Update 12/31/21 – January show POSTPONED due to COVID outbreaks
December 2, 2021:
Currently at The Lyons Regional Library, Diane Dandeneau’s solo show, Primal Wanderings, is on display through the coordination of the Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission (LAHC). This local artist is a Renaissance whirlwind who paints, sings, writes, & invents. More about Diane’s work can be found here: http://dianedandeneau.com/
“Abstraction… in other words” is the theme of the current ‘open to all ages and abilities’ LAHC show at Lyons’ Town Hall. Both shows hang through January 7th.
The next tandem LAHC Community Art Shows’ reception is slated for Wednesday January 12, 2022, 5:30 – 7 p.m., and will launch the “Working Duo” exhibit featuring work by Jacob Adriaan Leeuwenburgh and Ann M. Hall, as well as the open Town Hall show themed, ”Free for All… Whatever Floats your Particular Boat.”
All area artists, of all ages and abilities, are encouraged to start creating fresh art for the latter, including fabric art, paintings, collages, photography, written word, wall sculpture, etc. Up to five new ready-to-wall-hang pieces per artist may be delivered to Town Hall between 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday January 7th, the same time when work from the last show is to be picked up.
The LAHC’s monthly newsletter, Kaleidoscope, is a way to stay abreast of art show details, calls to artists, and arts ongoings. Sign up at https://www.townoflyons.com/181/Lyons-Arts-Humanities-Commission.
Musicians, caterers, and restaurants who are interested in their paid participation in future LAHC art show receptions, contact email@example.com for more information. Recent opening receptions have included music from Shauna Lee, Eric Thorin & Dylan McCarthy and culinary delights from Macarena Schrodt, The Prickly Pear, and Button Rock Bakery.
Afoot for the LAHC is the application for grants and funding toward preparing future programming and expanded undertakings. Donations from businesses and private arts supporters are always appreciated.
Projects, such as the LAHC’s Creative Outlets and heARTS of LYONS “outdoor art collection all over town,” are ever-ongoing. In September 2021, the LAHC and the Town of Lyons received a grant from the State Historic Fund for a cultural expert to create appropriate and educational verbiage for an interpretive sign, as well as the sign itself, for marking the historic Ute trail in Lavern Johnson Park.
In addition, the renowned indigenous artist, Oreland Joe, has been paid an initial downpayment for a marble sculpture to further designate said trail and the commission is looking to secure a proper display stone plinth. The LAHC has started fundraising for the remaining balance of the sculpture, the unveiling and celebration for which is earmarked for next fall. If you would like to contribute to the Ute Trail Marker and Sculpture or to the LAHC in general, you may make a donation at Town Hall or online: https://www.townoflyons.com/181/Lyons-Arts-Humanities-Commission.
The LAHC meets at 4:30 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month at the Lyons Regional Library. The meetings are open to the public.