Fall Exhibits to Open at Lyndon House Arts Center
- Recurring daily
- Location: Lyndon House Arts Center
- 293 Hoyt Street
- Athens , GA
- Phone: (706) 613-3623
- Price: Free
- Time: Tues & Thurs 12-9 PM; Wed, Fri, Sat 9AM-5PM
The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department announces the fall art exhibitions scheduled at the Lyndon House Arts Center. The three new exhibits include a fiber arts show titled “Textiles: The Sense of Touch,” Abandoned Rural America’s five year anniversary exhibit, and Jon Vogt in the Lounge Gallery.
“Textiles: The Sense of Touch” is a group exhibit of fiber artists curated by UGA professor Jennifer Crenshaw. The exhibit includes work by Los Angeles-based artist Tanya Aguiniga, as well as Athens residents Erin Geagon, Johanna Norry, Courtney McCracken, and Zipporah Thompson. Curator Jennifer Crenshaw says of the exhibit title “We’re so digital now that the human nature wants the sense of touch and a tactile experience.” The exhibit promises to expand notions of traditional fiber arts techniques. “Textiles: The Sense of Touch” opens on August 27, and closes on October 8.
Abandoned Rural America is a group of artists whose subject matter addresses changing landscapes and the transition of family farms. Organized in 2011 by Peter Muzyka, the group has grown to include over 30 artists, writers, and musicians. Abandoned Rural America’s visual artists use a wide variety of media including photography, watercolor, ceramics, fiber arts, and egg tempera. Images in the exhibit include “vacant farmhouses, ramshackle barns, rusting farm implements, and fallow fields” by Angelina Bellebuono, Joseph Coggins, Elizabeth Collins, Charles St. John Dyer, Chuck Hanes, Mary Leslie Hartman, Cassie Hawkins, Peter Muzyka, Don Jolley, Mev Rozsman, Kate Sherrill, Blake Smith, Eugene Swain, Sam Traina, Lisa Wheeler, Kathy Williams, and Lori Williams.
“Pete has put together a talented group of artists,” says Lyndon House Arts Center staff member Beth Sale “Abandoned Rural America draws attention to important topics of land use, food production, and urbanization of our landscape. We’re happy to host the exhibit.” Abandoned Rural America’s 5 year anniversary exhibit opens on August 20, and runs through October 20.
All exhibitions are free and open to the public during regular gallery hours of Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-9 PM, and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9AM-5 PM. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The exhibits are closed during UGA home games.