Art is personal by nature, and art lovers come to know and understand their favorite pieces as well as the artist behind it.
The exhibition “Mark” will investigate the nature of drawing at the Lyndon House Arts Center in Athens.
The drawn line, the artist’s marks that build a composition, can have many qualities. They can be delicate, bold, simple, complex, obtuse or explicit, intuitive, logical, abstract and realistic.
“Mark” includes 47 of works by women who are members of the Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia and invited guests. The works range from sculptural objects to highly detailed pencil works, expressive painting to cut paper, fiber, woodcut print and collage on digital photography.
Guest curator Georgia Strange is a professor at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. She received her master’s degree from Indiana University and more recently a doctorate from the University of Georgia. Strange’s sculpture and ceramics have been exhibited widely at many prestigious venues including SOHO20 Gallery in New York City since 1990. Strange serves on the Board of the College Art Association.
The opening reception is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St, Athens.
The exhibition is free and open to the public during regular hours of operation. Gallery hours are noon to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
To accompany the “Mark” exhibition, the Lyndon House Arts Center and the Women’s Caucus for Art will host “Draw Table,” a participatory drawing event in the gallery. Participants will join artists in the “Mark” exhibit around a big community table for an evening of drawing together from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 17 and 1–3 p.m. Oct. 10.
For more information call 706-613-3623.