Closing Day Events|
Sunday, Nov 8 from 3:00 - 6:00
Silent Auction* begins!
Selected works at amazing prices by:
*This is a non-exploitative auction-- proceeds go to the artists, with a small fee benefiting
ATHICA, not a percentage.
3:00 p.m. - UGA New Media Institute Presentation
Technology Saving Journalism: There's an App for that.
Students and faculty from the New Media Institute in the Grady College at the University of Georgia will present some of the technology that could change the way that journalism is consumed and practiced in the future.
Claire Rock -- NMI Certificate Student
Kiley Dorton -- Grady Graduate Student
Scott Shamp -- Director
State of Print Panel Discussion
An open-forum discussion on the current state of the American print industry with:
Jim Auchmutey, a twenty year veteran of Atlanta
Christina Cotter, Managing editor at Flagpole Magazine
John English, freelance journalist and UGA Journalism Professor Emeritus
Barry Hollander, Associate Prof., UGA Grady School of
Other representatives from our local newsmedia TBA
Artists' Panel Discussion
Moderated by curator Allie Goolrick & ATHICA Director Lizzie Zucker Saltz
Kathryn Refi, featured artist
Franklynn Peterson, visiting photographer from
Wayne Bellamy, local photographer
Ed Tant, local photographer
John English, conceptual artist
Closing Reception with refreshments
End of Silent Auction
Come join us for the closing day of our fall exhibition, Free
Press in Free Fall with an afternoon of edifying and stimulating
presentations and panel discussions centering around the current state of the
The day's events include a presentation by the UGA New
Media Institute, a panel discussion on the state of print journalism
with experts whose experience goes back two decades or more, and an
artists panel followed by a reception.
The bulk of the afternoon will be spent exploring the State of
Print with an amazing array of panelists from many areas of the news
industry. Among them are:
Auchmutey is a twenty-year veteran of Atlanta Journal
Constitution(!). He discusses the changes he has seen, and in particular the
destructive side of the move to digital information in an interview on The
Grady Journal website:
The 53 year-old journalist has written on a wide range of
topics over the years, with a specialty of writing about Southern culture and
the history of Atlanta in his True South columns, which were complied into
a book of the same name published by Longstreet Press in 1994.
co-authored southern cookbooks such as The Ultimate Barbecue Sauce
Cookbook: Your Guide to the Best Sauces, Rubs, Sops, Mops, and Marinades and True South: Travels Through a Land of White Columns, Black-Eyed Peas
and Redneck Bars
Cotter has served as Managing Editor at Flagpole Magazine for
the past two years, was the Managing Editor of Athena Magazine before that,
and has five years experience as a freelance journalist, photographer
English is a nationally published freelance journalist whose
work has appeared in The New York Times. A UGA Journalism Professor
Emeritus who has become a conceptual artist in his retirement, he has two
works in the current exhibit.
English is an active presence regionally as a
freelance writer, editor, photographer, documentary filmmaker, activist
and artist-activist since 1970. He taught magazine and arts
criticism at the University of Georgia for 30 years. He was the co-founder of
the National Arts Journalism Program.
Hollander is an Associate Professor in the UGA Grady School
of Journalism who has published in along list of distinguished
academic journals. He had his first paper route at 12 and never turned
back. He received his Phd in Mass Communication from the University of
Florida in1991 and taught a class to working journalists on using the
Internet in its infancy back in 1992. At UGA his research focuses on the
political impact of new media where he is among the leading experts on
political talk radio.
Professionally he covered city/county government
beats at daily newspapers in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida
where awards include Best Investigative Reporting for coverage of a boat
selling scam from the Mississippi Press Association, Best Spot News Coverage
for coverage of a train crash from the Louisiana Press Association
and Best General News Story for a series of articles examining the
economic and social impact of the mothballing of a nuclear power plant from
the Mississippi Press Association.
The Artists' Panel Discussion will be moderated by curator
Allie Goolrick and ATHICA Director Lizzie Zucker Saltz. Of the exhibiting
artists, we are especially excited about longtime photojournalist and
photographer Franklynn Peterson's return trip to ATHICA. The
septuagenarian participated in last January's Running on Empty panel to
everyone's delight, as well as participated in Fall 2008's Overload
exhibit, during which one of his striking photographs of Japanese toilets
over town as a Flagpole Magazine cover.
Among the local artists from Free Press in Free Fall who will be on hand to discuss the meaning
and motivation behind their works will be featured artist Kathryn
Refi, local photographers Wayne Bellamy and Ed Tant as well as conceptual
artist John English who is also a participant in the State of Print