April 2, 2014

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits.


"Hydrangaed" by Ruth Allen is featured in "Follow the White Rabbit," a new group show at Mini Gallery of bunny-inspired works by 13 artists. An opening reception will be held Saturday, Apr. 5 from 6–9 p.m.

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 Apr. 3. • Photography by Ryan Myers. Through April.

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. 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. • "Steffen Thomas: A Retrospective" features over 50 pieces by the German-American expressionist. Through May.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) "INTERIOR/EXTERIOR: Structural Constellations" is an installation by Vespucci, a collective between Cody VanderKaay and Rusty Wallace. Through May 4.

BIG CITY BREAD (393 N. Finley St.) Photography by James Calemine. Through April.

CINÉ BARCAFÉ (234 W. Hancock Ave.) Artwork by Claire Clements and Robert Clements. Opening reception Apr. 3. Through May 6.

CIRCLE GALLERY (285 S. Jackson St.) "Writing to Landscape: Books, Films and Exhibits from the Library of American Landscape History." Through Apr. 28.

THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) "Terrain: Painting the South" features landscape paintings by June Ball, Andy Cherewick, Robert Clements and Philip Juras. Through Sept. 15. • "Home" features works by Melissa Harshman, Mary Porter and Jeffrey Whittle. Through Sept. 15.

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Mixed media works by Greg Harmon. Opening Apr. 6. Through April.

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 Nick Joslyn, PM Goulding, Dan Smith and more. • "Why We Love Birds" features the works of Leigh Ellis and Peter Loose. Through April. 

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Paintings by Hannah Jones. Through April.

FRONTIER UPFRONT GALLERY (193 E. Clayton St.) An installation of art, wearables and interior designs by textile artist René Shoemaker. Through Apr. 8.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) "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. • Strata #4 by Quayola is an immersive video installation that reworks classical masterworks into contemporary abstractions. Through June 20. • Tristan Perich's "Machine Drawing" will create itself over the course of six months. Through Sept. 21.

THE GEORGIA THEATRE (215 N. Lumpkin St.) Photography by Michelle Norris. Closing reception Apr. 2.  • My Athens presents a gallery full of Instagram photos taken of the Classic City. Preview night Apr. 4.

THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Works by Ansley Sproull. Through Apr. 19.

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.) Paintings by Lizzy Mettler. Through April.

HIGHWIRE LOUNGE (269 N. Hull St.) Mixed media paintings and drawings by Liza Dorsey. Closing reception Apr. 2.

JITTERY JOE'S EASTSIDE (1860 Barnett Shoals Rd.) "Leftover Wrestlers and Other Old Paintings" by Dan Smith. Through April.

JITTERY JOE'S FIVE POINTS (1230 S. Milledge Ave.) Lino prints on paper by René Shoemaker. Through April. 

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.) "BFA Exit I." Opening reception Apr. 4. Through Apr. 11.

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 April.

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.) Mixed media works by Lauren Williamson. Through April.

MINI GALLERY (261 W. Washington St.) "Follow the White Rabbit" features bunny-inspired works by 13 artists. Opening reception Apr. 5. Through June 5.

OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd.) A mural by the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation. Through April.

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

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 Elizabeth Ogletree. Through April.

THE SURGERY CENTER (2142 W. Broad St.) Paintings by Yvonne Studevan. Through mid-April.

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

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) The Athens Plein Aire Artists draw inspiration from landscapes, woods and meadows to create paintings, photographs and sculptures. Through May.

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

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

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