Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances, Whole will be saying goodbye at the end of January. All Fair Trade merchandise will be on sale, as well as lots of display items, tables, chairs, and more randomness. Come by and say hi and buy some stuff because we really hate moving – lol. Seriously, thanks y’all! It was fun and we are happy that we got to educate others about Fair Trade! Also, we still will be doing enrichment classes off site (clearly-ha) and event coordinating around town. We love you Athens. Thanks for everything!
Have you been looking for an opportunity to deepen your personal yoga practice? Would you like to become a certified yoga teacher?
Bill Cottrell, RYT500 is offering a RYT200 hr Yoga Teacher Training program that leads to yoga teacher certification. Yogaful Day is a Yoga Alliance approved school and is welcoming students into the January 2013 program at Whole: Mind. Body. Art. in downtown Athens, GA.
Please visit www.yogafulday.com for more information or email email@example.com for an application.
Facebook event page here.
Jackson Street stores Community, Whole Mind.Body.Art., and Dynamite are teaming up for a sustainable holiday market. Meet our local artisans, shop fair trade and vintage items, enjoy holiday specials and treats and enjoy some live music with Carl Lindberg playing from 7:15-8:15!
participating Community artisans:
Laurel Hill: jewelry
Stitch 9 (Emily Rose Newdow): home decor
Lindsey Ingle: clutches
Treasure Box of Bows (Deanna Perlman): knitted items & jewelry
Seyi Amosu: accessories
Michelle Cornelison: greeting cards
Map Pendants (Angela Rogers): jewelry
Cinnabar Lounge (Ashley Robison): jewelry
Robin Weinrich: jewelry
Janice Bryan: vintage jewelry
Phi Beata Heata (Lamar Dodd School of Art): jewelry
& more at Whole & Dynamite!
event page here!
SIDA Presents: Sew New DIY Couture Fashion Show
-The Student Interior Design Association has teamed up with UGA Fashion Merchandising students to present a fashion show consisting of up-cycled and redesigned dresses.
-Runway show for local designer Shawna Lea Maranville, who is debuting a collection of sustainable fashion for Community.
-Exhibition of scarves by the Weaving 1 class at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, which explores the potential of the woven scarf through research into color, pattern, material, and context. The students developed their personal vision through the use of individually chosen landscapes as a source of inspiration.
Vince Camuto and Tibi are cosponsoring the event and Vince Camuto goodies will be up for grabs at the show.
Proceeds go to PALS, an organization that provides a fresh start and hope to low income women of Athens through skill training, GED certification, job placement.
Location- Community and Whole: Mind. Body. Art (Second floor above Pita Pit on Jackson Street)
Time- 8:00 pm
Tickets: At the door, minimum $5 dollar donation
Drinks, food, and raffle tickets are provided
Alcoholic beverages available for those 21+
Agora presents “Athens Fashion Invasion” at the 40 Watt Club with proceeds to benefit AIDS Athens.
A fashion show celebrating Athens’ local businesses: Heery’s, Suska, Community, Flirt Fashions, Dynamite, Showpony, Frontier, Whole: Mind. Body. Art., and Agora.
With styling by: Model Citizen Salon, City Salon, DM3, Lauren Howard, Mint Salon, MAC Cosmetics, Rocket Salon.
With food by: 5&10, The National, The Last Resort Grill, Porterhouse Grill, Epting Events, East West Bistro.
Sponsored by: Boybutante, Local Notion, CJS Creative, Directional Dimensions, Transmetropolitan, Village Wine and Spirits, Cutter’s, Capitol Room, Shokitini, Ashford Manor, Copper Creek.
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
Buy tickets online: http://ticketf.ly/PWQaK3 or at Agora.
ZumbAtomic fall session begins this September. Registration is open through the end of August. Register early to guarantee your space!
After a summer of teasing, we are ready to finally share our Ghanaian merchandise with you! To celebrate our launch we are inviting you and your friends to our reception at Whole: Mind. Body. Art.
DJ Winston Parker will be spinning an African soundtrack for an evening that includes a photography exhibit and fashion preview. Come to sample sweet desserts and even sweeter designs that will be available for YOU to purchase from our favorite Athens retailers.
