Athens Voices USA 2017 Opens Jan. 14

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Athens Voices USA is an all media, juried art exhibition featuring the diverse styles and visions of local artists from any Athens community in the United States, organized and presented by the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This year’s exhibition will feature 42 artists from Athens, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.

This year’s jurors were Darryl Halbrooks from Athens, Kentucky, Marcy Nighswander from Athens, Ohio and Tatiana Veneruso from Athens, Georgia. The jurors selected works for the show based on originality, innovation, concept, technique, and craftsmanship.

“As a multidisciplinary panel, we were able to offer one another insights into our respective mediums which aided the evaluation process,” said Tatiana Veneruso. “As a jury, we looked not only for skill but originality and strength of concept resulting in a diverse collection of contemporary art. I was very impressed with the variety of work in both materials and subject matter.”

Accepted works will be on display at the Dairy Barn Arts Center from Jan. 14 to March 25, 2017, with an opening reception and awards ceremony on Jan. 13 from 5-8 p.m. Admission is $5 and winter hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Dairy Barn Arts Center would like to thanks this year’s sponsors- Texas Roadhouse and The Ohio University Inn.

Artists Selected for Athens Voices USA 2017

Athens, Alabama
Pamela Keller

Athens, Georgia
Melissa Harshman
Thomas Houser
Charles Norman Pinckney
Saral Surakul

Athens, Kentucky
Esther Randall

Athens, Ohio
Kenner Bush
Mary Chamberlain
Stephen Deffet
Terry Eiler
Julie M Elman
Barbara Ery
Barbara Fisher
Michael France
Amy Gibas
Kari Gunter-Seymour
Lawrence Hamel-Lambert
David Hostetler
Rosemary Howell
Kasey Jones
Lindsay Koontz
Marlene L’Abbe
David LaPalombara
Lynn Last
Adam Lindner
Daniel Manion
Scott Marx
Carol McDonough
Shannon Moyer
Danette Pratt
Pandy Reiser
Marcia Shubert
Art Werger
Bruce Winn

Athens, West Virginia
Kylene Babski
Kevin Bennington
Jamey Biggs
Samantha Keith
Jack Sheffler
Sterling Snyder
Jonathan Walsh