Breathing Room: artist employees of r wood studio

Lyndon House Arts Center

Breathing Room Exhibition

On view April 1 – June 8, 2023

Ikebana Workshop presented by Rebecca Wood: April 15, 10:30 – 1:30 pm

Reception: May 18, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Lyndon House Arts Center is pleased to present the exhibition, Breathing Room, on view from April 1 – June 8, 2023. Reception for the artists is Thursday, May 18, 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

R Wood Studio has been in operation for 30 years.  Rebecca Wood, owner and artist and designer, has run this entrepreneurial business in the ideal of an artist studio. Employing scores of artists over these three decades has resulted in the noticeable support of local arts economy.   In this “artist employing artist” model, a number of artists have launched a multitude of creative careers that contribute to the Athens creative community.  Along with paintings and ceramics by Rebecca Wood, some of these “employee artists” along with their current and original works, are featured in Breathing Room. Former employees Amanda Burk (Flat File and Double Dutch) and Kristen Bach have opened their own businesses (Treehouse Kid and Craft). Other past employees venture out to focus on their own artistic activities, such as Rinne Allen, David Barnes, Michele Dross, and Lou Kregel. Bridget Mullen, Kathryn Réfi, and Leslie Snipes have gone on to focus and refine their studio practice. Current employees Hannah Jones, Esther Mech, Josh Skinner, and Michael Wheeler along with Caden Cruze, Stephen Corall, and Nicole Martin, have found a balance between creative pursuits and the “day job” at R Wood Studio.

The title Breathing Room refers to the atmosphere of the R. Wood Studio, in that artists have found the breathing room to nurture and pursue their personal artistic vision.

In conjunction with Breathing Room, Please join us for this one-day Ikebana flower-arranging workshop with Rebecca Wood. Participants will explore the Japanese art of flower arranging that uses line, mass and color to express movement, balance and harmony. Participants should bring two vases (can be anything: jars, coffee cans, cereal bowls or vases). A pair of clippers and if available, a few branches or flowers from their yard. This workshop is free with registration. For more information, please visit or call 706 613 3623. REGISTER HERE