AthFest Educates Funds Another Mural, and More Art News (Our Move)

Word is gettin' 'round. Flagpole mentioned our move to 766 W. Broad Street this year. Read what they said and get ready for some fun:

"MAKING MOVES: After over a decade of hosting some of the best DIY events and weirdest late nights in Athens, the Secret Squirrel on West Broad Street has officially left the building, but renovations are already underway to prepare for three creative endeavors moving in. The street-level floor will be the new home of print and design firm Pixel & Ink Studio, which has been most recently housed in the Bottleworks following its original location at the Chase Park warehouses. The building’s third floor will become Trio Contemporary Art Gallery, a new exhibition space spearheaded by Tatiana Veneruso, curator behind the digitally-based TV Gallery. Graciously, some of the Squirrel’s live music legacy will be carried on in the lower level, an event and performance space organized by multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Jim Wilson.

Pixel & Ink’s current services range from photo restoration and editing, web and graphic design, high-quality printing and fine-art reproduction, and co-owners Carolyn Crist and Laulea Taylor intend to expand into framing and mounting at their new, much larger space. Trio aspires to present challenging, innovative projects, and will be able to accommodate large-scale sculpture, site-specific installations, new media and performance art.

Pixel & Ink and Trio’s grand opening celebration will be held in May, once renovations are completed, and will feature an invitational group pop-up show. Trio’s first official exhibition, “Nasty Women Athens,” will benefit the Feminist Health Center, and an opening reception is scheduled for June 30. The gallery is currently seeking proposals from curators, artists and collectives, and ideas can be pitched to"

Laulea Taylor