June 8, 2023 - September 1, 2023
Exhibitions are on view during regular gallery hours Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lyndon House Arts Center is closed on Saturdays when there is a UGA home football game.
Lyndon House Arts Center
211 Hoyt St
Athens, GA 30601
"Indigo Prayers by Charmaine Minniefield" Exhibition at Lyndon House Arts Center
Thursday, June 8, 2023
The Lyndon House Arts Center is pleased to announce the opening of Indigo Prayers: works by Charmaine Minniefield on June 8, 2023. This exhibition is on view through September 1, 2023. The reception is Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
New painted works in Minniefield’s series, Indigo Prayers will be on view in the Atrium Gallery. Indigo Prayers began during a year-long self-initiated, pandemic forced artist residency in the Gambia. Using indigo pigments and other indigenous materials including crushed oyster shells, a material found in architecture along the coastal regions of the American South and West Africa, these works are powerful calls, “to conjure a new world and to imagine a new freedom today.”
These large painted works weave together, “ancestral memories of resistance in response to both contemporary and historic acts of erasure.” This sojourn, though unexpected, was inspired by recent world events and her ongoing exploration of the Ring Shout, an early African-American practice of worship, resistance, and dance whose West African origins predate slavery.
All exhibitions are free of charge and open to the public. Exhibitions are on view during regular gallery hours Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Lyndon House Arts Center is closed on Saturdays when there is a UGA home football game.
For more information, please call 706 613 3623, or visit www.accgov.com/exhibits.