Tatsuya Nakatani w/ Grant Evans at Trio
Nov
25
7:00 PM19:00

Tatsuya Nakatani w/ Grant Evans at Trio

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Tatsuya Nakatani w/ special guest Grant Evans

November 25th 7-9PM $10 suggested donation, Refreshments provided.

Trio Contemporary Art Gallery is pleased to be hosting an evening of lecture and performance with Tatsuya Nakatani (w/ special guest Grant Evans). Nakatani is a Japanese avant garde percussionist and acoustic sound artist. Based in the United States, he has released over 80 recordings in the last two decades and tours extensively.

Nakatani has developed his own unique instrumentation, creating new sounds and extended techniques. Utilizing gongs, drums, cymbals, singing bowls, his breath, wooden sticks, metal objects, and the idiosyncratic bows and mallets he handcrafts in his workshop; he sculpts an intense, intuitively primitive, expressive sound form that defies genre. His work engages improvised-experimental music and movement, while still retaining the traditional sense of space, depth and deep time found in Japanese art.

The Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO) is a mobile community engagement project he has developed and grown over the last decade. Nakatani organizes and conducts local ensembles in performances of his complex harmonic compositions on 15 bowed gongs. These works are site specific by nature, taking place in abandoned grain silos, viaducts and other unique architectural spaces as well as in traditional concert halls and galleries.

Nakatani teaches master classes and workshops at universities, giving students an opportunity to share his unique approach and philosophy for creating visceral, non-linear, experiential sounds.

Grant Evans is an audio/visual artist working primarily with electronics, acoustic instruments, field recordings, and magnetic tape.

"... I would characterize the sounds Grant Evans generates as being closer to mud and muck as far as tactile metaphors go. It is sticky, gritty, and at times ugly sounding, but that is exactly what makes it compelling. I have no idea how he made these sounds, since almost nothing is identifiable, but I am rather glad that he did." - brainwashed.com

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Screening: Bad Girl Dracula + More!
Dec
9
8:00 PM20:00

Screening: Bad Girl Dracula + More!

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Trio Contemporary Art Gallery will present a special 3D screening of “Bad Girl Dracula,” the latest movie by long-­running Athens underground film collective Gonzoriffic, on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 8pm. “The Werewolf Turned into a Person” and “Dr. Humpinstein’s Erotik Castle” will also be shown, followed by an informal Q&A with the filmmakers.

Filmed in September 2017 at Trio Gallery, “Bad Girl Dracula” is a camped­ up interpretation of ‘70s lesbian vampire movies by Jess Franco, with a primary cast that includes Dee Flowered and Tittiana Sprinkles of the Athens burlesque troupe Effie’s Club Follies and Atlanta visual artist and performer Thio Rose.

“The Werewolf Turned into a Person” left viewers stunned at last month’s Gonzoriffic Underground Movie Show at Ciné. The bizarre short stars Dee Flowered and Addison Nikki and incorporates dialogue taken from real conversations with director Andrew Shearer’s 4­ year­ old child as well as some unique GoPro footage shot outside Atlanta’s Monsterama convention.

“Dr. Humpinstein’s Erotik Castle” is a feminist take on the B ­movie styles of Ed Wood and Russ Meyer, using the structure of the cult classic “Orgy of the Dead” to make a statement about body positivity. It was made in and around Athens in 2011 and features an old ­school girl gang rumble filmed at the concrete plant outside the Chase Street warehouses.

The program runs 60 minutes and is unrated. A $5 donation is suggested.

About Gonzoriffic:

Comprised of local artists, performers, musicians, and theatre actors, Gonzoriffic has produced over 100 short films and features in and around the Athens area since 2003 with a mission of creating empowering and audacious portrayals of women on screen. Their first official premiere was a midnight screening of their dark comedy “PsychoVixens” at the 40 Watt Club during Athfest 2004, and they have worked exclusively with Athens Cine since 2008 to produce showcases of their films every October. Several of their shorts and features are available through Amazon Video Direct and Amazon Prime streaming services.