Dessert and wine reception begin at 7pm
Program begins at 7:45pm
We are so excited to join other local Athens retailers in the Ghana Community Trade Program 2012! We will be offering hand made items designed in Athens & made in Ghana! More information soon…
3,400 years ago, Athens’ sister city, Athens, Greece, emerged and began to lay the foundation for the Western world. About 5,000 years later, Abraham Baldwin selected the area of present day Athens, Ga, to be the location for the first state-supported university in the country. John Milledge (sound familiar?), one of the trustees of the university and an eventual governor of the state, bought 633 acres of land and donated it to the university. As one of the main benefactors, Milledge was given the honor of naming the previously unnamed location, and he decided on the name Athens in honor of the city that was home to scholars like Plato and Aristotle and the birthplace of art. In addition to sharing a name and a disgustingly hot climate, the two Athens share another trait: they are both cultural hubs for the arts. Since 2002, American Style Magazine has voted Athens as one of the “Top 25 Arts Destination” each year.
At Whole, we love art. In fact, some of us here fancy ourselves artists. At Whole, we also love Athens, and we believe that as a small business, it is our personal responsibility to help support the local artists that make our town so great. Our boutique features pieces and collections from several artists, and today, we would like to spotlight one particular artist: Stephanie Blair. Blair specializes in textiles, and her carefully stitched and embroidered pieces are truly amazing. Currently, her master’s project is on display and for sale in our boutique. The unique pieces feature lyrics, social criticisms, and brilliantly stitched scenery. Below, Blair discusses her medium, her work, and her inspiration:
“Fabric is my process of choice for several reasons. The long hours of technical and meticulous work, the sound of pulling a threaded needle through fabric, the variety of texture and color in fiber materials, and the satisfaction of joining elements with hand stitching all draw me to my medium. I vary my process on a daily basis, and work on many pieces at one time. In the fury of the hectic pace I work in I achieve quiet moments of clarity through the execution of slow calculated stitching. The work I make is directly related to the search for truth and self in a cloud of cultural stereotypes and stigmas. My process varies but all revolves around the craft of traditional fabric work: embroidery, appliqué, fabric piecing, and quilting. By using the techniques of my predecessors I am the newest in a long line of makers.
The women on both sides of my family come from strong textile traditions. When I was growing up I remember watching them crochet, sew, and embroider and always found comfort in their laborious handwork. This is why I decided to pursue study in the textile field. This is the way in which I express and study my cultural heritage. I was born in California and lived in Arizona, Colorado, Ohio and South Georgia. Before I was in the 3rd grade I lived in at least 10 different homes. My family’s nomadic lifestyle makes me search for and question the ideas of home, regional pride, and cultural identity. My first language was Spanish, but after moving to rural South Georgia at the age of eight I lost most of my Spanish vocabulary and the ability to communicate with some of my family. I was aware and self-conscious of being caught between two worlds: the Mexican and the hillbilly. This idea fueled my work and I sought to understand my place in the middle of those worlds. I was trying to understand them by defining, abstracting by association, and blending them into one world – mine.”
To visit Stephanie’s website, click here.
If you’ve stopped by Whole lately, you’ve probably noticed some pretty big changes going on; we’ve been revamping the space to make room for our new and improved Fair Trade boutique. There are new pieces coming in each day, and we can’t wait for you to see the amazing products that people from around the world have created. The majority of our items come from Latin America, but we have items from around the globe. For those of you who are not familiar with the Fair Trade movement, here is a brief synopsis taken from the Fair Trade website: “Fair Trade products come from small farmer organizations or farms with hired labor (only for certain products) in countries with low to medium development status in Africa, Asia, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean. Fair Trade products are marketed by national Labelling Initiatives, including Fair Trade USA, or marketing organizations working in 24 countries. More than 10,000 Fair Trade Certified™ products are sold in more than 70 countries worldwide. In the U.S. market, consumers can choose from more than 7,000 products sourced from 58 countries.” Fair Trade products afford poor citizens from around the world the opportunity to make a living wage and to work in safe environments. This movement is truly making a difference, and we hope that you will help support the movement by visiting our boutique. If there are any items that you would like to see for sale in our boutique, please let us know by posting on our Facebook or sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
For more information about Fair Trade, click here.
A Fair Trade purse made from recycled cassette tapes.
Deforestation-free & eco-friendly Fair Trade gifts for kids!