Monday, April 4, 2011

We're with Burnaway is the essential art companion for Atlanta art. With up-to-date and thorough listings of nearly every worthy event, you can always find out what's available to see in the visual arts of the ATL. They also provide reviews of the shows and profiles of artists and others who make an art scene flourish.

Young, Foxy & Free is thrilled that we're working with Burnaway. Look for their ad in our current Spring Body Issue, and notice the Young, Foxy & Free ad on their excellent web site!

Burnaway is looking to expand their art coverage to include Athens. They have one Athens artist, Charles A. Westfall, as a regular contributor, and recently they asked Michael Lachowski of Young, Foxy & Free to write about the 2011 UGA MFA exhibition at the Lamar Dodd School of Art galleries.

Check their website, follow Burnaway on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to their RSS feed to keep up with area art!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sally B's Skin Yummies

Effective skin care and cosmetics handmade from organic, natural and wild-crafted ingredients using no artificial fragrance and no parabens. Committed to helping others, Sally pledges that five percent of all internet sales will be donated to two worthy charities—Camp Magik and Beauty Becomes You Foundation—for the benefit of young and old alike. Available online and in Inman Park at At The Collective and a number of other outlets as listed on Sally B's website.

At The Collective
280 Elizabeth Street, Suite B103
Atlanta, GA 30307

Tuesday-Saturday, 11-6
Sunday, 12-6

Email via website


6X6 Media Arts

Providing a venue for the exhibition of short art works in time-based media—video, sound and performace—and coordinating programming via selection of guest curators, themes, and special projects. Based in Athens, Georgia, 6X6 was started by Lauren Fancher who coordinates submissions, curators and events. Events take place at Ciné Lab at the Ciné Theater in downtown Athens and are free for the public to attend as well as free for the artists to submit works.


Events and exhibits as announced, and/or on the first Wednesday of the month, 7-8PM.



Friday, November 19, 2010

Thrasher Photo and Design

Providing photography and design services for people, places and things.


Any time, by appointment!



Monday, November 8, 2010

Atlanta is Young, Foxy & Free

Announcing the upcoming Atlanta edition of Young, Foxy & Free magazine!

After honing our concept and format with 9 issues in Athens, Georgia, we are looking to bring our fresh approach to genuine creative content to the big city of Atlanta.

We're going to start with the proven and very popular Winter Calendar Issue that will feature the work of 13 Atlanta artists and photographers in a ready-to-hang "art calendar."

The issue will be supported by ads for some of the best businesses in Atlanta, chosen with the same care we put into our content. And the magazine will be distributed in the many in-town neighborhoods and districts that are known for cultivating the creative energy we want to share.

We've put together a nice presentation about YFF and ATL as a PDF—view it here.

Join us as a reader, an ad partner, a contributor, or a subject of a future story in our magazine. It's all visual, all authentic. Get ready by following us on Facebook and Twitter. Here we come!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Athens Banner Herald Readers' Choice Awards

Hey, help get some recognition for the many Young, Foxy & Free ad partners who deserve a vote in this annual publicity event conducted by the Banner. Do it today, the deadline is here!

Here are some recommendations under Services:
  • Bank - Athens First Band & Trust (AFBT)
  • Bed & Breakfast - Ashford Manor
  • Dance Studio - Floorspace
  • Day Spa - Urban Sanctuary
  • Hair Salon - Bob Salon
  • Printer - Athens Printing Company
  • Veterinarian - Hope Animal Medical Center
  • Non-Profit - many to choose from on our calendar; maybe Nuci's Space?
Here are some recommendations under Food & Drink:
  • Bakery - Big City Bread
  • Barbeque - White Tiger Gourmet
  • Beer Selection - The Globe
  • Breakfast - Mama's Boy
  • Caterer - Epting Events, owner of Harry's Pig Shop
  • Chef - Peter Dale of The National
  • Coffee Shop - Jittery Joe's
  • Healthy Eating - Farm 255
  • Outside Patio - Farm 255 or Big City Bread
  • Restaurant Overall - please choose one of our ad partners!
Here are some recommendations under Medical:
  • Athens Eye Doctors & Surgeons (Keller, Krymes, DeMarco & Sams)
Here are some recommendations under Shopping:
  • Clothing Boutique - Dynamite or Gig Worn
  • Downtown Shop - pick one of our ad partners!
  • Five Points Shop - The Hub Bicycles (also see Sporting Goods Store)
  • Jewelry - Athena Jewelers
  • Liquor Store - J's Bottle Shop
  • Art Supply Store - The Loft
  • Sporting Goods Store - The Hub Bicycles
Here are some recommendations under Entertainment:
  • Happy Hour - pick one of our ad partners!
  • Live Music - 40 Watt
  • Local Attraction - The Double-Barreled Cannon
  • Local Band - we've featured many worthy ones—check our current Summer Music Issue!
  • Local Festival/Event - Twilight Criterium
  • Local Radio Station - WUOG 90.5 FM
  • Local Movie Theater - Ciné
  • Music Venue - 40 Watt
  • Music Store - Wuxtry
Here are some recommendations under Home & Garden:
  • Home Builder - Drew Dekle Construction
  • Real Estate Agent - Briggs Carney
All of these recommended people above have been ad partners and supported Young, Foxy & Free—and all of them are worthy of your top vote for these categories. Support those that are supporting us! The winners of these reader's awards get great publicity from it.

