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Hear Your Train (Faintly) A Comin’ PLUS, CCSD STRENGTHENS ITS MASK POLICY AND MORE LOCAL NEWS By Blake Aued, Hillary Brown and Jessica Luton email@example.com A route through Athens has been chosen for a proposed high-speed rail line between Atlanta and Charlotte. Now all it needs is a few billion dollars. The “greenfield route” is one of four options and includes stops in either Doraville and Suwanee or Tucker and Lawrence ville, along with Athens, Anderson, SC and the Greenville-Spartanburg airport. It would reach speeds of up to 220 miles per hour, making what’s a four-hour drive (with no traffic) from Atlanta to Charlotte in 2 hours and 45 minutes. The line is part of the proposed Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor that would eventually run through Raleigh and Richmond to Washington, D.C. From there, Amtrak’s high-speed Acela line already runs to New York City and Boston. Currently the only intercity passenger rail service available in Georgia is Amtrak’s Silver Crescent line, which stops in Gainesville and Atlanta on its way between New York and New Orleans, and the Palmetto line, which runs from Miami through Savannah up the East Coast. But Amtrak wants to spend $75 billion in funding from President Biden’s infrastructure plan to expand service nationwide, including new routes connecting Atlanta to Chattanooga, Nashville, Macon, Savannah and Montgomery. While it’s not the same project, the Atlanta-Charlotte high-speed rail line revives hopes for the “Brain Train,” so called because it would have connected UGA and Atlanta’s universities. That idea dates back to the 1990s, and in 2005 Athens-Clarke County even sited its new bus station on a rail line in preparation, although the Multimodal Transportation Center remains unimodal because the Brain Train never materialized. The high-speed rail line might never
materialize, either, with costs projected at $6 billion to $8 billion and no funding attached. Even if federal funding becomes available through the infrastructure bill or some other means, Georgia would be asked to provide matching funds covering 10-20% of the costs, which seems unlikely under a Republican administration, as the GOP generally prefers to spend transportation dollars on paving highways. (Research has shown that approach doesn’t reduce traffic congestion, because of “induced demand”— widening roads simply encourages more people to drive.) And even if the state did agree to help fund the project, it would still take decades to plan and build. The route is expected to be popular, though. By 2050, the Georgia Department of Transportation estimates it would carry 5 or 6 million passengers a year. [Blake Aued]
ACC Wants Your Transpo Ideas Athens residents won’t have to wait decades to see improvements from another transportation initiative up for a vote next year. In fact, the deadline is coming up soon to submit proposals for T-SPLOST 2023, an extension of a 1% sales tax for transportation projects. T-SPLOST 2018 is set to run for five years or until it collects $109 million, whichever comes first. Since county sales tax revenue has been higher than expected—even during the pandemic and economic downturn—Athens-Clarke County officials are pushing up the vote from next November to next May to prevent a gap in collections. The next five-year T-SPLOST is expected to raise about $140 million, ACC Manager Blaine Williams said at a town hall meeting last week organized by Commissioner Tim Denson.
Citizens have until Aug. 15 to submit ideas for projects. An instructional video and submission form is available at accgov. com/tpslost. T-SPLOST funds can be spent on airports, capital expenses for transit, roads, bridges, stormwater drainage, sidewalks and bike lanes. Projects funded by the current T-SPLOST include the North Oconee River Greenway, Firefly Trail, the roundabout at Whitehall Road and Milledge Avenue, a new bridge on Tallassee Road, new stormwater infrastructure and sidewalks on Clayton Street, as well as new sidewalks, bike lanes, road repaving and bus shelters all over town. In addition, “it’s not entirely clear,” but “it’s a distinct possibility” that T-SPLOST could fund Athens Transit’s operating costs, Williams said. That would allow Athens Transit to remain fare-free after federal COVID-19 relief money runs out and to dramatically expand service. After the deadline for submissions, a 22-member committee appointed by the Mayor and Commission will vet the projects and narrow down the list, with public input throughout the process. Lauren Blais, who also serves as chair of the Athens in Motion Commission overseeing bike and pedestrian projects, will chair the T-SPLOST Advisory Committee. Projects will be judged on equity, social well-being, economic development and environmental sustainability, Williams said. Funding won’t be distributed evenly among geographical areas, but where it’s needed most. “Let’s recognize there are neighborhoods that have not had the infrastructure upgrades,” he said. In March the county commission will finalize the project list and formally call for an election May 24, coinciding with partisan primaries in state and federal races. If it seems like SPLOST was just on the ballot, it was. Voters overwhelmingly approved a SPLOST for all types of capital projects in 2019, most notably a new courthouse, the Bethel Homes redevelopment and a Classic Center arena. This fall, an extension of E-SPLOST, the sales tax for school construction, will be on the ballot. None of the three are new taxes; if they’re all approved, the sales tax rate in ACC will remain 8%. Of that, 4% goes to the state government, and 1% partially offsets ACC property taxes. [BA]
Vaccinations Stall as Hospitalizations Rise After weeks of nearly record-low COVID19 numbers since the pandemic started almost 18 months ago, the recent uptick in Clarke County’s cases held steady last week at an average of 5.9 per day as of July 16— likely a result of the Delta variant spreading through the South, alongside a lagging vaccination rate. Last week, there were 41 new confirmed cases in Clarke County and an additional 14 positive antigen tests, bringing the totals to date to 13,037 confirmed cases and 2,283 positive antigen tests, for a total of 15,320 since the beginning of the pandemic. Viral shedding in wastewater collected by UGA infectious diseases professor Erin Lipp’s lab remained readily detectable in all samples on July 12 at levels comparable to a week prior, when an increase in viruses found in wastewater corresponded with an increase in cases. While only one additional person from Clarke County was hospitalized, according
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to Georgia Department of Public Health data, there was a noted increase in hospitalizations for the region. According to data from the hospital census hospitalizations for COVID in Northeast Georgia’s Region E increased from 13, or 2.3% of all patients, to 25, or 4.5% of patients. “We are all watching those numbers daily,” Clarke County School District Superintendent Xernona Thomas told the school board last week. “We all know the Delta variant is real.” Thomas’ administration announced at the July 15 board meeting that masks would be required for students in 6th grade and below except while outdoors, such as during recess. For 7th through 12th grade, “unvaccinated individuals are expected to wear masks indoors,” said Jillian Whatley, the executive director of student support services. Masks will be required on buses. They are optional for fully vaccinated staff. In addition, air filtration systems are being installed and students will be expected to observe three feet of social distancing. All schools will be open five days a week with normal bell schedules. Only high-school students will have a virtual option, according to Chief Academic Officer Brannon Gaskins. Last month, CCSD had said it was not requiring masks during summer school and would not require masks when the fall semester starts. That announcement prompted a backlash from parents who started a petition. Currently only those ages 12 and up are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, as trials are still underway for younger children. Given the data on vaccination rates for those 12 to 15, CCSD’s policies may not be enough to curb potential outbreaks. According to data obtained through an open records request to DPH, as of July 12, 1,253 young people in that age group were listed in the “at least one dose” category and 992 listed in the “fully vaccinated” category. Unlike most DPH figures, that data isn’t correlated with county of residence, but rather the county of vaccine administration. Overall, the pace of vaccinations among Clarke County residents has slowed in recent weeks. As of the end of last week, Clarke County had 52,681 residents, or 42%, receive at least one dose of a vaccine, and 48,847 residents, or 39%, were fully vaccinated. In total, 846 doses were administered to Clarke County residents last week. [Jessica Luton]
New Varsities Near Athens You probably knew it was coming, especially if you’ve been paying attention to the details of the Varsity tear-down story in Flagpole. Anyway, the folks who own the restaurant in Athens are planning on opening up two new locations, one in Oconee County and one in Barrow County, meaning you can still get your onion rings and FO without driving to Atlanta. The company lists the Oconee location as “Athens,” but the tax dollars won’t go to Clarke. It will be on Parkway Boulevard, which runs between Epps Bridge Parkway and the Oconee Connector, by the Hobby Lobby. The Gordy family, which owns the Varsity chain, has also owned land there for decades and is currently developing it. The Barrow County location will be in Bethlehem, at the Gateway at University Parkway, anchored by Athens Regional and Carmike Cinemas. [Hillary Brown] f
Critical Race Theory on Campus GOP FUROR SPILLS OVER INTO COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES By Daniel C. Vock firstname.lastname@example.org
