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Holiday art and excursions

Alan Flurry

With the calendar year winding down, our campus and community present many wonderful opportunities to enjoy the holidays with art, lights, nature and music. 

Winter WonderLights at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia is UGA's first winter light show, running though Jan. 9:

Created by local artists using welded metal and thousands of dazzling lights, a cardinal, a unicorn, polar bear, penguin, bluebird, goldfinch, giraffe and elephant dot the landscape along the half mile path of the show, which is presented by the Office of the President of the University of Georgia.

And though many gallery spaces tend to pause their programming over the holiday season, the Lyndon House Arts Center has six new exhibitions perfect for an outing with family or a leisurely respite away from dreary winter skies:

The largest of these exhibitions is “Figure Ground,” a group exhibition featuring seven artists whose works play with the relationships between positive space and negative space (or figure and ground). Like art school lessons that challenge the notion that the figure or object must be of the most significance, these works invite viewers to consider the spaces in between and the composition as a whole.  

Glossy with drips of color, [professor of art] Sunkoo Yuh’s ceramic sculptures present 360-degree narratives in which humans, tigers, fish, birds and other characters are given equal weight. 

Check the links for hours and tickets. And this being Athens, don't forget to consult the 40 Watt, Georgia Theatre and many other venues for the best in live entertainment to the celebrate the season.

Happy Holidays from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

Image via State Botanical Garden of Georgia

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