June 10, 2015

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits.

Photo Credit: Collection of Michael T. Ricker. Copyright Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SOMAAP, Mexico City

“Compañas Extranjeros” by Arturo García Bustos is included in “El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte,” an expansive exhibition of Mexican political art opening at the Georgia Museum of Art on Saturday, June 13.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) “Dialectic” features new drawings by Crystal Wellborn. Through June. 

ANTIQUES & JEWELS ART GALLERY (290 N. Milledge Ave.) New paintings by Mary Porter, Greg Benson, Chatham Murray, Candle Brumby, 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. • Nick Madden presents “I’ll Die High,” an installation in The Box @ATHICA. Opening reception June 13.

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.) Art by Susan Abell. Through June.

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. • “For the Love of Trees” features tree-themed artwork by the gallery’s member artists. Through July 26.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) 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.) “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. • “Art Hazelwood and Ronnie Goodman: Speaking to the Issues.” June 13–Sept. 13. • “El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte.” June 13–Sept. 13.

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.) Animal paintings by Will Eskridge. June 21.

HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) “Me’Chanted” features mixed media 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.

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” presents 40 Zimbabwean finds of Hilton Bik. Through June. • 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. Through Aug. 1. • “Where We Live, Work and Play” features sculptural and kinetic works by Martijn and Caryn van Wagdendonk, Tad Gloeckler, Jennifer Desormeaux Graycheck, Cameron Lyden and Michael Oliveri. Through Aug. 1. • “Discarded Beauty” includes artwork by Janelle Young, Sarah Emerson, Manty Dey and Susan Hable. Through Aug. 1.

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.) Ink and watercolors by Jamie Calkin. 

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

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 August. • 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 Fain Henderson, Veronica Darby, Michelle Dross, John Cleaveland, Rebecca Wood, Nikita Raper, Natalia Zuckerman, Briget Darryl Ginley, Jack Kashuback, Barret Reid and Ken Hardesty. • “Loose Teeth” is an eerie installation of new ceramic works by Nikita Raper. Closing reception June 13. • New works by Jason Whitley. Opening reception June 13.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) “Water, Water…” features photographs taken of or near the ocean by Lee Reed. Through July.

WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Artwork by Kristin Karch. Through June.

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.