Alabama Center for the Arts to host Athens Voices 2015 – Athens State University

Magnolia by Pamela KellerThe Dairy Barn Arts Center’s 7th Biennial juried exhibition of mixed media art produced by artists that live or work within 30 miles of eight “Athens” communities in the United States. The exhibition will be open to the public at the Alabama Center for the Arts in Decatur. Gallery goers will view a collection of multi-media works from 48 talented “Athens” artists with a total of 75 pieces representing Athens, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia. This year, Athens Voices USA ’15 will tour from the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio to the Arthur Butcher Gallery at Concord University in Athens, WV and then to the Alabama Center for the Arts in Decatur, AL. The exhibit will be open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until noon. Admission is free.

The exhibition features works by local artists representing Athens, Alabama including Gary Anderson, Katelin Harris, and Pamela Keller.

This biennial juried exhibition was created to promote the artistic talent in the Athens, Ohio community and highlight their unique variety of voices. In 2012, Athens Voices was expanded to include any artist who lives or works within 30 of any “Athens” community in the United States.

Jurors Jamey Biggs, Didi Dunphy, and John Sabraw began with images of over 202 works by 74 artists and after five rounds of the jury, the jurors selected the final 64 pieces from 48 artists. Please visit our website after the opening of the exhibition for a complete list of artists and their work in the exhibit.

Visit www.alabamacenterforthearts.org for more information.