Is art a luxury? Jeanette Winterson gets straight to the heart of why art matters. Listen here.

Everything is biographical, Lucian Freud says. What we make, why it is made, how we draw a dog, who it is we are drawn to, why we cannot forget. Everything is collage, even genetics. There is the hidden presence of others in us, even those we have known briefly. We contain them for the rest of our lives, at every border we cross.
- Michael Ondaatje, Divisadero

Travel is the only context in which some people ever look around. If we spent half the energy looking at our own neighborhoods, we’d probably learn twice as much.
- Lucy R. Lippard, On the Beaten Track: Tourism, Art, and Place

Like The Moth? You'll like Rabbit Box! Here's my story about going to Nicaragua for the first time to find out about my grandfather:



An art exhibition to brighten up these January grays, 'In Bloom' is influenced by nature, color, and the possibility of working outside of our most comfortable ways. Surprises abound by some of Athens' most treasured artists as well as some profound emerging talent.

JANUARY 22 - MARCH 15, 2015
curated by Hope Hilton
Rinne Allen | Maureen Beall | Wayne Bellamy | Claire Clements | Katherine Dunlap | Alejandro Galeana-Salinas | Susan Hable Smith | Moon Jung Jang | Taylor Kuzia | Jess Machacek | Malissa Ryder | René Shoemaker | Zipporah Camille Thompson | Maddie Zerkel

Awarded a fellowship at Mildred’s Lane
^^ I'm very honored and excited to be able to work with Sal Randolph, D. Graham Burnett, and Jeff Dolven - all artists that dare not sum up art and its practitioners but instead set art free by investigation, attention, and recognition.)