Upcoming WUGA Events
Artists in Residence Event for April :
The next Artists in Residence event — on Saturday, April 18th — is at the home of photographer Jeremy Ayers.
Jeremy studied art in Rome on a scholarship just after high school. When he returned to the states, he studied at UGA and the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He later worked with Libby Hatmaker as an art conservator. With a degree in painting and English Literature, he has often turned to writing, penning song lyrics for the B-52's, REM and other bands. But it’s his finely textured and intimate photography he’s best known for. One of his books of photographs centers on the first 6 weeks of the Occupy Wall Street movement; he was there on the first day people began assembling. Photos from that collection were exhibited by the International Center of Photography in New York City.
Visitors to Jeremy's home at 450 N. Harris Street (between Meigs and Hill Street) will meet the artist and see his work, garden, and a lovely gate made by local artist Beverly Babb.
The event on the 18th is from 3 to 5. John English, an art critic and professor emeritus of Journalism at the University of Georgia, will speak briefly about Jeremy's work at 3:30. Jeremy will read a handful of his charming, short pieces at about 4:30.
Please join us! This is the last Artists in Residence before we take a hiatus and return in August, when we'll feature folk artist Pete Loose.
$10 for Friends of WUGA and $15 for others
For more information: contact Abbie Thaxton
email@example.com and 706/542-9842
Friends memberships are $30 or more annually.
Hors d’oeuvres are generously donated by Marti’s at Midday and fine wine by Shiraz each month.
An Evening with Angela Elam
We are excited to release the news of an upcoming special WUGA event. Space is limited, so act quickly to get tickets.
Angela Elam, the host and producer of the nationally-broadcast public radio series, New Letters on the Air, will come home to Athens on Tuesday, April 21st at 7pm for a special literary event: a production of New Letters on the Air! Angela started her radio career at WUGA after graduating from the University. Before a live audience at the Rialto Room at Athens' Hotel Indigo, Angela will interview the Poet Laureate of Georgia, Judson Mitcham. After the show taping is finished, we hope you will join us for a dessert reception and a chance to chat with Angela and Judson.
Tickets for this special evening are $20 for members of our Friends group and $25.00 for the general public. Please call Abbie Thaxton at 706-542-9842 right away.
We hope to see you there and thank you again for your continued support of local public radio in Northeast Georgia, WUGA.