NATURE MATTERS Screening & Conversation
Dec
9
7:00 pm19:00

NATURE MATTERS Screening & Conversation

  • The Inn at Serenbe: Oak Room

AIR Serenbe presents a screening of Nature Matters and a conversation with its screenwriter Mike Buchanan. Joining the conversation will be Dr. Barbara Ann Temple, executive producer/director/writer for the film.  Dr. Temple is also the Vice President for Education at Arts & Science Council in Charlotte, NC.

Mike Buchanan is a current artist in residence at AIR Serenbe and this year’s recipient of the Mary E. Haverty Foundation Focus Fellowship.  This award residency supports a screenwriter whose work is rooted in the American South.

Learn more about Nature Matters at www.naturemattersfilm.com.

Free and open to the public: RSVP HERE.

 

THE FAT BOY CHRONICLES Screening & Conversation
Nov
15
7:00 pm19:00

THE FAT BOY CHRONICLES Screening & Conversation

  • The Inn at Serenbe: Oak Room

AIR Serenbe presents a screening of The Fat Boy Chronicles and a conversation with its screenwriter Mike Buchanan and director Jason Winn. Joining the conversation will be Dr. Stephanie Walsh and Dr. Mark Wulkan.  Dr. Walsh is the Medical Director of Child Wellness and the Strong4Life Clinic at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  She is also an Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Emory University, a practicing pediatrician, and certified in bariatric medicine.  Dr. Wulkan is the Surgeon-in-Chief at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Emory University.  He is a pediatric surgeon with a special interest in adolescent bariatric surgery.

Mike Buchanan is a current artist in residence at AIR Serenbe and this year’s recipient of the Mary E. Haverty Foundation Focus Fellowship.  This award residency supports a screenwriter whose work is rooted in the American South.  

Learn more about The Fat Boy Chronicles at thefatboychronicles.com.

Free and open to to the public: RSVP HERE

Dogtrot Soirée
Oct
9
4:30 pm16:30

Dogtrot Soirée

  • The Art Farm at Serenbe

Join us after the 3rd Annual Serenbe Home Tour as we celebrate a great year of AIR Serenbe’s work in supporting artists and the creative process.

Featuring: Tours of Rural Studio Cottages, live music by Mayhayley's Grave, new photographs by Aaron Coury, complimentary wine & local beer, and a raffle for a weekend stay in a cottage (drawing at 6pm).

Tickets are only $25 and can be purchased just for the Soirée or in combo with the 3rd Annual Serenbe Home Tour.  PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

AIR Serenbe brings people together through art, ideas, and place. Since 2007, AIR Serenbe, the artist in residence program at Serenbe, has invested in the creative process by providing artists uninterrupted time and space and a welcoming community in which to create.  We support artists of every discipline through our Focus Fellowship award residencies, nominated annually by our National Advisory Council, and through Project Residencies, where we strategically support the work of other organizations.  It is our belief that artists help us see our worlds all over again for the first time.  In so doing, they create a deeper sense of place for us all.

 

3rd Annual Serenbe Home Tour
Oct
9
1:00 pm13:00

3rd Annual Serenbe Home Tour

  • The Art Farm at Serenbe

Come see the unique designs of select Serenbe homes and learn more about the people and the collections that bring them to life. Enjoy complimentary golf cart rides along the tour or leisurely stroll between homes.

Proceeds from the 3rd Annual Serenbe Home Tour supports AIR Serenbe, a non-profit artist residency program that champions the creative process by providing artists with uninterrupted time, space and a welcoming community in which to create.

BUY TICKETS HERE

Make a day of it! Serenbe in a wonderful place where you can easily bookend your tour through the homes with a leisurely hike on the trails, brunch, shopping, concerts and more!

Your day could look like this: Come early and enjoy brunch at the Blue Eyed Daisy, the Hil, or the Farmhouse before you begin touring our featured homes. Along your way, explore our local shops for special gifts, books, and food items, including the newly opened Hills & Hamlets Bookshop.  Pick up a sandwich at the General Store with a relaxing front porch sit before you join the 3 PM wine tasting.

