Sean Hamilton / Klimchak / Killick Hinds
Aug
20
8:00 PM20:00

Sean Hamilton / Klimchak / Killick Hinds

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$10 suggested donation

An evening of experimental music by 3 musicians who push their acoustic instruments way beyond normal expectations. Drums become choruses, strings become woodwinds and the human voice becomes an orchestra in the blink of an eye.

Sean Hamilton is a percussionist from Tampa, FL who blends virtuosic classical styles, free improvisation, electroacoustic music, new music, and experimental music to push the limits of the idea of "percussionist". His solo music can be heard on his album LOCI, and he has collaborated with artists such as VERB Ballets, New Orleans Airlift, Lindsey Kelley Dance, Death Posture, Eli Blasko, Tatsuya Nakatani, Jacqui Dugal, Mbulelo Ndabeni, and Claire Lefevre.

Klimchak lives at the intersection of chaos and order. His composer/percussionist side builds elaborate structures of interlocking melody & rhythm. Then his performer side takes over and obliterates those structures with bursts of noise, random drones and slabs of spontaneous improvised sound. Expect to see some combination of home built instruments, computerized sound design and a mess of drums, flutes and maybe a theremin.

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. 

(Klimchak photo by Jen Cray, Sean Hamilton Photo by JH Photo)

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Screening: Athens Rising
Sep
13
8:00 PM20:00

Screening: Athens Rising

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The "best documentary about art in Athens since 'Inside/Out'"* is back! Join us at Trio Contemporary Art Gallery on September 13th for a special screening of Athens Rising: The Sicyon Project. $6 tix.

*quote from Andrew Shearer of the Athens Banner-Herald.

Athens Rising: The Sicyon Project is the first full-length documentary in an ongoing series from local filmmaker James Preston that celebrates the creative class in the Classic City.

Featuring dozens of performances from the living rooms, backyards, and unconventional venues throughout Athens, GA, the film takes a deep look at music, dance, food, stand-up comedy, strange theater, visual art, and the origins of AthFest.

View trailer here

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Workshop: Hang Your Art @ Home
Aug
4
3:00 PM15:00

Workshop: Hang Your Art @ Home

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You've got your framed pieces — but now you need to hang them! At a loss for how to start, how to arrange them creatively and how to make sure they're straight? We've got you!

Tatiana Veneruso, Artistic Director of Pixel & Ink's Trio Contemporary Art Gallery, will explain the proper way to hang art, and then will explain how to adapt this for the interior design of your home. Learn tips and tricks for mixing frames creatively, including gallery walls, posters, and small framed pieces. Click here to purchase tickets.

Bring questions! Tatiana will tailor this to your needs.

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1996: Opening Reception
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

1996: Opening Reception

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1996!

An exploration of an era…

Curated by Maggie Seee, Jennie Cain + Tatiana Veneruso

Featuring: Kenny Aguar • Billie Arséndiga • Justin Barker • Cameron Bliss• Hannah Burton • Jennie Cain • Raoul de la Cruz • Will Eskridge • Katee Hargraves • Christina Howells • Dan Litzinger • Nathaniel T. Mitchell • Jennifer Niswonger-Morris • Notcl4rence • Maggie Seee • Jessica Shirley • Triplebummer • Vivienne Varay • Tatiana Veneruso • Jim Wilson

On view: July 27 - Sept 15, 2018

Sponsored by Mary Porter + Reid McCallister • Rebecca Norton

*image: Maggie Seee

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CatFest Adoption Day!
Jul
15
1:00 PM13:00

CatFest Adoption Day!

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Join us as we welcome kittens + cats available for adoption from the Athens Area Humane Society! You'll also be able to learn more about their volunteering and fostering programs. Our current exhibit, CatFest, will be on display with 15% of all art sales going to the Humane Society. 

