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Exhibitions


Announcing the Summer Exhibition Series

In the Lower Atrium: Discarded Beauty
In the Upper Atrium: Where We Live, Work and Play
In the South Gallery: The Home Show

Through August 1, 2015
Discarded Beauty
Discarded Beauty

Discarded Beauty features stunning painting, photography, sculpture, collage and relief works all investigating the potential beauty of decay, dust, the discarded and abandoned with works by Janelle Young, Sarah Emerson, Manty Dey and Susan Hable.

Click HERE for more info


Where We Live, Work and Play
Where We Live, Work and Play

Where We Live, Work and Play includes sculptural and kinetic works investigating playful activities, working tasks and the nature of us as we live, work and play in our neighborhood featuring sculpture by Martijn van Wagtendonk, Caryn van Wagtendonk, Jennifer Desormeaux Graycheck, Tad Gloeckler, Cameron Lyden and Michael Oliveri.

Click HERE for more info

The Home Show: Artist-Inspired Birdhouses
The Home Show: Artist Inspired Birdhouses
The Home Show is guest curated by Ann Hester and Alex Murawski. This exhibit is a selection of the artistic birdhouses created over the years to benefit previous Athens Area Habitat for Humanity building projects. This show of fantastical birdhouses, a “Chinese pagoda,” an “air stream trailer,” sculpture for the birds, will delight all. 

Click HERE for more info
The Lounge Gallery: Lucas Underwood
May 12 - August 8
Our summer exhibition in the Lounge Gallery features photography by Lucas Underwood. The photos in this solo exhibit represent a tiny portion of the hundreds of images Luke has taken in his three years exploring Georgia, the place and the people. Luke graduated this spring with an MFA in Photography from the University of Georgia.

Born in Iowa, growing up in San Diego and then moving to Georgia for graduate school, Luke became fascinated with the people and landscapes he encounters when he hops in his car and just drives, adventuring to little towns, backroads, farms and forests. Using his camera as an entrance point, a conversation starter, he engages with the locals, collecting images, stories, experiences and new friends as he travels.

His photos, colorful images of colorful characters, examine the south through a poetically quirky, and many times humorous lens. 

Click HERE for more info
June Forty of Something

June Forty of Something:

Hilton Bik’s 40 Zimbabwean Finds
Born and raised in Rodesia (now Zimbabwe) Hilton Bik, has a very personal affection for the place and its inhabitants. On his many visit over the years, he has amassed a small collection of artwork which reminds him of the life, culture and the indomitable spirit of the native peoples.

It’s perfect timing for showcasing this collection! On display during our Kids’ Camps, A Walk on the Wild Side: Maasai Mara to the Serengeti and Musical Instruments From Around The World the children will get to see African instruments and artifacts firsthand. 
July Forty of Something: Mike Landers
July Forty of Something:
Mike Landers' 40 Film Stills
Mike Lander’s massive film still collection includes shots of Luke Skywalker, Godzilla, scenes from 2001, Alfred Hitchcock posing with birds perched on both shoulders, the majestic Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra, and Superman soaring through the sky with his arm around Lois Lane. Come see this collection in July to get lost down movie memory lane. 

Mike Landers is a photographer and lifelong resident of Athens.  He's also a lifelong collector.  His collecting interests not only includes movie memorabilia but also furniture and decorative arts, old phonograph records (78s, LPs, 45s), art glass, cookie jars, toy rayguns, modern porcelain vases, ties, pocket squares and shoes
Rabbit Box
For Art’s Sake - Celebrating 40 years of the Lyndon House Arts Center

July 9th, 7:00 p.m.

Downtown at the The Foundry

The Lyndon House Arts Center is teaming with Rabbit Box for a storytelling evening all about art.

Do you have a good story that’s art related? Do you have a good story that happened at or about the Lyndon House? Storytellers are needed. You can get all the info HERE
Education
Faux Marbling Workshop
Faux Marbling Workshop 

Tuesday, June 30 and Thursday, July 2, 6 – 8:30 pm 

More love coming to the Ware-Lyndon Historic House! The baseboards are being painted by master painter Derick Tickle. In concert with this restoration  the Athens-Clark Heritage Foundation has a special offering of a faux marbling workshop run by Mr. Tickle. He was responsible for much of the faux painting in the Biltmore House in Asheville. In this workshop you’ll learn how to simulate veined marble using paint and a brush.

For more information, visit HERE or call 706-353-1801.
Birdhouse Building Workshop
Birdhouse Building Workshop
Saturday, July 18, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

In conjunction with The Home Show, Wing Ding Construction’s Frank Saggus will lead a one of a kind birdhouse building workshop pulling inspiration from the varied birdhouses on exhibit at the Lyndon House. Feel free to bring in trinkets, hardware, etc. 

Click HERE to register and for more info.
Summer Camp
Summer Camps began June 8th and runs through July 24. Kids will be creating works based on birds and butterflies, fairy tales and fables. They’ll study about Africa and embark on artistic safaris. They’ll experiment with stop motion animation and delve into painting portraiture. Working with clay, jewelry sculpture, drawing, painting and tech based media we will all be busy this summer making masterpieces! 

For more information, click HERE
Lyndon House Library
See art, make art, read art. We’re so excited! The Lyndon House Library is becoming more publicly accessible by moving into the North Gallery. New book shelves are installed and we are currently working on moving the collection. The collection will be rotated by the Lyndon House staff to reflect interests in programing and camps. Make plans to come enjoy our Lounge, see the Lounge Gallery exhibition and relax with a good book in our reading nook.
Historic Garden Construction
Please excuse our construction.
The SPLOST project for the historic period garden is underway.
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