rofessors say the Republican crusade to root out “critical race theory” is taking a toll on college campuses around the nation—places where academic freedom is supposed to encourage thought, discussion and analysis. Much of the “critical race theory” uproar to date has centered on teaching in K-12 schools. But several high-profile incidents, combined with new laws with unexpected effects, are raising worries about political interference in higher education. Some of it may play out this fall as students return to classes and professors sort out what they can and cannot teach. The attempts by lawmakers to influence college curriculums undermine one of the principles that makes U.S. higher education so widely regarded across the globe: encouraging students to reach their own conclusions about the subjects they study. “We haven’t seen this level of intrusion since McCarthyism,” Lynn Pasquerella, the president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, told States Newsroom in an interview. The group says it’s tracked legislative proposals that have taken shape in 20 states. “The consequences are the upending of the American system of higher education,” Pasquerella said. Georgia’s 2021 legislative session ended in early spring before the wave of critical race theory angst rippled across the country, and no bills addressing the subject were filed. But Rep. Emory Dunahoo (R-Gillsville) raised the subject in January when he sent a letter to University System of Georgia administrators asking a series of questions, including whether students are taught about the concepts of privilege and oppression, that some races are inherently privileged, or that white, male, heterosexual Christians are intrinsically oppressive. In response, then-Chancellor Steve Wrigley said the university system strives to balance their cause of expanding students’ minds and ensuring they are free from harassment and indoctrination. “It is a constant balancing effort, and I am certain we do not always get the balance right,” he wrote. “I believe the vast majority of the time we do, and work hard to do so. Part of our purpose is to challenge students to deepen their thinking, hone their research and sharpen their skills so they can analyze and then explain their views. These are abilities essential for success in life, as you know, and basic to fostering innovation.” All 26 University System of Georgia institutions responded as well. None said they teach that any group is inherently bad. Many said concepts of privilege and oppression come up in classes including sociology, history, anthropology and literature. “It is impossible to talk about the American Revolution, civil rights movements, women’s suffrage or World War II without discussing oppression, and thereby privilege,” the College of Coastal Georgia’s response reads in part. “When teaching courses about philosophy of education or community health, we discuss how socio-economic status and race impact the outcomes in those areas [to] prepare students to tackle challenges they will face in their chosen fields.” Meanwhile, as the USG searches for a new chancellor to replace Wrigley, who retired in May, Republican former Gov. Sonny Perdue is lobbying for the position by saying he will uphold conservative values. “There are challenging times here, not only with the pandemic, but with the culture revolution that we’re seeing as well,” Perdue told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution last month. “And there needs to be some stability there to help guide the state’s values and policies through higher education.”
The 1619 Project and More Many Republican officials have used the misnomer of “critical race theory” to criticize a wide variety of activities examining the role of racism in American society. The term describes a narrower field of study among legal scholars.
versities do enjoy more legal protections about the material they teach than K-12 schools do. The U.S. Supreme Court has explicitly provided protections for academic freedom for colleges and universities. It ruled in 1967, for example, that colleges could not require faculty to take loyalty oaths. That came after Justice Felix Frankfurter in 1957 laid out four key freedoms of universities that are still cited today: “to determine for itself on academic grounds who may teach, what may be taught, how it shall be taught, and who may be admitted to study.” “In the absence of policy changes,” Pasquerella predicted, “there will be lawsuits that look at whether it’s constitutional for state universities to infringe on academic freedom in this way.” Many faculty members also worry about how political interference will affect their universities’ communities and reputations. At UNC, faculty members criticized the Board of Trustees for not immediately granting tenure to Hannah-Jones, a Black woman and a UNC graduate. Deborah Stroman, a professor in UNC’s school of public health and a former president of the UNC Black Faculty
Still, colleges and universities are being targeted. The University of North Carolina has been at the center of the controversy. The school’s administration came under fire for denying tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones, a New York Times journalist who led the “1619 Project” that examined the role slavery played in shaping American history and society through the present day. Despite credentials including a Pulitzer Prize and a “genius” grant from the MacArthur Foundation, HannahJones was initially offered a five-year appointment instead of the standard permanent tenured position, as was first reported by NC Policy Watch. After a national outcry, the UNC Board of Trustees recently voted 9-4 to offer Hannah-Jones full tenure after all, but she declined the appointment and accepted a tenured position at Howard University. In Florida, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis hinted that budget cuts to state universities could come if surveys required by a new state law showed that instructors were “indoctrinating” students. In Idaho, lawmakers cut funding to Boise State University, because of concerns about its diversity programs (some of which turned out to be unfounded). And in Iowa, legislators passed a law this spring taking aim at schools Protests that swept the country, including Athens, after George Floyd’s murder by police or government entities that promoted ideas about racism and sexism helped spark a conservative backlash. that GOP lawmakers deemed “divisive.” Notably, the law only appeared to apply to mandatory and Staff Caucus, said the board decision to offer tenure to Hannah-Jones offered hope to people on campus. But the diversity training at institutions of higher education— controversy, she said, has already hurt the UNC community. though at Iowa State University it’s had a broader effect. The school’s initial decision not to grant Hannah-Jones The attempts by Republicans to monitor classrooms tenure has already dissuaded faculty from coming to the threaten the principle that higher education is intended to flagship university, and Stroman thinks that is likely to help students think on their own, academic leaders said. continue. When recruiting Black faculty for departments That approach helps them become better citizens, that have few Black professors already, it’s important to be Pasquerella argued. “If we start regulating what can be able to show them that they will be welcome in the larger taught and how it can be taught in the academy, by people community, she said. who are not experts in the field, then we’re eroding not The stress over the situation with Hannah-Jones disonly higher education, but democracy itself.” proportionately affects people of color—both students and Pasquerella’s group and dozens of others that focus on higher education or history signed a statement in mid-June faculty—at the university, Stroman said. It may take a year or two before the extent of the damage is known, she said. decrying the “spate” of attempts to interfere with college “We are a prestigious university,” Stroman said. “When coursework. Many of those proposals would prevent college you make it to this level, that means you have choices. So instructors from discussing “divisive concepts” about racwe all have choices, and many people are being recruited ism and sexism in American history. right now.” “Legislation cannot erase ‘concepts’ or history,” the Even before the 1619 Project or the George Floyd progroups wrote. “It can, however, diminish educators’ ability tests, though, teachers at the University of Georgia had to help students address facts in an honest and open envibeen subjected to political pressure on racial issues. For ronment capable of nourishing intellectual exploration. example, Irami Osei-Frimpong, a graduate instructor in Educators owe students a clear-eyed, nuanced and frank philosophy, was accused of violating the university’s code delivery of history so that they can learn, grow and conof conduct after a right-wing website reported that he front the issues of the day, not hew to some state-ordered had said on social media, “Some white people may have ideology.” to die for black communities to be whole in this struggle to advance freedom,” which he explained as a reference to white people who died fighting for the Union during the Civil War or protesting for civil rights, but others took The growing concern on the right about race-related as a call for a race war. A disciplinary board cleared Oseiinstruction follows massive protests and calls for action last Frimpong of wrongdoing in 2019. Around the same time, year, in the wake of Minneapolis police killing George Floyd a Faculty Senate report accused administrators of trying and the killing of other Black residents by police in other to intimidate professors who were critical of the way UGA cities. handled the discovery of the remains of enslaved individuHigher education is not the only target for Republican als discovered during a Baldwin Hall construction project. f officials who have lashed out in recent months at various Ross Williams of the Georgia Recorder and Flagpole news editor efforts to discuss systemic racism and white supremacy. Blake Aued contributed to this article, which originally appeared at They have attacked government diversity training progeorgiarecorder.com. grams, the military and K-12 schools. But colleges and uni-
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When I was nine years old in 1956, I saw a movie titled On the Threshold of Space. In the postwar 1950s, Hollywood studios churned out myriad schmaltzy science fiction films featuring bug-eyed monsters and little green men aboard flying saucers invading our Earth. On the Threshold of Space eschewed the popular sci-fi scenarios, presenting instead the story of the coming exploration of space in a Technicolor and Cinemascope feature film that opened in American theaters more than a year before the Space Age began when Russia orbited the first Earth-circling satellite in 1957. In the film, an intrepid aviator ascends to an altitude of about 20 miles inside a balloon-borne pressurized sphere. “I can see the curve of the Earth,” he exults as moviegoers in 1956 were thrilled by big-screen views of the planet as he gazed from the porthole of his high-flying craft.
