TOYS: FINDING YOUR INNER CHILD
May 25th – August 4th, 2019; Opening Reception May 25th at 6:00pm-8:00pm
Curators: Diane Michener & Lucy Michener
Toys – “Finding Your Inner Child” will be the subject of the Spring/Summer show at the Athens Cultural Center. Using toys, puppets and contemporary art inspired by toys this exhibit examines how these toys, the ubiquitous dolls, cars, trains , etc., reflective of the era in which they were produced, resonate with young and old, artist and non-artist alike. Play develops imagination, creativity and invention, and toys and puppets are tools the we use both as children and adults to inform artistic expression.
Curated by: Diane Michener and Lucy Michener. The show runs May 25 through July 21. Opening reception May 25, 6 to 8 P.M. Gallery hours Fridays, 4 to 7 P.M., Saturdays 2 to 7 P.M. and Sundays 1 to 4 P.M. 24 Second St, Athens
Participating Artists: Richard Bazelow, Kirsten Bates & Michael Black, Allen Bryan, Jennifer Maher Coleman, Regina Corritore, Millie & Daniel Goldberg, Valerie Hammond, Steve Jennis, Sue-Ann LaCasse, Kim McLean, Claudia McNulty, Hilary North, Kathy Robinson, Ken Tannenbaum, Chantal Van-Wierts, and Moshe Katvan
“This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Greene County Council on the Arts., Peckham Family Foundation, The Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation and the Athens Community Foundation.”