January 10, 2018

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

Artwork by Megan Sparks (above) and Neil Hancock will be on view at Heirloom Café through Monday, Mar. 5. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 10 from 5:30–6:30 p.m.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Kenneth Storey’s light painting photography removes background distractions and focuses on images from the natural world. Through February.

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 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. 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 rentrée, René returns from France” shares works by René Shoemaker. Through January.

CIRCLE GALLERY (UGA College of Environment and Design, 285 S. Jackson St.) “Figure Settings: Sculpture by Jean Wilkins Westmacott.” Opening reception Jan. 17. Through Feb. 22.

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.

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Susan Pelham’s collages are influenced by Surrealism and Magic Realism. Through January.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Collages and paintings by Jim Wilson. Through January.

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.) “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. • “Clinton Hill” offers a survey of the 20th-century abstractionist’s career, from printmaker to painter, from pulp-paper pioneer to lyrical wall constructions maker. Through Mar. 18.

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.) Paintings by Neil Hancock and Megan Sparks. Opening reception Jan. 10. Through Mar. 5.

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. Through Jan. 15.

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. • “Visions of MLK Art Exhibition” features a collaborative project by youth of the Pinewoods neighborhood, as well as a collection of works combining poetic words with visual art. Opening reception Jan. 13. Through Feb. 10. • “Resonating Destinations” features mixed media works by Jim Wilson. Through Mar. 3. 

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

NORMAL BOOKS (1238 Prince Ave.) Paintings by Ruth Allen, folk art on wood by Mary Eaton, metal art by Julia Vereen and textile art by Amanda Whitsel. Through January.

RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “Wrestling Temptation: The Quest to Control Alcohol in Georgia.” Through Sept. 21.

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

TRIO CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY (766 W. Broad St.) “In These Streets” presents the work of North Georgia street artists including 70dot, Cold Tony, DoitDoitLeague, Squishiepuss, Ashley Anderson, Killamari and more. Opening reception Jan. 12. Through Feb. 24.

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.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA OCONEE CAMPUS GALLERY (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy., Watkinsville) In “A Sum of Parts,” Laura Noel’s work explores the shifting place books and words hold in American culture as it becomes increasingly digital. Closing reception Feb. 14.

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.

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