Immediately after touring homes, join us at the Dogtrot Soirée, an after party to celebrate a great year for AIR Serenbe. Enjoy complimentary wine and local beer, tour the Rural Studio artists’ cottages, see new photographs of our 2016 artists by Aaron Coury, and relish the sounds of Mayhayley’s Grave. (4:30 – 7:30 PM).  TICKETS FOR THE SOIREE HERE.

Choose your perfect ending…hang around for a special Chatt Hills Music concert featuring Sarah McQuaid, or end your day with a spooky trip to Serenbe Playhouse’s The Sleepy Hollow Experience.

What a day! And you can end right in the neighborhood with a night at the Serenbe Inn

Come join us! We look forward to seeing you!
Children 12+ welcome.   
Parking at the Art Farm (10455 Atlanta Newnan Rd) and various locations throughout the community.

Gentlemen Bosses: Anis Mojgani, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Derrick Brown
Sep
24
8:00 pm20:00

Gentlemen Bosses: Anis Mojgani, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Derrick Brown

  • The Oak Room at The Inn at Serenbe

Tickets will go fast! Reserve your space HERE


GENTLEMEN BOSSES: The Gentlemen Bosses is a writing collective formed in 2012 and consisting of writers Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Anis Mojgani and Derrick Brown, a trio of award-winning, internationally touring poets who are joined in their commitment to creating engaging, freshly modern work that is powerful on the stage as well as on the page.  

AIR Serenbe is pleased to support the Gentlemen Bosses for a 2016 Project Residency: two weeks of time and space to collaborate, experiment, and share new work with new audiences.

CRISTIN O'KEEFE APTOWICZ is a New York Times Best Selling nonfiction writer and author of six books of poetry, including her latest collection, The Year of No Mistakes, which was named the Texas Book of the Year for Poetry in 2014. Her latest nonfiction book, Dr Mutter's Marvels, spent three months on the New York Times Best Seller List. Her most recent awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, an Amy Clampitt House residency and the ArtsEdge writer-in-residency position at the University of Pennsylvania. 
She lives in Austin, TX. For more information, please visit: www.aptowicz.com

ANIS MOJGANI is a two time National Poetry Slam Champion, winner for the International World Cup Poetry Slam and multiple-time TEDx Speaker. He has been awarded residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, AIR Serenbe, and the Oregon Literary Arts Writers-in-the-Schools program. Anis has performed in venues around the globe, and his work has appeared on HBO, NPR and numerous literary journals. He is the author of four collections of poetry, including his most recent: the fully illustrated poetry-memoir, The Pocketknife Bible. He lives in Portland, OR. For more information, please visit: www.pianofarm.com

DERRICK BROWN is a comedian, poet and storyteller. He is the winner of the 2013 Texas Book of the Year for Poetry. He is a former Paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne and is the president and founder of Write Bloody Publishing, what Forbes and Filter Magazine call "one of the best independent poetry presses in the country. The New York Times calls his work, "...a rekindling of faith in the weird, hilarious, shocking, beautiful power of words." He is the author of five books of poetry, and is publishing a sixth collection, Uh-Oh, this Fall. He lives in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, please visit: www.brownpoetry.com

 

An Evening with Dame Wilburn & Kappy Arnold
Aug
5
8:00 pm20:00

An Evening with Dame Wilburn & Kappy Arnold

  • The Oak Room at The Inn at Serenbe

We are pleased to have Dame Wilburn, recipient of the Frances Focus Fellowship, sharing her words through her captivating storytelling. Kappy Arnold, an Atlanta native and recent high school graduate, will be kicking off the evening with her original songs and beautiful voice.

