Celebrating 40 Years of Art Downtown


40 Years

Opening Reception: 40th Juried Exhibition

Thursday, March 5, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Please join us for the opening celebration of the 40th Juried Exhibition with all works selected by guest Juror, Mr. Carter Foster of the Whitney Museum

Lounge Gallery

Announcing the new Lounge Gallery:
Showcasing emerging artists

Opening Reception: Drawings by Katherine Dunlap
Thursday, March 19, 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm

In celebration of 40 years of Art in Downtown Athens, The Lyndon House Arts Center is introducing a new exhibition program, the Lounge Gallery. The Lounge Gallery at the Arts Center, a swanky space with windows overlooking the best view of north Athens, will feature quarterly solo exhibitions by emerging artists. Artists in the beginning stages of their careers will be invited to show wall-bound works in mediums alternating from drawing to painting to photography to printmaking. The opening receptions for theses exhibitions will coincide with Third Thursday art events so there will always be a new exciting exhibit to stop in and see.
Our inaugural exhibit will be a solo exhibition by Katherine Dunlap. Katherine uses drawing media to explore pattern, texture and color in fantastic landscapes. Her charming drawings are filled with imaginative marks, inventive perspective and color that shimmers and delights. Katherine is a recent graduate from The University of Georgia, BFA Painting and Drawing program. She is currently living in Athens and is busy making new drawings which have been recently exhibited at the Classic Center, Cine and The Grit.
Katherine Dunlap’s exhibition will be on view from March 3 - May 8, 2015

Slingshot Festival Electronic Art Exhibition

SLINGSHOT Festival Electronic Art Exhibition:
Shannon Novak's String Section
West Gallery. Lyndon House Arts Center
March 26 - 28

As part of the SLINGSHOT Festival, Shannon Novak, an artist from New Zealand, will exhibit his interactive piece, String Section. Like playing a piano on a wall, the work incorporates image, sound and technology creating a fun all-encompassing experience. http://www.slingshotathens.com/festival/shannon-novak/
The SLINGSHOT Festival takes over downtown Athens, Georgia March 26-28, 2015. Spread over 5 city blocks and dozens of venues, SLINGSHOT spotlights international, national, and local acts on stage, boundary pushing artworks throughout the urban environment, and tech talks with leading innovators. SLINGSHOT also hosts a dedicated comedy night and film screenings.
For more details and a full schedule visit http://www.slingshotathens.com.

Forty of Something

Forty of Something: 
Lauren Fancher's Forty Found Photos
Lobby Collection Cases

On view from March 5 - March 27, 2015

In celebration of 40 years of Art in Downtown Athens the Lyndon House Arts Center will host a rotating exhibition, Forty of Something, collections from our community. The collections will greatly vary, featuring an array of items but there will always be a constant, 40, always 40 of them, 40 examples, 40 specimens, 40 treasures.
The first collection on view is Lauren Fancher’s Forty Found Photographs. She has amassed photos from thrift shops and antique junk stores, from trash bins, from abandoned houses, from the side of the road and off the ground. 40 highlights from her ever-evolving collection will be on display this month as well as interactive QR scans linking to video and audio interpretations inspired by the Forty Found Photographs. 

Lauren Fancher has an educational background in studio art (BFA, UGA) and instructional technology (MEd, UGA). Her work focuses on interactive design and digital media, including video, sound, music, and performance. She is active in the instructional technology, library, and digital arts communities as a writer, presenter, and artist.

Art & Education

Lunch and Learn: Professional Practices in the Arts
Part of Celebrating 40 Years of Art.

DATE: Wednesday, March 18
TIME: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center
Michael Lachowski will share tips on promotion for the artist, including utilizing social media and building an online portfolio, drawing from his experience as a musician, artist and public relations coordinator at the Georgia Museum of Art.
Please register HERE
Co-hosted by and for more information: Athens Area Arts Council (AAAC)  www.athensarts.org
Mark your calendars for the future lunch date: April 15. Marilyn Wolf-Regatz, Chair of the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission and arts educator will discuss creating successful proposals to secure public art grants.

Adult Jewelry Workshop:
Keum Boo & Roller Printing on Metal Workshop
with Barbara Mann

Students will explore techniques in this one day workshop for roller printing on metal and “Keum Boo”, an ancient Korean gilding technique used to apply thin sheets of gold to silver.
Date: Saturday, March 21
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $125 ACC resident plus $10 supply fee; $187 Non-resident plus $10 supply fee
Learn more about this workshop and download a registration form online.

Kid's Chess Workshop

Kid’s Chess Workshop: Pawns, Kings and Queens

We will design and create one-of-a-kind chess sets and wooden game boards followed by an array of chess matches. Part of Celebrating 40 Years of Art, with special partner, Chess and Community. 
Ages: 7 - 14
Dates: 2 Saturdays, April 18 & April 25
Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Fee:  $35 ACC resident; $53 Non-resident
Learn more about this workshop and download a registration form online.

Kid's Bike Workshop

Kid’s Bike Workshop: Swag my Ride

Just in time for the Twilight parade, bring you bike to decorate, dazzle, twinkle, excite and wow. All decorating supplies are free! Part of Celebrating 40 Years of Art, With special partner Twilight Criterium and sponsor, Salon DM3.
Ages: 5 - 16
Dates: Saturday, April 25
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee: Free, but registration is required
Learn more about this workshop and download a registration form online.

Lyndon House Arts Center is a facility of Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department and is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The Georgia Council for the Arts is a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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