Storytelling: The Georgia Review’s 70th Anniversary Art Retrospective
Saturday, November 05, 2016 - Sunday, January 29, 2017
Gallery: Boone and George-Ann Knox II
Georgia Museum of Art, Carlton Street, Athens, GA, United States
The Georgia Review celebrates the wide-ranging roster of visual artists whose work it has reproduced with a selected retrospective of paintings, works on paper, photographs and 3-D compositions by contributors from across the United States and beyond: Kael Alford, Benny Andrews, Nina Barnes, Carl Bower, Tamas Dezso, Vanessa German, Margaret Morrison, Celeste Rapone, Bianca Stone, Kara Walker, Patti Warashina, and Masao Yamamoto. Focusing on the many ways in which stories can be told, the exhibition emphasizes art-making as visual testimony.
“Storytelling” Opening Reception with Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Thursday, November 17, 2016
As part of her Georgia Poetry Circuit tour, poet and photographer Rachel Eliza Griffiths will give a reading at the opening reception of The Georgia Review’s “Storytelling” exhibition. Griffiths is the author of four books of poetry, including the recently released Lighting the Shadow (Four Way Books). Her work appeared in the first ever poetry edition of Oprah’s O Magazine and has been published in American Poetry Review, Callaloo, Los Angeles Review of Books, the New York Times, Poets & Writers, and many other places. Widely known for her literary portraits, fine art photography, and lyric videos, Griffiths recently completed her first extensive video project, P.O.P (Poets on Poetry), an intimate series of micro-interviews gathering nearly 100 contemporary poets in conversation and featured online at the Academy of American Poets’ website. A Cave Canem and Kimbilio Fellow, she is also the recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Vermont Studio Center, The Millay Colony, and others. Currently, Griffiths teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and IAIA (Institute of American Indian Arts). She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
3 pm: Q&A with Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Park Hall Library, UGA, Athens, GA
7 pm: Reading and Reception at Georgia Museum of Art, Carlton Street, Athens, GA