It didn’t take long for the movie visions of space flight to come true. In 1957 a balloonist aboard the U.S. Air Force’s aptly-named Man High space capsule flew to over 20 miles high and saw views of Earth that were astonishingly like those that were done with special effects just a year before in On the Threshold of Space. In 1959, the Air Force and NASA began flying the X-15 rocketplanes that flew to altitudes of nearly 70 miles and speeds of more than 4,500 miles per hour during flight profiles that were similar to those flown today by Branson’s spaceship. Like “Unity,” the X-15 was carried aloft under the wing of a much larger plane, then released to fire its rocket motor for a quick trip to space and a glide back down to Earth for an unpowered “dead stick” landing on a desert landing strip. The X-15 carried only one pilot, but in 1962 it became the first winged machine
My wife of seven years has been the love of my life, but my trust fell apart a couple of weeks ago when we were riding in our car. Her phone was synced to the car when she received a text message from an ex-boyfriend I’ve never had the privilege to meet. I didn’t react, but calmly asked her what he wanted or, “What does the text say?” Can you believe she wouldn’t share the contents? That was so critical to our relationship and my trust. I got out of the car with one last desperate plea for clarity. She wouldn’t clear my head. Five miles in the rain, lightning and thunder, [walking] through darkness until I made it home.
though I might have given way to keep my partner from getting struck by lightning, I don’t think it’s fair to blame a choice you made on her actions. You chose to walk home five miles in a storm, and that was no one’s decision but yours. Maybe you thought that putting yourself in harm’s way would force her to prove her love to you, but I’d say that’s a rather negative way to get attention in any relationship. Sometimes people will cede their point just to keep someone else safe, and not because they feel driven to demonstrate their love for them, so how can
Richard Branson (left) in WhiteKnightTwo, the plane that carried Unity to 40,000 feet before releasing it for a quick trip to the edge of space.
Ever since I saw On the Threshold of Space some 65 years ago, I have always wanted to see the majestic and magical curvature of our home planet from space. When Richard Branson’s “Unity” spaceship opened the door to commercial space travel on July 11, those aboard the tiny rocketplane saw in reality the view of Earth that had thrilled movie audiences in 1956. For now and probably for a long time to come, tourist trips to space will remain mostly in the realm of costly adventures for the rich and famous who want to augment their jet-set credentials with astronaut wings. Tickets aboard billionaire Branson’s spaceships cost about $250,000, and that cost probably won’t drop anytime soon. Still, more than 600 people already have ponied up the money for a chance to view our Earth during a brief suborbital flight to space 50 miles above our planet. Perhaps some of the wealthy and influential space tourists of the near future who see Earth from above its thin atmosphere will come back to their home world with an appreciation for the fragility of our planet and the need to protect Mother Earth.
to travel to space and back down to what was called “a gentlemanly and dignified landing on a runway” by Neil Armstrong, who flew the X-15 before he journeyed to the moon aboard an Apollo spacecraft in 1969. Richard Branson’s big bucks Buck Rogers thrill ride came nearly six decades after the X-15 pioneered the same pathway to space. Today the X-15s are museum pieces. The X-15 on view at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Washington is displayed near SpaceShipOne, a prototype of Branson’s space tourism ship. Passenger airlines began flying in America in the 1920s, just two decades after the Wright Brothers first flew. Routine space tourism will probably take much longer. Adults who are alive today probably won’t live to see reliable and affordable tourist trips to space, but many of the children of 2021 will be alive in the year 2100. They may see Earth from space, or they may live on an Earth sullied by human folly. Our choices today will determine whether the children of 2100 will inherit a livable Earth or a fearful future. f
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No, I did not walk it off. Am I wrong? Being faithful and securing her trust in me has always been a top priority, along with our children. Not to mention the all-nighters she’s had since that evening. She tells me she loves me so sincerely, and I want to believe her, but now my head is all fucked up. What do you think about it? Anonymous Hey Anon, There are a few reasons that she may not have wanted to share her text messages with you. I can see that you’re worried that she’s being unfaithful in some way with her ex, and that’s a fair suspicion to have. If nothing untoward is going on, then why not just tell you what the message says? I am the type of person who likes boundaries in my relationships, and I am not one to demand access to my partners’ phones, emails, social media, etc. Maybe you aren’t, either, but seeing that ex’s name pop up was just a bit too much for you. Personally, I would refuse to show a partner my phone out of principle alone. I’m an adult, I deserve my privacy, and my boo should trust me enough to honor whatever agreements we’ve made in our relationship. But I would stop short of letting them get so upset that they walk five miles in a thunderstorm with their head full of doubt about us. I do think she was within her rights to refuse to show you her phone, and even
the person doing these behaviors actually feel good about winning ground via emotional manipulation like that? Personally, I would not abide by that behavior in a relationship, and it would be grounds for a serious talk about our compatibility and what we each want from our relationship. That said, I think that her behavior also would prompt a serious conversation. The text message is one thing, but these all-nighters you mention do not inspire confidence, either. Combined, they’d also make me wonder if my monogamous partner was stepping out on me. If the text was truly harmless, then I personally can’t imagine letting my partner go into a tailspin over it and putting themselves in danger out of frustration. Again, your choices are your own, but there’s something to be said for cooperation and mutual respect when conflict arises in a relationship. The weather has been terrifying lately, and if my boo threatened to stand out in a thunderstorm because they want to see a pointless and non-threatening text that someone sent to me, I’d show it to them to keep them safe, but then immediately give them both horns over trying to manipulate my behavior. I think you were both not awesome in this scenario, but that both of your actions make sense. Good luck. f Need advice? Email email@example.com, or use our anonymous online form at flagpole.com/ get-advice.
