September 2, 2015

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits.

Lift it Down presents “You Don’t Tell Me,” a collection of illustration, collage and soft sculpture by Eddy Lezama and Laura Maria Ramirez Giraldo, at Highwire Lounge through September. A reception will be held Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 7–10 p.m.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Landscape paintings by Susan Abell.

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 ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Lane) In the Harrison Center for the Arts & Preschool’s Lobby Gallery, “Mentor/Mentee” features the work of professors and students of UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art. Through June 1. • In the Bertelsmann Gallery, jeweler Sylvia Dawe presents handcrafted designs in sterling, copper, bronze, brass, found objects and mixed media. An additional show displays the photography of UGA Continuing Education Center students. Through Oct. 9. • In the Myers Gallery, view the “Troy University Faculty Show.” Through Nov. 6. 

ATHENS ART & FRAME (1021 Parkway Blvd.) Catlett Mayer draws line abstractions in response to daily experiences. Through September.

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.) Three large-scale paintings by Jim Barsness layer heavy symbology and mesmerizing patterns. 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. 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.

DONDERO'S KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) The paintings of Britt McDermott draw from wildlife narrative and regional folklore. Through September.

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Artwork by Savanna Sturkie. Through September.

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.) “Three” features new digital designs by Matt Blanks. Opening reception Sept. 4. Through September.

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” confronts social and political issues such as homelessness, poverty and war. Through Sept. 13. • “El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte” includes posters, flyers, calavera newspapers and fine art portfolios by the Mexican printmaking collective. Through Sept. 13. • “Ralph Chessé” features paintings, puppets and works on paper by the artist. 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.) Paintings by Andy Cherewick. Through Sept. 13.

HAWTHORNE HOUSE (1440 S. Milledge Ave.) Oil paintings by Liang Richardson. Through Sept. 15.

HEIRLOOM CAFÉ (815 N. Chase St.) “Some Like it Hot—Succulents and Cacti” features new works by Susie Burch. Reception Sept. 23. Currently on view through October.

HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Paintings by Broderick Flanigan. Through September.

HIGHWIRE LOUNGE (269 N. Hull St.) Lift it Down presents “You Don’t Tell Me,” a variety of illustration, collage and soft sculpture by Eddy Lezama and Laura Maria Ramirez Giraldo. Reception Sept. 15. Through September.

JITTERY JOE’S EPPS BRIDGE (1880 Epps Bridge Pkwy.) Artwork by Hope Hilton and Maddie Zerkel. Through September.

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) In the Suite & Plaza Gallery, view the “Foundations Exhibition.” Through Sept. 10. • In Gallery 101, “Video 101: Dani Levanthal” screens “54 Days this Winter 36 Days this Spring for 18 Minutes,” a 16-minute montage of footage captured throughout each day. Through Sept. 11.

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. • “Forty of Something: Collections From Our Community” presents 40 glass paperweights from the collection of artist and educator Claire Clements as well as 40 Victorian hatpins from the collection of ATHICA’s director, Tatiana Veneruso. Through Sept. 19. • “Return from Exile: Contemporary Southeastern Native American Art.” Reception Sept. 10. Currently on view through Oct. 10. • In the Lounge Gallery, Michael Benedetti presents a collection of prints influenced by ancient symbols, comics, art nouveau and science fiction. Through Nov. 8. 

MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 GA-98, Danielsville) “Stoneheart,” an up cycled metal owl by Steve Sweetster overlooks the garden area. Inside, watercolors with inspirational messages are by Yvonne Crowe. Through September.

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 13th annual “Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational” features thousands of pieces by 50 Georgia potters. In the Main Gallery, “Participating Potters: 2015” features two or three of the best pieces by each potter. In the Members’ Gallery, view a solo show by Akira Satake. In the Hall Gallery, “Once Upon a Time” displays unusual terracotta clocks by Isabell Daniel. Through Sept. 16.

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 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. Through Dec. 23. • 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.) Stefan Eberhard’s “Crystalscapes” reveal photographs taken through a microscope of substances such as caffeine, folic acid, vitamin C and vanillin.

STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) “Nature, Illustrated” by Chuck Murphy includes a wide variety of birds, bugs and blooms. Through Oct. 4.

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. 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.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA, OCONEE CAMPUS GALLERY (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy., Watkinsville) “Tease it to Jesus” is a portfolio of letterpress prints organized by Margot Ecke of Smokey Road Press. Through Oct. 1.

WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Watercolor images by Jamie Calkin. Through September. 

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