August 19, 2015

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits.

Stefan Eberhard’s “Crystalscapes,” currently on view at Sips through August, reveal microscopic views of substances such as caffeine (pictured above), folic acid and vanillin.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Black-and-white ink drawings of animals by Carlee Ingersoll. Through August.

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 ART & FRAME (1021 Parkway Blvd.) A selection of watercolors by Mark Willis, who draws inspiration from botanical art and English watercolor. Through August.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) “Emerges VIII” features local emerging artists Winnie Gier, Cameron Lyden, Jessica Machacek, Saegan Moran, Michael Ross and Ben Rouse. Through Aug. 23. • “Intoxicating Love” in The Box@ATHICA includes paintings by Broderick Flanigan. Through Aug. 23.

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 Jim Barsness. Opening reception Aug. 21. Through Sept. 22.

CIRCLE GALLERY (285 S. Jackson St.) "Afloat" displays works that explore the notion of journey and the memories of new-found places. RG Brown is a professor emeritus of art at the Lamar Dodd School of Art as well as a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Landscape Architecture. Opening reception Aug. 20. Through Oct. 2.

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.

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Artwork by Steven C. Neal. Through August.

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. • Mixed media sculptures by Barbara Odil. Closing reception Sept. 11.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Jesse Stinnard. Through August. 

GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Summer Vacation” includes works by Adam Forrester, Winnie Gier, Jourdan Joly, Michael Levine, Georgia Rhodes and Smokey Road Press. Through Sept. 24.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Art Hazelwood and Ronnie Goodman: Speaking to the Issues.” Through Sept. 13. • “El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte.” Through Sept. 13. • “Ralph Chessé.” Through Oct. 4. 

GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Scatterfield” by Zane Cochran is a large-scale interactive installation with 3,000 LEDs capable of producing over 16 million different colors. Through December.

THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Photography by Frances Berry. Through Aug. 23.

HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) “Peace, Y’all” features a dozen paintings by Charley Seagraves. Through August.

LOWERY IMAGING GALLERY (2400 Booger Hill Rd., Danielsville) The gallery features paper and canvas giclee prints by Athens artists as well as artists’ renderings of Athens. Jamie Calkin is the featured artist through December.

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. • “Return from Exile: Contemporary Southeastern Native American Art.” Aug. 22–Oct. 10. Reception Sept. 10. • In the Lounge Gallery, Michael Benedetti presents a collection of prints influenced by ancient symbols, comics, art nouveau and science fiction. Opening reception Aug. 20. Through Nov. 8. • The ongoing exhibition series “Forty of Something: Collections from Our Community” presents 40 Hollywood movie stills from the collection of Mike Landers. Closing reception Aug. 20.

MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 Hwy. GA-98, Danielsville) Outdoors, an upcycled metal owl named “Stoneheart” by Steve Sweetster overlooks the garden area. Indoors, Yvonne Crowe presents a collection of watercolors and inspirational messages. Through August. • “Me’chanted” by Melissa Steele is an exhibit of large mixed media collages made from recycled materials and inspired by the metamorphosis of butterflies and dragonflies. Through August.

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.

OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) Margaret Agner exhibits a collection of large silk wall hangings, paintings, pastels and printmaking (monotypes, nature prints and linoleum cuts). Through August. • In the Art Cubes, view a collection of sculptor Jenna Johnson’s 3-D pieces. Through August.

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. • An exhibit featuring original manuscripts, engravings, maps and natural specimens are presented in conjunction with the 250th anniversary of John and William Bartram’s natural history expedition. Aug. 22–Dec. 23.

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.) Stefan Eberhard’s “Crystalscapes” reveal photographs taken through a microscope of substances such as caffeine, folic acid, vitamin C and vanillin.

STEFFEN THOMAS MUSEUM OF ART (4200 Bethany Rd., Buckhead) “Stories Told in Bits and Pieces: Collage Works by Susan Pelham” displays collages influenced by Magic Realism, nursery rhymes, parables and other literary works. Opening reception Aug. 20. Through October.

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. • A solo show features new works by Jason Whitley. 

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) “Metropolitan Footprints” includes abstract landscape paintings of cities by Amanda Cameron. Through September.

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

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. • Mixed media prints by NYC-based artist and former Athenian Greg Stone. Through August.