Please pardon the mess while the site is being updated (March 2017).
Site of Becoming: ManchesterRVA with Jennie Fleming, for The Oasis Mobile Art Project
at the RVA Street Art Festival
Friday April 22 -Sunday April 24
Pick up your guide at the Southern States Silos in Manchester, south of the Mayo Bridge, and then head out into the Manchester historic district neighborhood to find “sites of becoming” or identify your own, and share through social media “what it could be.”
Twitter @TOMAProject Facebook theoasismobileartproject Instagram tomap.mobileartproject
Jennie Fleming | Civic Studies
March 4 – April 13, 2016 [new closing date]
Opening reception March 4, 5:00-9:00 pm.
540 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Civic Studies is a series of individual works, installations, and hacktivisms; with subtopics addressing community, urban development, suburbia, and regionalism. In short, the works are explorations of being in place, along with the social, political, and ecological dynamics that come along with living in our places.
As a Clubhou.se member, Fleming will develop Downtown Block Studies: Augusta over the course of the eight-week exhibition as part of the co-working space experience. The project is a larger-than-life-size version of a sketchbook that explores the past and present of sixteen consecutive blocks in downtown Augusta. The Clubhouse’s Beer & Bytes on Wednesdays (5:30-7:00 pm, March 9 – April 27) will be the perfect opportunity to catch up on the project’s development, join in the dialogue, and get to know downtown Augusta better.
UPDATE: Due to unforeseen scheduling issues, the exhibit is closing two weeks earlier, and the weekly updates for Downtown Block Studies will be presented at a closing event on Wednesday, April 13, 5:30-7:00.
Midtown Market of Augusta
2113 Kings Way, Augusta, GA
Tues – Friday 10:00 to 6:00, Saturday 11:00 to 4:00
I will be the featured artist for the month of January, 2016, at the Midtown Market. On display are collages and books from the series, Love Letters from Augusta to her Citizens, as well as new photo collages featuring Augusta, framed and small works mounted to magnets.
Please join us on Thursday, January 7th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm for fun, food, friends, shopping, and wine.
Miller Theater, 708 Broad Street, Augusta, GA. September 5, 2014 6:00-10:00 pm
Columbia County in Georgia is on the verge of becoming what Joel Garreau calls new urban centers: an Edge City. Garreau defines the term, as “Cities, because they contain all the functions a city ever has, albeit in a spread-out form that few have come to recognize for what it is. Edge, because they are a vigorous world of pioneers and immigrants, rising far from the old downtowns, where little save villages or farmland lay only thirty years before.” *
Go West offers varied perspectives on the influx of new housing in the greater Augusta area, but it is representative of all metropolitan areas that struggle to meet conflicting demands of population growth, urban blight and crime, and the ceaseless desire for the American Dream.
As more people settle west of Augusta in Columbia County, the center of the metropolitan area becomes stretched, fragmented, and dispersed. Searching for the Lost Center visualizes the demand for shopping areas closer to where people live, as well as the cost to the heart of the community. Not only do national chain stores put local shops out of business, but also they provide little support for the local community.
North Augusta Arts & Heritage Center, South Carolina. June 1-14, 2014. Juried group exhibition.