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41st Juried Exhibit show
Juried Exhibition Opening Reception

Juried by Jock Reynolds: Director, Yale University Art Gallery
Thursday, March 24, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 pm 

On View: March 24 - May 7, 2016

A record number of artists and works of art came through the doors at the Lyndon House for two days in January. Juror Jock Reynolds, Director of the Yale University Art Gallery, reviewed 933 works including collage, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, sound, video, and more by 366 Athens area artists.   This annual anchor show features 228 pieces in all media by 171 artists. We are excited to present this phenomenal showcase of art by the Athens creative community. We hope you will plan to join us for the opening reception.

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abstract painting by Spence Townsend

The Lounge Gallery:

Paintings by Spence Townsend

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 24, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
On view:  February 18 - April 30, 2016

Spence Townsend examines animals, people and spaces through a fantastical lens, creating paintings that vibrate with color, pulse with imaginative energy and exude humor. He moved from Hattiesburg, Mississippi to attend graduate school at the University of Georgia in 2013. Townsend currently lives in Athens with his lovely wife Julia, and their darling dog Debbie Hairy. 

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Abstract portrait by Pagie Adair
Slingshot Music Festival

March 31 - April 2, 2016

In conjunction with the Slingshot Art and Tech Festival, the Lyndon House Arts Center is hosting a large scale video installation by multi-media artist, Paige Adair, entitled Daughter of the Cave
"Driven by an impulse to explore the uncanny in storytelling, my work exists somewhere between a fairy tale, a personal narrative, and a landscape of magical realism. I focus on moments of transformation within narrative structure."

- Paige Adair

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We are so very pleased to be the recipient of the AthFest 20th Anniversary Mural Award.  The Arts Center will be working this Spring with mural artist David Hale who will be the artist in residence in the sculpture studio. He will be designing and creating  elements of the mural that will be installed on the wall of the downtown shop, Philanthropy.  David will be a guest in the Children's Art Studio, teaching classes and mentoring youth during the mural process.  As we move into the Spring months, the public will be invited to visit David in the studio as the mural design progresses.  Keep a look out for Face Book events. The mural is scheduled to have a ribbon cutting during AthFest weekend in June.

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Brunch & Learn: Professional Practices in the Arts

Saturday, March 26, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Community Room at Lyndon House Art Center

Co-hosted with Athens Area Arts Council

Lyndon House Arts Center continues it's partnership with the Athens Area Arts Council (AAAC) to present brunch time, hour-long lectures by experts in topics such as grant writing, crowd funding, building online portfolios, gallery etiquette and more.  Come listed to guest speakers, learn about professional practices in the arts, and have a cup of coffee on a Saturday morning.

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Collections from Our Community, 2016

The Lyndon House Arts center is pleased to announce the launch of quarterly exhibits in the Lobby cases featuring unique collections of objects found in the closets, cabinets, shelves of Athens-area citizens. What do you have hidden away?? 

This Spring, come see the collection of handmade evening purses and cocktail mini's by Ms. Sonja Pemberton. 

"From clothing design to interior design, textiles have provided a sense of cultural and individual expression for centuries.  Intrigued by the use of textiles in art, I was inspired to create fashion accessories as a form of artistic expression. Architectural elements and geometric shapes are the foundation of my inspirations. The accessories are constructed using a variety of materials and techniques dependent on the structural design and intended use. Whether hand beaded, hand sewn or hand sculpted, each piece is created to provide a unique and artistic accessory for the wearer."

- Sonja Pemberton

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Call for Collectors, Call for Weird & Wonderful Collections

Back by popular demand, we're showcasing Collections from the Community in the glass display cases in the front Lobby. What’s in your closet? What are you coveting? Please submit proposals to

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Lyndon House Arts Center is a facility of

Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department and is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The Georgia Council for the Arts is a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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