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GOING BLANK AGAIN: Last week, I told y’all about Mr. Blank’s new track “Slab City.” Well, he’s got another new one named “You Can’t Get There From Here” out now, and it’s full of space-y oscillations, snaps, crackles and pops. Total headphone track that, if you wait until around the eight-minute mark, will begin to channel a little Pink Floyd. In other news, he’s cleared his decks a little and re-released a few old collections from nearly 20 years ago. First is Meat Beat Moron (2002), and then there are two releases from when he used the project name Cluster Muse. Those are titled Empty (2002) and Incidental Program Trash (2003). While none of the three are exactly what you’d call mainstream, they are quite tune-oriented in a way his most recent work isn’t. Check this all out at mrblank.bandcamp.com. f
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Something of a character in Athens folklore himself, Art Rosenbaum is a painter, muralist and illustrator, as well as a performer, folklorist and collector of traditional American folk music. As an educator, he has influenced an entire generation of emerging artists while teaching for some 30 years at UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art, where he retired as the university’s first Wheatley professor of fine arts emeritus. All the while, the 82-year-old artist has balanced his own studio practice with traveling near and far to preserve every unrecorded banjo, fiddle, blues, gospel, mountain ballad or other traditional folk song he caught wind of. Curated by Tif Sigfrids, the Dodd Galleries are presenting an exhibition of paintings that visually connect these interlocking passions within Rosenbaum’s illustrious life. Brimming with seemingly unrelated components at first glance, these works create a window into his memories, contemplations and unique position as someone who both documents and carries on traditions. Offering a glimpse into Rosenbaum’s decades-long career as a professor, “Sextet” is a series of six scenes, each rendered as both a graphite drawing and oil painting, that were based on black-and-white Polaroid photographs shot many years ago during a drawing class. Rosenbaum asked his students to stage dramas with masks and props to later use as subject matter, and the time finally arrived after rediscovering the images among his vast stashes of old photographs. Though there are clues that reveal the setting as a campus, the vignettes largely exist without any discernible plot. Instead, the viewer is left to consider the complexity of works that document bursts of real-life spontaneity and playfulness, yet also suggest a layer of mysteriousness, obscurity
and tension bubbling below the surface. Though they do not specifically reference the pandemic, they hold contradictory, thematic elements that resonated with how the artist was feeling at the time.
Based on an old portrait found in his collection of stereoscopic images, the scene depicts an Irish wake set around the late 1800s. Painted in a more muted color palette to convey antiquity, the merriment of drinking, fiddling and wearing masks nearly distracts from the dead body displayed on the back table. Popular in the Victorian days, stereoscopes were devices used to combine a pair of left-eye and right-eye views of the same scene taken from slightly different angles to create the illusion of depth. In “Strainer,” Rosenbaum establishes this sense of depth through wood paneling and floorboards
“The Grey Rabbit III” by Art Rosenbaum
Rosenbaum’s figurative paintings frequently take form as allegorical tapestries that weave together visual threads inspired by multiple sources. The massive painting “Strainer” exemplifies this episodic approach as a cast of characters modeled after real people encircle the base of a large canvas laced into a wooden frame (the strainer). “I like the idea, and have done it in other works, of having an image within an image, or time past and time present, and sort of have them flow one to the other,” says Rosenbaum.
that extend deep into the room, almost appearing like a portal. “When you look at the past in a stereoscope photograph, they’re tactile, they’re just like this stuff,” says Rosenbaum, motioning towards his studio’s treasure trove of sketches and art supplies. “It’s so different from working from the flat photograph of the same image… So you say, ‘Wow, I’m there in that space.’ Whether it shows in the painting or not, it makes the act of painting it more engaging in a certain way.” The physical boundaries of painting are also pushed in “The Grey Rabbit Trilogy,” a
triptych spanning from 1982–2019. Each painting contains a number of recurring details: a modern train, mountainside town, armed officer, nude couple and grey rabbit. Observed from multiple vantage points, the trains travel across this landscape, essentially expanding and revealing more of this invented world as it goes along. When it comes to painting musical scenes, Rosenbaum typically focuses on depicting the musicians themselves and seldom illustrates the narratives of songs, making the painting “Adamham Town” a special exception. Originating as “Nottamun Town,” this folk tune has evolved over the last century with varying names and modifications along the way, including “Adam Ham Town” by Ozarks singer Ollie Gilbert, whom Rosenbaum once met. The lyrics describe a journey on horseback through a series of unusual, riddle-like chapters, which Rosenbaum depicts happening simultaneously along a winding road. Videographers, field recorders and photographers often appear throughout Rosenbaum’s paintings, including “Adamham Town,” emphasizing the perspective of an onlooker. This degree of separation can establish sensitivity towards historical events that were not experienced first-hand. These figures also act as bridges to the future as they carry their documentations forward to new audiences. “One thing a painting is that makes it different from a time-based medium like a novel or a film, which you have to experience in a flowing time, is that a single painting is all there and if you wish to sort of evoke present, past and in some cases future, you can use various means of doing that.” Vibrating with motion and colorful exuberance, Rosenbaum’s paintings reflect a tenderness and devout interest in the human condition. He works with time in a nonlinear fashion, suggesting that the past is often still very much present whether it takes the form of memory, song, storytelling or the legacy of other folk traditions. An opening reception will be held at the Dodd Galleries on Friday, July 23 from 6–8 p.m. The exhibition will remain on view through Aug. 19. f
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Art ATHENS CREATIVE DIRECTORY (Athens, GA) The ACD is a new platform to connect creatives with patrons. Visual artists, musicians, actors, writers and other creatives are encouraged to create a free listing. Visit the website to find creatives or network or commission work. email@example.com, athenscreatives.directory ATHFEST EDUCATES GRANT APPLICATIONS (Athens, GA) Grants are provided to teachers and community educators from nonprofit organizations, public schools or local or state government agencies serving Athens-Clarke County youth in grades K-12. Grants can be used for music and arts based non-consumable equipment, such as musical instruments and audio/visual equipment, all types of programs and experiences that are music and arts focused, and music and arts-based professional development for educators or youth development specialists. Deadline Aug. 25, 5 p.m. Awards announced Sept. 27. director@athfesteducates. org, www.athfesteducates.org CALL FOR ARTISTS (Creature Comforts Brewing Co.) Local artists and curators can submit proposals for the CCVC Gallery throughout 2021. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.getcurious.com/get-artistic/ call-for-artists CALL FOR PHOTOS (Athens, GA) Submit photos of water or nature scenes for the fifth edition of a stormwater calendar organized by
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art around town ACC LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) On view in the Quiet Gallery, “Stories Told” features collages by Susan Pelham, who is influenced by Magic Realism, nursery rhymes, children’s camp songs, limericks, haiku poems, the Renaissance and 20th-century folk art. Through Aug. 29. ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART: ATHICA (675 Pulaski St., Suite 1200) “TRIO: Austen Brown, Kate Burke and Xiaopue Pu” brings together works by artists from Atlanta, Chicago and Beijing that convey a common theme of space, isolation, hidden messages and bleakness. Through Aug. 8. ATHICA@CINÉ GALLERY (234 W. Hancock Ave.) Greg Benson creates painterly landscapes and seasonal views of locations around Georgia and his native state of Pennsylvania. Through Aug. 25. BARBAR VINTAGE TEXTILES AND HOME (1354 S. Milledge Ave.) Kendal Jacques’ “Come Home” includes oil paintings of antique objects and other still lifes of items associated with domesticity. Through Aug. 15. DODD GALLERIES (270 River Rd.) “Art Rosenbaum: ‘Adamham Town,’ ‘The Grey Rabbit Trilogy’ and Other Recent Paintings” presents works by Wheatley Professor in Fine Arts Emeritus, Art Rosenbaum. Opening reception July 23, 6–8 p.m. On view through Aug. 19. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Mikey Poland. Through July. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Rediscovering the Art of Victoria Hutson Huntley” shares approximately 30 lithographs inspired by landscape, human figures and the natural world. Through Aug. 15. • “Echoes from Abroad: American Art from the Collection of Barbara Guillaume.” Through Aug. 15. • “Hands and Earth: Perspectives on Japanese Contemporary Ceramics” includes works by some of 20thand 21st-century Japan’s most important artists. Through Aug. 15. • “Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Horvitz Collection” represents three generations of artists dating from the 1940s. Through Sept. 26. • “Modernism Foretold: The Nadler Collection of Late Antique Art from Egypt.” Through Sept. 26. • “Power and Piety in 17th-Century Spanish Art.”
