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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Lyndon House Arts Center presents "Sitting with the Elders: Stories of Black Athenians"

The Lyndon House Arts Center announces a new exhibition by artist Broderick Flanigan entitled "Sitting with the Elders: Stories of Black Athenians." The exhibition is on display January 10 through February 9 during gallery hours of 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

When an elder dies, it’s as if a library has been burned to the ground. The stories, the voices, the history, the places, and the legacy that were held inside all disappear. Sitting with the Elders uses art and story to capture the spirit of voices long gone and to amplify the voices of those still among us whose lessons we need today.

Sitting with the Elders preserves a legacy that is vanishing, and it reminds readers of the messy, challenging, difficult obstacles in life we face in order to become thoughtful and engaged citizens of our communities and country. At a time when our nation is divided in many ways, Sitting with the Elders is an important reminder of how community is a bedrock of positive change.

Broderick Flanigan was born and raised in Athens Georgia. In 2014 he opened Flanigan’s Portrait Studio in Triangle Plaza, to help change the perception of this Black community as a crime-ridden neighborhood and to inspire local youth to dream big.

The public is invited to the event "Sitting with the Elders; Stories of Black Athenians with Broderick Flanigan" on Saturday February 9 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.. This program is free or charge. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, please call 706-613-3623 or visit www.accgov.com/lyndonhouse 

Lyndon House Arts Center, located at 211 Hoyt St in Athens GA, 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 agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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