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C Joynes / Killick Hinds / Michael Potter
Jun
18
8:00 PM20:00

C Joynes / Killick Hinds / Michael Potter

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English acoustic guitarist C Joynes, a resident of Cambridge, heavy thumb-led finger-picking technique that harks back to traditional country-blues and early ragtime, however, he uses this technique to explore alternative melodic traditions: the English folk-tune; North and West African music; elements of classical Indian music; proto-minimalist and impressionist musics from the European classical tradition. His approach to the recording and compositional process contains a subtle and unassuming experimentation, at times including collaged fragments, field recordings, processing, en-plein-air recordings, and cut-and-paste. (Rhodri Davies)

There are not too many guitar-players I respect without any reservation. Off the top of my head there’s Guitar Roberts, Bill Orcutt and Sir Richard Bishop. And C Joynes. Of the former, I’d say Joynes’s closest stylistic analogue is, for my money, that noble Knight of Araby. Not that licks are copped from that Flower of Chivalry and his unimpeachable companions, the dervishes of delirium. But Joynes does borrow from as many and varied traditions as the Sun City Girls, and like them he never descends into world music blanditudination, nor the faux-hokey archaisms of Arcadie. His technique, like Sir Richard’s, is a fuller’s earth that purifies all such dross and fills the ear with myrrh of the sweetest grade. Not many traffic in liquors this strong, so hitch that pony, pilgrim, and drink a while. (Bruce Russell) 

Opening sets from local performers Killick Hinds and Michael Potter. 
8:00 PM sharp, $10 suggested donation. More if you're feeling kind.

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CatFest: Opening Reception
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

CatFest: Opening Reception

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CatFest 

A tribute to our fierce, fabulous, feline friends!

Curated by the Trio staff

On view: June 1 - July 21, 2018

**15% of art sales during this exhibition will go to the Athens Area Humane Society**

Opening Reception June 1, 7-9 PM
Music by A Catastrophe + DJ Tiger Uppercut

Sponsored by Mary Porter + Reid McCallister • Rebecca Norton

Featuring:

70dot • Ruth Allen • Ashley Anderson • Cameron Bliss • Jared Brown • Cory Cain • Jennie Cain • Rebecca Campbell • Lee Coffey • Cathy Dailey • Alyssa Daughdrill • Alberto Patiño Douce • Lisa Freeman • Ginger Goekjian • James Greer • Roxane Hollosi • Christina Howells • Missy Kulik • Jessie Lamay • Penny Merva • Jenna Oberstaller • Fiona Parker • Tiffany Joy Prater • Stephanie Kim Rivers • Gina Rowland • Taylor Solomon • Kristina Sooy • Rebecca Stephens • Tooth To Tail • Barbara Van Baush • Tatiana Veneruso • Jacob Wenzka • Jeanne Whatley • Tom Zarrilli • Arielle Zottneck

*image: Ruth Allen

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Trio’s 1st Annual Young Artist Exhibition: Opening Reception
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Trio’s 1st Annual Young Artist Exhibition: Opening Reception

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Featuring local artists in grade 12 and under. Curated by Penny Merva + Tatiana Veneruso. On View: June 1 - July 21, 2018
Opening Reception June 1, 6-7 PM

Featuring: 
Viva Cain • Chloe Gordon • Sam Harwell • Zibbie Horsman • Daisy Jacquet • Jules Liddell-Bennett • Clara Miller • Mavis Nicol • Jacob Porterfield • Lettie Porterfield • Luke Rocco Swartz


Sponsored by Mary Porter + Reid McCallister • Rebecca Norton

 

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ARTWERK
May
12
7:00 PM19:00

ARTWERK

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ARTWERK Fashion Show: May 12, 2018 7-9 PM
@ Trio Contemporary Art Gallery
(Suggested donation $5 + tips for performers)

Music by DJ Zelium
Drag Performances by Video Tronic, Alex Suarez, and Cola Fizz!

Featuring Wearable Art By:
Kari Bjork • Mux Blank • Tyler  Fisher • Katherine Hillis • Suzy Holcombe • Erika Lewis • Shawna Maranville • Sophie Painchault • Maria Teresa Peña • Benjamin Thrash • Irene Titus + MORE

About ARTWERK:

A new event series merging art + fashion...

