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Last Chance! The 4 Summer Exhibits
Close Saturday, August 4

Full House 2018   Athens Metal Arts Guild
Our Point of View: Athens Area Plein Air Artists 
Works by Vernon Thornsberry 

Fall Exhibitions Reception: September 13, 6 - 8 pm

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Picturing the Black Fantastic 

On view: August 25 - October 13
Artist Reception: September 13, 6 - 8 pm

Curator's Talk: Friday, Sept 14, 1 PM

Guest curator Drék Davis reflects on inspiration and history in selecting works for this exhibition. “It has been incumbent upon Americans of African descent to see themselves for themselves in order to counteract the stereotypical imagery rooted in the furtherance of bigoted agendas. From Henry Ossawa Tanner’s brush, to Gordon Parks’ lens, Sun Ra’s Arkestra, and Elizabeth Catlett’s forms, artists have fashioned a new Blackness that was both rooted in the reality of representational imagery and apart at the same time. Both magical and fantastic, ancestral and futuristic. Picturing the Black Fantastic seeks works that acknowledge the past while creating a space for the myriad realities that may be, and complicate the notion of the singular Black narrative.” 

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Present & Accounted For

On view: Aug 25 - Oct 13
Artist Reception: Sept 13, 6-8 pm

Presenting works by the US Artist Collective. In 1968 Darlyne Killian became the first African American student to graduate with an art degree from UGA. 20 years later, her legacy was embodied in the student founders of US Artist Collective, a predominately African American group that makes visible the works of underrepresented artists in the Lamar Dodd School of Art.

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John Cleaveland's WWI Landscapes
On view: September 11 - November 9
Artist Reception: Thursday, September 13, 6 - 8 pm
Gallery Walk-Through: 3Thurs, Oct 18, 6:30 PM

To mark the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I. Over a three-year period, John Cleaveland traveled to France and photographed current day sites of World War I battles. Upon returning to his studio in Farmington, Georgia, the artist translated his photographs into rich oil paintings. The stunning images that result from Cleaveland’s explorations depict tranquil vistas that belie their tormented histories.

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Red poppies were introduced as a symbol of remembrance during WWI, by Moina Michael, an Athens resident. In combination with the exhibit of Cleaveland’s paintings, the Arts Center is commissioning a wall mural by artist Lou Kregel and will team with the Moina Michael Poppy Project to host a hands-on Community Makers Poppy Project  (Facebook Event) during the House Party Event on Oct 20 (Facebook Event). The Athens History Room in the Ware-Lyndon Historic House will also have an exhibit featuring "Poppy Lady" ephemera.

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So It Goes:
Works by Lisa Freeman

On view: August 25 - October 27
Artist Reception: Sept 13, 6-8 pm

So It Goes, is a small painting exhibit featuring works by artist Lisa Freeman.

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On view through September 1
The Lounge Gallery 
features quarterly solo exhibitions by artists exploring the first steps towards a professional career as an image maker. Sean Dunn


Save the Date: Fall Class Registration 

Saturday, August 4, 9 am:  ACC resident's fall registration
Monday, August 6, 12 pm: Non-resident registration

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NEW! Teen Sewing Club

Every Tuesday, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Beginning Sept 11 (Age 12 & up)

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Focus on your own sewing projects with the guidance of our new Sewing Mentor, Tabitha Fielteau. 

Free Pizza in September! 
Then $5 per week.

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

Teens ride the
 Athens-Clarke Transit for free! The closest stops are Health Center and Dougherty/Jackson.

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We're so excited to welcome 
Tabitha Fielteau as our new Teen Mentor. Thank you to Community for introducing us to this fabulous designer!

Tabitha Fielteau is a self-taught, womenswear fashion designer who enjoys creating each garment from sketching to pattern making to sewing and construction. She takes pride in designing clothing that brings out the beauty and chic side of every woman. She hopes she can become an inspiration to others and grow continually as a designer.

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Elevate your Voice:Visual Arts & Movement
September 6 - October 11
Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Age 10 - 16

A brand new collaborative class with the Lyndon House Arts Center and the East Athens Educational Dance Center. What is important to you, what do you stand up for, and how
toyou express this through art? This course includes spoken word poetry, illustration and graphic design, drumming and dance. We will investigate expressing your identity and culture through screen-printing, words and motion. 

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Introduction to Loom Weaving
Thursdays, September 6 - October 25, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

We are delighted to be bringing out the looms this fall! As well as welcome Teaching Artist Erin Geagon!

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. 

Save the Date: Oct 20, 1-6 pm. HOUSE PARTY sponsored by the Lyndon House Arts Foundation. A day of music on the lawn with food and beer sponsors. All proceeds go to arts programming. Facebook Event

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Summer is a great time to create and make in our 7 beautiful studios! 
Register for a monthly OPEN STUDIOS Membership HERE


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Open Tuesday – Saturday, 12 - 5 pm. The Gallery Shop is gearing up for the autumn season with new works by members of the Visual Arts Guild. Featured artists for the season are Eleanor and Monte Broaded. Eleanor fabricates pendants and earrings from clay with distinct motifs. Monte creates an array of functional pottery, i.e. bowls, cups & vessels with unique glazes.

There will also be a display of poppies created by guild members to coincide with the Art Center's Poppy Project. (Image: Work by Margaret Agner)

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