful