Abandoned Rural America Fifth Year Anniversary Exhibition
Artist Reception September 8, 6:00 - 8:00 pm On view from August 20 - October 20, 2016
Abandoned Rural America is a group of artists whose subject matter addresses changing landscapes and the transition of family farms. Organized in 2011 by Peter Muzyka, the group has grown to include over 30 artists, writers, and musicians. Abandoned Rural America’s visual artists use a wide variety of media including photography, watercolor, ceramics, fiber arts, and egg tempera. Images in the exhibit include “vacant farmhouses, ramshackle barns, rusting farm implements, and fallow fields” by Angelina Bellebuono, Joseph Coggins, Elizabeth Collins, Charles St. John Dyer, Chuck Hanes, Mary Leslie Hartman, Cassie Hawkins, Peter Muzyka, Don Jolley, Mev Rozsman, Kate Sherrill, Blake Smith, Eugene Swain, Sam Traina, Lisa Wheeler, Kathy Williams, and Lori Williams.
Peter Muzyka, organizer of artist group, Abandoned Rural America, is a Georgia artist who works with watercolor and egg tempera to “explore the relationships between man and his environment through landscapes and abandoned buildings being reclaimed by wildlife for habitat.” His work appears in public and private collections in the United States, England, Japan, South Korea, Belgium, Canada, and Mexico.
“Pete has put together a talented group of artists. Abandoned Rural America draws attention to important topics of land use, food production, and urbanization of our landscape. We’re happy to host the exhibit.”
Abandoned Rural America’s 5 year anniversary exhibit opens on August 20, and runs through October 20, 2016.
In addition to the exhibit, Peter Muzyka, is teaching an Egg Tempera Workshop on September 24, 10:00 - 4:30 pm. For more information please call 706 613 3623 or go to athensclarkecounty.com/leisure
Lyndon House Arts Center
293 Hoyt Street
Athens GA 30601
706 613 3623
Works pictured below: Storm Clouds by Peter Muzyka, Storm's a Brewing by Mev Rozsman