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Fall Reception: 5 New Exhibitions

Thursday, September 13, 6 - 8 pm

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Join us for food, fun and festivities. 

Picturing the Black Fantastic, curated by Drék Davis.

Present & Accounted For: 1968 - 2018, presenting works by the US Artist Collective, a predominately African American group that makes visible the works of underrepresented artists schooled at University of Georgia.

John Cleaveland’s WWI Landscapes Exhibition, paintings of French battlefields in the present-day.

So It Goes, works by artist Lisa Freeman

The End of a Perfect Day, photographic works by Shawn Campbell.

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A Selection of Toy Soldiers From the Collection of Tony Turner

September 11 – November 9

The collection includes pieces, from the Napoleonic Wars, the Civil War, World War II and the Vietnam War. 


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Drék Davis, Picturing the Black Fantastic 
Curator Talk: Friday, September 14, 1 pm

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On view through October 13

Guest curator Drék Davis reflects on inspiration and history in selecting works for this exhibition during this gallery walk-through. Picturing the Black Fantastic "seeks works that acknowledge the past while creating a space for the myriad realities that may be, and complicate the notion of the singular Black narrative.”

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Artist Talk with Lisa Freeman, Chase Campbell andShawn Campbell

3THURS, September 20, 6 pm

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Join us for a 3THURS Artist Talk featuring three artists from three new fall exhibitions. Lisa Freeman, Chase Campbell and Shawn Campbell will discuss their works during a group gallery walk-through.

In “So It Goes” Lisa Freeman will exhibit three-dimensional works with small-scale clay figures alongside the paintings that inspired them. Chase Campbell will discuss his work in the exhibit “Present and Accounted For” and Shawn Campbell will introduce his new installation in the Lounge Gallery, “The End of a Perfect Day,” an examination of tailgating culture.

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John Cleaveland's WWI Landscapes
On view: September 11 - November 9

SAVE THE DATE! Artist Talk: 3Thurs, Oct 18, 6:30 PM

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To mark the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I. Over a three-year period, John Cleaveland traveled to France and photographed current day sites of World War I battles. Upon returning to his studio in Farmington, Georgia, the artist translated his photographs into rich oil paintings. The stunning images that result from Cleaveland’s explorations depict tranquil vistas that belie their tormented histories.

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Poppies Everywhere! Red poppies were introduced as a symbol of remembrance during WWI, by Moina Michael, an Athens resident. In combination with the exhibit of Cleaveland’s paintings, the Arts Center is commissioning a wall mural by artist Lou Kregel and will team with the Moina Michael Poppy Project to host a hands-on Community Makers Poppy Event (Facebook Event) during the House Party Event on Oct 20 (Facebook Event). The Athens History Room in the Ware-Lyndon Historic House will also have an exhibit featuring "Poppy Lady" ephemera and a sculptural centerpiece by artist Andrea Wellnitz.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, October 20, 1 - 6 pm.

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Sponsored by the Lyndon House Arts Foundation

Help us raise funds for the Arts Center programming

A day of music on the lawn with food and Akademia Brewing Company and Creature Comforts Brewing Co. beer sponsors. MC's are radio personalities from WUGA. Proceeds go to supporting the programming at your community arts center.

Music line-up... 
1:00PM – Opening remarks with our incoming Mayor Kelly Girtz
1:15 - 2:00 Dixieland 5 Jazzband
2:15 – 2:45 Sarah Zuniga
3:00 – 3:45 Lucky Jones
4:00 - 4:45 DJ Mahogany

5:00 – 6:00 Pylon Reenactment Society

Community Makers Poppy Project The Atrium will become a community workstation for all to make red poppies out of a variety of art materials to be included in a garland of flowers installed in the gallery.  As the event continues throughout the day, the poppy chain will grow.  Please join us for poppy making, music listening, beer and food! 

Visit the 7 Studios of the Arts Center and meet guest artists. 

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NEW! Teen Sewing Club

Most Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Beginning Sept 11 (Age 12 & up)

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Focus on your own sewing projects with the guidance of our new Sewing Mentor, Tabitha Fielteau. 

Free program. No class fee ever!

Free Pizza in September!
Then $5 per week.If you've already taken sewing classes with us please inquire if you're under 12.

Teens ride the
 Athens-Clarke Transit for free! The closest stops are Health Center and Dougherty/Jackson.

Register HERE

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We're so excited to welcome 
Tabitha Fielteau as our new Teen Mentor. Thank you to Community for introducing us to this fabulous designer!

Tabitha Fielteau is a self-taught, womenswear fashion designer who enjoys creating each garment from sketching to pattern making to sewing and construction. She takes pride in designing clothing that brings out the beauty and chic side of every woman. She hopes she can become an inspiration to others and grow continually as a designer.

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Harvest Festival 2018
SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, October 18, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

This event is open to all elementary students in Northeast Georgia. Included are arts and crafts, traditions and histories of the 1800 – 1900’s, using the Ware-Lyndon Historic House Museum as our inspiration, there will be demonstrations of what life was like in this period including candle making, letterpress, blacksmithing, wool spinning and more. Our partners, Sandy Creek Nature Center and UGA Extension will bring animals to visit with and we have special guest storytellers and musicians.
The Harvest Festival is an excellent way for students to experience first-hand some of Georgia's history. We continue to provide this festival free of charge because we believe it is important for the youth of today to have a hands-on opportunity to learn about local history and traditions.
To register your class or school, please visit HERE
For more information please call William Stephanos, Art Education at 706 613 3623 ext. 225.or email 

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Adult Class:
Drawing Fundamentals with Toni Carlucci

Thursdays, Sept 6 - Oct 25
3:30 - 5:30 pm

Learn and practice several drawing fundamentals including contour, gesture, perspective, proportion and other techniques such as form and shading.

Register Now!

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Open Studios Membership is now a part of Athensmade. We are delighted to be in such great company! 

FIlmmaker James Preston of Brimms & Riggs, a fellow Athensmade member, made these great videos to promote artists working in the Arts Center's Open Studios Program. Here’s the links...

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Dorian Edwards
Ophelia Culpepper

Fall is a great time to create and make in our 7 beautiful studios! 
Register for a monthly OPEN STUDIOS Membership HERE

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Open Studios Presents: In the Studio with Charles

Tuesdays, 3:30 - 5:30 pm 

An art experience for new, renewing, and current Open Studio Members at the Lyndon House Arts Center.

Whether you work in acrylic or oil, you will benefit from Charles Warnock's individualized approach for the advanced, beginner and intermediate painter. Studio Members bring their own subject matter or works in progress and Charles will offer easel side assistance on an individual basis. Lockers and racks are available for storage.
Click HERE to register for an Open Studio Membership.

For further information, please contact the Open Studio Monitor

We're CLOSED for Home Football Game Saturdays- Sept 1, Sept 15, Sept 29, Oct 6, Nov 10, Nov 17, Nov 24
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