March 12, 2014

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits.

Works by Thorton Dial are featured in "Georgia and Beyond: Southern Self-taught Art, Past and Present" at Madison Morgan Cultural Center through April 13.

ALWAYS BAKED GOODIES (723 Baxter St.) Colorful abstract paintings by Maria Nissan. Through April. 

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Brooke Davidson's "51 Shades of Grey" is a mixed media study using watercolor and ink techniques. Through March.

ANTIQUES & JEWELS ART GALLERY (290 N. Milledge Ave.) Paintings by Mary Porter, Greg Benson, Dortha Jacobson and others. Art quilts by Elizabeth Barton and handmade jewelry by various artists.

ARTINI'S ART LOUNGE (296 W. Broad St.) Curated by AthensHasArt!, "Hidden Utopias," features paintings by Lauren Pumphrey and photography by Rena S. Edgar. Opening reception Mar. 13. Through Apr. 12. 

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.

ATHENS ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Lane)  "Watercolor in the Lives of 10 Women" includes works by Rosie Coleman, Jacqueline Dorsey, Judith DeJoy, Leigh Ellis, Kie Johnson, Cindy Malota, Zee Nagao, Rosemary Segreti, Karen Sturm and Viviane Van Giesen. Through Apr. 16.

AURUM STUDIOS (125 E. Clayton St.) Artwork by third graders at Whitehead Elementary. Through March.

THE BRANDED BUTCHER (225 N. Lumpkin St.) Paintings and drawings by Sanithna Phansavanh and paintings by Lela Burnet. Through March.

CIRCLE GALLERY (285 S. Jackson St.) In "Wrack and Ruin and the Creative Response: A Cautionary Environmental Tale," visual artist Betsy Cain explores environmental conservation. Through Mar. 12. 

DONDERO'S KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Paintings on silk and prints on paper by René Shoemaker. Through March.

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Acrylic paintings by Earl Miller. Through March.

ELLISON, WALTON & BYRNE (2142 W. Broad St.) Oil paintings by Dortha Jacobson. Through Apr. 17.

FARMINGTON DEPOT GALLERY (1011 Salem Rd., Farmington) Owned and staffed by 14 artists, the gallery exhibits paintings, sculpture, folk art, ceramics and fine furniture. Permanent collection artists include John Cleaveland, Matt Alston, Michael Pierce and more. • "Why We Love Birds" features the works of Leigh Ellis and Peter Loose. Reception Mar. 21. Currently on display through Apr. 30. 

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Emileigh Ireland. Through March.

FRONTIER UPFRONT GALLERY (193 E. Clayton St.) An installation of art, wearables and interior designs by textile artist René Shoemaker. Reception Mar. 22. Through March.

GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) In the Gallery, "Wonderland" features works by Sean Abrahams, Nina Barnes, Michele Chidster, Eleanor Davis, Ann Marie Manker, Jiha Moon and Cobra McVey. Through Mar. 23. • In the GlassCube, a site-specific installation by Liselott Johnsson called "Hello Polly! This is Your Nine O'Clock Wake Up Call!" Through Mar. 23.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) "It's Not Polite to Stare," three short pieces of video art themed on voyeurism. Through Mar. 20. • "John Greenman Photographs." Through Mar. 30. • "The Silent Cities of Peru: Archaeological Photographs by Fernando La Rosa." Through Mar. 30. • "Art Interrupted: Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy." Through Apr. 20. • "Rugs of the Caucasus." Through Apr. 27. • "Selections in the Decorative Arts." Through June 29.

THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) "Kids Art Show" includes works by students at Barrow Elementary. Through Mar. 29.

HEIRLOOM CAFE AND FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) Works by local quilt maker Sarah Hubbard. Through April.

HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Small geometric paintings by Lou Kregel. Through March.

JITTERY JOE'S ALPS (1480 Baxter St.) Acrylic paintings by Brian Shields. Through March.

