July 1, 2023 - October 7, 2023
Exhibitions are on view during regular gallery hours Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The Lyndon House Arts Center is closed when there is a University of Georgia home football game.
Lyndon House Arts Center
211 Hoyt Street
Athens, GA 30601
"Sanctuary" Works by Mary Engel and Cheryl Washburn Art Exhibition at Lyndon House Arts Center
Saturday, July 1, 2023
Lyndon House Arts Center is pleased to present the exhibition, Sanctuary: Works by Mary Engle and Cheryl Washburn, on view from July 1 – October 7, 2023. The artist reception will be held on Saturday July 8 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
The Sanctuary exhibition combines the work of two artists with a shared passion for animals. Though their media of choice differs greatly, from Engel's large scale adorned animal figures to Washburn's peaceable kingdom-like paintings, these two artists are compassionate for and inspired by creatures of all kinds.
“I live in Athens, Georgia with my husband Chris, Gabrielle our dog and 300,000 honeybees. Time spent in nature deepens my connection with the land and its inhabitants. We grow native plants for the pollinators and birds. I am always thrilled to see them enjoy the bounty. I love visiting sacred places, hiking, swimming and encounters with animals. Favorite sightings have been pumas, condors, wombats, Tasmanian devils, sloths, coati, owls, hawks and bears. I have been sculpting animals for over 30 years.”- Mary Engel
Cheryl Washburn’s Sanctuary series of oil paintings features animals from several local non-profit animal rescues, including a farm animal sanctuary, two wildlife rehabilitation centers, a house rabbit rescue, and a horse rescue.
“I am an Athens native who is passionate about animal rescue and have been a supporter and volunteer at several non-profit animal rescue organizations over the years.” – Cheryl Washburn
All exhibitions are free of charge and open to the public. Exhibitions are on view during regular gallery hours Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The Lyndon House Arts Center is closed when there is a University of Georgia home football game.
For more information, please call 706 613 3623. Lyndon House Arts Center, located at 211 Hoyt Street, is a facility of the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department.