Get your tickets now! Buy HERE

Born in Macon, GA, Dame moved to Detroit at a young age but spent all of her summers in Macon in her grandmother’s backyard. It was here she learned to craft stories that entertained adults and children alike. Attending a private school with an arts based curriculum, she spent years listening to stories, writing poetry, and developing a love for words and how they convey ideas. This love lead to her “story poem” style of writing. Dame spends her free time writing poetry, singing, and working on her first book.

Dame has performed at several Moth events: click HERE to listen

For more info about Dame, click HERE

Kappy Arnold is from Atlanta and began playing guitar when she was only six years old. She would craft lyrics and chords, but not start singing for five more years. Once the two came together, the floodgates opened. In 2014, she teamed up with local artists and released her first EP. An unending well of artistry and wisdom, Kappy’s songs connect with the confounded teenage soul and enlightened adults alike. Kappy looks forward to learning more about the world and traveling as much as possible.

Kappy’s music can be listened to and downloaded: click HERE

For more info about Kappy, click HERE

 

Speaking of Making with Pam Longobardi
Jul
28
6:30 pm18:30

Speaking of Making with Pam Longobardi

  • Bosch Experience Center

Speaking of Making is AIR Serenbe’s ongoing series of investigations & conversations about work and the creative process.

Pam is the recipient of this year's CoEsistere Focus Fellowship, awarded to an artist whose work explores human population growth and its impact on wildlife. Her fascinating projects addressing global plastic pollution and the changing ocean will lead to an insightful conversation.

More about Pam's work: Click Here

Free and open to the public. Wine reception provided. RSVP to info@airserenbe.com

New Noise presents Oxblood
Jul
24
6:00 pm18:00

New Noise presents Oxblood

  • Deer Hollow

NEW NOISE performs their latest version of Oxblood.  Oxblood is a panoramic outdoor performance about land, labor, and home in the contemporary South. The show unearths the tangled histories buried deep in the land and asks what happens to us when we leave that land behind.  

Tickets can be purchased HERE

New Noise presents Oxblood
Jul
23
6:00 pm18:00

New Noise presents Oxblood

  • Deer Hollow

NEW NOISE performs their latest version of Oxblood.  Oxblood is a panoramic outdoor performance about land, labor, and home in the contemporary South. The show unearths the tangled histories buried deep in the land and asks what happens to us when we leave that land behind.  

Tickets can be purchased HERE

Opening Night Reception with New Noise
Jul
22
7:00 pm19:00

Opening Night Reception with New Noise

  • Deer Hollow

Join us for opening night reception with NEW NOISE after the kick off performance of Oxblood! Whether or not you come to the performance (though we hope you do), feel free to kick back with us at Deer Hollow and welcome the group to Serenbe.

NEW NOISE, a performance group based in New Orleans, will do a Project Residency at Serenbe in July, as they further develop their original piece Oxblood.

Happy Hour will immediately follow the performance. Wine will be provided.

New Noise presents Oxblood
Jul
22
6:00 pm18:00

New Noise presents Oxblood

  • Deer Hollow

NEW NOISE performs their latest version of Oxblood.  Oxblood is a panoramic outdoor performance about land, labor, and home in the contemporary South. The show unearths the tangled histories buried deep in the land and asks what happens to us when we leave that land behind.  

Tickets can be purchased HERE

Yeah! Burger Feel Good Tuesday
Jul
19
6:00 pm18:00

Yeah! Burger Feel Good Tuesday

  • Yeah! Burger

We are grateful to be chosen as Yeah! Burger's West Midtown partner for Feel Good Tuesday, in which we'll receive 10% of the sales for the evening. Stop by and grab some delicious food and help support AIR Serenbe. It's a win-win!

Speaking of Making with New Noise
Jul
14
6:30 pm18:30

Speaking of Making with New Noise

  • Bosch Experience Center

Speaking of Making is AIR Serenbe’s ongoing series of investigations & conversations about work and the creative process.

Join us as we look closer at the dynamic work of New Noise. New Noise, a performance group based in New Orleans, will do a Project Residency at Serenbe in July, as they further develop their original piece Oxblood.

