Saturday, September 24, 2011

Artistic Director, pro tempore

On the Beach by Terry Rowlett 

Through the Garden by Terry Rowlett (2002)

W.W.J.D. by Terry Rowlett (2004)

Terry Rowlett has agree to babysit AthensHasArt! @ This-Way-Out 
while Nance Daniels enjoys freedom for a while. Thank you!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Look Here and Watch Out

In the parking lot at 8pm

Right after gallery hours so - come early and look at 
"Arguing with the Inevitable"
photography and literature by 
Stacey-Marie Piotrowski

Colby with Garlic by Stacey-Marie Piotrowski
Reading from A Midsummer Night's Dream begins at 6pm.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Game Day Hours

In order to celebrate the use of Sanford Stadium, which seats 92,000+ in Athens, Ga., the AHA! Gallery @ T-W-O will be open by appointment only. 

Please send requests by 10:00 a.m. this Saturday to and include your phone number.
Thank you.

Here's something else people do in stadiums:

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Reading Aloud: Shakespeare

Titania, queen of the fairies with Bottom
inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream.
We were chatting in the gallery at This-Way-Out when someone used the example of unlikely attractions depicted here and someone else said, "That's Shakespeare? I thought everyone died at the end of his plays." So, we are going to fill in the gaps of our local educational system and read A Midsummer Night's Dream aloud: First half on Sunday, second half on Monday, both start at 6pm and end at 8pm. Come listen or read. BYO copy of the script and whatever else. You can ask questions, too, like, "What does that mean?" or "What just happened?" and "Who's that?" All are welcome to participate.

Colby Carter plays AHA! @ T-W-O

Knifeback and Waterbugs by Colby Carter 
at the opening reception for "Arguing with the Inevitable" at This-Way-Out

Friday, September 9, 2011

Thank You, Jittery Joe's!

AthensHasArt! is grateful and proud to announce that Jittery Joe's Coffee is an official sponsor of the 2011/2012 season of AHA! @ T-W-O. 
Thank you, everyone at Jittery Joe's, for supporting the arts in Athens, Ga.!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

AHA! at Earth Fare

Photography by Patrick Denker takes up residence in the Cafe at Earth Fare. 
Saturday, September 10, kicks off the duration through October with a family-friendly demonstration and reception at 6 p.m. (during the UGA/S.C. game).

Earth Fare Athens in 5 Points: 1689 South Lumpkin Street

Rotations (Texas, 2011) by Patrick Denker

from the Beached Boat series (Wales, 2010) by Patrick Denker

Children of all ages are welcome to attend this interactive event where they will meet the photographer and learn tips on how to take dynamic pictures.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Arguing with the Inevitable

AHA! presents Arguing with the Inevitable
photography & literature by Stacey-Marie Piotrowski
and works by Patrick Denker 
at This-Way-Out.

Polyhymnia, Muse of Sacred Poetry, Stacey-Marie Piotrowski, 2009

Opening reception on Friday, September 9, from 6-8 pm, 
with music by Colby Carter of Mouser.
Sponsorship includes the generosity of Von Manglitz. 

$1 is the price of admission
to see 
the art of Piotrowski, and additional photographic works by Patrick Denker
to hear 
the music of Colby Carter & the written works of Piotrowski and Denker read aloud
to nibble, sip or breathe 
the good will of Athenians, et al

CDs, merch, 'zines, and, of course, framed artworks will be for sale or trade.
AthensHasArt! Gallery at This-Way-Out, 680 West Broad Street, Athens, Ga.!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Vacation Post: Noguchi Museum

© The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, NY

Venus is located in my favorite part of the museum: Area 1
It is difficult to convey the impact of these works in photographs.
I encourage you to go, be near, and experience these sculptures. They will communicate with  you. (And, watch out for the stone sculptures in Area 1. Even though they're very flirtatious, you're not allowed to give them kisses.)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Be Inspired by Bel Borba

Hey everybody...

Burt and Andre are in post-production with this Bel Borba documentary and it's looking (well, I'm partial, decide for yourself) amazing! Posted below is the Youtube trailer, but check the link above for a better idea of the work.

Let Bel Borba inspire you!

(See more of Burt's work at

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Welcome UGA Creative Writing...

AHA! Hosts a Public Poetry Reading by UGA ENG 3800 
Creative Writing Summer Workshop
7-9, Wednesday, August 3
Free event, open to the public

Photo: Highway Ulysses, Woodruff, dir., ART, 2003 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

AthensHasArt! Gallery is on Holiday July & August

Thank you, Athens, for a wonderful 2011/2012 Season!

The gallery is closed July and August but AHA! will post cards from vacation so, check this site often.

The 2011/2012 season starts in September with 
an opening reception on Friday, 9/9/11, 
for featured artist, Stacey-Marie Piotrowski, 
with additional works by Patrick Denker. 
Music by Colby Carter (of Mouser) 

Here you go: One Big Holiday My Morning Jacket

What are you waiting for?
Make love!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

AHA! Welcomes UGA Center for Asian Studies & NCTA



Welcome UGA's Center for Asian Studies and the participants of 
the National Consortium for Teaching Asia. 
AHA! will host this private party with East Asian-Themed activities and Asian-Fusion cuisine by Sugarbeet Pastry at 6:30 on Monday, June 27, at This-Way-Out, 680 West Broad Street.

