Imagination Squared: Pathways to Resilience
A Slide Talk by Christina Foard
Athens-Clarke County Library • 2025 Baxter Street • Athens, Georgia • 706 613 3650
Slide Talk: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 • 7:00 pm • Appleton Auditorium
Art Installation: Second Floor Computer Area Arch
Join us in the Appleton Auditorium on Wednesday, August 18 at 7:00 pm for a slide talk about the library’s recent art installation, Imagination Squared: Pathways to Resilience.
The piece is a social creativity project created and curated by Christina Foard. It offered free wood squares for the Athens community and UGA faculty and students to modify as they considered the meaning of resilience in their life or research. The resulting stories, symbols, and sounds to redefine resilience from 2018-2020 are collected and permanently installed on the Second Floor Computer Area Arch as a gift back to the city of Athens.
Christina Foard received a BFA at the University of Cincinnati and an MFA at the University of Georgia. She spent the first 10 years of her career in non-profit program management and new-media production in Alexandria, VA, and later shifted into arts administration roles at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens and running the Arts in Medicine Program at UF Health Jacksonville. Foard’s paintings (cfoard.com) have been represented in galleries around the US since 2010 and are held in several private and public collections nationally and internationally. Foard’s long-term interest in art as a connector and stage for community conversations fueled several social ecology projects over the past 10 years. Foard relocated with her partner and their five children to Athens, GA in 2014 and currently teaches painting at UGA in the Dodd School of Art.
The installation and slide talk are free and open to the public. Face masks are required in the library.