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Holiday Boutique
Dec
15
to Dec 23

Holiday Boutique

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Starting the week of Dec 12th, Trio Contemporary Art Gallery will be transformed into a unique holiday pop up boutique! Original artwork, fine art prints, jewelry, home decor and so much more will be available for purchase. We will have a holiday photo booth (with print packages available), guest DJs + performers, & more! Interested in selling items in our holiday boutique? Fill out this form + we will contact you with more details! https://goo.gl/forms/yALahqMzvL1hBPsj2

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In These Streets: Opening Reception
Jan
12
7:00 PM19:00

In These Streets: Opening Reception

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“In These Streets”
Jan 12 - Feb 24, 2018

Curated by ATHULU, Saint Blondie + Tatiana Veneruso

Opening Reception Friday, Jan 12th 7-9 PM

Trio Contemporary Art Gallery presents “In These Streets”, a unique exhibition featuring North Georgia street artists. Trio has commissioned 12 artists (or collectives) to each create a new 9ftx12ft mural (on canvas). These murals will be displayed in our gallery (along with concept sketches and smaller works) and available for sale during the exhibit. Interested in being a sponsor? A $50 donation can provide a materials stipend for a participating artist. Contact us at trioathens@gmail.com with any questions 

Featuring:

70dot • Ashley Anderson • A. L. Ashbaugh • cisnearts • cold.tony • DoitDoitLeague • FoxySwine • JONESY ART ATL • Killamari • oofster • Pam Peacock • sQuishiepuss

Sponsored by:

AthensHasArt! • Bob + Claire Clements • K A Artist Shop • Untrained.Art • Vic’s Vintage + more TBA

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Classic City Fringe Festival
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

Classic City Fringe Festival

The Classic City Fringe Festival (CCFF) is an event spanning several days and several venues throughout downtown uniting and celebrating the amazing variety of Fringe Artists and Performers here in Athens GA and around the world. They will inspire, challenge, shock, titillate, and of course entertain you with a collection of performances and visuals unlike anything else. With an All Access Pass attendees have full access to so many different showcases during this exciting event all weekend long. Buy passes here.

Performers @ Trio 

• Chetter the Storyteller: “7th & Cypress – Spilling all the tea with an extra dose of sugar!”
• Lypsis the Angel
• The Story Bitches: “Women With Words”
• The Badass Storytelling Quartet: “Protest!”
• Cynthia Rintye: “Tales of the Macabre”
• Peaches N. Cream: “Julia Child’s Late Night Cabaret Cooking Show”

Full Festival Schedule

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Specter: Opening Reception
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Specter: Opening Reception

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Specter: An exploration of folklore, fantasy and fear

Oct 20, 2017 - Dec 9, 2017

Featuring:

Anton-Constantin Anastassov (Sofia, Bulgaria) • Taylor Bareford (Atlanta, GA) • Erin Burchfield (Atlanta, GA) • Timi Conley (Athens, GA) • Scott Cunningham (Athens, GA) • Will Eskridge (Athens, GA) • Stephanie Funk (Marietta, GA) • James Greer (Athens, GA)  • Jonnie Jacquet (Athens, GA) • Ed James (Athens, GA) • Helen Kuykendall (Athens, GA) • Jennifer Niswonger-Morris (Athens, GA) • Ali Norman (Athens, GA) • Julia Oldham (Portland, OR) • William Palmer (Savannah, GA) • Tony Ransom (Athens, GA) • Anders Røkkum (Bergen, Norway) • Michael Ross (Athens, GA) • Emily Salinas (Baltimore, MD) • Andrew Shearer (Athens, GA) • Sarah Skelley (Atlanta, GA) • Kyle Sullivan (Santa Rosa, CA) • Tseku Tseke (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia) • Kota Yamaji (Tokyo, Japan)

Curated by Laulea Taylor + Tatiana Veneruso

Opening Reception, October 20, 2017 7-9 PM

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Screening: “Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red in it”
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Screening: “Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red in it”

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Join us at Trio for a free screening of
Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai
“Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red in it”
Directed by Christopher Kirkley
In collaboration with Mdou Moctar and Jerome Fino

A revolutionary story of one musicians struggle to make it, against all odds, in the winner takes all Tuareg guitar scene of Niger.

THEN see Mdou Moctar LIVE! on The Rooftop at Georgia Theatre!
https://www.facebook.com/events/424323821298366/

FILM SYNOPSIS:
Akounak tells the universal story of a musician trying to make it against all odds, set against the backdrop of the raucous subculture of Tuareg guitar. The protagonist, real life musician Mdou Moctar, must battle fierce competition from jealous musicians, overcome family conflicts, endure the trials of love, and overcome his biggest rival - himself. Stylistically borrowing from the Western rock-u-drama and a homage to Prince’s 1984 “Purple Rain,” the story was written with and for a Tuareg audience, drawing from experiences of Mdou Moctar and fellow musicians. Carried by stunning musical performances from Mdou, the film is equally a window into modern day Tuareg guitar in the city of Agadez as it is an experiment in modern ethnographic film-making and new techniques of cross cultural collaboration.