            Monday, July 12, 2010

            Megan Kluttz, the artist of our center-spread drawing

            The sole visual artist in our Summer Music Issue is recent UGA art graduate, Megan Kluttz. She came to our attention first for her style and looks—same thing happened at Blvd Magazine where they snagged Megan first as a model and now as a heavily-involved intern. But we also checked out Megan's online art portfolio and saw lots to like. Megan agreed to take on an assignment for Young, Foxy & Free and did a drawing featuring four of the bands that we had on our wish list of bands to feature in the issue. That is our center-page spread…

            We talked to Megan more and found out she originally intended to study graphic design—but just like us, she wasn't able to manage the insane precision of the hand-done techniques that are a requirement of that curriculum. So she chose to go into drawing and painting where she did great work in pen and ink, not too far divorced from a sort of illustration that you could proffer in the graphic design field. Her comfort with rendering the human form while imposing a personal style is what caught our eye, such as this drawing of mouths, entitled Defamer.

            Lucky for us, Megan likes magazines; she likes their tangibility and the way they smell. She approached our assignment by finding photos of the bands on our list, combining various sources of imagery to make her own composites of band members—instead of just rendering the intact photos. She combined The Knockouts, Athens, A. Armada and Abandon the Earth Mission at various orientations in the panoramic format, keeping the figures at a similar scale.

            Even though Megan is an artist of the figure, she surprised herself with a body of work that is abstract. Now she's doing freelance work (hint hint) and applying to graduate school with the hope of going to California, Chicago or New England—looking for a change of pace from her suburban Southern life thus far. We're rooting for her and looking forward to more work from Megan, including an upcoming Blvd feature on another Athens band, Venice is Sinking. Check out Megan's artist's statement and portfolio here.

            Tuesday, July 6, 2010

            Local veterinarian chooses to serve in Afghanistan

            Young, Foxy & Free ad partner Hope Animal Medical Center has a big yellow ribbon tied to their sign—because the veterinarian who started Hope is now serving with the military in Afghanistan. Curious, we asked Jenifer Gustafson how a successful vet who owns a busy and successful practice came to be in a war zone. Jeni sent some photos and answered our email interview:

            Q: How long have you been a veterinarian?
            A: I graduated from Vet school in 1991. I have wanted to be a vet since I was seven years old but I took a longer path than some.

            Q: What year did Hope open for business?
            A: Hope opened in 1999.

            Q: How did you come to be in military service, when, what branch of service?
            A: I started in the military service just after my undergraduate college. I was a geologist so I was in the Army Corps of Engineers and was on active duty for 3 years and then the reserves for 10 years. Then I was a civilian and worked as a vet and started Hope. I decided I wanted to give back with services to my country and in 2008 I knew I could afford to dedicate some of my time away from Hope as it seems to be on the right track. When I read about all the soldiers going to defend our country I felt obligated to something and I knew I would be of great value as a vet. So I joined back into the reserves and was re-commissioned back into the Veterinary Corps. The Veterinary Corps will be combined with the Medical Corps this October.

            Q: Is there a connection between your veterinarian training and what you're doing in the military? What work are you doing in the military?
            A: Yes, vets are very useful here and in Iraq. Some vets work on the base and take care of the military working dogs and the are also the food inspectors to prevent diseases and contamination from acurring to the food sources for the soldiers. Other vets, like myself, are in a reach out program to help the people of Afghanistan improve and stabilize their agricultural industry. Technically, I am in a unit called Civilian Affairs and we have an MD and an Engineer to help find projects we can fund to increase the income and status of the people of this country. We actually go out into the villages and meet people and assess situations where we think we can help.

            Q: How long will you be stationed in Afghanistan and when did you first arrive there?
            A: My rotation is for 210 days and I will be replaced by another veterinarian. The unit I am assigned to is there for a year. I arrived in May and will leave in November.

            Q: How long will you be serving in the military?
            A: When I return I will still be in the reserves and can be called again to active duty. In 2011, I can change to the inactive reserves and although I can still be deployed, I don't have to perform monthly military service. I will be on inactive reserve status for 5 more years. The engineer in my unit is on inactive reserve status and they activated him for this tour.