Wine and beer will be served.  Free and open to the public. RSVP to info@airserenbe.com

NEW NOISE has been creating visually-intense, physically-demanding, original ensemble theater in New Orleans since 2008. Our performances feature live music and immersive environments, and they often take place in reinvented, non-traditional venues. NEW NOISE works to advance ensemble practice through Voicebox, a community workshop series with master artists, and through Sound Off!, an annual festival of works-in-progress by local ensembles.

OXBLOOD is a panoramic outdoor performance about land, labor, and home in the contemporary South. Estranged sisters Rose and Laurel reunite in rural Georgia after their centuries-old family home burns to the ground. While Rose’s husband Jacob loses himself in the scarred farmland, the two sisters grapple over its uncertain future. Oxblood unfolds in a fearless blend of dialogue, dance, and sweeping choral music. With rich, keening harmonies composed by Brendan Connelly, and deeply intimate, unflinching choreography by Angelle Hebert, Oxblood unearths the tangled histories buried deep in the land and asks what happens to us when we leave that land behind.

Jogger 5K
Jul
9
8:00 am08:00

Jogger 5K

  • The Goat Farm Arts Center

Finally, a run for people who run for leisure and also like art!

We are partnering with Jogger 5K to raise funds for a Focus Fellowship. Jogger, from the brains of Edgar Allan and Monday Night Brewing, is a new 5K for people who run for leisure and also like art. Voting on artists featured throughout the course can be done HERE; and the winner gets a one-month residency at AIR Serenbe, a $1500 cash stipend, and public programs+events. All said, a $5K contribution. 5K for 5K! 

Come jog with us, slowly, on July 9th. Tickets and more info at JOGGER.WTF

1% run, 99% t-shirt!

Learn more about Edgar Allan and Monday Night Brewing.

Hills & Hamlets Bookshop Pop-Up Preview
Jul
8
Jul 9

Hills & Hamlets Bookshop Pop-Up Preview

  • Bosch Experience Center

Hills & Hamlets Bookshop, the new independent bookstore coming to Serenbe's new Textile Lofts late this summer, is hosting a Pop-Up Preview and Rare Book Auction. This two-day event will raise funds to built out their new shop, and H&H will also contribute a percentage of all sales to AIR Serenbe.  

There will be a party on Saturday, including a performance by poet Mahogany L. Browne, and book signings by Mahogany and photographer Sarah Hobbs. Enjoy complimentary cold beverages and tasty bites while mingling, browsing books, and making any final bids before the closing of the silent auction at 5:45pm.

Friday, July 8th 11am-8pm
Saturday, July 9th 11am-8pm *party starts at 5pm
 

An Evening with Sarah Kay and Mahogany L. Browne
Jul
1
8:00 pm20:00

An Evening with Sarah Kay and Mahogany L. Browne

  • The Pavilion at the Inn at Serenbe

Mahogany is 2016's recipient of the SWACC! Focus Fellowship at AIR Serenbe. This award residency supports a spoken word artist with a commitment to community and collaboration. Sarah, an alumni of AIR Serenbe and now a member of our National Advisory Council, will collaborate with Mahogany for a week of this residency. During this time, for one very special night, they will perform together, sharing their talents and voices with a lucky audience at Serenbe.

 
 

Sarah Kay received a Master's degree in the Art of Teaching Secondary English. She co-founded Project V.O.I.C.E. in high school and became the youngest poet to compete at the National Poetry Slam in 2006. An education advocate and keynote speaker for educational organizations such as NAIS, ECIS, AISA, NBTA, and IBO, Kay continues to perform her spoken word poetry to a wide array of audiences spanning several continents. Take a look at Sarah's latest news and projects here: http://www.kaysarahsera.com/

Mahogany L. Browne is AIR Serenbe’s 2016 recipient of The SWACC! Focus Fellowship. This Fellowship is awarded to a spoken word artist with a commitment to community and collaboration. The Cave Canem and Poets House alum is the author of several books, and bridges the gap between lyrical poets and literary emcee. See Mahogany's news and videos here: http://mahoganybrowne.tumblr.com/

Focus Fellowship information: http://goo.gl/oYHL8L

 

 

Art Over Dinner with Sarah Hobbs
Jun
26
6:00 pm18:00

Art Over Dinner with Sarah Hobbs

  • The Art Farm at Serenbe

Lexus and Serenbe present Art Over Dinner, a series of intimate gatherings with artists, personalities and the organizations that support their work. 

