May 27, 2015

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits.

“Cosmic Twister” and other microscopic images captured by photographer Stefan Eberhard are currently on view at the Surgery Center of Athens.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Macabre illustrations over bold color choices and bright backgrounds by Tyler Wood.

ANTIQUES & JEWELS ART GALLERY (290 N. Milledge Ave.) New paintings by Mary Porter, Greg Benson, Chatham Murray, Candle Brumby, Dortha Jacobson, Lana Mitchell and more.

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.

ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) “Dust, Drought and Dreams Gone Dry” is a traveling exhibit about the Dust Bowl. Through June 26. 

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) “Detour Thru Your Mind” combines the works of artists and storytellers for an exhibit and publication. Through June 21.

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.) “Offerings & Amendments” features wall bound sculptures created from found objects by Garrett Hayes. Through June 19.

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. Through September.

DONDERO'S KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Abstract paintings by Keith Karnok. Through May.

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 Matt Alston, John Cleaveland, Peter Loose and more.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Colorful geometric paintings by Hannah Jones. Through May. • Paintings by Andy Cherewick. Through June.

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. Through June 13.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) 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. • “Lines of Inquiry: Renaissance and Baroque Drawings from the Ceseri Collection.” Through Aug. 2.

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

THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Tobiah Cole. Through May.

HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Works by Porter McCleod. Through May. • Artwork by Melissa Steele. Through June.

HIGHWIRE LOUNGE (269 N. Hull St.) Ink drawings by Carlee Ingersoll. Through June 27.

JITTERY JOE’S WESTSIDE (1880 Epps Bridge Pkwy.) Artwork by Leonard Piha and Jamie Calkin. Through July.

K.A. ARTIST SHOP (127 N. Jackson St.) “As the Old Gods pass, the New Gods will reAwaken” by Ansley Sproull is a collection of figurative and biological works that form a new mythology. Through May.

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. • “40 of Something: Collections from Our Community” features 40 circles and 40 haikus by land artist Chris Taylor as well as 40 baskets collected by Sandy Loose. Through June 1. • In the Lounge Gallery, view photography by recent MFA graduate Lucas Underwood. Through Aug. 8. • “The Home Show: Artist Inspired Birdhouses” showcases a selection of birdhouses created to benefit Athens Area Habitat for Humanity building projects. May 30–Aug. 1. Reception June 4. • “Where We Live, Work and Play” features sculptural and kinetic works by Martijn van Wagdendonk, Tad Gloeckler, Cameron Lyden and Michael Oliveri. May 30–Aug. 1. Reception June 4. • “Discarded Beauty” includes artwork by Janelle Young, Sarah Emerson, Manty Dey and Susan Hable. May 30–Aug. 1. Reception June 4.

MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 GA 98, Danielsville) R.D. Dallmeyer, professor emeritus of geology at UGA, presents a collection of meteorites. Through May.

MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) “Recapitulation, 1963–2015: Drawings and Sculptures by Susan Cofer.” Through Aug. 30.

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.

MAMA’S BOY (197 Oak St.) Artwork by Jamie Calkin. Through May.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) “The Annual Members Exhibition” showcases a wide diversity of artwork created by OCAF’s members. Opening reception May 29. Through July 10. • “Finding Delight” features the photography of Ginger Goejkian. Opening reception May 29. Through July 10.

REVIVAL YARNS (297 Prince Ave.) Susie Criswell creates acrylic paintings inspired by nature. Through May.

RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “Cooking the Books” is an exhibit of handmade books celebrating the tastes and colors of food. Through Aug. 31. • An exhibition celebrating The Pennington Radio Collection features tube radios, external speakers and other artifacts from 1913–1933. Through December.

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.) Mia Streetman is an 11-year-old artist exploring Japanese culture through anime, manga and Copic drawings.

STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) The Athens Photo Share Group presents a show of several award-winning photographers. Through June 21.

THE SURGERY CENTER (2142 W. Broad St.) The photographs of Stefan Eberhard reveal microscopic worlds.

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.

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. • “Water, Water…” features photographs taken of or near the ocean by Lee Reed. June–July.

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. • “Beauty Beards” features acrylic paintings of male pin-ups by Lydia Hunt. Through August.