Screening is FREE
Popcorn + refreshments will be available

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Three @ Trio
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Three @ Trio

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Three at Trio: Daniel Levin, cello, with Laura St. Martin, dance & Killick Hinds, solo guitar

Thursday, September 21st, 2017, 8pm

$10 suggested donation, but no one turned away for lack of funds

Cellist Daniel Levin has been a major presence on the New York scene for nearly two decades as an active bandleader and as an innovative sideman. A recipient of a Jerome Foundation award, he has released more than 20 albums as a leader or co-leader on labels such as Clean Feed, HatOLOGY, Not Two, Trost, Riti, and others. This performance finds him in the midst of a southern US tour in support of his new solo record, Living, scheduled for release by Smeraldina-Rima on September 15th. 

Athens-based performance artist L'Or (Laura St. Martin) uses electronic music, interpretive dance, and emotion to explore the human condition and the collective unconscious. 

Killick Hinds is an improvising guitarist, composer, and writer living in Athens, Georgia. He plays a variety of unusual stringed instruments with a comprehensive approach to genres known and as-yet-unlabeled.

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#colortheory Opening Reception
Sep
1
7:00 PM19:00

#colortheory Opening Reception

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A group exhibition celebrating the visual impact of color in all its forms. Whether formal, cultural, or emotional the artists featured in this exhibit use color as a central element of their work. 

Featuring: Timothy Adams • Frances Berry • Hannah Betzel • Jared Brown • Joe Camoosa • Tammy Cantarella • Claire Clements • Scott Cunningham • Christopher Paul Dean • Manty Dey • Ginger Goekjian • Candice Greathouse • Krysia Haag • Andrew Indelicato • Jason Matherly • Katherine McCullough • Karen Navarro • Rene Shoemaker • Nirvana SQ • Jenn Strevig • Kyle Sullivan • Laulea Taylor • Beth Thompson • Connor Trotter • Cody VanderKaay • Jim Wilson

Curated by Tatiana Veneruso

Sept 1, 2017 - Oct 14, 2017

Opening Reception, September 1, 2017 7-9 PM

With music by DJ Zelium + Refreshments

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Space Boobs In Space!
Aug
18
8:00 PM20:00

Space Boobs In Space!

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Join us for the premiere screening of the new Gonzoriffic feature film Space Boobs In Space! 8PM, suggested donation $5

Long-running Athens underground film collective Gonzoriffic will premiere their new feature-length film “Space Boobs In Space” at the Trio Contemporary Art Gallery on Friday, August 18th, 2017 at 8pm.

Shot over a two-year period in Athens and Atlanta, the movie features several members of Effie’s Club Follies, local legends Ming Vase Dynasty and Katherine English, and Atlanta burlesque superstar Lola LeSoleil, and many more awesome faces.

Presented as a recovered transmission from the deep, deep cleavage of the galaxy, “Space Boobs In Space” expands on one of the short films in Gonzoriffic’s 2013 “Pajama Nightmare” compilation to include more aliens, bigger blasters, and lower necklines in addition to sexy ghosts, fashion forward swamp monsters, a vampire girl gang, farting serial killers, and cinema’s first cheesecake shower.

“Space Boobs In Space” runs 95 minutes and is unrated. A $5 donation is suggested. The program will include an introduction by the filmmakers and informal Q&A following the movie.

About Gonzoriffic

Comprised of local artists, performers, musicians, and theatre actors, Gonzoriffic has produced over 100 short films and features in and around the Athens area since 2003 with a mission of creating empowering and audacious portrayals of women on screen. Their first official premiere was a midnight screening of their dark comedy “PsychoVixens” at the 40 Watt Club during Athfest 2004, and they have worked exclusively with Athens Cine since 2008 to produce showcases of their films every October. Several of their shorts and features are available through Amazon Video Direct and Amazon Prime streaming services.