The Art Farm at Serenbe will host AIR Serenbe and our current artist in residence, Sarah Hobbs for a summer supper under the stars.  Hobbs is the 2016 recipient of The Walker Evans Focus Fellowship.  This award residency supports an artist photographing the American South.   Learn more about the Art Over Dinner series and purchase tickets for dinner with Sarah Hobbs on June 26th: artfarmatserenbe.com/events2016//aod-air-serenbe

Hobbs’s work is an ongoing exploration of the neurotic tendencies that exist in us all. She grew up in Columbus, Georgia and holds a BA in Art History and an MFA in Photography from the University of Georgia, Athens. She lives and works in Atlanta. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and the Sir Elton John Collection, among others. Hobbs’s work was featured in a solo exhibition at the Knoxville Museum of Art as well as Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh, PA. Her work has been included in several group shows across the country. Her first monograph, Small Problems in Living, was published in 2012.

*The Walker Evans Focus Fellowship is generously funded by the ICU Fund at Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.

MA! Design is Human Architecture Tour
Jun
11
Jun 12

MA! Design is Human Architecture Tour

  • The Art Farm at Serenbe

We are featured on this year's MA! Design is Human Architecture Tour.  Come see our Rural Studio cottages at The Art Farm at Serenbe, the Sharpe Modern Home and SEI Engineering’s commercial Live/Work space.  

Saturday & Sunday
10am-4pm both days
Tours are rain or shine - no refunds

Tickets and more info HERE.

Ticket includes: MA16 Design is Human Book and entry into the Modern Architecture International Design Exhibition and Tour Launch Event on June 10 at ADAC, 6pm-11pm. Tours are self-guided, MA does not provide transportation.

Speaking of Making with Peter Happel Christian
May
19
6:30 pm18:30

Speaking of Making with Peter Happel Christian

  • Bosch Experience Center

Speaking of Making is AIR Serenbe’s ongoing series of investigations & conversations about work and the creative process.

Join us as we take a closer look at the work of Peter Happel Christian.  Happel Christian is the 2016 recipient of The Chrysalis Focus Fellowship.  This award supports an artist making work that integrates science and the natural world.  This fellowship generously funded by the ICU Fund: Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.

After the talk we will walk up to The Art Farm and peek inside Peter's studio.  Wine and beer will be served.

Free and open to the public.  RSVP HERE

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Peter Happel Christian is an artist based in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He grew up in Eastern Iowa about an hour west of the Mississippi River and spent five years living in the American West which had a deep impact on his perceptions of history, nature, location, experience and representation. His expanded studio practice explores the experience of nature, time, and perception at the intersection of photography, sculpture and performance.

See more work at peterhappelchristian.com

 

Speaking of Making: The Relevance of Comics in Contemporary Culture
May
6
6:30 pm18:30

Speaking of Making: The Relevance of Comics in Contemporary Culture

  • Bosch Experience Center

SPEAKING OF MAKING: The Relevance of Comics in Contemporary Culture: A Conversation with Aatmaja Pandya, Wiley Miller, and Geo Sipp

Speaking of Making is AIR Serenbe’s ongoing series of investigations & conversations about work and the creative process.