ARTWERK is a collective of artists, designers, and stylists in Athens, Ga. ARTWERK (founded by Rachel Barnes, Jennie Cain, Maggie Seee, Gwenny Swan and Tatiana Veneruso) seeks to blur the lines between art and fashion through a series of collaborative projects and events.

Please email artwerkathens@gmail.com with any questions.

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Melissa Joseph "Expunge"
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Melissa Joseph "Expunge"

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Trio is honored to present “Expunge”, a participatory, performative piece by Philadelphia based artist, Melissa Joseph. Joseph has two pieces in our upcoming exhibit, “Media Circus” and much of her work is focused on  violence and healing. 

Artist Statement:

There has been a marked increase in the frequency and quantity of gun violence in schools in the last 10-15 years.  Since the mass shooting at Columbine in April of 1999, there have been 25 fatal elementary and high school shootings and counting.  My art practice is dedicated to mending and healing.  The goal of the work is to join people in conversation while exploring art’s role as mediator, or a locus of external focus required to generate more complex narratives and promote deeper understanding of the other.  There is not an intention of changing positions, but rather of allowing new knowledge to illuminate overlaps in personal experiences where trust and empathy might grow.   

On April 28th,  I invite you to join me in a participatory project at Trio Contemporary Art Gallery called Expunge.  For 6 hours I will work, hand washing t-shirts that are screen printed with bullet holes.  There are 122* shirts, which is the number of people killed in mass shootings on school campuses in the United States since Columbine.  Each shirt symbolizes a victim lost to gun violence.     

It is my hope that through this communal public act, opportunities will arise to meditate on the lives of these victims, to share in meaningful conversations and exchanges with one another, and to keep attention focused on the conversation around gun legislation.  Please come and wash a shirt with me!

*https://www.axios.com/122-killed-in-mass-school-shootings-since-columbine-1518729655-91efddc3-adcd-4991-bd5c-59938db7bc2f.htmlThis does not include school shootings with 0 or less than 4 fatalities. 

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Media Circus: Opening Reception
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Media Circus: Opening Reception

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Media Circus

A showcase of mixed media artwork.

Curated by Tatiana Veneruso

On view: Apr 6 - May 26, 2018

Featuring: 70dot • Kenneth Aguar • Priscilla Alarcon • Rose M Barron • Shawn Campbell • Catherine Chang • Whitney Cleveland • Jordana Dale • Meredith Elder • Mika Fengler • Lisa Freeman • Jeremy Gibbs • Jessica Harbison • Joshua Jenkins • Tyler Jones • Melissa Joseph • Kendal King • Alex Kraft • Vivian Liddell • Lift It Down • Olivia Negron • Ari Richter • Gina Rowland • Julia Wynn Safer • Taylor Shaw • Anna Lee Shultz • Sarah Cowan White

Sponsored by: Mary Porter + Reid McAllister • Rebecca Norton + Peter Pan

*image: Julia Wynn Safer “Bunny Del-EYE-te, Springtime”    

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The EGGsquisite Hunt!
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

The EGGsquisite Hunt!

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Come to our shop+gallery to hunt for unique eggs created by local and regional artists! Any egg you find, you get to keep! Inspired by Revel Forces in Atlanta, GA. All ages welcome. Music + Refreshments. 

Suggested donation - $5

Contributing Artists:

Rachel Barnes • Elizabeth Boudreau • Andrea Boyd • Brandy Bramblett • Jennie Cain • OC Carlisle • Meredith Conger • Veena Courtney • Carolyn Crist • Jordana Dale • Julie Davis • Tyler Fisher • Lisa Freeman • Stephanie Funk • The Fuse Muse • James Greer • Christie Hanson • Abby Kacen • Helen Kuykendall • Katy Lipscomb • Nathaniel Mitchell • Olivia Negron • Nico • Johanna Nicol • Rebecca Norton • Tony Ransom • Kelly Scollard • Maggie Seee • Taylor Shaw • Andrew Shearer • Donni Smith • Laulea Taylor • Tatiana Veneruso • Jeanne Whatley • Christy Wooke + more TBA! 

