The Gift

For the Summer of 2018, I served as the curatorial intern for Creature Comforts Brewing Company in Athens, Georgia. Art, beer, and valuable work experience? It was the stuff art school grads dream of.

CCBC established their in-house gallery in 2015, hiring their first full-time curator shortly after. In June of 2018, they launched their Get Artistic initiative, which aims to support local and regional artists by providing exhibition space, grant assistance, artist-in-residency programs, and community art enrichment opportunities. 

It was exciting to be a part of the Get Artistic launch and serve as CCBC’s first Get Artistic intern. The program is still in its infancy, but the brewery, who has always been a fierce advocate for the Athens art community, is working hard to implement some inspiring programs in the coming years.

During my internship, I assisted in curating The Gift, an exhibition highlighting the work of artists who align themselves with the Free Art Movement. The following is a post I wrote for CCBC’s blog, exploring the history of Free Art and contextualizing the exhibition for viewers who may not be familiar with the movement.