September 6, 2017

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

“Empires,” a photography exhibition by Davy Gibbs, documents the changing face of the Southern economy. The images will be on view at Heirloom Café through Monday, Nov. 6.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Susan Pelham’s collages are inspired by Magic Realism, Surrealism and nursery rhymes. Through September.

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 Bertelsmann Gallery, see three-dimensional mixed media assemblages by Barbara Odil and paintings by Ainhoa Bilbao Cebrero. Opening reception Sept. 10. Through Oct. 6. • In the Myers Gallery, view “Horace Farlowe: Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures.” Through Oct. 27. • In the Harrison Center Foyer Gallery, this year’s permanent exhibit is “Animals: Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings.”

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

ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) “Metal Visions: The Work of Harold Rittenberry” shares a collection of the local folk artist’s sculptures. Through Sept. 17.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) “Leticia Bajuyo: Event Horizon” repurposes CDs and DVDs to create a large-scale installation of vortices, while theremins provide interactive sound elements. Through Sept. 10.

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

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.) “Bartram Trail Farm Photography” shares images from a Winterville farm co-owned by Jones and Scott Brandis, who supply many local restaurants with fresh produce. Through Oct. 1.

DONDEROS’ KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Artwork by Caroline LaRousse. Through September.

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Artwork by Patrick Sprague. Through September.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Matt Blanks. Through September.

GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Spotlight 2017” features artwork by Erin McIntosh, Paul Collins and Christina Foard. Through Sept. 30.

THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Children’s art from Treehouse Kid & Craft. Through Sept. 10.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “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. • “Modern Masters from the Giuliano Ceseri Collection” includes 19th- and 20th-century works on paper by masters of the medium. Through Nov. 12.

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.) Davy Gibbs presents “Empires,” a collection of large color photographs focused on the changing face of the Southern economy. Through Nov. 6.

HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Paintings by Will Eskridge. Through September.

HIGHWIRE LOUNGE (269 N. Hull St.) Nature photography by Jonathan Shuster. Through September.

HIP VINTAGE & HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) Fiber art by Katherine Crossan and Margaret Agner. Through September.

JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) “Make Me an Offer” includes new drawings and paintings by Patrick Linker.

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) “Rosemary Mayer: Beware of All Definitions” shares works by the post-minimalist and feminist artist. • “SEWW” includes photographs of the South East Women Wrestlers, a local group of artists who participate in theatrical role-play. • “Primary Information” is a New York-based nonprofit organization founded to publish affordable artists’ books and writings. • “Losing; Keeping” includes collaborative works by MFA candidate in painting and drawing, Annemarie DiCamillo, and Los Angeles-based artist Luke McCusker. Opening reception for all exhibitions Sept. 8. Through Oct. 5.

LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) Held in celebration of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation’s 50th year, the two-part exhibition “Captured in Time” presents a collection of photographs from Growing Up in Athens. “Downtown Athens through the Years.” Through Sept. 9. “Unidentified Houses of Athens.” Through Nov. 1. • “Aurora: An Installation by Zane Cochran” includes 40 suspended structures that glow and fade as visitors explore the gallery. Reception Sept. 7. Gallery Talk Oct. 7. Currently on view through Oct. 13 • “The Game Show” includes playful pieces by Esteban Patino, Curtis Ames, Mike Landers, Lea Purvis, Meg Aubrey, Noah McCarthy, Nicole Jean Hill Paul Pfeiffer, Hope Hilton and Kaleena Stasiak. Reception Sept. 7. Through Oct. 17. • “All That Remains is Nowhere” includes conceptual book art from Brian Hitselberger, Eileen Wallace and curator Margot Ecke. Reception Sept. 7. Through Oct. 13. • “Connecting: Stairways to…” is a site-specific installation by Thom Houser that explores the many types of connections that occur while using stairways. Opening reception Sept. 7. Through Oct. 21.

MAMA’S BOY (197 Oak St.) Susan Pelham’s collages are influenced by Magic Realism and Surrealism.

MASON-SCHARFENSTEIN MUSEUM OF ART (567 Georgia St., Demorest) “Gloria Victis: Three Artists Respond to War” includes works by painter Temme Barkin-Leeds, sculptor Jim Buonaccorsi and ceramicist Richard Notkin. Through Sept. 15.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) The 15th annual “Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational” features 7,000 pieces by 50 artists from across the state. The Members Gallery hosts “Echizen in Japan,” a collection of works by Naoki Izuma. The Hall Gallery features “In a Galaxy Not Far Away” by Beau Raymond. Through Sept. 13. 

PIXEL & INK STUDIO (766 W. Broad St.) “Monochromatic” shares paintings and prints by Jacob Wenzka. Several are from the upcoming children’s book The Girl Who Kept Night in Her Closet. Closing reception Oct. 1.

RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) In the Brown Media Library, see the “Steele Vintage Broadcast Microphone Collection.” • “Spirited: Prohibition in America” is a traveling exhibition and part of the NEH On the Road program. Reception Sept. 7. Through Oct. 20. • “Gold-digging in Georgia: America’s First Gold Rush” tells the story of Georgia’s antebellum gold rush through nuggets, historic maps, photographs, postcards and other artifacts. Through Dec. 5. • “Covered with Glory: Football at UGA, 1892–1917.” Through Dec. 22.

SMITH-WILLIAMS GALLERY, PIEDMONT COLLEGE (1021 Central Ave., Demorest) “Leticia Bajuyo: In-Finity” repurposes discarded CDs and DVDs into a large-scale installation. Closing reception Sept. 8. Through Sept. 10.

SOUTHERN BREWING COMPANY (231 Collins Industrial Blvd.) Artwork by Sam Balling. Opening reception Sept. 7. Through September.

THE STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) “Meet Your Neighbors” features large-scale photographs of insects, birds, plants, reptiles and amphibians by Jena Johnson and Chuck Murphy. Through Oct. 8.

THE SURGERY CENTER (2142 W. Broad St.) Weaving by Dreamweaver teacher Erika Lewis. Through October.

TRIO CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY (766 W. Broad St.) “#colortheory” is a group exhibition celebrating the visual impact of color in all of its forms. Through Oct. 15.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) Jennie Snare shares a collection of acrylic still life paintings depicting objects in front of a home window with interesting light. Through September.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA OCONEE CAMPUS GALLERY (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy., Watkinsville) “Jeanne Whatley: Flight Path” is a series of paintings. Reception Sept. 20. On view Sept. 6–Oct. 11.

VIVA! ARGENTINE CUISINE (247 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Antoine Stewart.

WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Ecologist Amy Rosemond creates paintings inspired by the pattern and beauty of the natural world. Through Sept. 10.

WINTERVILLE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY AND CULTURE (371 N. Church St., Winterville) Several local artists interpret the theme “Ripening.” Through September.

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