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Elizabeth M. Stevens and Annie Sprinkle will come to Athens this week to host workshops, lecture and marry the Appalachian Mountains.

Photo courtesy of: College of Fine Arts

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Sexecologists come to marry the mountains

Former adult film star turned activist Annie Sprinkle and artist Elizabeth M. Stevens are traveling to Athens for a wedding to the Appalachian Mountains.

Their week-long residency at Ohio University will provide a plethora of events for students and community members to attend.

It kicks off on Wednesday with an artist lecture titled “Assuming the Ecosexual Position” at 6 p.m. in Bentley Hall room 236.

Their exhibit “Ecosexuals in Love” will open on Thursday at Trisolini Gallery in Baker University Center with a free reception from 6 to 8 p.m.

Friday features three events with the artists. At 12:10 p.m. the pair will present at the weekly School of Theater brown bag lunch at Kantner Hall. This will be an informal discussion with the artists’ about their work and inspiration.

At 1:30 p.m. Sprinkles and Stevens will lead a walking tour around Emeriti Pond to share their love for the earth and the mountains.

Friday concludes with a midnight screening of Sprinkle’s work, “Annie Sprinkle’s Amazing World of Orgasm” at the Athena Cinema on Court Street. Admission is $4.

Saturday concludes the artists’ residency with the “Purple Wedding to the Appalachian Mountains” from 3 to 5 p.m. at Galbreath Chapel with a reception following from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The wedding aims to bring awareness to the harm mountaintop removal for coal mining does to the area and to inspire more love for the environment. Guests’ attire should be purple.

All events are open to the public, but not suitable for children. The residency is sponsored by the School of Art, Kennedy Museum of Art, Arts for Ohio and Kennedy Lecture Series. More information about the artists and their events can be found at www.loveartlab.com.

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