Category: Features

Nelson Wells – The Art of Indie Music PR

Team Clermont has been a unique company promoting music artists both locally and nationally for over 20 years. They are a small, dedicated team who focuses on up-and-coming musicians as well as established music artists. Co-Founder Nelson Wells, father to twin daughters, is keenly aware of the ever-evolving […]

Animal Realist: Christina Tornambe

Christina Tornambe  is a painter of animals, a pet portraitist, a capturer of the peaceful side of the natural world. When I entered her home to interview her and check out her studio, I expected to be mobbed by twenty dogs, five cats, maybe a stray aardvark or […]

Beauty Everyday: Rebecca Wood

Creative Rebellion, a new, ongoing series from AU field correspondent, artist Veronica Darby, kicks off with a visit to the studio of Athen’s ceramic artist, Rebecca Wood. Rebecca Wood Studio “Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is mans original virtue. It is through disobedience […]

Circular Tangents: The Work of Tex Crawford

Tex Crawford’s workon display at the Athens-Clarke County Library’s Quiet Gallery: On Loan From the Universe: The Maverick Art of Tex Crawford at The Quiet Gallery, Athens-Clarke County Library, Feb. 6 – March 24th, 2019. “Everything in here had a life before…I digress in a circle,” says Tex Crawford. […]

Stage Life with Antonio Mántica

“I’m a big believer in treating the audience like another actor, hopping off the edge of the stage, interacting with them.” Antonio Mántica Tell me about your awesome last name? Your family? My family name originated from Northern Italy. I definitely wouldn’t be very theatrical without my family. I have […]

The (real) Wedding Singer

“I just love performing.  I’d play polka music if that’s what it took to entertain 300 drunk Germans.” – Dan Roth He doesn’t ONLY perform for drunk Germans, but Dan Roth is talented, willing and extremely able to perform pretty much any music, for pretty much any group […]

Didi Dunphy’s Magical Mystery Tour

AU visited with curator extraordinaire Didi Dunphy at the opening of the Magical Mystery Tour show at the Hotel Indigo’s Gallery on Oct. 26, 2017. Can you tell us about the gallery space here at the Indigo? DD: The gallery at Indigo is a delightful space because it incorporates […]

Coloring the Whole Damn World: Gunnar Tarsa

No one ever said saving the world would be easy…but local artist and recent Lamar Dodd graduate, Gunnar Tarsa, makes it look pretty easy. Artists and their big dreams gravitate naturally to Athens like swallows to Capistrano. Our fair city nurtures big dreams, cultivates talent, and provides a helpful cocoon […]

Portraits – Cameron Bliss

AU spoke with artist Cameron Bliss, 47, at the studio she shares with her husband – musician and Winterville, Georgia Mayor Dodd Ferrelle  – bursting with instruments, recording equipment, paintings, along with her trusty dog Buoy. A lone easel displayed a work in progress. There was an extra-large […]

Miniature Ministry

Nine-tenths of a tiny, yellow wooden beach house sits on display in the lobby of the Lanier Gardens assisted living facility’s favorite gathering spot, The Wicker Room. It would be a complete house if not for the see-through cut-out on the back side. But without the cut-out it wouldn’t […]