Join as we look closer at the work of Aatmaja Pandya, recipient of 2016's Inkpot Focus Fellowship, awarded to an artist working in sequential narrative: illustration, comics, graphic novels, animation, gaming, et al.  We will then engage in a broader conversation with Aatmaja, Wiley Miller, and Geo Sipp about the relevance of comics in contemporary culture.  Wiley is the creator of Non Sequitur, the award-winning comic strip syndicated to over 700 newspapers. Geo, Director of the School of Arts at Kennesaw State University, is developing an illustration program that will focus on sequential narrative, both for the sake of cartooning and comics, and also to serve the storyboarding needs of the growing animation, gaming, film, and television industry in Georgia.

A reception will follow.

RSVP HERE

 

More about Aatmaja and Focus Fellowships...

Aatmaja Pandya is a cartoonist and illustrator from New York. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2014 with a BFA Illustration degree. Her work is inspired by the stories she loved growing up, but set in a cultural context more familiar to her. Her current project is "Travelogue", a fantasy diary webcomic with a focus on character vignettes and world-building. See her work here.

Learn more about Focus Fellowships here.

Speaking of Making with Sarah Hobbs
Apr
28
6:30 pm18:30

Speaking of Making with Sarah Hobbs

  • Pecan Room

Speaking of Making is AIR Serenbe’s ongoing series of investigations & conversations about work and the creative process.

Join us as we take a closer look at the work of Sarah Hobbs.  Hobbs is the 2016 recipient of The Walker Evans Focus Fellowship.  This award from AIR Serenbe (the artist in residence program at Serenbe) supports an artist photographing the American South.  *This fellowship generously funded by the ICU Fund: Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.

Free and open to the public.

TICKETS HERE

Sarah Hobbs’s work is an ongoing exploration of the neurotic tendencies that exist in us all. She grew up in Columbus, Georgia and holds a BA in Art History and an MFA in Photography from the University of Georgia, Athens. She lives and works in Atlanta. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and the Sir Elton John Collection, among others. Hobbs’s work was featured in a solo exhibition at the Knoxville Museum of Art as well as Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh, PA. Her work has been included in several group shows across the country. Her first monograph, Small Problems in Living, was published in 2012.

Learn more about Sarah's work: sarahhobbs.net

Speaking of Making with Andrew Feiler
Apr
16
4:00 pm16:00

Speaking of Making with Andrew Feiler

  • Bosch Experience Center

Speaking of Making is AIR Serenbe’s ongoing series of investigations & conversations about work and the creative process.

Please join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Andrew Feiler’s newest book: Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color: The Past, Present, and Future of One Historically Black College.  Feiler was granted unique access to Morris Brown’s hauntingly silent campus.  His documentary artistic photography portrays a proud past, a challenging present and an uncertain future, not only for this one institution but for all of America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

A book signing and reception will follow Andrew’s talk.  

Free and open to the public

TICKETS HERE

Andrew Feiler is a fifth-generation Georgian. Having grown up Jewish in Savannah, he and his art have been shaped by the rich complexities of the American South and of being a minority in the South: history and culture, geography and race, tradition and conflict, injustice and progress. Andrew's photographs have won numerous awards. His work has been featured in museums, galleries, and magazines and is in a number of private collections. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.  He earned his master's in American history from Oxford University and his master's in business administration from Stanford University.

Learn more about Andrew’s work at andrewfeiler.com.

Speaking of Making with the 2016 Winners of Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Apr
5
6:00 pm18:00

Speaking of Making with the 2016 Winners of Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

  • Bosch Experience Center

Speaking of Making is AIR Serenbe’s ongoing series of investigations & conversations about work and the creative process.

 

We are pleased to partner with Serenbe Film once again this year to welcome the 2016 winners of the Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition.  The three screenplay finalists travel to Serenbe during the Atlanta Film Festival and immerse in a three-day experience where they work with three established screenwriters and industry professionals on how to develop, sharpen and produce each screenplay.  Join us at Speaking of Making for a closer look at their work.