Rules:

• please, only one art egg per person. If you find more than one, pick the one you like best and return the other to its hiding place. 

• once you have found the egg you wish to keep forever and ever, please come to the desk to mark the egg as claimed. This way the artists know who has added their art egg to their collection.

• the gallery will be closed from 12-2 while we hide the eggs. Please wait in the lobby/reception area until the hunt begins at 2PM. 


In addition to the art eggs, we will be hiding eggs that contain treats + prizes!

We will have prizes for first egg found, last egg found + BEST DRESSED EGG HUNTER, so wear your Sunday best (even though it’s a Saturday)

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ROVA Saxophone Quartet
Mar
20
8:00 PM20:00

ROVA Saxophone Quartet

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$15 suggested donation

About ROVA: 

Think of the human voice in music. The most primal of instruments, it can melt you or move you to tears on the spot. Then it’s the saxophone, one-step removed from the human voice, and the next most powerful messenger in music. Johnny Hodges, Albert Ayler, Steve Lacy, Pharoah Sanders, Oliver Lake, King Curtis, Tim Berne, John Butcher - to name only a few of the many singular voices on the instrument who, with one short phrase or even one sound, can take your breath away, or excite and inspire you to great heights. 

Multiply that power, that capability, times 4, and you have a saxophone quartet. ROVA Sax Quartet: a group that can move you the way an Eastern European choir of voices can move you, but also a group with force, a force that can feel as if it's tearing the walls of the listening space down, or that can simulate the complex sound of a machine, or one of nature’s wild phenomena, or conversely, the almost-silent overlapping sound patterns heard with eyes closed in a field in the wilderness.

ROVA Sax Quartet's musical goal has always been, since 1978, to instigate, to challenge, and to inspire. The group explores the synthesis of composition and collective improvisation, creating exciting, genre-bending music. ROVA:Arts, formed in 1986, acts as the umbrella organization for the musicians, facilitating the goals and productions and tours, the collaborations and special projects.

With a 40th anniversary on Feb 4, 2018, ROVA is one of the longest-standing groups in the music movement that has its roots in post-bop, free jazz, avant-rock, and 20th century new music; ROVA draws inspiration from the visual arts, contemporary poetry, contemporary dance. We listen closely and deeply appreciate both the traditional and the pop music styles of Africa and Asia. And then there is the blues; always a key.

Bruce Ackley – soprano saxophone / Steve Adams – alto saxophone / Larry ochs – tenor saxophone / Jon Raskin – baritone saxophone

photo: Myles Boisen

 

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Trifecta: Opening Reception
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Trifecta: Opening Reception

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An annual, collaborative, juried show between the MFA programs of the University of Georgia, Georgia State University and Georgia Southern University that includes works from all material disciplines. 

Juried by Tatiana Veneruso + Laulea Taylor.

On view: Mar 9 - Mar 31, 2018

Featuring:

Yana Bondar • Nicole Bovasso • Dimelza Broche • Amelia Carley • Coorain Devin • Linda Erkes • Matthew Flores • Laurel Fulton • Mary Gordon • Mo Jahangir • Nikolaus James • Yeonsoo Kim • Ana Meza • Nathaniel Mondragon • Guadalupe Navarro • Jennifer Niswonger-Morris • Johanna Norry • Maria Ojeda • Usman Oladeinde • Erin Mckay Potter • Carla Powell • Aaron Putt • Kelsey Ann Scharf • Kaleena Stasiak • Parker Thornton

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"In These Streets" Mural Auction
Feb
9
to Feb 24

"In These Streets" Mural Auction

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Online auction: February 9th-23rd, 2018
w/ Silent Auction at Trio: Saturday, February 24th, 4-6PM 

We’ve been so pleased with all the wonderful feedback about this exhibit, and now is your chance to own one of these beautiful murals for your home or business! Trio will be auctioning off these 9x12 ft paintings starting February 9th until the closing day, February 24th. Trio will be donating 15% of sales to the Athens Area Homeless Shelter.

