Farmington Depot Gallery will exhibit a collection of paintings by Matt Alston through October. An opening reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 11 from 6–9 p.m.
ALWAYS BAKED GOODIES(723 Baxter St.) Colorful, abstract paintings by Maria Nissan.
A. LAFERA SALON (2440 W. Broad St.) Contemporary landscapes by Keith Karnok.
AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) “Studies of Exterior and Interior Spaces Inspired by Pattern” by Katherine Dunlap. Through September.
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.
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.
ARTINI'S ART LOUNGE (296 W. Broad St.) AthensHasArt! presents “Peculiar Animals,” which features paintings by Lisa Freeman, ceramics by JC Jones and drawings by Kay Stanton. Through September.
ATHENS ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Lane) In the Myers Gallery, the "Athens Photography Guild Show." • In the Bertelsmann Gallery, collages by Susan Pelham. • In the Bertelsmann cases, an OCAF School Street Potters display. All shows through Oct. 24.
ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) “Advice From the Oceans” features interactive installations by members of Dixie Blood Moustache and founding members of the Elephant 6 Recording Company. Part of the Athens Celebrates Elephant 6 series. Opening reception Sept. 13. Through Nov. 16.
AURUM STUDIOS (125 E. Clayton St.) In “Possible Perceptions: Exquisite Shards of Nature,” Beth Thompson presents kaleidoscopic images of the natural world. Sept. 11–Oct. 9.
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.) Paintings by Lisa Freeman and photographs by David Noah. Through Sept. 14.
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 Phil Goulding, Larry Hamilton, Chris Hubbard and more. • Paintings by Matt Alston. Opening reception Sept. 11. On view Sept. 10 through October.
FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Don Chambers. Through September.
GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) "Tiny Universe" includes small works by 70 Athens and Atlanta artists. Through Sept. 19.
GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) "Bernd Oppl: Inhabited Interiors" consists of three short films inspired by Alfred Hitchcock. Through Sept. 16.• "The Prints of Mary Wallace Kirk." Through Oct. 12. • Art Rocks Athens presents "Shapes That Talk to Me: The Athens Scene, 1975–85." Through Oct. 19. • Tristan Perich's "Machine Drawing" will create itself over the course of six months. Through Nov. 18. • In the sculpture garden, "Terra Verte," created by Scottish artist Patricia Leighton, consists of six cubes full of living vegetation. Through May 31, 2015. • "Stone Levity" is a sculpture by Del Geist installed in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex quad. Through May 31, 2015.
GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) Athens Celebrates Elephant 6 presents “n  c t u r n e,” a site-specific installation by Dana Jo Cooley. Through Dec. 31.
GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Paintings by Lisa Freeman. Through Sept. 14.
HEIRLOOM CAFE AND FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) Susie Burch’s watercolor portraits depict local farmers who Heirloom works with directly. Reception Sept. 11. Currently on view through October.
HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Chris Taylor. Through September.
JACKSON STREET BUILDING (285 S. Jackson St.) The “Archway Partnership/CED Summer Internship Exhibit” is a display of landscape designs. Through Sept. 26.
JITTERY JOE'S ALPS (1480 Baxter St.) Artwork by Nikita Raper.
JITTERY JOE'S DOWNTOWN (297 E. Broad St.) Artwork by Stuart Libby. Through October.
LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) “Ry Rocklen: Local Color” is in Gallery 307. · “PhotoTopos 1: Rinne Allen, Michael Lachowski & Carl Martin” is in Gallery 101. · “Zipporah Thompson: Menagerie” is in the Suite Gallery. · “Jessica Machacek + Ella Weber: Suspended Preservatives” is in the Plaza & Bridge Galleries. Opening reception for all shows on Sept. 12. Through Oct. 9.
LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) "Roy G. Biv 8.2," developed by Nancy Lukasiewicz, is an interactive installation exploring color theory. · "Reverberations: An Athens Celebrates Elephant 6 Exhibit" explores visual art surrounding the music collective. · “The Art of the Craft” features 12 master artists. All exhibits through Oct. 11.
MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 Georgia 98, Danielsville) Hand-blown glass paper weights, vases and metal sculptures by Paul R., George, E.J. Poss and Peter Aland of Bendzunas Glass. Through September.
MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) “Farm” is an exhibition celebrating the agrarian lifestyle of the rural South through works by Keith Bennett, Angelia Bellebuono, Shannon Candler, Chris Cook and more. Through Jan. 4.
MAMA BIRD'S GRANOLA (909 E. Broad St.) Artwork by Cameron Bliss Ferrelle, James Fields, Barbara Bendzunas, Kayley Head, Leah Lacy, Saint Udio and Lakeshore Pottery.
MAMA'S BOY (197 Oak St.) Photos and drawings by Drew Jacoby. Through September.
MINI GALLERY (261 W. Washington St.) "Wagon Wheel" includes paintings by Sara Parker and photography by Simon Hunt.
OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) A display of quilts by the Big Springs Quilt Guild. Through September.
OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) In the Rocket Hall, “Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational 2014” showcases 5,000 pieces made by regional potters. • In the Main Gallery, “Participating Potters: 2014” features top works by 50 artists. • In the Members’ Gallery, “Trifecta Clay Perfecta” includes works by Ron Meyers, Ted Saupe and Sunkoo Yuh. • In the Hall Gallery, “Music of Clay” features clay ocarinas by David Chrzan. Through Sept. 17.
REPUBLIC SALON (312 E. Broad St.) The paintings of Cody Murray explore the duality of man.
RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “Vince Dooley: A Retrospective, 1954–1988” includes photos, play books, Jack Davis artwork and commemorative items. Through Dec. 15. • Art Rocks Athens presents "ARTifacts Rock Athens: Relics from the Athens Music Scene, 1975–1985)." Through December.
SEWCIAL STUDIO (160 Tracy St.) Hand-dyed art quilts by Anita Heady. Rust and over-dyed fabric on canvas by Bill Heady.
SIPS (1390 Prince Ave.) “DeFacing Athens,” portrait manipulation photography by Chris Romano, includes images of the Normaltown community and beyond. Through September.
STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 Milledge Ave.) Artwork by Ginny McLaren. Through Oct. 5.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) Oil paintings of landscapes, Athens homes and still life arrangements by Mark Hodges. Through September.
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA PRESS (UGA Main Library, 320 S. Jackson St.) Oil paintings of Monaco and Spain by Shannon Candler. Through December.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA OCONEE CAMPUS (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy., Watkinsville) Athens Celebrates Elephant 6 presents "Carnival Part 1," a show curated by Beth Sale featuring the works of Lucy Calhoun, John d’Azzo, Charlie Johnson, Amy Hairston and Kristine Potter. Through Sept. 24.
VIVA! ARGENTINE CUISINE (247 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Rita Rogers Marks.
WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Paintings by Mary Porter. Through September.
THE WORLD FAMOUS (351 N. Hull St.) "Animal/Domain" presents new paintings by Will Eskridge. • Frances Jemini's colorful, abstract paintings are inspired by summer. Through September.