May 3, 2017

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

“The Past is Never Dead: Kristin Casaletto,” an exhibition of work by the contemporary Georgia-based artist, opens Saturday, May 6 and will remain on view through July at the Georgia Museum of Art.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Rick Andriola’s artwork is a fusion of pop art, street art and fine art portraying his love of iconic American film and music. Through May.

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 Foyer Gallery, “Seven Elements of Art” features sculptural works by Lawrence Steuck, Leonard Piha and Lorraine Thompson. Through May 26. • “Artscape” showcases students in grades 1–12. The “Senior Exit Show” shares works by senior portfolio students. Through May 26.

ATHENS ART AND FRAME (1021 Parkway Blvd.) Heidi Hensley’s paintings depict colorful and eclectic scenes of Athens and UGA.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) Curated by Candice Greathouse, “Domestic Structures” includes artwork by InKyoung Chun, Meta Gary, Brittainy Lauback, Elizabeth Lide, Jessica Machacek, Lauren O’Connor-Korb and Christina Price Washington. Opening reception May 6. Artist talk May 7. Through June 3.

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

CINÉ BARCAFÉ (234 W. Hancock Ave.) Ciné hosts a group exhibition to raise funds for its campaign to purchase its building. Through May 10.

CITY OF WATKINSVILLE (Downtown Watkinsville) “Public Art Watkinsville: A Pop-up Sculpture Exhibit” consists of sculptures placed in prominent locations around downtown. Artists include Benjamin Lock, William Massey, Stan Mullins, Robert Clements and Joni Younkins-Herzog. “Artscape Oconee: The Monuments of Artland” features eight newly commissioned art panels and six refurbished panels of paintings. 

THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) “Highlights” includes artists from the Classic Center’s permanent collection: June Ball, Greg Benson, Dianne Penny, Henry Ransom, John Ahee, Ana Anest and Lamar Wood.

CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO. (271 W. Hancock Ave.) Madeline Bates and Jen Holt present a collaborative installation using photogram and cyanotype processes to represent the four ingredients in beer: water, hops, grain and yeast. Through May 7.

DONDEROS’ KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) KA Artist Shop’s Art Club shares what they’ve been working on. Opening reception May 5. Through May.

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Artwork by Mark Hodges. Through May.

FARMINGTON DEPOT GALLERY (1011 Salem Rd., Farmington) Owned and staffed by 14 artists, the gallery offers works by artists including Matt Alston, John Cleaveland, Peter Loose, Michael Pierce, Dan Smith, Cheri Wranosky and more. • The photography of Wendy Garfinkel-Gold presents new interpretations of the natural world through a focus on color, composition and light. Opening reception May 5. Through June 25.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) In the concert room, see a collection of paintings by Donald Whitehead. Through May 7. • James Greer and Mina Kim are collaborating on an illustrated tarot deck called Paradox Tarot. Greer has also recently released a new skateboard design. Reception May 26. Currently on view through May.

GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Rock Paper Scissors” presents works of paper by Malissa Ryler, Kendal Nevada King, Blaire Janine Taylor, Lucha Rodriguez, Leisa Rich and Elizabeth Lide. Opening reception May 2. Through July 29.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Expanding Tradition: Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection” showcases over 50 works by African American artists. Through May 7. • The “Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition” includes works by students graduating from the Lamar Dodd School of Art. Through May 14. • “Michael Ellison: Urban Impressions” shares a selection of block prints produced by the Atlanta-based educator and printmaker. Through May 21. • “The Past is Never Dead: Kristin Casaletto” shares works of paper by the Augusta-based artist and teacher. May 6–July 30.

GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Rainbow Cube” is a site-specific installation by Candice Greathouse and Curtis Ames. Through October.

THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Two-dimensional works by Margaret Scruggs. Through May 7.

HEIRLOOM CAFÉ (815 N. Chase St.) Greg Benson depicts landscapes using oils and pastels. Opening reception May 5. Through July 3.

HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Emma Shore. Through May.

HIP VINTAGE & HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) Graphic designer and photographer Keith Bennett shares a collection of manipulated images. Opening reception May 5. Through May.

JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Hand-painted silk by Amitabh Verma. Through May.

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.) Collections from our Community presents “Tibetan Treasures,” Education Specialist William Stephanos’ collection of objects from Tibet and Northern India. Through May 27. • The “42nd Juried Exhibition” contains works selected by guest juror Susan Krane. Through May 6. • “We Are the Other: A Photographic Portrait of Athens” was created through Wing Young Huie’s chalk talks, a public art project. Through June 1. • In the Lounge Gallery, Katherine Burke presents “On a Whim,” a solo show of collages created in response to childhood memories. Reception May 18. Currently on view through Aug. 24.

MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) The “40 Years: Madison Morgan Cultural Center” exhibit celebrates the creation, history and evolution of the MMCC through photographs, artifacts and text. Through Aug. 27.

MAMA’S BOY (197 Oak St.) Paintings and collage works by Meg Abbott and Sakura Stephens. Proceeds from the exhibition benefit PALS. Through May.

MASON-SCHARFENSTEIN MUSEUM OF ART (567 Georgia St., Demorest) Curated by John Lee Matney, “Locus” includes works by Dana Jo Cooley, Andy Cherewick, Brian Hitselberger, Christi Harris and Michael K. Paxton. On view May 10–June 25. Reception June 10.

OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) The collages of Susan Pelham are influenced by Surrealism and Magic Realism. Reception May 7. Through May.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) The “Southworks National Juried Art Exhibition” includes 71 works of art by 62 local and national artists. Through May 5. • This year’s annual Director’s Choice Exhibition, “Still Lives,” features narrative paintings by South Carolina artist Rebecca Davenport. Through May 5.

RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) In the Hargrett Library Gallery, see “Necessary Words & Images: 70 Years of the Georgia Review.” Through May 12. • In the Russell Library Gallery, see “On the Stump: What Does it Take to Get Elected in Georgia.” Through Aug. 18. • In the Brown Media Library, see the “Steele Vintage Broadcast Microphone Collection.” • “A Championship Tradition: The NCAA Tennis Tournament in Athens” marks the 29th time the tournament has been held in Athens since 1972. Through May.

TWO STORY COFFEE (1608 S. Lumpkin St.) Ryan Dorsey’s black-and-white illustrations are influenced by Surrealism and the subconscious. Through May.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) Broderick Flanigan and his young students share multimedia artwork exploring healthy eating, social justice and usage of vibrant color. Through May.

WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) New paintings, drawings and block prints by Cooper Holmes.

WINTERVILLE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY CULTURE (371 N. Church St., Winterville) Presented by the Winterville Arts Council, “Beginnings” includes works by Lisa Freeman, Will Eskridge, Chris Taylor, Cheryl Washburn, Jacob Wenzka and more.

THE WORLD FAMOUS (351 N. Hull St.) Permanent artists include RA Miller, Chris Hubbard, Travis Craig, Michelle Fontaine, Dan Smith, Greg Stone and more.