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Through Nov. 28. • “In Dialogue: Artists, Mentors, Friends: Ronald Lockett and Thornton Dial Sr.” focuses on one work by each artist to examine their friendship and compare their creative approaches. Through Nov. 28. • “Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art” pays homage to the objects stolen during the Gardner Museum heist in 1990 through light boxes, color-blocked graphics and video animation. Through Dec. 5. • “Neo-Abstraction: Celebrating a Gift of Contemporary Art from John and Sara Shlesinger.” Through Dec. 5. • “Whitman, Alabama” features 23 of 52 films from journalist, photographer and filmmaker Jennifer Crandall’s ongoing documentary project of the same name. Through Dec. 12. HEIRLOOM CAFE (815 N. Chase St.) “Summer Dream” features paintings by Susie Burch. Through Aug. 23. LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (211 Hoyt St.) Curated by La Ruchala Murphy and featuring the works of Black artists living in the South, “#NotAStereotype” challenges the labels and limitations perceived about race, nationality, gender, ability and sexual orientation. Through July 24. • Will Eskridge’s “Endless Party: A Collection of Party Animals” offers a celebratory look at outcast animals like bats, snakes and raccoons. The show includes to-go maps for a scavenger hunt at Bear Hollow Zoo and Memorial Park. Through July 24. • AJ Aremu presents a large-scale installation for “Window Works,” a site-specific series that utilizes the building’s front entrance windows for outdoor art viewing. • “Collections from our Community: Oscar’s Godzillas” shares Godzilla memorabilia collected by Oscar Justus. • “Inside Out: Expressing the Inner World” presents abstract paintings by a group of women artists working in the Southeast. July 24–Oct. 23. • “Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You” presents works by Brian Hitselberger and Julie Willis. July 24–Oct. 16. • “Modernist Sculptures from the Legacy of Loyd Florence.” July 24–Oct. 23. • “i vs me” features paintings by Andy Cherewick and Jeffrey Whittle. July 24–Oct. 15. MASON-SCHARFENSTEIN MUSEUM OF ART (567 Georgia Street, Demorest) “Michael Ross: Foothills” features lush depictions of forests, fields, wetlands, birds and people. Closing reception Aug. 19 from 5–7 p.m. OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) Paintings by Broderick Flanigan. Through August. STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) Susie
THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Brightstone Productions, Watkinsville) Brightstone Productions presents the creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky and altogether ooky Addams Family. When Gomez and Morticia’s eldest child, Wednesday, falls in love with a “normal” boy, she invites his family to dine with The Addams, hoping the families can learn to love each other despite their differences. When the night takes a twist, Gomez and the family learn the importance of never keeping secrets, the meaning of true love, and that normal really is an illusion. July 23–24 & July 30–31, 7:30 p.m. July 24–25, July 31–Aug. 1, 2:30 p.m. $18. www. brightstonetickets.com ART EVENTS (Georgia Museum of Art) “Curator Talk: Echoes from Abroad: American Art from the Collection of Barbara Guillaume” is held July 21 at 2 p.m. “Teen Studio: In Dialogue” is held July 22 from 5:30–8:30 p.m. www.georgia museum.org ATHENS FARMERS MARKET (Multiple Locations) Saturday markets are held at Bishop Park from 8 a.m.–12 p.m. Wednesday markets are held at Creature Comforts Brewery from 5–7 p.m. Both markets offer fresh produce, flowers, eggs, meats, prepared foods, a variety of arts and crafts, and live music. Additionally, AFM doubles SNAP dollars spent at the market. www. athensfarmersmarket.net BAD MOVIE NIGHT (Ciné) Athens’ longest-running movie night is back at Ciné! Professor Jim takes his UFO Studies class on a field trip to rural Oklahoma and instantly runs into zonked-out locals, claymation cows, and stop-motion aliens in the mega-cheap and charming Mutilations. July 29, 8 p.m. FREE! www. facebook.com/badmovienight BIKE NIGHT (Akademia Brewing Co.) Grab a beer with the Athens Litas Women’s Motorcycle Collective. All bikes and people welcome. First Thursday of every month, 6–9 p.m. www.akademiabc.com BOGART LIBRARY EVENTS (Bogart Library) KnitLits Knitting Group is held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
“Lunch & Learn: Women of the Supreme Court” is held July 23 at 12 p.m. “Virtual Booktalks” features young adult books on July 23 at 2 p.m. “Watercolor Bookmarks” is held July 27 at 6 p.m. www.athens library.org CINÉ DRIVE-IN (General Time Athens, 100 Newton Bridge Rd.) Ciné will host weekly drive-in movies on Tuesdays with food trucks and concessions. Check website for weekly announcements of films. www. athenscine.com CONVERSATION WITH EDITORIAL CARTOONIST MIKE LUCKOVICH (Special Collections Library) The Russell Library hosts Atlanta Journal-Constitution editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich in conjunction with the traveling exhibition “Lines with Power and Purpose: Editorial Cartoons.” Sept. 28, 5:30 p.m. FREE! firstname.lastname@example.org FOAM PARTY (Young Harris Church) Help launch the new children’s church program with a foam party for ages 5–13. Free hot dogs, chips, snowcones and games. July 24, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. JOB FAIR (Talmage Terrace) Wesley Woods of Athens hosts a job fair to recruit CNA and dining staff to work with a community of independent seniors. Tours and interviews will be conducted during the fair. July 24, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 706-369-7100, wesleywoods.org/careers LGBTQIA+ VIRTUAL ALPHABET FAMILY GATHERING (Online) This is a safe space for anyone on the LGBTQIA+/TGQNB spectrum. Fourth Sunday of every month, 6–8 p.m. uuathensga.org/justice/ welcoming-congregation MARIGOLD MARKET (Pittard Park, Winterville) Vendors offer local produce, prepared and baked goods, and arts and crafts. Season runs every Saturday through Dec. 11, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. email@example.com MISS THING’S SUMMER SOIRÉE (Southern Brewing Company) Party for a cause with Miss Thing as she and her queens brew up a little summer fun. Featuring drag performances, a special Boybutante cocktail concoction and food by
Criswell presents a collection of botanical paintings, “Pitcher Plants and Other Natural Wonders.” Through Aug. 5. TIF SIGFRIDS (83 E. North Ave., Comer) “LA Pictures 78/79” is an exhibition of photographs by George Porcari taken in various neighborhoods around Los Angeles. Often depicting cars or taken from within a car, the images offer a roaming portrait of the city. Through July. • Gainesville, GA-based painter Betty Brown offers a bird’s eye perspective of small towns. TINY ATH GALLERY (174 Cleveland Ave.) Designer, illustrator and educator Cameron Berglund presents plein air sketches and watercolor paintings in “Things I’ve Seen & Drawn.” Open by appointment through July. UGA MAIN LIBRARY (320 S. Jackson St.) “Georgia Trailblazers: Honoring the 60th Anniversary of Desegregation at UGA” chronicles the historic events of 1961 when Hamilton Holmes and Charlene Hunter became the first African American students admitted to the university. UGA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “The Hargrett Hours: Exploring Medieval Manuscripts” presents original items from the collections, dating back centuries, as well as findings from students’ indepth studies. Through Aug. 26. • The new Ted Turner Exhibition Hall and Gallery showcases CNN founder and environmentalist Ted Turner’s life and legacy through memorabilia, photographs and other items. • “New Again: Selections from the Rare Book Vault” includes examples of handmade tomes dating back centuries, as well as contemporary books that combine centuries-old techniques with a modern aesthetic. Through Aug. 27. WHEN IN ATHENS (Multiple Locations) Organized by The Humid with support from an Arts in Community Award from the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, “When In Athens” is a city-wide public art exhibition of images by over 100 photographers made in every Athens. Photographs are installed in the windows of street-facing businesses. Participating locations include Creature Comforts, Georgia Theatre, The Grit, Hi-Lo Lounge, Trappeze Pub and many others. Visit the humid.com for a full list of participating venues. WILLSON CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES AND ARTS (Online) As part of UGA’s Spotlight on the Arts, the Willson Center presents “Shelter Projects,” a virtual exhibition of over 30 projects created by graduate students or community practitioners who reflect pandemic experiences through the arts. Visit willson.uga.edu.
