April 15, 2015

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits.

“Fake Whiskers” an exhibit of painted panels, drawings and prints by Asheville, NC, artist Julie Armbruster, will be on display at The Grit Sunday, Apr. 19–Sunday, May 10.

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.) Unforgiving and sometimes witty illustrations by Jessie Lamay. Through April.

ANTIQUES & JEWELS ART GALLERY (290 N. Milledge Ave.) Paintings by Dortha Jacobson.

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.) Animal-themed artwork by Will Eskridge and Ruth Allen. Reception Apr. 19. Currently on view through May 17.

ATHENS ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Lane) “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. • In the Bertelsmann Gallery, a display of works by members of the Athens Academy Art Club. Through Apr. 17.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) “Tease” explores the significance of hair through the works of Jeremy Ayers, Brian Hitselberger, Ari Richter, Shantay Robinson, Lily Smith, Paul Thomas, Zipporah Thompson and Jessica Wohl. Through May 3.

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.) Paintings by Sarah Lowing. Through Apr. 28.

CIRCLE GALLERY (285 S. Jackson St.) “Southern Highlands Reserve: A Garden Rooted in the Place of its Making” presents native plant design by UGA CED graduates Kelly Holdbrook and Raylor Ladd. Through April.

THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) In Classic Gallery I, “Peaceable Kingdom” presents animals by Will Eskridge, Lawson Grice, Jená A. Johnson, Susan Pelham and Cheryl Washburn. • In Classic Gallery II, “Flight” examines feathered and flying friends by Margaret Agner, Will Eskridge, Jená A. Johnson, Maria Mueller and Susan Pelham.

DONDERO'S KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) “Je suis CHARLIE” includes acrylic and graphite works on canvas by Charley Seagraves. Through April.

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, Michael Pierce, Holly. Just Holly. and more. • Paintings by environmental artist Alan Campbell. Closing reception May 15.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) “From Iowa to Athens” features artwork by Amanda Burk of Double Dutch Press and her father, Jack Burk, a retired art teacher from Iowa. Reception Apr. 14. Through April.

GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “The Finders” features works by Garrett Hayes, Lisa Freeman, Chris Novey, Amanda Scheutzow, Charlie Asher Key and Taylor Kuzia. Reception Apr. 16. Currently on display through June 13.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Pierre Daura (1896–1976): Picturing Attachments.” Through Apr. 19. • “Small Truths: Pierre Daura’s Life and Vision.” Through Apr. 19. • “Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition” features works by 19 candidates at Lamar Dodd. Through May 3. • “Chaos & Metamorphosis: The Art of Piero Lerda.” Through 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. • “Jay Robinson: Quarks, Leptons and Peanuts.” Through June 21. • “AiryLight: Visualizing the Invisible.” Through June 28. • “art.gif” includes six looping GIFs. Through June 28.

GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) "BANG" is an installation of bold colored pop art paintings by Carol John that will rotate throughout the course of the exhibit. Through June.

THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) “Grit Employee Art Show.” Through Apr. 19. • “Fake Whiskers” is an exhibit of painted panels, drawings and prints by Asheville, NC, artist Julie Armbruster. Apr. 19–May 10.

HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Winnie Smith. Through April.

JACKSON STREET BUILDING (285 S. Jackson St.) “Desire Path” by Keith Wilson is a large-scale photography installation. Through Apr. 17.

JITTERY JOE’S DOWNTOWN (297 E. Broad St.) Landscape acrylics by Sara Brogdon. Through April.

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) “BFA II” displays the works of students in drawing and painting, jewelry and metals, sculpture, printmaking and scientific illustration. Reception Apr. 17.

LEATHERS BUILDING (675 Pulaski St.) Paintings and pen and ink illustrations by Suzanna Antonez-Edens. Through May 17.

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. • The “40th Juried Exhibition” features local works selected by juror Carter Foster of the Whitney Museum. Through May 2. • “40 of Something: Collections from Our Community” currently features “40 Hats + 40 Jewels: From the Collection of Beverly Bourgeois and Par Ramey.” Through May 1. • In the new Lounge Gallery, vibrant landscape drawings by Katherine Dunlap. Through May 2. 

MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 GA 98, Danielsville) Hand-built figurative sculptures utilizing clay and found objects by Cheri Wranosky. Through April.

MAMA BIRD'S GRANOLA (909 E. Broad St.) Artwork by Cameron Bliss Ferrelle, Chris Taylor, James Fields, Don Highfield, Barbara Bendzunas, Kayley Head, Melissa Long, Jonathan Carter, Gerald Turner, St. Udio’s Iron Works, Lea Lacy, Catcophony, Tiny Tank Tech, Hooks & Gems and Georgia Elite Jewelry.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) The 20th annual “Southworks Juried Exhibit” features 96 works by 87 artists. Through May 8. • This year’s Director’s Choice exhibit, “Jan Perkins: Art, Innovation & Technology” features digital fine art and mixed media resin paintings by the Watkinsville artist. Through May 8.

RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) In the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, “The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting” includes seven Churchill paintings and numerous artifacts. Through Apr. 17. • “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. Through December.

SALON ON FIRST (6 1st St., Watkinsville) Abstract oil landscapes by Keith Karnok. Closing reception Apr. 26.

SEWCIAL STUDIO (2500 W. Broad St. #305) Hand-dyed art quilts by Anita Heady. Rust and over-dyed fabric on canvas by Bill Heady.

SIPS (1390 Prince Ave.) “Fruit and Flowers” features expressive colorist still life paintings by Dolores Holt. Through April.

SMOKEY ROAD PRESS (675 Pulaski St., Unit 600) “Tease it to Jesus” features 34 Dolly Parton prints by various artists. Through Apr. 23.

STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) An exhibit of watercolor paintings by Thomas W. Ventulett. Through Apr. 26.

SWEET SPOT STUDIO GALLERY (160 Tracy St., Mercury A.I.R.) The gallery presents paintings, ceramics, sculpture, drawings, furniture, folk art and jewelry from artists including Faith Henderson, Veronica Darby, John Cleaveland, Rebecca Wood, Nikita Raper, Natalia Zuckerman, Briget Darryl Ginley, Jack Kashuback, Barret Reid, Scott Radke and Ken Hardesty. • New works by Bridget Darryl Ginley. Through April.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) “The Art of Eating Ethically,” a display of artwork and commentaries about the food system. Through May.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA, OCONEE CAMPUS GALLERY (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy., Watkinsville) “The Oconee Art Student Exhibit” features work by students recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Art. Reception Apr. 16. Through April.

WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) New paintings by Mary Porter.

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. • A special show of works by Cindy Jerrell, Peter Loose, Tex Crawford and Cameron Bliss Ferrelle. Through May 1.