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April 12, 2019 - June 8, 2019
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Gallery Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 9:00 p.m., and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Lyndon House Arts Center
211 Hoyt St

Athens, GA 30601
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"Collections from our Community Mike Landers’ Cookie Jars Exhibit" at Lyndon House Arts Center

Friday, April 12, 2019

Lyndon House Arts Center presents Collections from our Community Mike Landers’ Cookie Jars

On view April 12 - June 8, 2019

Collections from our Community features unique exhibitions of objects found in the closets, cabinets, shelves of Athens-area citizens. 

The Lyndon House Arts Center is pleased to present another installment of Collections from our Community. This month we will feature Mike Landers’ collection of face cookie jars.

“As a lifelong collector of stuff, I’ve learned that collecting anything requires me to set limits on the collection -- not just things I  like — but things that fall within specific criteria for being considered for the collection.  There is so much stuff to collect, you have to limit and define your criteria for collecting.  The first cookie jar I bought was a Humpty Dumpty cookie jar from the 1940s designed by Brush Pottery.  However, I realized that if I was going to collect more, I needed to narrow my selection criteria. I decided that any cookie jar that I would collect would need to be a head-shaped cookie jar.  My collection is predominantly three-dimensional likenesses of familiar two-dimensional cartoon characters.  It contains many of the cartoon characters that I loved when I was a kid - Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble, Mr. Magoo, Pinocchio, Popeye the Sailor, Yogi Bear, and Smokey the Bear.  However, I think the most interesting and strange ones are the oldest ones.  I have three stoneware jars that look like newspaper cartoon illustrations from the 1930s-1940s.  Oscar the Doughboy, Mustache Man, Moon Girl.” – Mike Landers

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Lyndon House Arts Center, located at 211 Hoyt Street, is a facility of the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department 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.