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AMICI ITALIAN CAFE (233 E. Clayton St.) Paintings and illustrations by Rae Cook. Through May.

ANTIQUES & JEWELS ART GALLERY (290 N. Milledge Ave.) Paintings by Elizabeth Barton, Greg Benson, Ainhoa Bilbao Canup and others. Art quilt by Elizabeth Barton and handmade jewelry by various artists.

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.) Selected mixed media works by Robin Fay. Through May 26.

ARTLAND LOFT GALLERY (2 S. Main St., Watkinsville) Large salt paintings by Dana Jo Cooley, artist of the Love Shack Bus Stop. Through May.

ATHENS ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Dr.) “Artscape 2012” is an annual show of student artwork. Through May 25.

ATHENS INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) “Upcycle” includes over 20 artists’ creative approaches to material re-use, transforming non-recyclable trash into works of art. Through June 24.

AURUM STUDIOS (125 E. Clayton St.) Two- and three-dimensional artwork created by MFA students from the Lamar Dodd School of Art. Through May.

BIG CITY BREAD CAFE (393 N. Finley St.) Paintings by Ruth Allen. Through May.

THE BRANDED BUTCHER (225 N. Lumpkin St.) Paintings and drawings by Sanithna Phansavanh.

CINE BARCAFE (234 W. Hancock Ave.) “A Different Point of View” features abstract paintings by June Ball. Through May 23.

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Digital artwork by Greg Harmon. Through May.

ETIENNE BRASSERIE (311 E. Broad St.) Paintings by Andy Cherewick. Through May.

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, Leigh Ellis, Cindy Jerrell and more.

FIVE STAR DAY CAFE (229 E. Broad St.) New animal paintings by Lisa Tantillo. Through July.

GALLERY @ HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “The Flower Show” features paintings, photos, drawings and murals by Rinne Allen, Kim Deakins, Susan Hable, Imi Hwangbo, Carol John and Lou Kregel. Through June 1.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Polly Knipp Hill: Marking a Life Through Etching.” Through June 3. ‚• “Performing Identity: Marina Abramovic, Eleanor Antin and Hannah Wilke.” Through June 10. ‚• “A Divine Light: Northern Renaissance Paintings from the Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery.” Through June 17. ‚• “Pattern and Palette in Print: Gentry Magazine and a New Generation of Trendsetters” is a collaboration with undergraduate fabric design students at UGA that takes its inspiration from Gentry magazine. Through June 17. ‚• “John Baeder’s American Roadside” contains photographs of street signs, diners and off-interstate structures. Through July 22.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY (East Campus Rd.) 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.

GEORGIA THEATRE (215 N. Lumpkin St.) Artwork by Walker Howle (of Dead Confederate) and his father, William Howle. Through May.

THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) New paintings from Ainhoa Bilbao Canup. Through June 2.

HEIRLOOM CAFE AND FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) New paintings from Erin McIntosh. Closing reception May 30, 5‚ 6 p.m. Through May.

JITTERY JOE’S COFFEE DOWNTOWN (297 E. Broad St.) Large portraits by Lea Purvis and a collection of works by several local potters.

JITTERY JOE’S COFFEE EASTSIDE (1860 Barnett Shoals Rd.) The work of Rae Cook explores a whimsical variety of typographic fauna. Through May 31.

JITTERY JOE’S COFFEE FIVE POINTS (1230 S. Milledge Ave.) Hand-dyed silk paintings by Rene Shoemaker and abstract paintings by Daego Ulloa. Through May.

JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Photography by Robert Lowery.

KUMQUAT MAE CAFE (18 S. Barnett Shoals Rd.) Photography and paintings by Ann Hamlin. Reception May 20, 3‚ 5 p.m. Through May.

LAST RESORT GRILL (184 W. Clayton St.) Abstract organic forms by Sarah Stansell. Through May.

LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) “Float” features the honeypots and photographs from the “floatoshoots” of Bee Natural artist Creighton Cutts. Other exhibited artist include Juan Alonso, Virginia Carver, Christopher Domis and more. Reception May 31, 6‚ 8 p.m. Through Aug 4.

MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 Hwy. 98 W.) A wooden bowl created by Jack Hudson, Leather goods by Terry Brown and hand-blown glass vases by Paul Benzundas. Through May.

MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) “Heritage: Natural and Cultural” is a competitive juried show with the Madison Arts Guild. Through May 19.

MAMA’S BOY (197 Oak St.) Convergence Artist Productions presents “AthFest Artist Market Preview,” including work from Jamie Calkin, Beth Thompson and more. Through June 18.

MULTI-MODAL CENTER (775 E. Broad St.) Artwork by seniors from the Center for Active Living. Through May 25.

OCAF (34 School St., Watkinsville) “The Playful Eye” features collages by Susan Pelham and inspired by the writings of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Franz Kafka. Reception May 18, 6‚ 8 p.m. Through June 22.

OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd.) Paintings and colored pencil drawings by John Geruntino and oil paintings, watercolors and graphite works by Ann Dirkes. Through May.

STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) Nature-inspired prints by UGA graduate student Hannah Skoonberg. Reception May 20, 2‚ 4 p.m. Through June 17.

STRAND HAIR SALON (1625 S. Lumpkin St.) “The Smoke Series” features photography by Blake Smith. Through May.

TOWN 220 RESTAURANT AND GALLERY (220 W. Washington St., Madison) “Three Points of View: Landscapes” features landscape paintings by Greg Benson, Kim Shockley Karelson and Jill Schultz McGannon. Through June 28.

TRANSMETROPOLITAN (145 E. Clayton St.) Prints from UGA art student Greg Stone. Through May.

WALKER’S COFFEE AND PUB (128 College Ave.) Lauren Williamson displays her surreal mixed-media paintings that employ charcoal, oil, shellac and ink. Through May.

WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Paintings by Jess Snyder. Through May.