RAW Fusion Lab. July 24, 8:30 p.m. www.boybutante.org MOTHERLESS DAUGHTERS (Elbert Theatre, Elberton) The documentary film Motherless Daughters: When Covid Kills shares the stories of women who lost their mothers during the pandemic. Followed by a Q&A with creator and Elberton native Bridgett Ladd. July 24, 7 p.m. $7. bridgettladd@hotmail. com OPEN TOAD COMEDY OPEN MIC (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Open Toad is back with a lineup of comics from Athens and Atlanta. Email for link to purchase advance tickets. July 27, 9 p.m. $5. opentoadopen firstname.lastname@example.org OPENING RECEPTION (Dodd Galleries) Wheatley professor in fine arts emeritus Art Rosenbaum presents “Adamham Town, The Grey Rabbit Trilogy” and other recent paintings. July 23, 6–8 p.m. www.art.uga.edu PUFFS, OR SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL OF MAGIC AND MAGIC (The Studio Athens) The MP Theatre Group follows the journey of Wayne, a Puff and new student at a wizarding school as he makes new friends, handles some tough decisions and navigates his new school throughout the years. July 30–31, 7:30 p.m. July 31, 2:30 p.m. $10–12. www.mptheatre.org QUEER ABOLITIONIST DRIVE-IN FILM SERIES (Rabbit Hole Studios) “Camp” on July 30 presents But I’m a Cheerleader, Hairspray and Bound. “(Black) Future” on Aug. 20 presents Watermelon Woman and Moonlight. Films begin at 8 p.m. Free, but registration required. athensmutualaid.net REALLY, REALLY FREE MARKET (Reese & Pope Park) Just like a yard sale, but everything is free. Bring what you can, take what you need. Second Saturday of every month, 12–2 p.m. reallyreallyfree email@example.com SEVEN PIONEERS OF MORGAN COUNTY, GEORGIA (Madison-Morgan Cultural Center) This film documents seven Morgan County women who made significant contributions in education, cancer research and women’s rights opportunities. The film is played on a look Tuesdays–Saturdays through July, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.mmccarts.org SOUTHERN STAR STUDIO OPEN GALLERY (Southern Star Studio) Southern Star Studio is a working, collective ceramics studio, established by Maria Dondero in 2016. The gallery contains members’ work, primarily pottery. Every Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.southern starstudioathens.com SUNDAY FUNDAY (Rabbit Hole Studios) Every Sunday from 5-7 p.m., join the White Rabbit Collective for a free drum circle outside of Ben and Jerry’s on College Avenue. Some instruments are provided but guests are encouraged to bring their own drums and rattles! An afterparty at Rabbit Hole Studios from 7:30 p.m.–12 a.m. offers space for playing drums, singing songs, playing ping pong and board games, reading books, doing yoga, making art and more. Acoustic song/drum circle runs 6–9 p.m. followed by games in the grand hall. Donations accepted. Memberships offering access to the musical museum and private lounge are also available for $16/month. www.rabbitholestudios. org TRIVIA AT ATHENTIC (Athentic Brewing Co.) Win beer tabs and other prizes. Every second Monday of the month, 7 p.m. www.athentic brewing.com
VIRTUAL BOOK DISCUSSION: SEEN/UNSEEN (Online) Written and edited by Christopher R. Lawton, Laura E. Nelson and Randy L. Reid, Seen/Unseen documents the people enslaved by the Cobb-Lamar family. Email for link. July 27, 6 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org WEST BROAD FARMERS MARKET (300 S. Rocksprings St.) The market is open for shopping each week from Sunday at 5 p.m. to Thursday at 1 p.m., with a drive-through (or walk/bike-through) pick-up on Saturdays from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. wbfm.locallygrown.net WHEELS OF HOPE FOUNDER’S FUNDRAISER EVENT (Harris Shoals Park, Watkinsville) Enjoy a low country boil and food provided by The Blind Pig and live music by Carly King. Wheels of Hope provides low-cost transportation to people who are visually impaired, disabled or no longer drive due to age or health issues. July 31, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. $8–15. www.wheelsof hopeinternational.org WILD RUMPUS GALA FUNDRAISER BANQUET (Live Wire Athens) Enjoy a catered dinner featuring live performances by Cindy Wilson with Nolan Bennett and & Friends, Cassie Chantel and Timi Conley. Proceeds benefit the Wild Rumpus Parade & Spectacle. July 23, 6 p.m. www.livewireathens. com/calendar WUXTRY MIDNIGHT SALE EVENT (Wuxtry) Celebrate the 40-year anniversary reissue of R.E.M.’s debut single, the Hib-Tone “Radio Free Europe.” Anyone who stops into the store and prepays for their copy of the seven-inch will get admission to a pizza party featuring R.E.M.’s debut performance in Atlanta on the big screen. Event includes a raffle and giveaways. July 22, 11 p.m. email@example.com, www.wuxtry records.com
Kidstuff ACC LIBRARY EVENTS (Athens-Clarke County Library) Virtual storytimes are offered via Facebook weekdays at 10:30 a.m. “Mousetronaut in Space” is held July 21 at 3 p.m. “Fingerprint Fairies & Mermaids” for ages 2–8 is held July 27 at 3 p.m. www.facebook.com/ athenschildrens BOGART LIBRARY EVENTS (Bogart Library) “Virtual Storytime with Ms. Donna” is held July 15 and July 29 at 10:30 a.m. “Kids Cook: Harry (Pot)ter” is held July 21 at 3 p.m. “A Whale of a Summer!” featuring arts and crafts, snacks, experiments and giant bubbles is held July 28 at 1 p.m. www.athens library.org FINANCIAL LITERACY SEMINAR FOR KIDS (ACC Library) The Milledge Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management presents a seminar on foundational financial literacy concepts such as budgeting, the importance of saving, investing 101, introduction to the markets and the basics of credit. For ages 12–17. July 29, 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.morganstanley.com GRAND SLAM SUMMER PROGRAM (Lay Park) Evenings include games, giveaways, guest speakers, life enrichment activities, music, refreshments, sports and more. For ages 11–17. Fridays through July, 7–10 p.m. www.accgov.com/ grandslam NATURE EDUCATION PROGRAMS (Sandy Creek Nature Center) “Naturalist’s Walk” is held Aug. 7 from 10–11 a.m. “Creek Walk” is held July 31 from 10–11 a.m. “Nature’s Trading Post” is held Aug. 7 from
11 a.m.–12 p.m. www.accgov.com/ myrec OCONEE CO. LIBRARY EVENTS (Online) “Tails & Tales! Summer Reading Program” runs through Aug. 4. “Storytime with Miss Rebecca” is held live on Facebook every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. “Dungeons & Dragons” meets virtually the first and third Monday from 6–8 p.m. “Storytime in the Park” at Harris Shoals Park is held July 21 at 11 a.m. “Family Music Jam” is held July 21 at 3 p.m. “Murder Mystery Party” is held July 28 at 6 p.m. www.facebook.com/OCLCS, www. athenslibrary.org/virtual-events SUMMER CAMP SEASON (Multiple Locations) The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department hosts summer camps for
