"Imagination Squared: Pathways to Resiliency" Exhibition at Lyndon House Arts Center

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

The Lyndon House Arts Center announces the opening of Imagination Squared: Pathways to Resiliency.  The exhibition is on view September 8, 2020 through January 12, 2021.

Installed in the Lower Atrium Gallery, Imagination Squared: Pathways to Resilience is a project directed by artist Christina Foard consisting of up to 800 - 5 inch square works of art created by a large number of participants from students to community members.  Using the theme of resiliency, these multiple small works tell individual stories and the collective story of recovery and strength.

Imagination Squared: Pathways to Resilience began in the spring of 2018 when Christina Foard partnered with UGA’s Odum School of Ecology. Investigating conversations about resiliency of ecosystems, the project received funding and a donation of 5 inch square wooden supports.  This project grew to include participants, from UGA undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty, students from Clarke County School District, Oconee County School District, and private schools, as well as community members in the Athens area. Stories of personal resilience are expressed in many different forms on the 5” squares, with visual symbols of hardships, growth, hope and acceptance. Using multiple materials and media, Imagination Squared: Pathways to Resiliency includes sculptural applications, drawing, painting as well as audio.  The project can be viewed and experienced at https://imaginationsquared.org/.

As the community navigates through these unusual times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, staff recommend visiting our website, social media, or calling the Lyndon House Arts Center for further information regarding procedures for visiting the galleries.  Please note gallery hours and numbers of visitors at one time are subject to change and will follow CDC guidelines.  All exhibitions are open to the public and free of charge.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  The center is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  The Lyndon House Arts Center is closed on Saturdays when there is a UGA home football game.

For more information, please call 706 613 3623 or visit accgov.com/lyndonhouse, Facebook and Instagram.

Lyndon House Arts Center is a facility of the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department and is in part supported by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriation of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.