June 28, 2017

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

Located on Barnett Shoals Road, Claire Clements’ “Moon Glow” is part of “Artscape Oconee: The Monuments of Artland,” a public art project that installs painted panels around Watkinsville.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Sarah Hess’ paintings are inspired by natural 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 Madeline Bates, “Emerges X” includes work by Trevor Blake, Drew Huggins, Courtney McCracken, Mariah Parker and Caty Cowsert. Through July 16.

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, Harold Rittenberry and Joni Younkins-Herzog. • “Artscape Oconee: The Monuments of Artland” features a total of 20 paintings on panels installed around town. Artists include Claire Clements, Peter Loose, Andy Cherewick, Lisa Freeman, Manda McKay and others.

THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) “Warm Days, Cool Nights” celebrates summer vibes through Ariel Lockshaw’s pool paintings, Frances Berry’s minimal golden hour photos, Wade Sheldon’s nautical night skies and Hannah Ehrlich’s cloud compositions. Through December. • Jackie Dorsey’s solo exhibition in Gallery II features watercolor portraits of musicians, artists, chefs and other familiar faces of Athens. Through December.

CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO. (271 W. Hancock Ave.) See a colorful paper and paste installation of over 100 of Lou Kregel’s trademark chrysanthemum designs. Through July 9. "The Skateboard Deck Art Show" is a fundraiser for Skate Park of Athens: Phase 2 Expansion Project. Opens July 11. Reception July 23.

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

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Artwork by Ruth Allen. Through June. • Artwork by Bill Silman. Through July.

ELLISON, WALTON & BYRNE (2142 W. Broad St.) Plein air paintings by Michael Spronck. Through June. • Artful weavings by Erika Lewis. July–August.

FARMINGTON DEPOT GALLERY (1011 Salem Rd., Farmington) Owned and staffed by 14 artists, the gallery offers works by artists including Matt Alston, John Cleaveland, Michael Pierce, Dan Smith, Cheri Wranosky and more. The gallery’s final day of operation is June 30.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Mary Cims. Through June. • Braid Aid Fest presents a month-long auction of mental health-inspired artwork by over 20 artists including Andy Gonzales, Christopher Ingham, James Wilson, Jeremy Kiran Fernandes, Jessica Smith, Ruth Allen and Mina Kim. Opening reception July 1. Through July.

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

THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Ruth Allen.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “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. Through Sept. 10. • “Local Color: Martin Johnson Heade Paintings from the Collection of Deen Day Sanders.” Through Sept. 10. • “Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan.” Through Sept. 10. • “Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design.” Through Sept. 17.

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. • Artwork by Antoine Stewart. Through July.

HIP VINTAGE & HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) Graphic designer and photographer Keith Bennett shares a collection of manipulated images in “Psychedelia for Adults.” Through June. • Artwork by Ruth Allen. Through July.

JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Paintings by Leslie Moody. Through June. • Crochet sculptures by Brandy Clower. Through July. 

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, CC Calloway 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.) David Hale’s “Beloved Land” series was inspired by the Creek (or Muscogee) Indians. Through July 22. • “Scenes from the Bible: Woodcarvings by Cal Logue” contains 50 scenes. Through July 22. • “To & Fro: Correspondence Art by Jack Logan & Kosmo Vinyl.” Through July 29. • “Collections from Our Community: Clay 1976–2017” features hand built clay creations by Rich Panico. Through July 29. • “Time Warp…and Weft” includes works by Janet Austin, Geri Forkner, Janette Meetze, Rebecca Mezoff, Tommye Scanlin and Kathy Spoering. Through July 29. • “Fold Unfold: An Exhibit of Contemporary Coverlets.” Through Aug. 19. Closing reception Aug. 19. • In the Lounge Gallery, Katherine Burke presents “On a Whim,” a solo show of collages created in response to childhood memories. 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.) Malaya Megan Nelson’s monochromatic, Surrealist-inspired work was created in charcoal, graphite, pastel and intaglio print. Through June. • Mixed media works by Arianna Mantis. Through July.

OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) Artwork by Rose Shelton and Havivah Saltz. Opening reception July 2. Through July.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville)The “Annual Members’ Exhibition” showcases the artwork of the gallery’s supporters. 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.

THE SURGERY CENTER (2142 W. Broad St.) Scientific botanical drawings and paintings by O.C. Carlisle. Through June. • Rita Knight presents a new collection of paintings in “Women…a Journey from Childhood to Self-Discovery.” July–August.

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

TRIO CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY (766 W. Broad St.) Curated by Melissa Lee and Tatiana Veneruso, “Nasty Women Athens” is a group exhibition demonstrating solidarity through art. Opening reception June 30. Through Aug. 20.

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.

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