The Art of the Craft

The Lyndon House Arts Center will host the exhibit, Art of the Craft, from September 7 to October 17, 2014.

The Art of the Craft brings together 12 artists from around the world who have all found their way to Georgia. This group of masters using traditional materials and techniques in unusual and beautiful ways is organized by Bright Ring Foundation. The mission of Bright Ring is to provide the necessary tools to make an artist’s life and work sustainable. Bright Ring offers the education needed to enhance earning potential and to provide arts organizations with exhibits that identify traditional and non-traditional approaches to the value of arts and crafts in our culture.

The Art of the Craft includes working artists who represent the New South and the New Georgia or those who do not come from traditional backgrounds thus providing the exhibit with a wide range of talent and viewpoints. Such as Hung Nguyen, originally from Vietnam, is an artist creating fantastic floral glass sculptures in Tucker GA or Marcia Watt, formally a Librarian at the Rare Book Library at Yale University, whose marbled paper works are a wonder and the team of Michael and Cynthia Gibson who create delicate wood turned objects decorated with a fine design using “pryoengraving”. Also represented in this show are Kathi Earles-Ross, ceramics and painting, David Warren Bell, photography, Shadow May, ceramic, Mona Waterhouse, paper sculpture, Adina Richard, ceramic, Errol Tomlinson, painting, Richard Ley, photography, Michael Schmidt, mixed media sculpture.

Cindy Bowden, the Director of Bright Ring has curated exhibitions and coordinated art exchange programs with universities and museums in Italy, Japan and Chile. She has worked in the museum and not-for-profit field for thirty-five years, having worked as Director of the American Association of Wood turners, the Director of the American Museum of Papermaking for 17 years and more.
About the Art of the Craft at Lyndon House Arts Center, “Being able to showcase artists that I believe in is a privilege.” – Cindy Bowden

Curated by: Cindy Bowden of Bright Ring Foundation
Ages: All (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Event dates: September 7 – October 17
Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays: noon – 9:00 p.m.; Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: Free
Location: Lyndon House Arts Center 706-613-3623

In addition to the Art of the Craft, the Lyndon House Arts Center will be offering free demonstrations by. Registration is required.
For more information, please call 706.613.3623.

Lyndon House Arts Center is a facility of the Athens-Clarke County Department of Leisure Services and is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriation of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a partner of the National Endowment of the Arts.
The Art of the Craft