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CALL FOR ARTISTS
42ND JURIED EXHIBITION

Submission Deadline:
Thursday, January 26, 2017 
12:30 - 8:30 pm
Friday, January 27, 2017 
 10 am - 4 pm



Get ready to submit your work! Susan Krane, Oshman Executive Director of the San Jose Museum of Art, is coming to the Arts Center to view submissions for the 42nd Juried Exhibition.  

Submissions are open to artists 18 years and older living/working in the Athens Area. For more information, including rules and entry forms, visit the link below. 

Interested in volunteering on submission days? We will be holding a volunteer orientation party on January 19th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. For more information, email toni.carlucci@athensclarkecounty.com


COMMUNITY EVENTS


Visions of MLK

VISIONS OF MLK
 
Community Event: SATURDAY, January 14, 2017
1 - 2 pm • hands-on art and gallery talk
2 - 4 pm •  live performances


  Visions of MLK is an annual exhibition featuring works created by collaborative teams. This year's theme "Let Us Build Bridges" is curated by Montu Miller. The exhibition will feature poetry and art: combining poetic words and visual works to interpret powerful ideas and emotions. The "Visions  of MLK Sunday Celebration & Art Exhibition" is entering its 10th year as a supporting event associated with the community initiative "Make It A Day On, Not A Day Off" Day of Service.




EXHIBITIONS
UPSTREAM PART II
artwork by Jerushia Graham

UPSTREAM PART II
January 14, 2017 - March 2, 2017

Upstream Part II continues the series of exhibits focused on African American artists' experiences with a group exhibition of work by William Downs, Jerushia Graham, Njambi Mwaura, and Meaza Nigatu. These artists use a variety of media, including drawing and painting, paper cuts, installation, and relief sculpture, to express their views. Using imagery of pattern, shadows, and the figure, these artists add to the conversation of cultural identity in our times.

VISIT

3THURS GALLERY TALK AND WORKSHOP
WITH JERUSHIA GRAHAM


January 19, 2017  6 pm


As a part of Third Thursday, Jerushia Graham, whose work will be exhibited in Upstream Part II, will be giving a gallery talk and workshop.
Group of teens holding chalkboard signs

WE ARE THE OTHER  
A PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT OF ATHENS

January 24, 2017 - March 2, 2017


We Are the Other: A Photographic Portrait of Athens is a city-wide exhibition by visiting artist Wing Young Huie. In the exhibition, Wing investigates the assumptions that we make about each other based on what we look like. He asks, "How do you think others see you? What don't they see?" Wing's social practice and "Chalk Talk" project help individuals to formulate personal insights and write these thoughts on a chalkboard, creating a meaningful portrait of the individual.

We Are the Other is sponsored by the Athens Cultural Affairs Commision as part as the public art master plan. The exhibition will be installed at multiple locations, making this a project of public art city-wide. Locations will include the Lyndon House Arts Center, the Athens-Clarke County Library, the Georgia Square Mall, and others.

For more information, visit the link below.

SAVE THE DATE: ARTIST LECTURE
February 2, 2017 6:30 pm • Cine Lab

On February 2, Wing will be giving a lecture on "How Photographs Form Us: What Do You See?" The lecture is sponsored by the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission.

VISIT



Upstream Part I: Juan Logan
artwork by Juan Logan

UPSTREAM PART I: JUAN LOGAN 
On view until January 14, 2017


Juan Logan will be at the Lyndon House Arts Center for our annual Visions of MLK community and cultural event on Saturday, January 14, 2017.    


                    

Collections From Our Community
COLLECTIONS FROM OUR COMMUNITY
Louise Shaw's Popes and Religious Potpourri Collection 
 
On view January 14, 2016 - February 25, 2017

Decades in the making, Louise Shaw's global collection of Popes and other religious items was acquired travelling to France, The Netherlands, Argentina, Belgium, Mexico and, of course, Italy.

ART EDUCATION
Painting class student paints a floating fruit

WINTER CLASSES
Registration open until the first day of class

Interested in learning a new skill or continuing to explore an artistic medium? Lyndon House offers classes in a variety of disciplines for all skill levels. These classes are offered in Black & White Photography, Printmaking, Jewelry, Drawing, Painting, and Wheel Throwing and are taught by well-known artists from the community and the Arts Center.

To register for any of these classes, visit the link below.

DONATE YOUR UNUSED PUZZLES  


We have a big project coming up for the Visions of MLK "Building Bridges" theme. If you have any unused puzzles, either whole or with missing pieces, that you would like to donate for the youth art project, we would greatly appreciate your support! Puzzles can be dropped off during our open hours. For more information, email william.stephanos@athensclarkecounty.com


CALL FOR ARTISTS CONTINUED
FOLD UNFOLD exhibit
FOLD UNFOLD

Coverlet Weaving Meets Op Art Presentation
 
January 10, 2017 • 6 pm


Coverlet weaving has a deep history in American folk practices, contains signifiers of political identity, and has carried both economic and cultural value. Geometric woven coverlets have been used as aesthetically pleasing family heirlooms. In this talk, we will discuss how the patterns created by an overshot woven structure prefigure Op Art, a movement that was derived from the constructivist period of the Bauhaus.

Participation Confirmation Deadline: March 1, 2017
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2017


Fold Unfold invites skilled makers to weave functional bedding on manually operated looms as part of an installation at Lyndon House Arts Center. Each coverlet should be informed by overshot geometric patterning popular in the South. To undermine traditional signifiers of class and race, makers will use a modernist color scheme of black, white, and gray. This neutrality will draw attention to the hands of individual makers.

Please email Susan Falls and Jessica Smith at foldunfold2017@gmail.com by March 1, 2017, to establish interest. You will receive a list of deliverables, a documentation form, and mailing address at this time. For more information on the project, visit the link below.
 
VISIT

Bottles
Collection of Eric Krasle
COLLECTIONS FROM OUR COMMUNITY

The glass case in the lobby of the Arts Center features collections of objects from members of the community ranging from photographs to vintage bottles to toys and so much more. If you or someone you know have a collection of interest that you would like to have on display, contact Celia Brooks at celia.brooks@athensclarkecounty.com

OPEN STUDIOS
Open studios program

OPEN STUDIOS MEMBERSHIP
PROGRAM 

 
The studios are open for up to 32 hours per week. The cost is $65 for one month, $175 for three months, or $335 for six months. Open Studios Memberships make a great present for all the artists on your holiday shopping list!

Open Studios Membership hours are: Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00 – 8:00 pm, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (with Open Studio Monitor), 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Because the football season is over, the Arts Center will be open every Saturday.
 
Additional Perks of an Open Studios Membership:
 
- Members are also able to use the studios to prepare work for the upcoming 42nd Juried Exhibition. See information on submitting to the Exhibition above and register for a membership by clicking the link below.

REGISTER




The Arts Center will be open New Year's Eve (December 31)

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