JITTERY JOE'S DOWNTOWN (297 E. Broad St.) Folk art by Leonard Piha and prints by Jamie Collins. Through March.

JITTERY JOE'S EASTSIDE (1860 Barnett Shoals Rd.) Photography by Lexie Deagan.

JUST PHO (1063 Baxter St.) Hand-painted silk walk hangings by Margaret Agner. Through March.

KRIMSON KAFE (40 Greensboro Hwy., Watkinsville) Matthew Gentry creates works using repurposed and recycled materials. Through April.

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) In the Bridge Gallery, “Within a Bounded Field” explores the relationship between frames and the content of a work. Through Mar. 14. • In the Plaza Gallery, “Pspspspspst-zzzzzt!” is a series of one or two-person shows by painting students that will rotate every Sunday and Wednesday. Through Mar. 14. • In the Suite Gallery, “Big Bird, Little Bird." Through Mar. 14. • Artwork by students at JJ Harris Elementary School. Through March.

LAST RESORT GRILL (174 Clayton St.) Photographs by Bob Brussack and Caoimhe Nace. Through March.

LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) The 39th Juried Exhibition features 128 pieces by different artists. Through May 3.

MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 Hwy. 98 W., Danielsville) Artwork by Jennifer Clegg. Through March.

MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) "Georgia and Beyond: Southern Self-taught Art, Past and Present" highlights vernacular artists including Howard Finster, St. EOM and Thorton Dial. Through Apr. 13.

MAMA BIRD'S GRANOLA (909 E. Broad St.) Artwork by Cameron Bliss Ferrelle, Bob Brussack, Caoimhe Nace, James Fields, Barbara Bendzunas and Annette Paskiewicz. 

MAMA'S BOY (197 Oak St.) Charcoal and ink drawings and watercolors by Nikita Raper. Through March.

MINI GALLERY (261 W. Washington St.) "Flowers of Romance" features pieces by Manda McKay, Tatiana Veneruso, Jeramy Lammano and Jean Langkau. Through Mar. 23.

OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd.) Photography by Liz Lord. Through March.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) "A Meeting of the Minds" displays works by University of North Georgia students. Through Mar. 21. • In celebration of Youth Art Month, an exhibition of works by students attending Oconee County schools. Through Mar. 27.

THE OLD PAL (1320 Prince Ave.) Artists competed in creating artwork inspired by Terrapin's Mosaic Single Hopped Rye Ale. Through Mar. 28.

REPUBLIC SALON (312 E. Broad St.) The paintings of Cody Murray explore the duality of man. 

RICHARD B. RUSSELL LIBRARY FOR POLITICAL RESEARCH AND STUDIES (UGA Library) "Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb" includes 75 original objects from the atomic era. Through Mar. 14.

SEWCIAL STUDIO (160 Tracy St.) Hand-dyed art quilts by Anita Heady and rust and over-dyed fabric on canvas by Bill Heady. 

SIPS (1390 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Madeline Goodman. Through March.

THE SURGERY CENTER (2142 W. Broad St.) Paintings by Yvonne Studevan. Through March.

TECH STOP COMPUTERS (3690 Atlanta Hwy.) Abstract acrylic paintings and works made from reused and found materials by Frances Jemini. Through July.

TOWN 220 (220 W. Washington St., Madison) The Madison Artists Guild presents "The Work of Our Hands," featuring artwork by Elizabeth Collins and Margaret Warfield. Through Mar. 29.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) "Goddess Art," an all-female artist show, ranges from pottery, fabric, paintings, photography, glasswork and more. Through March.

VIVA! ARGENTINE CUISINE (247 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Rita Rogers Marks and Amanda Stevens. 

WALKER'S COFFEE AND PUB (128 College Ave.) Paintings based off of photographs by Lydia Hunt. Through March.

WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) "Rust in Peace," tie-dye with rust works by Bill Heady.

THE WORLD FAMOUS (351 N. Hull St.) Whimsical character illustrations by Leslie Gallion. Through May.