Lyndon House Arts Foundation Presents: Community Makers Poppy Project at House Party October 20, 2018 1:00 – 4:00 pm
(ATHENS) The Lyndon House Arts Center and Foundation have partnered to host House Party, a daylong event featuring musical performances, food and beverage sponsorships and the Community Makers Poppy Project.
The Poppy Project is in honor and celebration of the 100-year anniversary of Armistice Day and the end of hostilities during World War I. The Poppy Lady, Moina Michael, who was born in Good Hope GA, studied at the Lucy Cobb and Normal Schools, and taught at UGA in Athens, began the world trend of using a red poppy to honor the veterans who fought for peace worldwide. Her efforts in support of the veteran population are well known and acknowledged across the state.
On October 20, the Lyndon House Atrium will become a community workstation for all to make red poppies out of a variety of art materials to be included in a wall of poppies installed in the gallery. As the event continues throughout the day, the poppy wall will grow. Please join us for poppy making, music listening and beer and food by Athens vendors.
For more information, please call 706 613 3623. Please visit us at accgov.com/lyndonhouse or on Facebook and Instagram.
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Paul Cummins is an inspirational ceramic artist whose reputation has grown exponentially over the last few years, with a number of high-profile commissions both regionally and, more recently, nationally and internationally.
Over the last three years Paul has been commissioned to create large-scale installations for the Duke of Devonshire’s Chatsworth House, Derby Royal Hospital, Althorp Estate, Blenheim Palace , the Conran Shop, and most recently the internationally acclaimed ‘Seas of Red’ installation at the Tower of London to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Great War.