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We Will Not Be Silent: A Night of Performance
Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

We Will Not Be Silent: A Night of Performance

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In conjunction with our Nasty Women Athens exhibition, we present We Will Not Be Silent: A Night of Performance with poetry, comedy, dance, performance art + more. 

Featuring: Andrea Boyd, Jennie Cain, Erica Parson, Andrea Wellnitz + more TBA

Suggested donation: $5

**While all of our events are all ages, these performances may contain adult language and nudity.**

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Opening Reception: Nasty Women Athens
Jun
30
7:00 PM19:00

Opening Reception: Nasty Women Athens

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Nasty Women Athens: Art Exhibition
June 30th-August 20th, 2017
Opening reception June 30th, 7-9 PM
Curated by Melissa Lee + Tatiana Veneruso

Featuring: 

Rose M Barron • Maggie Baxter • Jenny Bell • Cameron Bliss • Andrea Boyd • Jennie Cain • Amanda Church • Claire Clements • Carolyn Crist • Melody Croft • Sydney Daniel • Ariel Dannielle • Lisa Freeman • Jessica Harbison • Tracie Hinnant • Tonia Hughes • Anna Jensen • Melissa Lee • Vivian Liddell • Dan Litzinger • Nadia Marie • Holly McGraw • Penny Merva • Eden Mitsenmacher • Drema Montgomery • Ariel Nix • Erica Parson • Stacey-Marie Piotrowski • Stephanie Ray • Meg Rossetti • ROYES • Maggie Seee • Jessica Smith • Erin Stacer • Stephanie Sutton • Laulea Taylor • Beth Thompson • Adeline Lily Troutman • Lindsay Troutman • Tatiana Veneruso • Andrea Wellnitz • Jacob Wenzka • Marilyn Wolf-Ragatz + MORE

Food + Drink
Music selections by our house dj, Zelium
+ Special performance by LINGUA FRANCA! 

Nasty Women Athens celebrates the diverse and inspiring voices within our community that are often overlooked.  Our definition of feminism is fluid, and we encourage artists and participants to think critically and recognize that different aspects of a woman's identity influence the discrimination she experiences. Ultimately, we hope to make local strides toward justice by uplifting artists and advocating for healthcare, choice, and equality

About The Nasty Women Project:
This is a group exhibition that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights. It also serves as a fundraiser to support organizations defending these rights and to be a platform for organization. Started by Roxanne Jackson and Jessamyn Fiore with the first Nasty Women exhibition in NYC in January 2017, the massive response has taken this call to arms into building an ever-expanding network of Nasty Women Artists & Art Organizers that has culminated in multiple exhibitions world-wide! See more venues at www.nastywomenexhibition.org

More events TBA!

THIS EXHIBITION IS A FUNDRAISER!
Some of the works in this exhibition will be available for sale – 100% of the sale will go to the Feminist Women's Health Center (Atlanta, GA) 

About The Feminist Women's Health Center:
At the Feminist Women's Health Center, we have two goals: to provide outstanding, sensitive, and supportive reproductive health care services to all at our Cliff Valley Clinic AND to empower our community through educational initiatives while advocating for reproductive justice and reproductive rights in our Community Education & Advocacy.

Email trioathens@gmail.com with questions or comments

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Pixel & Ink Grand Opening!
Jun
25
6:30 PM18:30

Pixel & Ink Grand Opening!

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As many of you know, Pixel & Ink has changed locations several times since opening 2 years ago. We have FINALLY found the perfect spot. We have spent the past several months renovating 766 W. Broad Street. Many of you may know it as the former home of the Secret Squirrel & The Money Machine. It needed some love, but Carolyn Crist, Laulea Taylor, Tony Ransom, Jim Wilson, Andrew Franklin Mansberger and Tatiana Veneruso have volunteered sooooo much of their time and energy to transform this dirty old building. We would love to invite you all to see the work and celebrate with us on Sunday, June 25, from 6:30-11.

The amazing Sr. Sol will cater a full taco bar, which will pair nicely with margs and beer.

We will present our brand new Trio Contemporary Art Gallery by showing original artwork from our many artists on Athens Art Prints and Athensartprints.com. There will be originals as well as prints for sale. 

In one of our small galleries, we will show the work of Lucy K Ralston and Tomo Ralston. It is gorgeous and we are so happy to have them involved in our first event.

There will be music by: Four Eyes, The TaxiCab Verses, Hunger Anthem, and Tabloid

Please join us! We can't wait to show off all of our hard work!

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