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Conversations with musicians, artists, creatives, and others who make Athens and the communities surrounding Athens an amazing place to live. Learn what is going on in one of the nation’s most famous scenes, meet the new generation of people keeping the tradition strong and hear how the arts are helping build our communities. This podcast is put out by the Athens Regional Library System where we are committed to helping build strong communities and celebrating our diversity. Engaging Communitie… Continue Reading >>
Conversations with musicians, artists, creatives, and others who make Athens and the communities surrounding Athens an amazing place to live. Learn what is going on in one of the nation’s most famous scenes, meet the new generation of people keeping the tradition strong and hear how the arts are helping build our communities. This podcast is put out by the Athens Regional Library System where we are committed to helping build strong communities and celebrating our diversity. Engaging Communities, Exceeding Expectations.If you enjoy the podcast please make sure to give us a rating or review on itunes. << Show Less
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Noah James Saunders We are excited to have the exceptionally  talented sculptor Noah James Saunders join us for a conversation.  Noah&apos;s work in wire is groundbreaking and he is one of the pioneering sculptors in the field.   After listening to the episode make sure and check out some of his work.  It is quite amazing.https://www.instagram.com/noahjamessaunders/?hl=en
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Noah James Saunders We are excited to have the exceptionally  talented sculptor Noah James Saunders join us for a conversation.  Noah&apos;s work in wire is groundbreaking and he is one of the pioneering sculptors in the field.   After listening to the episode make sure and check out some of his work.  It is quite amazing.https://www.instagram.com/noahjamessaunders/?hl=en
Photographer and Flimmaker Chris Greer This weeks guest is the Photographer, Writer, and Filmmaker Chris Greer.  It is a great conversation that you don&apos;t want to miss!Chris Greer is an award-winning photographer, author, college professor, and television producer. He produces and co-hosts the TV show View Finders which chronicles the adventures of two photographers in search of beautiful locations to photograph. Chris wrote and photographed the best-selling book Georgia Discovered: Exploring the Best of the Peach State and he photographed the upcoming book Naturally Georgia: From the Mountains to the Coast. His work has been featured in galleries, exhibitions, magazines, and a wide range of online media. When he isn’t taking photos or teaching classes at Georgia College, he resides in Oconee County with his wife and two young boys.https://chrisgreerphotography.com
Artist Sam Watson This week we speak with the amazing artist and illustrator Sam Watson.  Sam is an Athens born artist, and a recent graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Communication Arts. She is passionate about children’s book illustration, and on a mission to create engaging and inclusive imagery for all ages. Check out Sam’s work on Instagram @sam.j.watson, or on her website samwatsonillustrator.com
The Sundering Seas This week the band The Sundering Seas stops by for a talk about music, Tolkien, video games, and more.  Sundering Seas are an Atmospheric and crushing death/black/doom inspired metal from Athens, GA.    You can check them out on their bandcamp at:https://thesunderingseas.bandcamp.com/releases or on their Facebook at:https://www.facebook.com/thesunderingseasbandWarning this episode does contain explicit language.
Sascha Smith This week we interview Sascha Smith of the band Maxuma.  Sascha talks about the bands newest release &quot;What is with this Thickness&quot; and also about their work as a sound tech at Flicker.  To find our more about Maxuma you can visit their bandcamp at https://maxuma.bandcamp.com or check them out on IG at  @firstofall.money.shock.
Welfare Liners This week&apos;s episode features the lead singer of the Welfare Liners, Rob Keller.  The Welfare Liners came together from the eclectic Athens, GA music scene in 2010 and combined contemporary and traditional influences to create a brand of bluegrass that has earned praise from young and old.  You can find our more about the Welfare Liners at https://thewelfareliners.com/home
Nightshade Family This week we speak with Dado and Christina of the record label Nightshade Family.  It is a great conversation and our first look at the electronic music scene in Athens.   Nightshade Family is a deep dubstep record label with an ear to the underground of sound system culture. Created by Dado in 2021 with the goal of providing guidance and support to artists, building community through sound system events, and pushing the roots of deep dubstep. They release underground music, manage artists and throw events in the Southeast.Check them out at:www.nightshadefamilyband.comorhttps://nightshadefamily.bandcamp.com
Ian Hemerlein This weeks interview is with Ian Hemerlein of Kwazymoto, Rag Bags, and Saint Syzygy.  Ian a talented musician who also does great work as a Sound Engineer at the Glow Recording Studio.  Don&apos;t miss out on this great conversation between Zakk and Ian about the local music scene, his love of Paul Thomas Anderson, and why you are unlikely to find him at a Environmental Economics Convention anytime soon.
Special FanFest Episode Get a quick run down of our first annual FanFest event.  Don&apos;t miss out!FanFest 2022 is a celebration of Comics, Games, Music, Film, and the Arts. Join Oconee County Libraries with the support of Athens Regional Library System for this exciting free event on April 2nd, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Oconee County Civic Center. There will be food trucks, live music, gaming area, workshops, panel discussions, costume contest, Meet and Greets with authors and musicians, vendors, and much more!  Don’t miss out on this all ages event.  Schedule of events subject to change.  Highlighted events below with more to come!!9:30 am Doors Open, Vendors Open, and CosplayRegistration Begins10:00 Rebecca Sunshine Band10:00 Gaming Area Opens10:30 Acting Workshop11am Joey Weiser Q & A, Autographs and Meet and Greet11:15 Razzi King11:30 Historical Fencing12:30 Cosplay Contest1:30 Acting Workshop1:30 Cosplay Panel Discussion2:15 Sacred Bull2:30 Getting into Film Panel Discussion3:30 Gonzoriffic Film Showcase Auditorium
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