2 - Melissa Lee talks about Growing up in South Georgia, the Existential in Art & Nasty Women by Vivian Liddell

Melissa Lee on the existentialism behind her paintings:

I starting reading that (Nietzsche) in grad school because I was having to read some philosophy for an aesthetics class... I think what I like about existentialism is that you sort of own your own destiny in it, and at least how I read it, it doesn't seem to depend on other people and other things. ... Religion has always been so fascinating to me and how people can really dive into that. They seem to make it a reason for everything. And, so existentialism to me is just an anti-religion of some sort...

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1 - Tatiana Veneruso Shares her Path to Opening a New Art Gallery in Athens GA by Vivian Liddell

Tatiana Veneruso on how she became a curator:

The end of 2011 was the Occupy movement. And at the time I was working for this like corporate advertising agency and hating it so much... so I was definitely feeling the sentiment of that movement, and I thought, well how can I help? ... And so I thought, oh, I'll do an art show...but I'd never curated a show before, so I didn't know really how to go about that.

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