"Inheritance," Mateo Galvano
“Inheritance,” Mateo Galvano (photo provided)

“Athens Voices USA ’15” Opens At Dairy Barn

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The Dairy Barn Arts Center has announced the opening of Athens Voices USA ‘15, the 7th biennial juried exhibition of mixed media art produced by artists that live or work within 30 miles of seven “Athens” communities in the United States.

Athens Voices USA ’15, which opens Friday, Jan. 16 from 5-7 p.m., will be on display Jan. 17 through March 14. A collection of multi-media works from 48 talented “Athens” artists will be featured, with a total of 75 pieces representing Ohio, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Tennessee and West Virginia.

After the exhibition closes in March, Athens Voices USA ’15 will travel to the Arthur Butcher Gallery at Concord University in Athens, West Virginia, and then to the Alabama Center for the Arts in Decatur, Alabama.

This biennial juried exhibition was created to promote local artistic talent and highlight the unique variety of voices of artists in Athens, Ohio that live and/or work within 30 miles of the community. In 2012, Athens Voices was expanded to include any artist who lives or works within 30 miles of any “Athens” community in the United States.

Jurors Jamey Biggs, Didi Dunphy and John Sabraw began with images of over 202 works by 74 artists, and after five rounds, the jurors selected the final 64 pieces from 48 artists. Visit after Friday’s opening for a complete list of artists and their work in the exhibit.

Five awards will be presented to artists at the Jan. 16 opening. Many of artists will be present to share information about their work, including artists from other “Athens” communities. The artwork in the gallery will be for sale and some artists will have additional work in the gallery shop.

The Dairy Barn Arts Center is located at 8000 Dairy Lane in Athens. The gallery and gallery shop hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 12 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit