No Arms, but Plenty of Talent and a Generous Portion of Strength: the Michael Davenport Story
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No Arms, but Plenty of Talent and a Generous Portion of Strength: the Michael Davenport Story

The Classic City of Athens, Georgia has a handful of landmarks, places and people you can’t miss. The Arch. That cannon downtown. Ort. The Tree That Owns Itself. And Michael Davenport. If you’ve ever been downtown or on Atlanta Highway and you spot an impeccably-dressed, middle-aged black man with short curls, no arms, a hook and a slim mustache on … Continue reading

Art, Faith & Spirit: William Bray  pt. 1 – The Untold Story of How William Bray Saved John Waters’ Ass
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Art, Faith & Spirit: William Bray pt. 1 – The Untold Story of How William Bray Saved John Waters’ Ass

Sometimes you need to stretch out, and this is what AU is doing for our ongoing conversations with long-time Athen’s resident, William Bray, 80, a 5th Generation Georgian and founder of the Georgia Fine Arts Academy in 1980, to “encourage and stimulate the development of the arts and humanities in Georgia.” Since then more than … Continue reading

Miniature Ministry
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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 be a doll house. Without the cut-out … Continue reading

Athventure
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Athventure

Welcome to Athventure! AU first ran into artist Will Eskridge at the Bulldog Inn Art Show in 2015, where he transformed a generic motel room into highly-charged weirdness with his humongous (there’s no other word) Wolf City installation. We brainstormed with Eskridge who came up with the concept of a tech adventure with a nature/educational … Continue reading