- About Me
- Lynn Haven, FL, United States
- Tammy received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics from the University of Florida. Currently she is an Associate Professor at Gulf Coast State College. Tammy has also taught at the University of Florida in Gainsville, and abroad at Golden Bridge Pottery in Pondicherry, India, and at the Skopelos Art Foundation in Skopelos, Greece. In addition to maintaining an active teaching schedule, Tammy is a working studio Artist. Her works can be seen at Pendland Gallery, NC, Florida Craftsman, FL, Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, OR, Iota Gallery, TX and at Lillstreet Art Center, IL. Tammy resides in Panama City, Florida with her husband Pavel Amromin and two children Pearl and Ari.
Our time in Greece will include Athens.
This documentary examines the city state of Athens during the period of Pericles, their democratically elected leader for 30 consecutive years and never ostracized. Pericles had a vision of what Athens should look like and this episode tries to show you what it was in historical context.
Athens at that time was also a direct democracy and it was during this period that it achieved its height and its glory, but it was very short-lived. Due to disease and military conflict, Athens eventually had to surrender to Sparta.
The documentary focuses on the architectural, cultural and military history of the period. It begins by looking at the Acropolis but more specifically at the Parthenon, one of the most perfect buildings ever constructed and the most duplicated building and architectural style for hundreds of years worldwide. For people who have never seen the Parthenon in person or for those who have, this episode provides you a closer look at the interior of the building, how it was constructed and it's long history, a few of the things that you may have missed on your visit to the Parthenon! They end the segment by showing you how it most likely would have looked like in the past with its statues and its elaborately painted exterior.
It also examines in-depth the Agora just below the Acropolis -- the heart of ancient Athens. It looks at its uses, some of the important buildings that were located there and it provides you with a graphical reconstruction of the area and its buildings. because other than the well-preserved Temple of Hephaistos, everything else is in ruins or not discernible without a guide book or knowledge of the area.
The episode also looks at the military aspect of Athens. Due to Athens' impending conflict with Sparta, Pericles decided that it was necessary to build and reinforce its walls that protected its access to the sea and its navy. Although the massive walls were never breached by the Spartans (who never had siege warfare at the time), they no longer exist today. The episode also tries to reconstruct graphically how these walls may have looked like during Pericles' time.
The show also goes into detail on the Athenian navy and their famous triremes which were critical in protecting Athens and in its long war with Sparta.
In summary, this is an documentary about ancient Athens. It does a great job in showing you what currently exists, the history and the historical background behind what they are going to talk about and they provide excellent graphical representations of what Athenian buildings, structures and triremes would have looked like in the past. If you have visited Athens, you will appreciate this documentary and be able to view these impressive monuments from a different perspective.
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One Million Bones is a large-scale social arts practice, which means combining education, hands-on art making, and public installations to raise awareness of ongoing genocides and mass atrocities in places like Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia and Burma.
The project goal is collecting 1,000,000 handcrafted bones for a three-day installation event, June 8-10, 2013, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C
The installation will exist as a collaborative site of conscience to honor victims and survivors, and will also serve as a visual petition against ongoing conflicts and a resounding call for much needed and long overdue action.
The National Mall installation will feature international speakers and performers, educational workshops, a candlelight vigil, and the opportunity to Act Against Atrocities during an advocacy day on Capitol Hill led by our partners at the Enough Project.
I am leaving next week for Greece. This is my third year teaching at "the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts" on the Island of Skopelos. I am looking forward to my adventure and seeing the students reactions to their experiences.
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Gulf Coast State College
Study Abroad Ceramics Program – May 30 – June -18th
Study Abroad Ceramics Program – May 30 – June -18th
Athens / Skopelos /Greece
This ceramics class will focus on the rich heritage of Greece as well as the student’s travel experience. It will begin with a two-week preparation period in hand building methods at Gulf Coast State College.
After two weeks of ceramic “boot camp” students will leave Panama City FL, to work in Greece. The first stop will be Athens, where students will visit the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, and the National Archeological Museum.
The group will then travel to the island of Skopelos and continue with the hands-on part of the class. The students will draw on the rich artistic and cultural traditions of Greece, the Island of Skopelos and their experience as a traveler to create work in clay.
In order for students to get a taste of the island living, housing for students will be provided by the local residents in the area.
Instruction will be offered in the morning and afternoon with an ample mid-day break for lunch and exploration.