May 26 2019 - 04:00 PM
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 August 4. 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 Goldberg & Daniel Goldberg, Valerie Hammond, Steve Jennis, Moshe Katvan, Rivka Katvan, Sue-Ann LaCasse, Kim McLean, Claudia McNulty, Hilary North, Kathy Robinson, Ken Tannenbaum, and Chantal Van-Wierts.
“This exhibition is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered in Greene County by the Greene CountyCouncil on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants Fund, the PeckhamFamily Foundation, The Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation and the Athens Community Foundation.”