A Night at the Athenaeum

March 16, 5pm

Join us for a spring evening of contemporary dance, colorful sculpture, and catered bites and drinks by Athens pop-up restaurant Mouth Feel. The exhibition Fabienne Lasserre: Listeners will be activated by a commissioned dance by award-winning choreographer Beth Gill and an accompanying sound piece by experimental composer Jon Moniaci. Meet a diverse group of artists and chat with Lamar Dodd School of Art students who benefit directly from the programming and community partnerships hosted by the Athenaeum. Details on the Fundraising Event:

March 16, 2024
5 - 7:30 pm
287 W Broad St. Athens, GA 30605
Tickets: $350

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5:00: Welcome Drinks
5:30: Beth Gill & Jon Moniaci Performance
6:00: Bites and Drinks
7:00: Hear from Katie Geha, Director the Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries
7:15: Private tour of Listeners by artist Fabienne Lasserre

Artist Biographies
Fabienne Lasserre, educated at Concordia University in Montreal (B.F.A., 1996) and Columbia University, New York (M.F.A., 2004), lives and works in Brooklyn NY. A 2019 Guggenheim Fellow, she is the Director of the interdisciplinary MFA in Studio Art at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She has participated in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally. Recent solo projects include Make Room for Space (2018, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY); Les Larmes (2018, Parisian Laundry Gallery, Montreal); and C.Ar.D in città (2015, Palazzo Costa Tretenerro, Piacenza, Italy). Some group exhibits featuring her work have been: Feed the Meter (2017, Ceysson de Bénétière, Luxembourg); Outside the Lines (2013, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX), Saber Desconocer, (2013, Museo de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia), and La Triennale québécoise, (2011, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal).

Beth Gill is an award-winning choreographer based in New York City since 2005. Her multidisciplinary works are captivating, cinematic timescapes, the product of long-term collaborations with celebrated artists. Gill is the proud recipient of the Herb Alpert, Doris Duke Impact, Foundation for Contemporary Art, and two “Bessie” awards. She has produced eight commissioned evening-length works met with critical acclaim. She has toured nationally and internationally and has been honored with (among others): Guggenheim Fellowship, NEFA’s National Dance Project grant, Princeton’s Hodder Fellowship, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Extended Life Artist in Residence.

Jon Moniaci is a composer, performer, and computer programmer. Interested in improvisation and live electro-acoustic performance, he has collaborated extensively with dance and performance makers. A frequent collaborator of choreographer Beth Gill, his score for her dance Electric Midwife received a 2011 Bessie New York Dance and Performance Award. He has also worked with Chase Granoff, Andrew Dinwiddie, Jeff Larson, Peter Kerlin, Anna Sperber, Marissa Perel, Alex Escalante, Mark Jarecke, Dean Moss, and Peter Jacobs. He plays music with Stephen Rush and Chris Peck in their project Crystal Mooncone.

Support for the Athenaeum's multifaceted programming and exemplary exhibitions comes directly from private philanthropy. Your ticket to Night at the Athenaeum will provide vital support for this multidisciplinary student lab and community incubator. If you are unable to join us but have an interest in giving to the Athenaeum, please donate below.

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