Community Spotlight: Bedlam Werks

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Words by Nina Goodall. Photos by Austin Steele.

Formally a chicken processing factory, 120 Collins Industrial Blvd has transformed into not only a motorcycle garage and full service repair shop, but also an Athens community hub, Bedlam Werks. The business was founded three years ago by Travis Christopher and Rich Sinda, who are both University of Georgia grads and Athens locals. On August 1st, the company moved to it’s new location right outside of down town that has opened to offer far more than one would expect. Continue reading “Community Spotlight: Bedlam Werks”

Athens Eats: The Art of Pouring

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Words by Eva Claire Schwartz. Photos by Taylor Canerday.

In a world where Starbucks is consistently getting the spelling of our names wrong, it’s gratifying to be handed a mug of coffee and shown we matter.

Specialty coffee shops around the country are allowing people to make connections with their baristas and look down at the mouth of their mugs to see a work of art: latte art.
Recently, latte art has gained a whole new level of momentum. With coffee brewing quality at the highest level it has ever been, baristas are able to focus primarily on the value and the experience. Continue reading “Athens Eats: The Art of Pouring”

Projections Fashion Show: Teddy’s Girls Photoshoot

Projections

Tomorrow’s the big day for our fashion show, and today’s photo collection represents the work of some of our biggest and most long-term collaborators: Necklush and Washington Square Studio. Allie and Shayne from Washington Square are the women behind the pitch-perfect hair and make-up that put the polish on both of our fashion shows this year (including the one we have coming up tomorrow), and Troy Mattison Hicks, in addition to showcasing his company’s fashion-forward, locally made scarves in our shows, has produced dozens of gorgeous photos for My Athens Fashion. This shoot was inspired by The Teddy Girls, a British gang from the 50s, with make-up provided by Jeni Smith.

Teddy’s Girls Photoshoot

Projections Shoot

 

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Projections Fashion Show: Atomic

Projections

Sunday, November 8, My Athens presents our bi-annual fashion show, Projections. Featuring 8 local boutiques paired with 8 local stylists to create looks inspired by iconic style films. In anticipation of this event, here are insider’s perspectives from the names behind each of these boutiques.

Tickets for Projections are on sale here.

Words by Alanna Uhde. Photos by Courtney Johnson.

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Stylist: Shawna Maranville

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Stan Mullins

In honor of Stan Mullins, who hosts our fall fashion show in his amazing studio space this Sunday, we’re reissuing this 2014 interview, along with photos from the early stages of one of Stan’s next big projects — an enormous statue of UGA football great Herschel Walker — with some updates to reflect his recent work. Enjoy the sneak peek of Sunday’s event space and the thoughts and work of Stan, a true Athens original.

Tickets to Projections, a My Athens fashion show, can be purchased here.

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Photos by Paige French. Written by Zelda Speight, with updates by Rachel Bailey.

If you’ve spent enough time on campus over the years, chances are you’ve passed the 14-foot bronze statue of former University of Georgia football coach and athletics director Vince Dooley at the corner of Lumpkin Street and Pinecrest Drive.

The man behind the bronze is Stan Mullins — painter, sculptor and advocate for personal involvement in the community. He makes his home and his studio on the large gated lot across the street from Pulaski Heights BBQ. Upon entering the gated property, you’re welcomed by music, barking dogs and a room filled with paintings and sculptures. The offer of a cold beverage is never far behind. The positive and inviting atmosphere matches with Stan’s optimistic attitude.

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Stan Mullins poses with a model of his Herschel Walker statue and one of his dogs.

Mullins budgets his time between commissioned paintings, sculptures and labors of love. This September, he finished a year-long project for another university, Marshall, in Huntington, WV, creating a trio of 8-foot tall, bronze buffalo for installation on campus. Continue reading “Stan Mullins”

Projections Fashion Show: Dynamite Clothing

Projections

Sunday, November 8, My Athens presents our bi-annual fashion show, Projections. Featuring 8 local boutiques paired with 8 local stylists to create looks inspired by iconic style films. In anticipation of this event, here are insider’s perspectives from the names behind each of these boutiques.

Tickets for Projections are on sale here.

Words by Alanna Uhde. Photos by Courtney Johnson.

Dynamite Clothing

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Loretta Paluck, store owner.

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Projections Fashion Show: Encore

Projections

Sunday, November 8, My Athens presents our bi-annual fashion show, Projections. Featuring 8 local boutiques paired with 8 local stylists to create looks inspired by iconic style films. In anticipation of this event, here are insider’s perspectives from the names behind each of these boutiques.

Tickets for Projections are on sale here.

Words by Alanna Uhde. Photos by Courtney Johnson.

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Lucie Reynolds, stylist.

Stylist: Lucie Reynolds

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October Tuesday Takeover

Every Tuesday, we feature photos from some of our favorite local photographers in a series we call Tuesday Takeover. We like to think of it as a chance to everyday Athenians to tell the story of what Athens means (and looks like) through their eyes. These are our Tuesday Takeover photos from October.

 

 

 

 

October Community Photos

October Fun

Every Sunday, we feature a group of photos from some of our favorite local photographers. We like to think of it as a chance to everyday Athenians to tell the story of what Athens means (and looks like) through their eyes. These are our Sunday Features photos from October.