Summer of Correspondence:Five Exhibits

Summer of Correspondence: Five exhibits at the Lyndon House Arts Center focus on notions of communication, spirituality, community, and dedication. Each of these exhibits were selected from Exhibition Proposals, a twice yearly opportunity for Athens area artists to submit their work for consideration.

Artist Reception: June 15, 6 - 8pm

Beloved Land: a Series by David Hale
May 27 – July 22, 2017

Lower Atrium and West Upper Atrium
Every aspect of "The Beloved Land Series" echoes David Hale’s love for Athens, Georgia. Hale draws his influence for these multi-media works from the Creek (or Muscogee) Indians, who called this land, between the forks of the Oconee Rivers, Ikunu- tchaka, the Beloved Land. Hale says “It was more than a special place to them, it was Sacred, and they gave their lives to protect it and the creatures that reside upon it.”

SPECIAL EVENTS - WORKSHOP AND LIMITED EDITION PRINT LAUNCH WITH RECEPTION
June 3, 1-3 pm - Beloved Land: Patterns in  Nature Workshop with David Hale
4 - 6pm - LAUNCH OF SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PRINT TO BENEFIT LYNDON HOUSE!!!

Workshop - 
Patterns are all around us, they can be found in every thing we look at, but we often don't notice them.  Drawing is a beautiful way to discover these patterns and begin to recognize them in our world.  In this workshop we will begin by exploring outdoors, finding simple shapes and patterns in things we can find right in our backyards.  After sketching outdoors from these items we find, we will go inside and begin learning how to create works of art from these patterns we have found.  Each participant will go home with both the tools and the skills to create more works of art.  They will also leave with a deeper way of seeing and hopefully appreciating the world around them.  Registration is required.  Ages 12 and up and families welcome.  To REGISTER

Print Launch - 
We are pleased to announce the first of the Lyndon House Artist Edition Series with David Hale's print, "Resistance". This limited edition screen print will be available on June 3, at 4pm.  Each work is numbered and signed by the artist and is available purchase for $50 with 100% of the proceeds going to the Lyndon House Arts Foundation in support of the Arts Center's programming.  More information will be forth coming.  Please call 706 613 3623 x. 235 for questions.

In Wood and Word: Bible Scenes carved by Cal Logue
May 27 – July 22, 2017

East Upper Atrium
Cal Logue has carved 50 biblical scenes in wood. 26 of the scenes come from the Old Testament, with the remaining 24 taken from the New Testament.

To & Fro: Correspondence Art by Jack Logan and Kosmo Vinyl
June 3 – July 29, 2017
Gallery Talk, June 17, 2pm
West Gallery
“To and Fro” is an exhibition of Mail Art, in the form of 40-50 framed original pop-culture themed postcards by JACK LOGAN, a recording artist and cartoonist based in Athens, Georgia since 1985 and KOSMO VINYL, once a key figure in the London music scene, is a New York City based artist. The artists will hold a question and answer session on June 17. 

Time Warp…and Weft
June 15 - July 29, 2017
Gallery Talk and Artist Demo June 20, 6pm
South Gallery
This exhibition is of the work of six artists who create woven responses as visual recordings of the passing of time: Janet Austin, Geri Forkner, Janette Meetze, Rebecca Mezoff, Tommye Scanlin, and Kathy Spoering. Three of the artists have an ongoing practice of daily weaving a separate bit on a loom dedicated to the purpose, almost like making an entry into a journal or diary.  Another has designed and woven tapestries representing each calendar month of the year.  The fifth artist uses discarded papers and other objects in a small daily weavings that become part of larger year-long pieces when assembled together. 

Fold Unfold
June 24 – August 19, 2019
Unfolding Event - August 19, 2-4pm
Lukasiewicz Gallery
Organized by anthropologist Susan Falls and fiber artist Jessica Smith, Fold Unfold is a community collaborative project that combines historical research with contemporary fiber craft concepts. Weavers from around the region have been invited to create woven coverlets, which will be assembled into two towers. One tower will be placed in the historic home, with the other in the contemporary gallery space. There will be an unfolding ceremony at the close of the exhibit on August 19.

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