Friday, June 17, 2011

The End of Unthinkable Waves Approaches

This is the final official weekend to see Vernon Thornsberry's paintings and drawings and purchase a signed copy of his book, Unthinkable Waves, in the AthensHasArt! gallery at This-Way-Out.

From now through Monday, June 20, the gallery hours are 6pm - 8pm, but you can make an appointment through the end of the month.

AHA! Gallery @ T-W-O will be on summer vacation July and August.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Unthinkable Waves, the book, is now available

Untitled, Oil on Canvas by Vernon Thornsberry
Unthinkable Waves
a series of petite stories
by & about Vernon Thornsberry

On sale at AHA! @ T-W-O

Friday, June 3, 2011

AHA! @ T-W-O: Unthinkable Waves

Vernon Thornsberry asked me to invite you to AthensHasArt! at This-Way-Out for the opening reception of his art and literature show, Unthinkable Waves, from 6pm to 8pm on Friday, June 10.

Some of his artworks will be on display at the AthensHasArt! at This-Way-Out gallery June 10-20. Some of his friends in a band called Hobohemians will play music, calling themselves "The Hobo Trio" for the event,  and Kumquat Mae, a soon-to-open cafe in Watkinsville, will provide light refreshments.

We also anticipate the release of his new book, Unthnkable Waves, a series of petite stories.

Vernon Thornsberry prepares for Unthinkable Waves
(You can't see it, but he has a cup of coffee.)

AHA! @ T-W-O is located at 680 West Broad Street
upstairs from Ben’s Bikes
at the NE corner of Pope/Broad

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Ainhoa's Mural

If you stop by Ben's Bikes, you're looking at the back of This-Way-Out, where Ainhoa has been working on a mural...

Thanks to everyone who donated left-over paint for this part, but.. Ainhoa will need more when she begins work on the front of the building. 

If you would like to help Ainhoa complete this project, please drop off your half-empty paint, spray paint, etc. at Ben's Bikes.

Thank you!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Kate Morrissey Will Pull You Over

This video is a gem by Athens artist, Kate Morrissey.

I was running errands for AthensHasArt! when this came on "It's Friday," our local (WUGA 91.7/97.9 FM) radio station's weekly show. 
I had to pull over so that I could listen closely.

Kate Morrissey performing Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah

Kate Morrissey on It's Friday: Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Beehive Design Collective Was Here

Springtime in Athens, Ga., looks good in pictures, but wading through the cosmic yellow-green, allergy-inducing dust can be exhausting. I was feeling the moody effects of oak, pecan and sycamore pollens in the medium-high range (according to, as well as the usual end-of-semester over-extension, when I spoke with Erin of the Beehive Design Collective. Her enthusiasm about heading out for the final leg of their Gulf Coast Spring Tour was the perfect antidote to my condition, and brought me back to life. 

The main Beehive is based in rural, eastern (Machias) Maine, with satellites and “autonomous pollinators” throughout the Americas in places like Asheville, NC, Mexico, and Colombia. Three of the Bees (Erin, Sam and Zeph), arrived in Athens on Thursday, May 5, 2011, to display their latest narrative illustration and present a visual workshop with storytelling called, “The True Cost of Coal.” This graphics campaign took two years to create and was developed through research that includes first-hand story-sharing, a methodology to which the Beehive is committed. This campaign “explores the complex story of mountaintop removal coal mining and the broader impacts of coal in Appalachia and beyond,” according to their website.

The Beehive Design Collective epitomizes a grassroots movement. Over the past 10+ years, the Bees have explored issues including biotechnology, food and agriculture, corporate globalization, and colonialism by deconstructing complex geopolitical issues and presenting them through creative, interactive programs. Since it began with their first stone mosaic mural in 2000 with a mission to educate by “creating collaborative, anti-copyright images that can be used as educational and organizing tools,” the collective has presented a cross-pollinated form of activism, art, education and performance in more than 300 locations; distributed more than 75,000 posters; and consistently raises more than 90% of their budget by donations, which they attribute to “the desperate need for more healthy and visual representation of complex and overwhelming issues our society is facing.” The Bees travel with a few murals (each about 8' x 16') that have been taken from the original graphite and ink works and burned onto fabric made from recycled plastic bottles.

The Bees work hard and bring a positive spirit of adventure to all their efforts. "NEVER BORING!" is their motto. This-Way-Out was the final stop on their southern United States tour. They shared "The True Cost of Coal," their latest design and research information with murals and posters all day in the AHA! gallery space. Then T-W-O hosted a bike-in presentation (a concept the Bees loved) in the parking lot of Ben’s Bikes where Erin and Zeph presented their inspired, interactive picture-lecture on coal power, climate change and sustainability. These Bees know what they're talking about. The event lasted an hour or so and their uncommon blend of focus, sincerity, and optimism spread over the audience of about 50 Athenians with similar interests.

The event coincided with Cinco de Mayo (and Erin Bee's birthday), so you can imagine what happened next.

Friday, May 6, 2011


AthensHasArt! is a production and promotion entity that provides opportunities for artists in Athens, Ga.
We oppose oppression and nurture artistic expression.
Our aesthetic is flexible. Friends are welcome.

The gallery is currently housed at This-Way-Out, located at 680 West Broad Street.
Gallery shows are from the 10th to the 20th of each month (except July and August).
Regular gallery hours are from 6pm - 8pm and by appointment.

Events are scheduled around T-W-O availability.
Contact for more information.
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