A Century of Art: The Athens Art Association, 1919-2019

Closing event, #Thurs, August 15, 2019, 6:00 pm FACEBOOK EVENT

On view through August 15th, 2019

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Athens Arts Association, the Lyndon House Arts Center presents A Century of Art: The Athens Art Association, 1919 – 2019, featuring works by members of the association from each decade, past to present. 

Founded in 1919, by Laura Blackshear, the Athens Art Association continues to thrive. During monthly meetings, held on the first Thursday of each month at the Lyndon House Arts Center, members share ideas, materials, and concepts, and support each other with exhibition opportunities and more.

Organized and co-curated by Christine Langone, an Emerita Professor in Leadership Education at UGA, and the Lyndon House Arts Center’s preparator Celia Brooks, the exhibit features works by long-time members Lucy Stanton, Sallie Goodwyn, Millie Dearing, Rainey Gentry, Joan Hill, Connie Flynn, Nancy Roberson, Jean Gibson, Hildegarde Timberlake, and more.

As proposed by Christine Langone the exhibit, “highlights the tremendous contribution the Athens Art Association has made to Athens area artists through its educational programs, artistic activities, and sharing/camaraderie which enhance the lives and creativity of its members over 10 decades.”

Additional Athens Art Association Centennial Celebration exhibits and events:

Sunday, August 11
Opening- Bridge to the Second Century-Works of Current Members of the Athens Art Association at Athens-Clarke Library on Baxter St. Artists' panel in Atherton Auditorium at 2:30 pm followed by refreshments.

Sunday, August 11
Closing of Our Town and Beyond- Works by early members of the Athens Art Association, Georgia Museum of Art

Portrait of Laura Blackshear

Portrait of Laura Blackshear, Athens Art Association Member.