A Century of Art: The Athens Art Association, 1919-2019

Opening Reception: June 6, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00 pm FACEBOOK EVENT

On view through August 15th, 2019

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Athens Arts Association, the Lyndon House Arts Center presents A Century of Art: The Athens Art Association, 1919 – 2019, featuring works by members of the association from each decade, past to present. 

Founded in 1919, by Laura Blackshear, the Athens Art Association continues to thrive. During monthly meetings, held on the first Thursday of each month at the Lyndon House Arts Center, members share ideas, materials, and concepts, and support each other with exhibition opportunities and more.

Organized and co-curated by Christine Langone, an Emerita Professor in Leadership Education at UGA, and the Lyndon House Arts Center’s preparator Celia Brooks, the exhibit features works by long-time members Lucy Stanton, Sallie Goodwyn, Millie Dearing, Rainey Gentry, Joan Hill, Connie Flynn, Nancy Roberson, Jean Gibson, Hildegarde Timberlake, and more.

As proposed by Christine Langone the exhibit, “highlights the tremendous contribution the Athens Art Association has made to Athens area artists through its educational programs, artistic activities, and sharing/camaraderie which enhance the lives and creativity of its members over 10 decades.”

Additional Athens Art Association Centennial Celebration exhibits and events:

Georgia Museum of Art

Our Town and Beyond: Works by Early Members of the Athens Art Association.

The GMOA has an impressive collection of works by members or the Athens Art Association from its founding in 1919 until the early 1950’s. This exhibit will include approximately 30 works by 14 early and well-known members.

Show Dates: May 18 – August 11, 2019 Reception: July 19

Athens Clarke County Public Library

Bridge to the 2nd Century: The Athens Art Association, 1919-2019. Works of Current Members 

This exhibit will feature works of approximately 45 current members of the Athens Art Association highlighting the high quality of members’ work as we begin the groups' second century.

August 10 - October 5. 

Botanical Garden Exhibit

Growing Through Art: Athens Art Association Celebrates 100 Years, 1919-2019. 

Works of Current Members. This exhibit will feature works of current members of the Athens Art Association.

Show Dates: November/December, 2019

Portrait of Laura Blackshear

Portrait of Laura Blackshear, Athens Art Association Member.

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