The Lyndon House Arts Center welcomes the community for Exhibitions and Saturday Celebration honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Visions of MLK Art Exhibition will feature a collaborative project by youth of the Pinewoods neighborhood inspired by Faith Ringgold’s Story Quilts in addition to works by artists and writers who combine poetic words and visual works to interpret and communicate powerful ideas.
On view from January 13th - February 20th, 2018.
On January 13th, in conjunction with a day of celebration, we welcome Chess and Community for the afternoon of game and connections. In addition, The Lyndon House Arts Center will guide a community art and poetry project open and free for all beginning at 12:00 pm. Come draw with us, write your thoughts, sketch and scribble all in the theme of Time to Do What's Right. We will have all works on the gallery walls for all to enjoy.
This year’s theme, "Time to Do What’s Right", is curated by Montu Miller.
Deciding on this theme, Montu references Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech, A Proper Sense of Priorities on February 6, 1968. King says, “On some positions cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But conscience asks the question, is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right."
Entering the 11th year, Visions of MLK is a supporting event associated with the public initiative, “Make It A Day On, Not A Day Off Day of Service.” The performances on January 13th, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm, will include step teams, poetry reading, song and dance.
Also on view, in its last day, is Connect; the Clarke County School District Student Art Exhibit featuring art by over 400 children living in Athens.