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Date:
September 8, 2020 - January 12, 2021
Time:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Time Details:
Lyndon House Arts Center is open Tuesday through Monday from 10;00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. All exhibits are open to the public and free of charge. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The center is closed on Saturdays when there is a UGA home football game.
Address:
Lyndon House Arts Center
211 Hoyt St

Athens, GA 30601
Contact:
706-613-3623
Cost:
Free!
Photograph of Jeremy Ayers by Jill Carnes
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"The Art of Jeremy Ayers" Exhibition at Lyndon House Arts Center

Tuesday, September 8, 2020


The Lyndon House Arts Center announces the opening of The Art of Jeremy Ayers, on view on September 8, 2020 through January 12, 2021.

The Art of Jeremy Ayers, will adorn the walls of the Lukasiewicz Gallery.  An inspirational artist, lyricist, activist and a most beloved member of our community, passed away in 2016.  This exhibit features his photography, painting and drawing on loan from a number of local collections.  Jeremy Dance, a film by Michael Stipe will be screened in the gallery.

Jeremy Ayers was an inspirational participant in the Athens art community for over four decades, connecting the vibrant art and music scene of a Southern college town to New York City. As one of Andy Warhol’s Superstars under the pseudonym of Silva Thin, Jeremy (then known as Jerry) was active in the Warhol Factory scene in the 1970s. After returning to his native town of Athens, where Ayers’ band Limbo District introduced an eccentric sound and vision, he traveled frequently between Athens and New York, particularly during the height of the OCCUPY movement which he documented with photography. Throughout his life, Ayers enveloped himself in art, embodying his artistic philosophy with words of kindness and encouragement. 

Coinciding with this exhibit, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will place two photographs from its collection by Ayers on view in its permanent collection galleries.

As we navigate through these unusual times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend visiting our website, social media or calling the Arts Center, for further information regarding procedures for visiting the galleries.  Please note gallery hours and numbers of visitors at one time are subject to change and will follow CDC guidelines.  Currently, the Lyndon House Arts Center is open Tuesday through Monday from 10;00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  All exhibits are open to the public and free of charge.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  The center is closed on Saturdays when there is a UGA home football game.

For more information, please call 706-613-3623.  Please visit accgov.com/lyndonhouse, Facebook and Instagram.

Lyndon House Arts Center is a facility of the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department and is in part supported by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriation of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. 


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