Lucky Jones. July 25, 6–8 p.m. www.facebook.com/theluckyjones NOWHERE BAR (240 N. Lumpkin St.) Shehehe, Palace Doctor and Hunger Anthem perform July 24. Big C and the Moonshynes aka Blues Jam is on July 29. Grassland String Band performs July 31. Doors at 7 p.m., shows at 8 p.m. www.nowherebarlive.com OH JEREMIAH (The Lewis Room at Tweed Recording) Local band Oh Jeremiah share the stage with Valley Maker from South Carolina. Aug. 13, 7 p.m. $10–12. www. lewisroom.com PORTERHOUSE GRILL (459 E. Broad St.) Enjoy dinner and some smooth jazz. Wednesdays, 6–9 p.m. www.porterhouseathens.com RABBIT HOUSE 2 (Rabbit Hole Studios) Cool Kid Products presents a local electronica showcase featuring DJ Zelium, DJ Jordan P, New Kids on Acid and Chase Merritt, plus visuals by Drugs Bunny. All ages. July 30, 8 p.m. SOUTHERN BREWING CO. (231 Collins Industrial Blvd.) Sunday Trivia with Solo Entertainment Sundays at 5 p.m. Funky Bluester performs July 20 & July 27. Ashley Lauren and Zach Haines perform July 21. Wonderland Rangers, Nicholas Mallis and Calico Vision perform July 22. Matchbox Rodeo plays July 23. Zach Gilbert plays July 28. Dead Letter Office performs a tribute to R.E.M. on July 30. www. sobrewco.com WORLD FAMOUS (351 N. Hull St.) DJ Quincy deejays at Gay Brunch on July 25 at 1 p.m. The Minks and Blunt Bangs perform July 25 at 10 p.m. 706-543-4002
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Live Music ATHENS FARMERS MARKET (Bishop Park) Performances are held every Saturday at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Rachel O’Neal and Alex Culbreth perform July 24. www. athensfarmersmarket.net ATHENTIC BREWING COMPANY (108 Park Ave.) Alex Culbreth is a local folk/country/blues one-man band. July 31, 6:30–8:30 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org FLICKER THEATRE AND BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Shadebeast presents Beast Mode, Husk and Marses July 24. Moon Chief, Mis-
Recently opened by Barbette Houser, BARBAR Vintage Textile and Home presents its first exhibition, “Come Home,” a series of oil paintings by Kendal Jacques. The shop is open Wednesdays–Sundays from 12–6 p.m., and the exhibition will remain on view through Aug. 15. barbarvintagetextiles andhome.com children and teens in art, nature education, sports and theater. Scholarships available. www.acc gov.com/camps, www.accgov.com/ myrec SWIM PROGRAMS (Bishop Park, East Athens Community Center & Lay Park) ACC Leisure Services offers swim lessons for children. $33–50. The kinderswim program for 5-year-old children meets three times a week for three weeks for free. www.accgov.com/myrec TEEN CLUBS (Lyndon House Arts Center) “Teen Media Arts Club” covers how to make and edit videos. Tuesdays, 5–7 p.m. “Teen Fashion Design/Sewing Club” is led by local designer Tabitha Fielteau. Tuesdays, 5:30–7:30 p.m. “Teen Cartoon/Illustrator’s Club” covers drawing techniques, storytelling, anime and more. Thursdays, 5:30–7:30 p.m. www.accgov.com/ myrec TUTORING (Online) The Athens Regional Library System is now offering free, live online tutoring via tutor.com for students K-12, plus college students and adult learners. Daily, 2–9 p.m. www.athenslibrary. org VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMPS (Treehouse Kid and Craft) Camp themes include woodland fairy and gnomes, textile and fiber arts, circus, pen pals, mini museum, rebel girls, flower gardens and more.
nomer and Family Recipe perform July 30. The Hickoids, The Grawks, Fight Eight and Count Vaseline play Aug. 2. Multiple Miggs and Weaponized Flesh play Aug. 5. Guillotine, Sundering Seas and Parathion perform Aug. 6. www. flickertheatreandbar.com GEORGIA LEGENDS CONCERT (John W. Swails Center Auditorium, Royston) Glen Templeton performs. Aug. 28, 7–10 p.m., $25–35. www. legendsconcert.org HOPE GALA “MASK”QUERADE BALL (Rialto Room) Presented by the Ashton Hope Keegan Foundation, the fourth annual Hope Gala includes dinner, drinks, live music, a silent auction and a raffle. Aug. 14, 6–9 p.m. www.ashtonhopekeeganfoundation.networkforgood.com INNOVATION AMPHITHEATER (Winder) End Of The Line and Frankly Scarlet play July 24. Skynfolks and Across the Wide play Aug. 20. Interstellar Echoes and The Mad Hatters play Sept. 10. www.innovation amphitheater.com INTO THE WILDWOOD (Cloverleaf Farm, Arnoldsville) Wildwood Revival’s summer concert series presents St. Paul & The Broken Bones. Maepole and Cafe Racer will be onsite with meal options. July 24, 5 p.m. $45, $125 (VIP). www. wildwoodrevival.com LUCKY JONES (Cali n Tito’s Eastside) Rockin’ rhythm and blues with
AL-ANON 12 STEP (Multiple Locations) Recovery for people affected by someone else’s drinking. Visit the website for a calendar of electronic meetings held throughout the week. www.ga-al-anon.org PEER SUPPORT GROUP FOR POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH (Nuçi’s Space) Open to anyone needing peer support for depression/anxiety. Aug. 3, 17, 31, 4–6 p.m. 706227-1515, email@example.com, www. nuci.org RECOVERY DHARMA (Recovery Dharma) This peer-led support group offers a Buddhist-inspired path to recovery from any addiction. Visit the website for info about Zoom meetings. Thursdays, 7–8 p.m. FREE! www.athensrecovery dharma.org SEX ADDICTS ANONYMOUS (Email for Location) Athens Downtown SAA offers a message of hope to anyone who suffers from a compulsive sexual behavior. www.athensdowntownsaa.com
Word on the Street ART FOR ATHENS (Online) The Red & Black hosts Art for Athens to support Nuçi’s Space. Donated work by artists is sold and shipped through the publication’s online store. Participating artists include R. Wood, Maria Dondero, Jamie Calkin, James Burns and Chris Robinson. www.redandblack.com/store CAMELOT (Memorial Park, Quinn Hall) Athens Creative Theatre will hold auditions for all ages and all skill levels to participate in a production of Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot. Aug. 9–10. 706-6133628, firstname.lastname@example.org CLASSIC CITY TOASTMASTERS (Zoom) This is an encouraging group for individuals who want to