Free and Open to the Public:

TICKETS HERE

Speaking of Making with Hannah Israel
Mar
19
3:00 pm15:00

Speaking of Making with Hannah Israel

  • Bosch Experience Center

Speaking of Making is AIR Serenbe’s ongoing series of investigations and conversations about work and the creative process.

Hannah Israel is the 2016 recipient of The Line & Chance Focus Fellowship.  This award residency from AIR Serenbe supports an artist using drawing as a dynamic medium for experimentation.  *This fellowship generously funded by the ICU Fund: Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.

Free and Open to the Public...

RSVP Here.

Hannah Israel draws beauty out of tangible and intangible materials, as a poetic gesture that reflects the fragility of the world. Without a specific reference point, She investigates line, volume, texture, shape, and form that imbues a sense of intuition and informs a deep intellectual curiosity. Language, spatial relationship, and scale are also central concern in her work.

Israel is interested in using information as a form of abstraction.  The nature of her work maps the relationships of our existence by illustrating how fragile time can be and how predictable our experiences can be based on the temperament of the world around us. Influenced by process art, she creates art that resemble subsets of sorting, gathering, tearing, cutting, and patterning.  

www.hannahisrael.net

Open Studio & Fireside Performance with Anis Mojgani
Feb
27
7:00 pm19:00

Open Studio & Fireside Performance with Anis Mojgani

  • The Art Farm at Serenbe

Please join us for a special evening with Anis Mojgani.  Anis will be opening up his studio on the last evening of his residency at AIR Serenbe.  Additionally, he will perform a set of poems for a small gathering around a fire. Anis has been incredibly productive during his month at Serenbe, and we look forward to sharing this work with you.

7pm Open Studio & Book Signing

8pm Performance

Feel free to BYOB for this evening.  And dress warm...we will be outside...in February...amazing!

TICKETS HERE

 

About ANIS

ANIS MOJGANI is AIR Serenbe’s 2016 recipient of The Institute for Child Success Focus Fellowship.  This fellowship is awarded to an artist of any discipline making work for young children.

Anis is a two time National Poetry Slam Champion, winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam, and multiple-time TEDx Speaker. He has been awarded residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, AIR Serenbe, and the Oregon Literary Arts Writers-In-The-Schools program. Anis has performed at numerous universities, festivals, and venues around the globe and has performed for audiences as varied as the House of Blues and the United Nations. His work has appeared on HBO, NPR, and in the pages of such journals as RattleForklift OhioPaper Darts, and Thrush

Pulling inspiration from his Black and Iranian heritage, his childhood memories, his worldview, love, and existence, Anis takes seemingly commonplace subject matter and sculpts inspiration from them. Weaving dream-like tales that dip into imaginative imagery, Anis’s poems make the ordinary almost surreal and, through jolts of wide-eyed writing and striking honesty, make that which is fantastical remarkably relatable. Both innocent and heartbreaking, introspective and curious, the humanity his work carries causes listeners to remember and experience a childhood that is not their own but feels like it was.

A founding member of the no longer touring Poetry Revival, Anis is also the author of three poetry collections, all published by Write Bloody PublishingSongs From Under the RiverThe Feather RoomOver the Anvil We StretchA visual artist as well, his latest book, The Pocketknife Bible, is a fully illustrated poetry-novella. Originally from New Orleans, Anis lives in Oregon. He is represented by Blue Flower Arts.

During his residency at Serenbe, Anis will be working on a new book of poetry and illustration for young children.  More about Anis at thepianofarm.com.  More about ICS at instituteforchildsuccess.org.  

 

An Evening with Anis Mojgani
Jan
30
8:00 pm20:00

An Evening with Anis Mojgani

  • The Inn at Serenbe

Please join us for a spoken word performance by Anis Mojgani.  With opening music by Marshall Ruffin.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Anis Mojgani is AIR Serenbe’s 2016 recipient of The Institute for Child Success Focus Fellowship.