            Q: Some of your thoughts or observations about Afghanistan and/or the people of Afghanistan.
            A: Kandahar City is very different than Kabul. When I was in Kabul it seems similar to a big city in the US during the 80s or 90s but Kandahar City is more like a big city in the 1800s. Of course there are educated people but they are limited to the resources and they resources have been so damaged from all the wars and lack of safety prevents a lot of reconstruction to occur. The university has no electricity or water/sewer system. They power their computers and resources from generators. The roads are very damaged and therefore it is difficult to bring goods to market or to take the goods home. There is a large nomadic population who depend on the grazing land for their livestock during the winter months when they come down from the higher elevations. The grazing land is severely damaged and needs improvement in order to support their livestock. My job is to assess the needs and design projects that can help the situation. One of the most important things is the help must be supported by the existing government and needs to be sustainable. By that I mean as we pull out, it must be able to continue and be supported by the economy or the government. For example, if we would build a school and train and pay the teachers for 5 years, after 5 years who will pay them? If no one pays them, the school will close and the building will be empty. We see that occurring. A drastic change in the military and civilian aide agencies is the stopping of performing medical or veterinary clinics for the people. It has been shown that holding a clinic and vaccinating and quickly treating the animals and then leaving often causes more problems than it solves. After we leave the area and an animal gets sick or the animal we treated gets worse we are not there to help and we will be blamed for the failure. Many diseases need more than one quick glance to be cured. Also, Afghanistan has veterinarians and they are trying to make a living. If we hold free clinics, we just took their business away and also made them look bad since we did not support them. Often the local people will not trust their veterinarian after we have held a clinic. These are thoughts I did not have before I arrived here and have interacted in the country.

            Q: Are you looking forward to coming back to Athens?
            A: Yes, very much. I will look at things very differently and not take it all for granted. I am looking forward to having the freedom to do what I want, when I want. This area isn't secure so in order to go out to a village it takes a convoy and lots of protection and we hope to avoid IEDs and conflicts every time. I will be glad to go to sleep and not have rocket attacks at night coming into the camp.

            I have met some very nice people here who are trying to live a safe life in a country torn apart with violence and destruction. Imagine what it would be like if that were to occur in Athens. I am so glad it isn't like that in Athens.

            --Jenifer, thank you for your story and photos, for your service, and for your support of Young, Foxy & Free. Come home safe this November!

            There's a photo of Jenifer on the Hope Animal Medical Center homepage, and she's also in this issue's Foto Pixx.

            Wednesday, June 30, 2010


            A unique movement arts studio located in the Chase Warehouse district between Canopy and Athica. We offer classes in fusion dance, poi spinning, fire dance, bellydance, modern dance, Nia, Zumba, Showgirl dance, yamuna body rolling, capoeira and yoga. Our studio features a sprung wood floor and a performance lighting system and is available for private rentals and events.


            Open during classes and events, see our online schedule for days and times.



            Harry's Pig Shop

            Harry's Pig Shop brings old school attention to BBQ, cooking with soaked Pecan in a classic Southern Pride smoker. No average BBQ joint, Harry's mixes fun retro design with a modern aesthetic. Great beer & patio. Vegetarian options and salads feature local produce in exciting reinterpretations of classic southern foods. Comfort w/ a kick, its a meat & three...and more!


            Monday & Tuesday, 11AM-9PM
            Wednesday–Saturday, 11AM-10PM
            Sunday, 11AM-8PM



            Thursday, June 24, 2010

            Big City Bread Cafe

            Big City Bread Cafe is a family owned and operated bakery and restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our breads, pastries, and cakes are made from scratch using King Arthur flour and Nature's Harmony Farm free-range eggs. Come and enjoy a meal or coffee and dessert on our large patio or in our newly expanded dining room!


            Monday - Friday 7am - 9:30pm
            Breakfast 7am-10:30pm
            Lunch 10:30am-5:30pm
            Dinner 5:30pm-9:30pm

            Saturday 7am - 9:30pm
            Breakfast 7am-12pm
            Lunch 12pm-5:30pm
            Dinner 5:30pm-9:30pm

            Sunday 7am-3pm
            Brunch all day



            Thursday, May 27, 2010

            Come into the sanctuary!

            Have a peek into the new Urban Sanctuary Spa. Built in 1930 as the Cobb Lumpkin Annex, the building was a Sunday School for a church that once shared the property. Its many rooms have been carefully reused to provide areas for single, double and group day spa, body, facial and massage services. A performing stage and other rooms provide areas for quiet lounging. Organic and natural products are for sale in the high-ceiling reception area. Parking is available right outside the door in a new lot.

            Services are charged by the hour, and Urban Sanctuary now has many walk-in services available. Contact them at 706-613-3947, visit their website, or stop by 810 N. Chase Street.