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Summer Exhibitions Reception
5 New Exhibits Opening: Thursday, June 7, 6 - 8 PM

Full House 2018
On view: June 5- August 4 
A biennial invitational exhibit open to the members of the 18 + guilds, art groups and open studio members, that create in the studios, meet here and call Lyndon House home.

Intricate metal bird's nest pieces
IMAGE: Metalwork by Barbara Mann

Athens Metal Arts Guild:
The Many Facets of Metalsmithing

On View: June 7 – August 4

Five years ago, the Athens Metal Arts Guild (AMAG) was established, with a mission to provide education, promote public awareness, and 
interest in the metal arts. The Arts Center will celebrate the accomplishments of the guild members, who range from nationally known professional metal and jewelry artists to skilled and creative hobbyists.

Painting of red roof with Normaltown sign

IMAGE: Painting by Dortha Jacobson (detail)
Our Point of View: Athens Area Plein Air Artists
On view: June 5 - August 4
The Athens Area Plein Air Artists gather once a month to paint, draw or photograph, in plein air (out of doors) in the medium of their choice. For over twenty years, the Athens Area Plein Air Artists (AAPAA) have sought out interesting sites and places of historic interest, such as the Trestle, blooming canola fields, hidden gardens, and more.

Painting of woman holding peach basket

Works by Vernon Thornsberry 
On view: June 5 - Aug 4
Reception June 7, 6 - 8pm
Special Event:
3THURS Evening with the Artist

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Vernon Thornsberry places contemporary figures, usually close friends recognizable from the Athens community, in timeless scenes.

On view: June 7 – September 1
The Lounge Gallery 
features quarterly solo exhibitions by artists exploring the first steps towards a professional career as an image maker. 

Sean Dunn is a photographer and musician originally from New Orleans and currently based in Athens. He is working on long-term projects in Cuba and New Orleans. The images in this show are from a recent trip to Northeast India.

Dark photograph with a red calf in the lower right corner

Print featuring black and white drawings of people picking colored peaches

Eleanor Davis'
Limited Edition Print,

Snakes and Pears

This amazing work is available for $55.40 (includes tax and handling). All proceeds benefit Lyndon House programming.

To purchase, come see us at the Arts Center or visit the Foundation's page to purchase online.

Last chance to view original works by Eleanor Davis, June 2. 


Harry Potter puppets

Live Action Puppets and Video

June 25- 29, 1-4pm, Age 12- 16

Teens will have fun while they create videos that tell an original story by designing and building sets, creating and designing their own puppets, and writing storyboards. They will learn to shoot video and do voice-over acting.


IMAGE by Yayoi Kusama

IMAGE by Yayoi Kusama

NEW! Teen Summer Camp: Fine Art Intensive
July 9 - 20, 1 - 4 pm, Age 12 - 16

In this
2 week art camp, work in 2D and 3D media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, jewelry making, and more. 

We're so excited about our two Special Guest Teaching Artists joining us,
Sam Stabler and Brittainy Lauback  


silhouette of women doing activities
Image by Kara Walker

NEW CAMP! Women Artists of the Americas

July 16 - 20, 9 - 12 PM, Age 8- 11
July 23 - 27, 1 - 4 PM, Age 8-11

Focusing on great female artists, be inspired by Louise Bourgeois' sculptures, Georgia O'Keeffe's landscapes, Frida Kahlo's self-portraiture, Kara Walker's silhouettes and more! 


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Wear It!

AthFest Weekend, June 22 - 24 

A downtown window display of youth wearable art garments. Made possible through a grant from AthFest Educates and a partnership with Community.


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Summer is a great time to create and make in our 7 beautiful studios! 

Register for a monthly membership HERE

Summer Artist Resident: Printmaker Brian Hitselberger


Crab leg earrings and a painting of a woodpecker

Featuring jewelry by Sylvia Dawe and paintings by Elizabeth Bishop-Martin.

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