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Date:
July 6, 2017 - July 29, 2017
Time:
All Day
Time Details:
Regular gallery hours - Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 9:00 p.m., and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Address:
Lyndon House Arts Center
211 Hoyt St

Athens, GA 30601
Contact:
706-613-3623
Cost:
Free!

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"Clay 1976-2017" Exhibition at Lyndon House Arts Center

Thursday, July 6, 2017


 The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department continues the “Collections from our Community” program at Lyndon House Arts Center with works from Rich Panico.  Rich Panico began to work in clay in 1976.  This exhibition is on view through July 29.

A regional artistic community? influenced his work during this time?,? as well as artists who both had cultivated original voices in American ceramics?,? while preserving strong links to both Oriental and European traditions. These artists and friendships inspired a six year period of creative experimentation of which only a few pieces remain. 

From the beginning, Panico's artistic undertakings have been interwoven with a career in medicine. By the early 80's the demands of his medical practice pushed clay work into a back seat. In 1990, Panico developed an auto-immune disorder which was not adequately diagnosed until 2012. Ironically, this created an opportunity to better balance and create a more reflective life in which, by necessity he was forced to become comfortable with "living in the questions.” He began to hand build and reduced the scale of his work, resulting in an avid interest and immersion in Neolithic and Mesolithic ceramics from anonymous authors. His work became less and less connected to contemporary culture, ideologies and trends and instead, more linked to personal inquiry about the nature of the creative act and its consequences.

Currently, Panico works in low fire techniques, utilizing indigenous or recycled clay, when possible.???

As part of the Third Thursday Art Night, Rich Panico will be leading an artist conversation on Thursday, July 20 at 6:00 p.m.

All exhibitions are free and open to the public during regular gallery hours - Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 9:00 p.m., and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information please call 706--613-3623.  The Lyndon House Arts Center, located at 211 Hoyt Street,  is a facility of the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department.