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44th Juried Exhibition Opening Reception Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 6-8 p.m.

44th Juried Exhibition Opening Reception
Thursday, March 7, 6 - 8 pm 

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On view March 7 - May 3, 2019

Please join us for this much-anticipated opening reception for the exhibition curated by Lauren Haynes, Curator of Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Save the Date: Artist Talks every Thursday,
 6 pm in April  Facebook Event

Lyndon House Arts Center pole banners by artist Jared Brown
 Come see the new light pole banners by artist Jared Brown!


Photograph of hand laying down long strand of glittery objects strung together

Plastic Bodies: River Tributes by Abigail West

March 7 – June 1, 2019   Facebook Event

Abigail West creates work at the intersection of wonder and beauty and waste. In Plastic Bodies, she makes new materials out of hard-to-recycle consumer objects like potato chip bags and plastic film, and uses these in performances in rivers. 

In addition to the exhibition, Abigail West will be working with youth at the Arts Center with visiting artist Made Bayak during his visit to Athens from Bali Indonesia. They are hosting the Art with Recycled Materials Workshop to be held on Thursday, April 4, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Facebook Event

tin foil human figure

Youth Art Month:
On Display in Lobby Case

On view: March 1 - 28
Closing: Thurs, March 28, 5:30 – 6 pm

In Art For Home School Students, taught by Paula Reynaldi, kids
age 6 – 11 experimented with ceramics, found objects, and watercolors to create fantastic compositions, animals, self-portraits, and abstract assemblages.

Display case featuring many cast iron skillets and cooking tools

Collections from Our Community

Vintage Cast Iron
Pots & Pans: Wyler Hecht

On view through March

If you or someone you know have a collection of interest that you would like to have on display, contact

Historical marker noting sacred harp singing

Sacred Harp Singing Convention

Saturday, March 23, 9 - 3 pm  Facebook Event

Shape note music is a 200-year-old, uniquely American style of hymn singing. This tradition is also known as Sacred Harp, after the title of the best-known shape note tunebook. These haunting 4-part harmonies are sung in powerful, exuberant style, with singers seated in an open square. We sing not for performance but for the joy of singing and the community of singers, to which newcomers are always welcome

colorful mandala

Spring Art Camp: Explorations in Fine Art

8 - 11 year olds. March 12, 13 & 14, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Register for this session
Three afternoons learning creative skills through jewelry design, drawing and painting with journals and sketchbooks, 3D sculpture projects, and gallery discussions based on the 44th Juried Exhibition on view.

A small collection of colorful artifacts

Lunch & Learn: Athulhu, the Free Art Movement

Wednesday, March 13, 12 pm

This talk is part of the collaborative professional development series brought to you by AAAC and LHAC. This event is free to AAAC members and LHAF supporters and $15 to the general public.

Made Bayak demonstrates artmaking techniques for a group of children

Art with Recycled Materials
With Special Guest Made Bayak from Bali

One 2-hour workshop, Thursday, April 4, 2019, 5:30 - 7:30 pm 
Age 8 and up Fee: $20 (includes pizza and drinks)  Facebook Event 

You must
 register online!

Make art with plastic waste while learning about the ecology of our planet and how non-recyclable materials are
effecting our natural environment all over the world. Made Bayak is a Balinese artist, painter, musician, educator and environmental activist. Through his ongoing project Plasticology, a concept that fuses the words “plastic” and “ecology,” he is exploring Bali’s ecological, social, cultural and political issues. Made Bayak, a visiting artist, is a painter, musician and activist. 

close up photo of fabric being woven

Loom Weaving with Freeman Thompson

Thursdays, March 21 - May 9, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

This is an introduction to 4-harness weaving on a floor loom. Learn how to warp and dress a hand loom, basic 4 harness weave structure
and weft regulation. Practice the lessons and create a handwoven scarf.  No experience needed. 


Mindful Explorations in Clay
with Jasey Jones

Thursdays, March 21 - April 25
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Introducing students to the material properties and expressive potential of clay through 
creative exploration of basic techniques. As students work on their projects, they will also learn the cultivation of mindfulness through sensory awareness and practice. 


Teen Sewing Club

Teen Sewing and Fashion Club
Use our fiber studio and machines to focus on your own sewing projects with the guidance of an arts and design professional. Facebook Event

Meets most Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 PM in the Fiber Studio on the 2nd floor of the Arts Center. It is a drop in club.  You do not need to attend each week.

Cost: $5 CASH ONLY (each time)  We cannot accept checks or extra money. Includes Pizza and sodas.

If you've already taken sewing classes with us please inquire if you're under 12.

Ages: 12 and older

Teens ride the Athens-Clarke Transit for free! The closest stops are Health Center and Dougherty/Jackson.
If you haven’t done so already, create a free online account at Please register your child for this program.  You only need to register once.
For more information contact William Stephanos at (706) 613-3623 or

Spring is a perfect time to join our Open Studio Membership program.
Register HERE

Painting of yellow daffodils

Painting with Charles for Open Studio Members

Painters! Charles is in the studio every Tuesday, 3:30 - 5:30 pm  Please join him for painting expertise. This is included in yourOpen Studios Membership.


Two images, one showing handmade jewelry and another showing a painting of a local pizza restaurant

Deborah Schneebeli's jewelry designs and Nancy Everett's colorful paintings are the featured works for March. There's lots of new work arriving and there's great shopping to do. Drop by and check it out! 

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