EDITOR’S NOTE: The January art shows have been postponed due to the rapid rise of cases of COVID-19 due to the new Omicron variant. Please be sure to check the Lyons Recorder, or the Town of Lyons’ LAHC web page for updates, as this date may be changed again.
Updates, changes, new artist, and more
The tandem Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission (LAHC) Art Shows’ opening reception at the Lyons Regional Library has shifted to Wednesday February 9th from 5:30-7 p.m.
There will be music and limited refreshments at the public opening; and all attendees are asked to be symptom-free, masked and socially distanced as they enjoy and rove between the freshly hung art at both the Library and Town Hall venues.
The LAHC Town Hall Art Show pick up of artwork from the current show is now slated for Friday February 4th (5-7 p.m.).
Everyone is encouraged to prepare their creative responses to the theme for the upcoming (open to all ages and stages of area artists) LAHC Town Hall Art Show: “Free For All – Whatever Floats Your Particular Boat.”
These artistic open-to-interpretation responses can include creative reactions to impactful global/local issues at hand.
Masked artists of all ilk, including photographers and writers, can pick-up their work from the previous open show and/or bring up to five new pieces of ready-to-wall-hang artistic responses to Town Hall on Friday February 4th (5-7 p.m.).
The incoming LAHC’s Lyons Regional Library Art Show, “Working Duo,” will showcase work by local artists, Jacob Leeuwenburgh and Ann M. Hall.
In addition, Kara Bauman, director of Lyons Regional Library, has given permission for Jeremy Walker, a local stained glass artist, to present some of his work in the Kathy Ralston Quiet Reading Room by way of his request to the LAHC.
These exhibits will replace the “Primal Wanderings” show by Diane Dandeneau, also from Lyons.
All past and present, both short and long term, LAHC board members are to be reminded that there is an LAHC group art show on the horizon for showcasing their collective talents at the Lyons Regional Library this October through January. Pieces at this show will not be listed as for sale.
Other local artists on deck to show their work at upcoming solo library art shows include: Anita Miller, Daniel Strawn, Linda Dole Backup, and Kristine Birdi Smock.
If anyone has interest in presenting work in a solo show, or if there are any local food provisioners or musicians who might have interest in being paid for their services at future opening receptions, please feel free to reach out to Chrystal DeCoster at email@example.com.
For any LAHC-related questions please contact chair, Lauren Click, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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