May 31, 2017

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

“The Genius of Martin Johnson Heade” will be on view at the Georgia Museum of Art Saturday, June 3 through Sunday, Sept. 10.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Sarah Hess’ paintings are inspired by nature and personal themes. Through July.

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 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. Through June 3.

AURUM STUDIOS (125 E. Clayton St.) Photographic images by Richard Farber, Beth Richardson and Kenneth Storey as well as new work by Andy Nasisse. Through June.

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.) “Dance This, Fight That” is a solo show of works by Zuzka Vaclavik. Through July 7.

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.) “The Universe Within Us: Illustrations by Carlee Ingersoll.” Through June 18.

DONDEROS’ KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) The collages of Susan Pelham are influenced by Surrealism and Magic Realism. Through June.

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Artwork by Ruth Allen. Through June.

ELLISON, WALTON & BYRNE (2142 W. Broad St.) Plein air paintings by Michael Spronck. Through June.

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. Through June 25.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) James Greer and Mina Kim are collaborating on an illustrated tarot deck called Paradox Tarot. Greer has also recently released a new skateboard design. Through June 3. • Artwork by Mary Cims. June 5–30.

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. Through July 29.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Michael Ellison: Urban Impressions” includes block prints by the Atlanta-based printmaker. Through June 4. • “The Past is Never Dead: Kristin Casaletto” shares works of paper by the Augusta-based artist and teacher. Through July 30. • “The Genius of Martin Johnson Heade” includes landscapes, marine scenes and still-life objects by the 19th century painter. June 3–Sept. 10.

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

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

HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Jean Mann. Through June.

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

JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Paintings by Leslie Moody. Through June.

K.A. ARTIST SHOP (127 N. Jackson St.) The “Spring Showcase” focuses on “process” through the works of Malissa Ryder, Kenneth Kase, Hannah Betzel, Michele Chidester and Leslie Snipes. Through June.

LOWERY GALLERY (2400 Booger Hill Rd., Danielsville) The gallery features paper and canvas giclee prints by Athens artists as well as artists’ renderings of Athens. • “The Mother Show IV” presents artwork inspired by the theme of motherhood from over 30 artists including Manda McKay, Claire Clements, Lisa Freeman, Joni Younkins-Herzog, Lucy Calhoun, Julia Vereen, Njambi Mwuara and Ruth Allen. Through July 8.

LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) “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. Currently on view through Aug. 24. • David Hale’s “Beloved Land” series was inspired by the Creek (or Muscogee) Indians. Reception June 15. Currently on view through July 22. • “Scenes from the Bible: Woodcarvings by Cal Logue” contains 50 scenes. Reception June 15. Currently on view through July 22. • “To & Fro: Correspondence Art by Jack Logan & Kosmo Vinyl.” Reception June 15. On view June 3–July 29.

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. Reception June 10. Currently on view through June 25.

OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) Betsey Barth Withington shares a collection of artwork. Reception June 4. Through June.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville)The “Annual Members’ Exhibition” showcases the artwork of the gallery’s supporters. Opening reception June 2. Through July 7.

RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) 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.” • “Gold-digging in Georgia: America’s First Gold Rush” tell’s the story of Georgia’s antebellum gold rush through nuggets, historic maps, photographs, postcards and other artifacts. Opens June 5.

THE SURGERY CENTER (2142 W. Broad St.) Scientific botanical drawings and paintings by O.C. Carlisle. Through June.

TERRAPIN BEER CO. (265 Newton Bridge Rd.) Artwork by Kenzi Fennimore. Through June. 

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) Elizabeth Bishop-Martin’s landscapes, chickens and other birds are depicted through acrylic paint and colored pencil. Through July.

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, a marigold-themed exhibition celebrates this month’s Winterville Marigold Festival.

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