Five years ago, the Athens Metal Arts Guild (AMAG) was established with a mission to provide education, promote public awareness, and develop interest in the metal arts. The Lyndon House Arts Center celebrates the accomplishments of the guild members, who range from nationally known professional metal and jewelry artists to skilled and creative hobbyists, with an exhibition this summer. The exhibition represents a varied spectrum of work that its members create, utilizing a wide range of metal and jewelry techniques, including forging, casting, enameling, and keum-boo.
AMAG meets at the Lyndon House Arts Center every other month, featuring speakers or demonstrations, and has an extensive bimonthly newsletter for members with metalsmithing-related news, ideas, and exhibition opportunities. It is one of only two such metal arts guilds in Georgia.
All exhibitions are free and open to the public during regular gallery hours of 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.
For more information, please call 706-613-3623.