February 3, 2016

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

Artwork by Meaza Nigatu is included in “Celebrating a History: A Black History Month Exhibit,” which is currently on view at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation through Friday, Feb. 19.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Watercolor paintings of local scenes by Jamie Calkin.

ANTIQUES & JEWELS ART GALLERY (290 N. Milledge Ave.) New paintings by Mary Porter, Greg Benson, Chatham Murray, Candle Brumby, Lana Mitchell and more.

ART ON THE SIDE GALLERY AND GIFTS (17 N. Main St., Watkinsville) A gallery featuring works by various artists in media including ceramics, paintings and fused glass.

ATHENS ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Lane) In the Harrison Center for the Arts & Preschool’s Lobby Gallery, “Mentor/Mentee” features the work of professors and students from UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art. Through May 20. • In the Bertelsmann Gallery & Cases, works by first semester art students at Athens Academy. Through Feb. 19. • In the Myers Gallery, “Celebrating Painting and Sculpture” by Leonard Piha. Reception Feb. 21. Currently on view through Apr. 15.

ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) “Photographic Structure in the South” is curated by the Georgia Museum of Art and pulls from The Do Good Fund Collection. Through February.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) “smalltownBIGCITY” is an exploration of the Southern vernacular aesthetic through the perspectives of artists Kelly Porter and Brandon Donahue. Closing reception Mar. 18.

BENDZUNAS GLASS (89 W. South Ave., Comer) The family-run studio has been creating fine art glass for almost 40 years.

CINÉ BARCAFE (234 W. Hancock Ave.) “Pictures of Us: Photographs from the Do Good Fund Collection” is sponsored by the Global Georgia Initiative of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. Through Mar. 2.

CIRCLE GALLERY (285 S. Jackson St.) “Stirred Fiction” features paintings by Corrine Colarusso. Through Feb. 26.

THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) In Classic Gallery I, “Hello, Neighbor” features artwork by Terry Rowlett, Michelle Fontaine, René Shoemaker and Michael Ross. In Classic Gallery II, “Tableau” features works by Mary Ruth Moore, Michael Oliveri, Ally White and Otto Lange.

CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO. (271 W. Hancock Ave.) A collection of expressively colored, moody character portraits by Cameron Bliss. Through Feb. 6.

DONDERO'S KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Watercolors by Jamie Calkin. Reception Feb. 26. Through February. 

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Works by Susan Abell. Through February.

FARMINGTON DEPOT GALLERY (1011 Salem Rd., Farmington) Owned and staffed by 14 artists, the gallery exhibits paintings, sculpture, folk art, ceramics and fine furniture. Permanent collection artists include Matt Alston, John Cleaveland, Peter Loose, Michael Pierce, Dan Smith, Cheri Wranosky and more.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Linocuts and woodcuts by Christopher Ingham. Through February. Reception Feb. 5.

GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) Seven artists invited seven artists who then invited seven artists to share work in “Chain Reaction.” Through Apr. 1.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Georgia’s Girlhood Embroidery: ‘Crowned with Glory and Immortality.’” Through Feb. 28. • “George Segal: Everyday Apparitions.” Through Mar. 6. • “Tools of Trade” offers a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes when putting together a museum exhibition. Through Mar. 16. • “Cherokee Basketry: Woven Culture” examines basket-making history and its modern revival. Through Apr. 17. • In the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden, “Twists and Turns: Sculptures by Alice Aycock” includes two sculptures, “Waltzing Matilda” and “Twin Vortexes.” Through Sept. 4.

GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Scatterfield” by Zane Cochran is a large-scale interactive installation with 3,000 LEDs capable of producing over 16 million different colors. Through February.

THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Paintings by Jeremy Hughes. Through Feb. 14.

HEIRLOOM CAFÉ (815 N. Chase st.) Joel Kern presents a series of prints from the book 42. Through February.

HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Melissa Lee. Through February.

JITTERY JOE’S ALPS (1480 Baxter St.) Watercolor paintings of local scenes by Jamie Calkin and photography by Beka Poss. Through February.

JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Silk wall hangings and paintings by Margaret Agner. Through February. 

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) “Parallels: Jonathan Wahl & Sondra Sherman” generates a deeper commentary on the meaning of jewelry and ornament. • “No Strangers Here” is part of a city-wide exhibition presented by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, “Pictures of Us: Photographs from the Do Good Fund Collection.” • “Preservationist” is presented by the Air Purifying Plants Proliferation Project, a group of printmaking and painting and drawing graduate students. • “Potato” takes the insult “couch potato” as its point of inspiration. All exhibitions through Feb. 25.

LOWERY IMAGING GALLERY (2400 Booger Hill Rd., Danielsville) The gallery features paper and canvas giclee prints by Athens artists as well as artists’ renderings of Athens. 

LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) “Pictures of Us: Photographs from the Do Good Fund Collection” includes 20 portraits by artists working in the South. Reception Feb. 18. Artist Panel Feb. 19. Currently on view through Mar. 5. 

MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 GA-98, Danielsville) Pottery by Will Langford. Through February.

MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) Known as one of the original artists of Mad Magazine, Jack Davis has had an illustrious career creating cartoons for publications, television and advertising. Through Apr. 17.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) “Celebrating a History: A Black History Month Exhibit.” Through Feb. 19. • “Mind-Paint-Prayer: Artwork by Scott Pope.” Through Feb. 19.

RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “Seeing Georgia: Changing Visions of Tourism and the Modern South” includes photos, postcards, artifacts and other ephemera representing six Georgia tourism sites with histories of political and cultural battles. Through July. • As part of “Pictures of Us: Photographs from The Do Good Fund Collection,” the exhibition “Gordon Parks Confronts the Color Line” includes photographs from a Life magazine 1956 photo essay on segregation in the South. Through March.

STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) A retrospective exhibition of winning entries from the last 10 years of the garden’s student art competition. Through February.

STEFFEN THOMAS MUSEUM OF ART (4200 Bethany Rd., Buckhead) “Mixed Mania” features mixed media artwork by University of North Georgia Dahlonega students and art instructor Stanley Bermudez. Through Mar. 5.

THE SURGERY CENTER OF ATHENS (2142 W. Broad St.) Surreal collages by Susan Pelham. Through March.

SWEET SPOT STUDIO GALLERY (160 Tracy St., Mercury A.I.R.) The gallery presents paintings, ceramics, sculpture, drawings, furniture, folk art and jewelry from artists including Fain Henderson, Michelle Dross, Veronica Darby, John Cleaveland, Rebecca Wood, Nikita Raper, Natalia Zuckerman, Briget Darryl Ginley, Jack Kashuback, Barret Reid, Camille Hayes, Jason Whitley and Ken Hardesty. • “Deep” features new paintings of coastal seas, shipwrecks, sea creatures and beaches by Veronica Darby.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) The collages of Susan Pelham are influenced by Magic Realism, Surrealism, nursery rhymes, limericks, camp songs and art history. Through March.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA OCONEE CAMPUS GALLERY (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy., Watkinsville) “Memorias: Paintings by Julio Mejia” includes large-scale abstract oil paintings associated with memories and emotions. Closing reception Feb. 24.

WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Watercolor images by Jamie Calkin and metal works by Leonard Piha.

WILLSON CENTER FOR HUMANITIES AND ARTS (1260 S. Lumpkin St.) “Scenes from the Southern Terrain” features images from The Do Good Fund Collection and is curated by the UGA College of Environment and Design. Through February. 

THE WORLD FAMOUS (351 N. Hull St.) Permanent artists include RA Miller, Chris Hubbard, Travis Craig, Michelle Fontaine, Dan Smith, Greg Stone and more. • “Monuments to Empire, Part II: Photomurals by Tobin Russell” depicts contemporary U.S. housing, commerce and infrastructure as an artifact of the past. Through Feb. 7. • Old school stencils by Deonna Mann. Opening reception Feb. 7. Through Feb. 20.