develop their communication and public speaking skills. Meetings are held 2–3 times a month on Thursday evenings. 706-202-7566 THE CLOCKED IN CREATIVE PODCAST (Athens, GA) Hosted by Seth Hendershot, a new podcast called “The Clocked In Creative” will touch on entrepreneurship, business models, IP rights, branding, etc. for creatives. Episodes will feature Serra Jagger of Indie South, Sanni Baumgartner of Community, Michelle Davis, Bertis Downs, Shil Patel of Tiger Bomb Promo, Rashe Malcolm of Rashe’s Cuisine and Nick Canada of Satisfactory. Check it out at @theclockedincreative on Instagram CORNHOLEATL FALL REGISTRATION (Southern Brewing Co. & Terrapin Beer Co.) The fall league offers four different divisions of play to accommodate all levels. Seven-week season begins in September. Register by Aug. 23. www. cornholeatl.com FALL LEISURE ACTIVITIES (Athens, GA) ACC Leisure Services will offer a diverse selection of activities highlighting the arts, environmental science, recreation, sports and holiday events for adults and children. Programs include tai chi, baton, youth cooking classes, gymnastics, nature programs, theater and more. Registration opens Aug. 7. www. accgov.com/myrec FREE COVID-19 VACCINES (Clarke County Health Department) Vaccines are available by appointment or walk-in. No insurance or ID required. Vaccines are also offered at the Project Safe Thrift Store on July 23 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. www. publichealthisforeveryone.com OLLI MEMBERSHIP (Athens, GA) Join OLLI@UGA, a dynamic learning and social community for adults 50 and up that offers classes, shared interest groups, social activities and events. www.olli.uga.edu POP-UP PARK (Athens, GA) ACC Leisure Services has a new bus, decorated by Eli Saragoussi, that serves as a mobile recreation unit to take free activities and equipment to public community events, festivals and school programs. Request the bus online at www.accgov. com/9961/Athens-Pop-Up-Park SUMMER RAIN BARREL SALE (ACC Streets and Drainage Division) The Stormwater Management Program hosts a sale of DIY rain barrel kits. $25. Pre-order online. Pickup on July 29. stormwater@ accgov.com, www.accgov.com/ rainbarrel SUPPORT FOR SENIORS WITH PETS (Athens, GA) The Athens Area Humane Society and Athens Community Council on Aging have partnered to offer support services to seniors enrolled in ACCA programs. This includes emergency pet fostering, affordable wellness care, pet health workshops and pet training. www.accaging.org TOUR DE COOP, CHICKEN COOP TOUR OF HOMES (Online) Sweet Olive Farm hosts a virtual selfguided tour of eight local chicken coops. Now available through summer. $15. www.sweetolivefarm.org/ products/tdc VIRTUAL INK WRITERS GROUP (Online) This creative writing group is open for adults to share work, give suggestions and support each other. Meets the third Wednesday of every month at 8 p.m. via Google Meets. Register by email. jmitchell @athenslibrary.org WILD RUMPUS BOARD (Athens, GA) The Wild Rumpus Parade & Spectacle is seeking new members for its volunteer board of directors. Apply online. bit.ly/3vJn6O9 f
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OPPORTUNITIES Come join other preschool teachers at Emmanuel Episcopal Day School from 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Please use emmanuelathens.org to apply and send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PART-TIME Experienced kitchen help needed. Bring resume or fill out an application at George’s Lowcountry Table. No phone calls please. 420 Macon Hwy. Athens, GA 30606 Viva Argentine is looking for a few nice hardworking folks to be part of the team! Competitive hourly wages for all positions. $10/hr. training, $12/hr. hosting and kitchen, $5/hr. + tips servers (must be 18+). Please email resumes to vivaargentinecuisine@gmail. com
NOTICES MESSAGES All Georgians over the age of 12 are eligible to be vaccinated! Call 888457-0186 or go to www.publichealthathens.com for more information. COVID testing in Athens available at 3500 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. (Old Fire Station in the corner of Atlanta Hwy. & Mitchell Bridge Rd. near Aldi and Publix.) Mon–Fri. 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. To register, call 844-625-6522 or go to www. publichealthathens.com Mobile Food Pantry @ General Time Athens! Athens Terrapin Beer Co. alongside Food Bank of Northeast Georgia and various local sponsors will host a drive-thru food pantry on the 3rd Monday of each month thru 2021. All ACC residents that meet income requirements may attend. First come, first served. This event will take place outside rain or shine. 100 Newton Bridge Rd. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com Flagpole ♥s our advertisers and readers!
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HOW TO SOLVE:
Each row must contain the numbers 1 to 9; each column must contain the numbers 1 to 9; and each set of 37/19/21 by 3 boxes must contain Week - 7/25/21 the numbers 1 to 9.
The Weekly Crossword 1
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9 2 844 4 5 751 3 6 1
5 139 3 8 49 2 6 4 7 9
ACROSS 1 Mountain goat's perch 5 Something to debate 10 Anagram for "beat" 14 Circle overhead? 15 La Scala offering 16 Blacken on the grill 17 Emanation 18 Timothy Bottoms plays a law student in this 1973 film (with "The") 20 Pine or cedar 22 Talkative 23 Mournful chime 24 Monotony 27 Once around the track 29 The element carbon, e.g. 33 Deli meat 36 Bit of baby talk 37 Gaming cubes 38 Lunch hour 39 Blow up, in a way 42 West ender? 43 Water-filled ditch 45 Balloon filler 46 Wiped the slate clean
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Solution to Sudoku: 27 28 29
3 8 1 9 6 2 58 7 4 5
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48 Carried out, as laws 50 Fishing equipment 51 Tree-covered 53 Western wear 57 Tear into 60 Most desirable 62 Snake oil salesmen, e.g. 65 Went horseback 66 Player's cards 67 Long-extinct birds 68 "You bet!" 69 Breakfast staple 70 To the left, at sea 71 Long journey DOWN 1 Wheel stopper 2 Harmful household gas 3 "___ Again (Naturally)" (1972 #1 hit) 4 Silverback, for one 5 Hit the bottle 6 Dizzying designs 7 Gusto 8 Steamed state 9 Cancer-causing substance
10 Red-faced 11 Rhythmical accent 12 Magi's origin 13 Deuce taker 19 Some fish bait 21 Love interest 25 Fencing words 26 Armoire feature 28 Coconut-flavored cocktail 30 Office neckwear 31 One to grow on? 32 Give for a bit 33 "___ Like It Hot" 34 Before long 35 It's out on a limb 40 Fudged the facts 41 Put up 44 Facing 47 Eager, long ago 49 Muddy 52 Blood giver 54 Stevie Wonder's "My Cherie ___" 55 San Diego slugger 56 Smooth 57 Masseur's target 58 Kind of carpet 59 Told all 61 "Hey...over here!" 63 Pinnacle 64 Bustle
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