Trio will start the auctions via Facebook and Instagram, auctioning a different mural every few days. The unsold murals will be part of a silent auction on closing day, February 24th, from 4-6 PM w/ music + refreshments. 

This is a great opportunity to purchase an original piece of artwork AND support an important cause! Be sure to follow us @trioathens on Instagram and Trio Contemporary Art Gallery on Facebook. 

About the Athens Area Homeless Shelter:
Athens Area Homeless Shelter provides collaborative, comprehensive services to homeless individuals and families working toward sustainable independence. AAHS operates two shelter locations and rapid re-housing program that serves well over one hundred families each year; they are currently sheltering or housing 70 children.  

The Athens Area Homeless Shelter, Inc. (AAHS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving homeless individuals and families in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia. AAHS was established in 1986 and was formally incorporated in 1990.

Auction rules:
A photo of the artwork will be posted with a starting bid. To bid that amount, just comment in the amount of your bid. Bids will increase by $25 increments. The highest bidder wins the mural. All payments are due in full at the close of the auction. (We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards) Questions? Please email us at trioathens@gmail.com

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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 ATHULHU, Saint Blondie + Tatiana Veneruso

Opening Reception Friday, Jan 12th 7-9 PM w/ music by DJ NATE from WUXTRY

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 9 ft x 12 ft 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.  

Featuring:

70dot • Ashley Anderson • A. L. Ashbaugh • CisneArts • cold.tony • DoitDoitLeague • FoxySwine • Killamari • oofster • Pam Peacock • Dianna Settles • sQuishiepuss

Special thanks to our friends: AthensHasArt!Athens Tango Project •  Bob + Claire Clements • Paige + Brian Dixon • Didi Dunphy • K A Artist ShopStarlite ShowroomUntrained.ArtVic’s Vintage (+ more TBA) for their sponsorships!! 

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Creature Comforts Art Party
Dec
14
5:00 PM17:00

Creature Comforts Art Party

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Join us Thursday, December 14 (5–10pm) for Creature Comforts’ next Art Party, the second in a new quarterly event series celebrating local art and artists!

For this Art Party and art exhibit in the CCBC Gallery (12/5/17–1/7/2018), Creature Comforts is partnering with local printshop Pixel & Ink to feature their Athens Art Prints program. With over 50 local artists now participating, Athens Art Prints provides a print-to-order artwork reproduction service with no upfront cost to the artist. This means an artist can generate and sell prints of their work while avoiding the typically prohibitive overhead costs of doing so. For more information on this program, to get involved, or to purchase prints, please visit the Athens Art Prints website: www.athensartprints.com/

https://www.facebook.com/AthensArtPrints/

Artists Market 5–9pm: Stock up on gifts for the holidays with local art! Several of the Athens Art Prints artists will have original work for sale in this indoor market. Participating artists will be announced at a later date.

Silent Art Trivia 7–9pm: Join our host Tatiana Veneruso (Artistic Director of Trio Contemporary Art Gallery, located above Pixel & Ink) for Silent Art Trivia, a romp through the history of the arts and American pop culture. Headphones will be provided by Hush Hush (18+ only; ID required; limit one set per ID). Please arrive early to be sure your trivia group can get headphones! First, second, and third place trivia winners will receive CCBC gift cards and gift cards to Pixel & Ink to use towards the purchase of an Athens Art Print reproduction or custom printing and framing through the shop.

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Holiday Boutique
Dec
12
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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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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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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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

  • 766 West Broad Street Athens, GA, 30601 United States (map)
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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

  • 766 West Broad Street Athens, GA, 30601 United States (map)
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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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