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Fold Unfold: An Exhibit of Contemporary Coverlets

Unfolding Event & Reception: August 19, 2 pm
To reveal each individual coverlet, the pillars will be taken down and the coverlets will be unfolded in a public ceremony.  
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On view until August 19
Contemporary, commissioned coverlets are displayed, folded and stacked to form sculptural pillars located in the galleries and Ware-Lyndon Historic House. 

An exhibition catalog is available for $23.

Click HERE for more info.

Black and white photograph of downtown Athens building from the past

Captured in Time: Pictures of Athens (two parts)

Unidentified Houses of Athens. 
On view through November 1

Downtown Athens through the Years . On view: August 8 – September 9

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Special Program: Preserving Your Family Photographs
Thursday, August 10, 6:30 pm 
Mr. David Vaughan, Vaughan Estate Sales and Appraisals in Atlanta, will review the various historic image types and provide information on the best way to handle, store and identify your treasured family photographs.

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Art Passport
Art Passport Launch: August 12

Free for families and kids of all ages the Art Passport is full of fun activities that provide an opportunity to think more deeply about visual art, learn about the artist life, and experience a visit to a gallery in a more creative and informative way. Come start working on your passport today! 

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Fall Exhibitions Reception: Facebook Event

The Game Show

On view: August 12 - October 7
Field Day at Night: 3Thurs, September 21, 6 - 8 pm Facebook Event

Artists investigate notions of leisure, competition and physicality/sports. The Game Show includes interactive work by Esteban Patino, sculpture by Curtis
AmesLea Purvis, and Kaleena Stasiak, paintings by Meg Aubrey and Noah McCarthy, photographs by Nicole Jean Hill, and video by Paul Pfeiffer. Mike Landers has created wall-hanging works from LEGOs.

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Item from The Game Show exhibition
The Game Show continued...A scavenger hunt project by artist Kaleena Stasiak melds the contemporary with history. Find artist-made objects in hidden locations, camouflaged by the Victorian splendor of the historic Ware-Lyndon House. Come see if you can spot them all! 
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Aurora: An installation by Zane Cochran

On view: August 19 - October 13
Gallery Talk: Saturday, October 7, 2 pm Facebook Event

Known for his interactive installations, Zane Cochran pushes the boundaries of technology and art.This commissioned installation includes 40 suspended structures that begin to glow and fade as visitors explore the gallery. The multifaceted structures, which draw inspiration from the Northern Lights, are generated from a computer algorithm created by the artist to inform both the shape and coloration of the interactive lights. 

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All That Remains is Nowhere:
a sampling of 21st-century book arts

On view: August 29 - October 7

Workshop: Saturday, September 30, 12 - 4 pm

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Curated by Margot Ecke, this group show includes artists who are well-honed in their field, with practiced dialogues that are current and relevant.  Expect some lyrical works, elegant simple structures and the magic of sculptural, carved, pulled and forged books of unexpected shapes.

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Connecting: Stairways to.. by artist Thom Houser

On view: September 1 - October 13
Gallery Talk: 3Thurs, October 19, 6 pm
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Houser, will explore the many types of connections that occur while using stairways: Entering, Processing, Accessing, Escaping, Blocking access, Socializing, Exploring. The multi-media installation will include several components, sculpture, photography, and video. 

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Exhibition Proposal Deadline

Wednesday, September 20 at 11:59 pm

Inviting area artists, artist groups and curators to submit original exhibition proposals for consideration in the Arts Center’s gallery schedule. Be part of the Athens art scene, realize your creative vision, take the opportunity to bring artists together to create community. Build your curatorial resume and exhibition experience. 

Click HERE for instructions and requirements.

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Photo collage

Closing August 24

Katherine Burke's exhibition, On a Whim, consists of collaged, abstracted spaces that peer into the cognitive experiences of the child. She is the recent recipient of the 2017 Art Center Choice Award from the 42nd Juried Exhibition. This award includes a solo exhibition opportunity in the Lounge Gallery.

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Fall Class Registration Begins Saturday, August 5

Click HERE for adult and kid's class listings and online account registration

***Special fall class OPEN STUDIOS Program discount (see below).  

We are excited to have new, awesome teachers this session!
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Our  Studio Artist Membership Program Leader, co-founder of Double Dutch Press, fabulous artist Amanda Burke will teach a new Intro to Printmaking class. Thursdays, September 7-October 26, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
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Painter Will Eskridge will lead Flora and Fauna, a class that explores the natural world while teaching about color and painting techniques. Tuesdays, September 5-October 10, 6:30–8:30 pm
fiber book art
Printmaker Katherine Miller will instruct students in hand made bookmaking in  Book ArtsTuesdays, September 5-October 10, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
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The OPEN STUDIOS program is having its first B-day! In celebration of this program the Art Center has a special offering. Enroll in a fall session class and qualify for a buy one/ get one free month of OPEN STUDIOS time. Sign-up for a class and get a discount on the OPEN STUDIOS membership- you’ll get two months of studio time for the price of one. You’ll have extra time to work on projects during your class session!

Join the Open Studio Community!
Membership dues: $65 for one month, $175 for three months, or $335 for six months will give you access to all of the studio spaces- printmaking, painting, fiber, clay, jewelry, sculpture, photography. 
Open Studios Membership hours are: Tuesday and Thursday, 1 - 8 PM Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (with Open Studio Monitor), 10 AM – 4 PM 

Click HERE to register

Art Camp was so fun this summer!
Andy Warhol inspired works from the Famous Artists of the Americas Camp.

Warhol-esque kids paintings

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Volunteer Tea: Tuesday, August 29, 4 pm

We love our volunteers! Please join us for our annual volunteer appreciation tea. 

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