Gallery openings mark Third Thursday at The Classic Center.
ATHENS, Ga. – Third Thursday is a collective effort on the part of local organizations around Athens to make art accessible to the public while highlighting and encouraging local talent. Various organizations open their doors from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.
This month’s event will be on October 17. The Classic Center invites you to the opening of two new galleries: “Good Vibrations” and “Building Facades.” A cash bar will be available.
“Good Vibrations” features work by Hannah Betzel, Brittainy Lauback, and Warren Slater. Betzel is a self-taught artist known for her cheerful, colorful abstracts. She has a passion for creating art that lifts the spirit and inspires others. Lauback earned her BFA from the University of New Mexico and her MFA from the University of Georgia. Her work has been showcased nationally and internationally, and she was most recently featured at the Ogden Museum of Art in New Orleans. Slater focuses his work in acrylics and has been featured in the U.S.A., Australia, and New Zealand. His paintings in The Classic Center Gallery use landscapes and a single figure to challenge the viewer’s connection between thought, action, and nature.
“Building Facades” is a collection of photographs by Mike Landers. His work includes intimate portraits, formal architectural landscapes, large-format pinhole landscapes, and a long-running documentary series of the late-night Athens party crowd.
Join The Classic Center Cultural Foundation to help bring local art projects like this one to life. Member perks also include exclusive presales, pre-show receptions, cast meet-and-greets, travel opportunities, and more! For more information on The Classic Center Cultural Foundation, please visit

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