February 11, 2015

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits.

Artwork by Carley Rickles is currently on view at Hendershot’s Coffee through February.

ALL BODY STUDIO (337 Prince Ave.) Multi-media artwork made from acrylic, cardboard, sheet vinyl and plastic by Frances Jemini. Tim Dominy’s mixed media work straddles painting and sculpture. Through April.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Local photography by Beka Poss. Through February.

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.) “Meditations on Peace and Love” presents art by Charley Seagraves. Reception Feb. 10. Currently on view through March.

ATHENS ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Lane) In the Bertelsmann Gallery, view “The Best of Fall: First Semester Student Art Show.” Through Feb. 20. • “Contrapunto” showcases the works of Contrapunto members Pedro Fuertes, Jorge Arcos, Dora Lopez, Stanley Bermudez and Carlos Solis. Guest artists include Alex Mendoza and Claudia Soria. Through Apr. 24.

ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) A collection of antique quilts owned by historian Madeline Hawley and members of the Cotton Patch Quilters. Through Feb. 22.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) “As We Wish to Be” is a solo installation of site-specific murals by Atlanta-based artist Bethany Collins. Through Mar. 8.

BENDZUNAS GLASS (89 W. South Ave., Comer) The family-run studio has been creating fine art glass for almost 40 years.

CINÉ BARCAFE (234 W. Hancock Ave.) “In Bloom” is a group show featuring the works of Rinne Allen, Wayne Bellamy, Claire Clements, Moon Jung Jang, Zipporah Camille Thompson and several other artists. Through Mar. 15.

CIRCLE GALLERY (285 S. Jackson St.) “Witness: The Photography of Billy Howard.” Through Feb. 12.

THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) “Nature Revealed” includes works by Barbara Patisal, Janelle Young, Katherine Dunlap, Georgia Rhodes and Charles Warnok. • “Then and Now: Celebrating 40 Years of the Lyndon House Arts Center” includes works by Munroe d’Antignac, John d’Azzo, Terri Jarrette, Leah Mantini and Erik Patten. Through April.

DONDERO'S KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Artwork by Jackie Dorsey. Through February.

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) “Coffee and Travel” presents linoleum block prints by René Shoemaker. Through February.

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, Michael Pierce and more. • Pastoral paintings by Cheryl Washburn. Through Mar. 12.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) “The Toilsome Search for Probity” features dark and dreamlike, black-and-white illustrations by James Greer. Through February.

GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Ornament” features the artwork of Cameron Lyden, Jess Machacek, Cassidy Russell, Laura Bell, Terri Dilling and Brittainy Lauback. Through Apr. 3.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond.” Through Mar. 1. • “A Year on the Hill: Work by Jim Fiscus and Chris Bilheimer.” Through Mar. 8. • “The Life and Work of Alice Fischer, Cultural Pioneer” presents selections of ceramic jewelry and works on paper by the former UGA professor. Through Mar. 8. • “Chaos & Metamorphosis: The Art of Piero Lerda.” Feb. 14–May 10. • In the sculpture garden, "Terra Verte," created by Scottish artist Patricia Leighton, consists of six cubes full of living vegetation. Through May. • "Stone Levity" is a sculpture by Del Geist installed in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex quad. Through May.

GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) "BANG" is an installation of paintings by Carol John that will be rotated throughout the course of the exhibit. Through June 30.

THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Mixed media pieces by Marissa Mustard. Through Feb. 15. • Watercolor paintings, cut paper silhouettes and cut paper collages by Missy Kulik. Feb. 15–Mar. 8.

HEIRLOOM CAFE AND FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) “Prairie and River” presents a collection of new oil and gouache paintings by Will Eskridge. Through February.

HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Carley Rickles. Through February.

JITTERY JOE'S FIVE POINTS (1230 S. Milledge Ave.) “Silk and Travel” presents hand-painted silk by René Shoemaker. Through February.

KA ARTIST SHOP (127 N. Jackson St.) “Love, In All Its Many Forms” is a group show featuring a variety of styles. Reception Feb. 19. Currently on display through February 28.

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) “The Exquisite” is a collaborative group exhibition that elaborates upon the established tradition of the Exquisite Corpse. Through Feb. 20. • “Mequitta Ahuja: Automythography” features a series of paintings that illustrate the visiting artist’s weaving of myth, cultural history and personal biography. Through Feb. 26. • “Justin Schmitz: Like a Juggernaut” shows portraits the Dodd’s Post-MFA Fellow in Photography took of teenagers at high school football games. Through Feb. 26. • “To-Do List” reveals what 28 artists were thinking, accomplishing and avoiding during a six-week period. Through Feb. 26.

LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) The “Period Decorative Arts Collection (1840–1890) & Athens History Museum” inside the historic Ware-Lyndon House now features a new bedroom exhibit full of decorative pieces.

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.) Artwork by Arianna Amantis. Through Feb. 15. 

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) “The Great Folk Parade: From Finster Forward” includes works by self-taught Southern artists like Howard Finster, R.A. Miller, Bennie Morrison, Tex Crawford and Harold Rittenberry. Through Feb. 20. • “Crescent Lane Rug Hookers” showcases both contemporary and traditional rugs created by the local guild’s members. Through Feb. 20.

RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “Food, Power and Politics: The Story of School Lunch.” Through May 15. • An exhibition celebrating The Pennington Radio Collection features tube radios, external speakers and other artifacts from 1913–1933. Reception Feb. 20. Currently on view through December.

SALON ON FIRST (6 1st St., Watkinsville) Abstract oil landscapes by Keith Karnok.

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.) “Undulations,” artwork by Jonah Allen. Through February.

STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild presents “Creatures in the Garden,” a juried show of quilts embedded with scenes of flowers, trees and natural landscapes. Through Mar. 8.

THE SURGERY CENTER (2142 W. Broad St.) “Landscapes I Have Loved” features paintings by Michael Spronck. Through Mar. 5.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) “Blooms and Boats” contains digital images by Dr. David Jarrett. Through March.

THE WORLD FAMOUS (351 N. Hull St.) Permanent artists include RA Miller, Chris Hubbard, Travis Craig, Michelle Fontaine, Will Eskridge, Dan Smith, Greg Stone and more.