Pictures of Us: Photography from the Do Good Fund

Pictures of Us: Photographs from
The Do Good Fund Collection
exhibit is on view January 26-March 5, 2016.

This program is part of the Global Georgia Initiative of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

The show includes 20 works of photographic portraits by artists working in the Southern States. The Lyndon House Arts Center is part of a city-wide multi-venue series of exhibits.

Portrait photography explores the shared empathetic nature of people. Journaling a place, time and person reveal that we are all the same, and we are all different. The photographic artist gifts us a platform to investigate and explore the nature of us. As a social anthropologist, the artist’s view of a moment of character is meaningful in its humanity. An artist's interpretation, from years to yesterday can change your thinking, move your emotions and inform your place in the world.

The photographic portraits selected from the collection of the Do Good Fund on exhibit at Lyndon House, do exactly this. From the leathery skin of the sunny couple in Miami by Rosalind Solomon to the quiet, reflective space of a young boy cleaning a church pew by Susan Worsham, we all see a bit of ourselves in this collective experience of viewing art. The opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, February 18 at Lyndon House.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00 – 9:00pm and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9:00 – 5:00 pm Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Additional programming includes; Pictures of Us Portfolio Review, a photography portfolio review on Friday, February 19, 10:00 – 2:00 pm. Three artists represented in the Do Good Fund collection and whose work is on display in this city-wide series will join us for a day of individual consultations. Mark Steinmetz, an Athens-based artist, and Guggenheim Fellow, artist Baldwin Lee, an NEA Fellow and Mike Smith, Professor of Photography, East Tennessee State, will be our portfolio reviewers. Each session with the guest artists is 20 minutes long.
Please email didi.dunphy@athensclarkecounty.com or call 706-613-3623 to reserve a portfolio review time.

Pictures of Us Photography Panel will follow on Friday, February 19 from 3 – 4:30 PM. In addition to the portfolio reviewers, joining them will be Jill Frank, an Atlanta-based photographer, Michael David Murphy, Program Manager of Atlanta Celebrates Photography, and our panel moderator, Marni Shindelman, Lecturer at the Dodd School.

The Do Good Fund, a charitable foundation based in Columbus Georgia, has focused on building a museum-quality collection of Southern photography designed to educate the community and elevate the pursuit of art photography in the region.

These exhibits and programs are sponsored by and part of the Global Georgia Initiative of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

For more information, please call 706-613-3623 or visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/lyndonhouse.

Steinmetz

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