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Lyndon House-Smithonia Plantation, Artist Tour and Exhibit

Lyndon House Arts Center

The Lyndon House is hosting two events for a current exhibit. An artist Talk and Tour of Smithonia Plantation is schedule for this Saturday.

Author and artist James de Molyneux classifies his work as Contemporary Urban art.

“Athens at-large, you are invited, you will not have to RSVP, there is plenty of parking the house is 13,000 square feet, so come enjoy the art, enjoy the talk and tour of our collection.”

In addition to his own art, de Molyneux has an extensive collection of works by Purvis Young. He says he was particularly struck by Charlottesville rally in 2017 and moved to express his feelings thought his art.

Rex Crawford is con-owner of the plantation house. He’s moved by the 1619 Project the initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.

“One of the things James’ writing and his painting embraces is injustice, it is his sense of fairness for everyone, and his belief in the American ideal, that we are a melting pot.”

Beth Sale is curator of the exhibit at the Lyndon House.

“We have a online exhibition proposal process, which fortunately, luckily, James submitted his work through this system.”

The tour is Saturday from 1 to 3 pm. That exhibit is currently up at the Lyndon House and runs through October 12th.

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