December 13, 2017

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

“Twist of Light: Sculpture and Wearable Art by Noah Saunders” is currently on view at Aurum Studios through January.

A LAFERA SALON (2440 W. Broad St.) Photography by Wendy Garfinkel. Through December.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) A colorful exploration of forms in nature and abstracted figures by Beth Orehosky. Through December.

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 Myers Gallery, view pieces by faculty members of the University of North Georgia. Through Feb. 9. • In the Bertelsmann Lobby Gallery, see paintings by Becky Bundrick and Jaquelynn Faass as well as rustic designs by Don Bundrick of Wild Wood Works. Through Dec. 21. • In the Harrison Center Foyer Gallery, this year’s permanent exhibit “Animals: Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings” features pieces by Leigh Ellis, Caroline Montague, Leslie Moody, Jan Perkins and Alice Woodruff. 

ATHENS AREA UROLOGY (2142 W. Broad St.) Susan Pelham’s “Tales Told in Bits and Pieces” presents collages inspired by nursery rhymes, camp songs, poems, literature and Magic Realism. Through January. 

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.)”heARTwork, Resilience in the Midst of Struggle” presents artwork by James Barnes and Broderick Flanigan. Opening reception Dec. 17. Through Feb. 17.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) The “2017 Members’ Exhibition” features works in a variety of media by current and new gallery members including Lisa Freeman, June Ball, Robert Clements, Mike Landers, Melody Croft, Timothy Adams and more. Through Jan. 14. 

AURUM STUDIOS (125 E. Clayton St.) “Twist of Light: Sculpture and Wearable Art by Noah Saunders” features works made of wire. Through January.

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.) “La entrée, René returns from France” shares works by René Shoemaker. Opening reception Dec. 14. Through January.

CIRCLE GALLERY (UGA College of Environment and Design, 285 S. Jackson St.) “A Partial View: Paintings by Cecile Martin.” Through Dec. 15.

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.) “Athens Art Prints” features 33 of the 50+ artists who use Pixel & Ink Studio’s reproduction service by the same name. Event Dec. 14. Currently on view through Jan. 7.

DONDEROS’ KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Images by the Athens Photography Guild. Through December.

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Artwork by Gitte Sorenson. Through December.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Paintings by Stephanie Grey Reavis. Through December.

GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Magical Mystery Tour” toys with surreal psychedelia through artwork by Jaime Bull, Dana Haugaard, Brian Hitselberger, Jourdan Joly, Jacob Wenzka and Orion Wertz. Through Jan. 13.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Martha Odum: Art Intersects Ecology” shares paintings and silver by Odum in celebration of the UGA School of Ecology’s 50th anniversary. Through December. • “Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête” shares over 40 works by the acclaimed African American artist. Through Jan. 7. • “Artful Instruments: Georgia Gunsmiths and Their Craft.” Through Feb. 25.

GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) Lucha Rodriguez’s site-specific installation, “Amorphous Dislocations of Ultramarine,” incorporates handout paper, translucent color film and LED lights for a floating display that changes color. Through April.

HEART PATH STUDIO (160 Tracy St., Suite 2C) Barbara Odil creates fascinating assemblages out of natural and found materials like seed pods, wood, cacti, shells and bones. Through January.

HEIRLOOM CAFE & FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) Mary Ann Cox offers “Mementos,” recent works with themes of nostalgia and all things vintage. Through December.

JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) “Stilled Life” includes drawings and paintings by Emily Morrison and Mikaila Guerra. 

KA ARTIST SHOP (127 N. Jackson St.) “Home, for the Holidays” is a group exhibition sharing works that remind the artists of home. Reception Dec. 17. Currently on view through Jan. 15.

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) “BFA 2: Graphic Design, Art X, Sculpture, Art Education.” Closing reception Dec. 14. 

LOWERY GALLERY (2400 Booger Hill Rd., Danielsville) The gallery celebrates “24 Years of Art” with Giclee prints, originals, photographs and sculptures by over 24 artists including Claire Clements, Ben Rouse, Peter Loose, Kip Ramey and more.

LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) The Clarke County School District Student Art Exhibition’s theme this year is “Connect.” Through Jan. 13. • “Resonating Destinations” features mixed media works by Jim Wilson. Through Mar. 3. 

MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) A partnership between the Madison Artists Guild and the Morgan County Primary School, “Farm” celebrates the agrarian lifestyle of the rural South through paintings, photography and sculpture. Through Jan. 4.

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

RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “Covered with Glory: Football at UGA, 1892–1917.” Through Dec. 22. • “Wrestling Temptation: The Quest to Control Alcohol in Georgia.” Through Sept. 21, 2018.

SOUTHERN BREWING COMPANY (231 Collins Industrial Blvd.) Anna Lee Shultz’s paintings are inspired by science and nature, and often combine plants and insects with geometric designs. Through December.

THE SURGERY CENTER (2142 W. Broad St.) See colorful paintings by Dr. Hildegard Timberlake. Through January.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) Melody Croft’s “Illuminations” are portraits that use newspaper and magazine print to include poetry excerpts. Through February.

VERONICA’S SWEET SPOT (149 Oneta St., #6C6) See work by local and regional artists, craftsmen, potters and sculptors.

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

WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) CJ Simonds shares embroidery and watercolors on paper. Through Jan. 21.

WINTERVILLE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY AND CULTURE (371 N. Church St., Winterville) “Spirit(s)” includes artwork and poetry by Ann Bunce, Monica Eisenman, Lisa Freeman, Jean Mann, Levon Register, Allyson Winter, Ruby Winter and Ken Wright. Through December.

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