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Amici Italian Café (233 E. Clayton St.) Metaphoric and exaggerated portraits by Ainhoa Canup. Through February.

Paintings by Lauren Dellaria. Through March.

Antiques and Jewels (290 N. Milledge) Paintings by Elizabeth Barton, Greg Benson, Ainhoa Canup and others.

Art on the Side Gallery and Gifts (1011B Industrial Blvd., Watkinsville) A gallery featuring works by various artists in media including ceramics, paintings and fused glass.

Artini’s Art Lounge (296 W. Broad St.) “Peculiar Children” features children’s portraits on canvas by Lisa Freeman. Through March.

A selection of oil paintings entitled “Ripe,” by Manda McKay. Through February.

ArtLand Gallery (2 S. Main St., Watkinsville) Tiny representational paintings by Meredith Lachin on recycled New York subway cards. Through March.

Athens Academy (1281 Spartan Dr.) Artwork by landscape painters David Dunlop and Frank Walker in the Myers Gallery. In the Bertelsmann Gallery, an International Studies Show and an Athens Academy Photography exhibit. Through Apr. 20.

Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) “Southern” features work from Rodrecas Davis, Hope Hilton, Michael Lachowski, Sam Seawright, James Perry Walker and more. Through April 1.

Aurum Studios (125 E. Clayton St.) Artwork by local Elementary School students. Through March.

Paintings, pastels and silk hangings by Margaret Agner. Through February.

Big City Bread Cafe (393 N. Finley St.) Matthew Scott displays his abstract paintings. Through February.

Ciné Bar Café (234 W. Hancock Ave.) Jeremy Ayers’ “OCCUPY!” is a collection of photos taken during the first six weeks of Occupy Wall Street. Through Mar. 6.

Etienne Brasserie (311 E. Broad St.) Paintings by UGA art professor and LDSOA curator Jeffrey Whittle. Through March.

Farmington Depot Gallery (1011 Salem Rd., Farmington) Owned and staffed by 16 artists, the gallery exhibits paintings, sculpture, folk art, ceramics, fine furniture and more. Permanent collection artists include John Weber, John Cleaveland, Alice Pruitt, Leigh Ellis and more.

Five Star Day Cafe (229 E. Broad St.) Paintings by Lisa Tantillo.

Flicker Theatre & Bar (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Cricket Burwell. Through March.

Artwork by Emmanuel Taati and Chris Denny. Through February.

Gainesville State College Oconee Campus (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy.) A selection of artwork by seniors at Athens Academy in honor of Youth Art Appreciation Month. Through March.

Georgia Museum of Art (90 Carlton St.) “All Creatures Great and Small” features works depicting animals created by self-taught American artists. Through Apr. 20.

“Georgia Bellflowers” is devoted to antique dealer and furniture maker Henry Eugene Thomas. Through Apr. 15.

“Introduction to the Centers” is a small, daily exhibition introducing the Henry D. Green Center for the Study of the Decorative Arts, one of the four new units of the museum. Through Mar. 4.

“Lycett China” contains 30 painted porcelain pieces by Edward Lycett. Through Mar. 4.

“To Make a World” includes 47 paintings by George Ault and his contemporaries. Through Apr. 16.

Pastel drawings by Will Henry Stevens, who used naturalism and geometric abstraction. Through Mar. 25.

Georgia Museum of Natural History (East Campus Road) A collection of mounted game animals featuring lynxes, African leopards, Alaskan bears, water buffalo and elk, as well as live corn snakes, tarantulas, and other live animals.

Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market (815 N. Chase St.) Photography by Holly Brown. Opening reception Feb. 29. Through March.

Artwork by Tatiana Veneruso. Through February.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar (1560 Oglethorope Ave.) The rust-dyed art of Russ Heady. Through March.

Highwire Lounge (269 N. Hull St.) Photographs by BFA candidate Jimmy Rowalt. Through February.

Jittery Joe’s Coffee (297 E. Broad St.) Large portraits by Lea Purvis and a collection of works by several local potters.

Jittery Joe’s Coffee (1230 S. Milledge Ave.) Hand-dyed silk paintings by Rene Shoemaker.

Just Pho…and More (1063 Baxter St.) Artwork by Robert Lowery. Through March.

Kumquat Mae Bakery Cafe (18 Barnett Shoals Rd., Watkinsville) Paintings by Greg Benson. Through February.

Paintings by Johnny Gordon. Closing reception Apr. 1. Through March.

Lamar Dodd School of Art (270 River Rd.) “The 21 Days Show,” by Kristen Morgin. Closing reception Mar. 8. Through Mar. 9.

“Drawing Across Borders” by Diane Edison and Ekaterina Russinova. Closing reception Mar. 8. Through Mar. 9.

Last Resort Grill (184 W. Clayton St.) Abstract expressionist paintings with symbolic imagery by Claudia Campbell. Through February.

Landscapes, portraits and still lifes by Lauren Nossett. Through March.

Lyndon House Arts Center (293 Hoyt St.) The 37th Annual Juried Exhibition of 175 original works by local artists. Through April 21.

Madison-Morgan Cultural Center (434 S. Main St., Madison) “A Funky Little Art Thing” is the fourth annual art show featuring selected student works from grades K–12 in the Morgan County school system. Through Mar. 3.

Mama’s Boy (197 Oak St.) New artwork from the Convergence Artist Collection by Anthony “Garbo” Garan and Frank Registrato. Through February.

OCAF (34 School St., Watkinsville) “Sapelo Glow” is a collection of art by local artists in various media based on a weekend spent on Sapelo Island. Through Mar. 23.

A collection of artwork by over 180 students from the Oconee County school district. Through March.

Oconee County Library (1080 Experiment Station Rd.) Jewelry by Sylvia Dawe. Through February.

Watercolors by Mindy Mendelsohn. Through March.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) Various works from members of the Athens Art Association exhibited in the garden. Opening reception Mar. 4. Through Apr. 29.

Strand Hair Salon (1625 S. Lumpkin St.) Paintings by Peter Thompson. Through March.

The Grit (199 Prince Ave.) New mixed-media work by Mimms Cross. Through Mar. 10.

Transmetropolitan (145 E. Clayton St.) “Heart You” includes works by Mike Groves, Keith P. Rein, Lea Purvis, Laurin Ramsey, David Mack, Ashley Wills, Graham Bradford and Joe Havasy.

UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries (270 River Rd.) A collection of artwork by over 180 students from the Clarke County school district. Through March.

UGA Tate Center (45 Baxter St.) Black History Month display on the wall space between Tate I and Tate II. Through February.

The IDEA Society presents a historical exhibition of photos commemorating 700 years of Jewish-Turkish history. Through Mar. 24.

Visionary Growth Gallery (2400 Booger Hill Rd., Danielsville) “Drawing Pretty Pictures Is a Way to Meet God in the World Like It Is” features works by Lois Curtis, Carter Wellborn, Peter Loose, Alpha Andrews, Betty Wansley and Annie Wellborn. Through April.

Walker’s Coffee & Pub (128 College Ave.) Photographs of acrylic paintings on skin by Lydia Hunt. Through March.