Wednesday, August 25, 2010

"Art for Athens Kids"

Art for Athens Kids,” an exhibition on display at the Lyndon House Arts Center (LHAC), includes art by children from the Pinewoods Learning Center. The kids, ages 8 to 10, worked with Toni Carlucci (a frequent instructor for GMOA’s Art Adventures program), Juana Gnecco, Karina Lopez and Beatris Ramirez to create ceramic tiles for the exhibition.

The children took drawing and painting lessons, created images to reflect their stories and then transferred them to clay. According to LHAC, this project is meant to “foster an appreciation for Hispanic folk art” and is “an opportunity for children to be able to tell an aspect of their life stories through art, and develop a sense of place and belonging.”

“Art for Athens Kids” is on view in the Lyndon House lobby through August 28 and is free and open to the public. Hours of operation are Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This program is supported by the Grassroots Arts Program of the Georgia Council for the Arts.

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