The Boomers: Reflecting, Sharing, Learning

An Extension for Our Project

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Wednesday, 06 November 2013 14:40

We are delighted to announce that the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services has extended our  Leadership Grant for The Boomers: Reflecting, Sharing, Learning for an additional year! We still have things we want to accomplish!

Stay tuned, and you'll see a new look to our website. We'll make it easier for you to attend programs from home or work on your computer, tablet or phone. We'll continue to offer interesting monthly educational programs you can attend the traditional way or watch on the archive 24/7. There will be an exciting new event and an exhibition in 2014.  Keep up with all this on our Facebook page, The Boomers: Reflecting, Sharing, Learning, and this blog.  We also have a monthly e-newsletter to keep you informed.  Sign up on the left side of this page.

We have also made a change in the office:  Madeline Darnell, Project Coordinator for the last three years has decided to step back and spend more time with grandchildren, and project assistant Van Burns will be leading the project with Madeline assisting.

Thanks to all of you who have helped us along the way and made our project so successful.  We invite you give a program yourself, or an idea for a program.  Please contact Van Burns with your ideas. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or 706-613-3650 ext. 343.


Good-Bye Richie Havens

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Monday, 28 October 2013 13:05

It was a day to say Good-bye to the late Richie Havens and his art work. About 200 long time friends and fans of Richie Havens came to Lyndon House Sunday, October 27, to remember Richie, who died in April of this year, and participate in the closing reception of Richie Havens: Recent Works. Walter Parks, pictured left, was Richie's lead guitarist from 2001-2011 and gave a special performance while fans enjoyed refreshments provided by the Lyndon House Arts Foundation.

Richie was a friend to Lyndon House and the Athens Community.  In 1994 he performed two benefit concerts at the Georgia Theatre, increasing awareness for the Lyndon House Arts Center's expansion project and enabling the Lyndon House Arts Foundation to fund the schematic drawings for the proposed building.

In 2000 Richie's exhibition Traveler was shown in the newly expanded arts center, and he performed another benefit that same visit at the Morton Theater and was a guest teacher for an art class for neighborhood children that same visit. There were other visits, too, including a surprise at the 2008 holiday open house.

Pictured here is Richie Havens with Celia Brooks and Mamie Simonds at the 2008 Holiday Open House.

This event was sponsored in part by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded to Lyndon House Arts Center and Athens Regional Library called The Boomers: Reflecting, Sharing, Learning.


m.odarn/ICCRT 8.2

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Monday, 30 September 2013 11:27

An Investigation of





This is an announcement of a highly innovative exhibition that will take place both online and at the Lyndon House Arts Center. We hope you will join in the dialogue, creativity and learning.

Follow the blog and comment through the forum. We'll discuss ideas of randomness in art and life. The blog will expand on the themes of color, creativity, randomness and technology. Visit this website often for announcements.

Investigate in a gallery at Lyndon House Arts Center with touch screens that give countless color choices. Work alone or collaborate with friends. Look for an announcement when the gallery is ready. It will be announced on this blog and in our Athens Boomer Newsletter (for everyone).  If you are not receiving the newsletter, sign up on the left side of this blog.

Please stay tuned.

m.odarn/ICCRT 8.2 is part of the third year exhibition for The Boomers: Reflecting, Sharing, Learning and is funded in part by the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The above illustration is from a book by Birren Farber, The Elements of Color, A treatise on the Color System of Johannes Itten based on his book The Art of Color.


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