Anis is a two time National Poetry Slam Champion, winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam, and multiple-time TEDx Speaker. He has been awarded residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, AIR Serenbe, and the Oregon Literary Arts Writers-In-The-Schools program. Anis has performed at numerous universities, festivals, and venues around the globe and has performed for audiences as varied as the House of Blues and the United Nations. His work has appeared on HBO, NPR, and in the pages of such journals as RattleForklift Ohio, Paper Darts, and Thrush

Marshall Ruffin is an Atlanta-based guitarist, songwriter, and singer.  Ruffin has recorded two E.P.s under the Lagrange, GA label Jammates, Rich Man’s Dime (2007) and Morning Glory (2009). He also wrote and recorded an E.P. with the band King Lincoln, and is the featured vocalist on five others with collaborator Alex Gordon Hi-Fi.  Ruffin has performed and recorded as the guitarist and backing vocalist for Lonnie Holley, with whom he recently toured Europe. His song Light The Way was featured during their session in London at BBC Radio 6.  Ruffin was the winner of the 39th Eddie’s Attic Songwriter Shootout in 2013.

More about Anis at thepianofarm.com.

More about Marshall at marshallruffin.com

 

Speaking of Making with New Territories
Jan
23
5:30 pm17:30

Speaking of Making with New Territories

  • Bosch Experience Center

SPEAKING OF MAKING
Discussion of playwrights' work and process.
Saturday, January 23th, 5:30pm
Bosch Experience Center at Serenbe
Free & open to the public

Serenbe Playhouse and AIR Serenbe are proud to announce a new play development program unlike any other: the 1st Annual New Territories Playwriting Residency, a writers-in-residence program for outdoor, site-specific plays. New Territories will bring three playwrights to Chattahoochee Hills, GA to develop new outdoor, site-specific theatre from January 17-30, 2016. While the primary goal of the New Territories Playwriting Residency is to provide a nurturing and supportive space for playwrights to develop new environmental work, Serenbe Playhouse also commits to further developing one or more of these plays in subsequent seasons. By supporting playwrights who share mission and vision, the Playhouse will continue to cement its reputation for exciting, innovative performances of groundbreaking American plays – all in concert with AIR Serenbe’s commitment to artists and their creative process. 

The New Territories Playwriting Residency, developed by Serenbe Playhouse’s Artistic DirectorBrian Clowdus, AIR Serenbe’s Director Brandon Hinman and playwright Tira Palmquist, builds on the core focus of Serenbe Playhouse: producing artistically rich outdoor, site-specific performances. “After the premiere of my play Ten Mile Lake at the Playhouse, I realized that Serenbe would be the perfect place for a writer’s residency,” said Palmquist, “and that the company’s mission to produce site specific theater could provide the perfect inspiration for new work.” Palmquist will serve as New Territories on-site dramaturg and program facilitator.

Serenbe Playhouse and AIR Serenbe are excited to announce the playwrights for the inaugural year: Joe Calarco, Liz Duffy Adams and David Hilder. “Serenbe Playhouse selects material and performance locations hand in hand. We have a strong mission to expand our support of new works,” says Clowdus. “The playwrights are coming with a blank page. They’ll explore Serenbe and choose a location that inspires them. That inspiration will spark their pen to paper creating a work that goes hand in hand with the environment they have chosen with the long term possibility of developing into a fully realized production as part of our main stage season.” In addition, Serenbe’s resident apprentice acting company will be available for cold reads and table work of the plays being developed.

“We are continually floored by the caliber of artists working with Serenbe Playhouse,” says Brandon Hinman. “In 2015 we partnered with the Playhouse to host a residency for Broadway set designer Adam Koch. It was exciting to see Adam have the space and time to dig deeper into the land here in Georgia, cultivate his own practice, and elevate the caliber of the Playhouse’s future productions. An ongoing commitment of our program is to provide residencies for artists—some who have never done a residency—at pivotal spots in their careers. It is this deep investment in the creative process that grounds our vision. We like to say the work of AIR Serenbe is to nurture critical moments of imagination—New Territories will do just that.”