October 14, 2015

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits.

“Still a Gentleman” by Marilyn Estes is currently on view in a group exhibition of Halloween artwork at Flicker Theatre and Bar through October. A reception with the artists will be held on Friday, Oct. 16 from 5–8 p.m.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Maggie Baxter’s original ink and watercolor illustrations are inspired by the natural, the supernatural, and the relationship between the two. Through October.

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 Myers Gallery, view the “Troy University Faculty Show.” Through Nov. 6. • In the Harrison Center for the Arts & Preschool’s Lobby Gallery, “Mentor/Mentee” features the work of professors and students from UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art. Through June 1.

ATHENS ART & FRAME (1021 Parkway Blvd.) Susan Abell creates fall-toned paintings depicting impressionistic renderings of trees and water-scapes. Through October.

ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) “Parables of the Land” presents paintings, sculptures, cut paper assemblages and more by Claire and Robert Clements. Through Nov. 20.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) Juried by Michael Rooks, Modern and Contemporary Curator at the High Museum of Art, “J1: ATHICA’s First Juried Exhibition” features innovative contemporary works by 29 artists. Through Nov. 15. • In The Box@ATHICA, Michele Chidester presents a multi-day performance art piece, “Hens and Chicks.” Oct. 15–18.

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 works by Jim Barsness layer texture and metaphor. Through October.

CIRCLE GALLERY (285 S. Jackson St.) “Roads, Rivers, and Red Clay: Ceramics by Ron Meyers.” Opening reception Oct. 15. Through Dec. 18.

THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) In Classic Gallery I, “Hello, Neighbor” features artwork by Terry Rowlett, Michelle Fontaine, Rene Shoemaker and Michael Ross. In Classic Gallery II, “Tableau” features works by Mary Ruth Moore, Michael Oliveri, Ally White and Otto Lange. Both shows open Oct. 15.

COTTON CAFE (136 N. Broad St., Monroe) A show of works by Mike Roberts presented by the Monroe Art Guild. Through October.

CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO. (271 W. Hancock Ave.) “The Smaller the Subject, the Louder its Voice: Paintings by Sara Belle Papp” includes 15 vibrant compositions by the late UGA Terry College alum and breast cancer warrior. Through Oct. 24.

DONDERO'S KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) A collection of painted pet portraits by Nethie Lockwood. Through October.

DOWNTOWN MADISON (Washington and Jefferson St.) “Up Close” is a series of student portraits wheatpasted on buildings. Organized in partnership between the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art and the Morgan County Alternative Education Program, the series is part of the international Inside Out Project. Through October.

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Artwork by Rachel Blair. Through October.

THE EULALIA (127 N. Broad St., Monroe) “Everyday Modern” is a show of square photographs by Morgan Lytle. Through October.

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 drawings by Claudia Wilburn reshape photographs, sketches and writings with charcoal, gesso and watercolors. Through October.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) “Monsters!” features spooky works by Matt Blanks, Tex Crawford, Patrick Dean, Marilyn Estes, Lee Gatlin, James Greer, Lawson Grice, Mike Groves, Cindy Jerrell, Lou Kregel, Missy Kulik, Peter Loose, Dan Smith and John Stidham. Reception Oct. 16. Through October.

FRONTIER UPFRONT GALLERY (193 E. Clayton St.) Paintings on canvas and wood by Heidi Hensley depict the social life of downtown Athens and Bulldog football.

GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Day for Night” includes works by Eve Nettles, Hope Hilton, Zipporah Thompson, Clay Jordan, Donald Cope, Saegan Moran and Eileen Wallace. Through Jan. 6.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Before the March King: 19th-Century American Bands.” Through Jan. 3. • In the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden, “Twists and Turns: Sculptures by Alice Aycock” includes two sculptures, “Waltzing Matilda” and “Twin Vortexes.” Through Sept. 4, 2016.

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.) Artwork by Melody Croft. Through Oct. 25. 

HEIRLOOM CAFÉ (815 N. Chase St.) “Some Like it Hot—Succulents and Cacti” features new works by Susie Burch. Through October.

HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) “Animals by the Yard” includes recent and past folk art paintings by Peter Loose. Through October.

JOKER JOKER GALLERY (145 Vine St.) “MAD” aka Mux Blank shows works in his new underground alternative gallery space. Viewable by appointment through October.

JUST PHO AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Silk wall hangings and paintings by Margaret Agner. Through October.

K.A. ARTIST SHOP (127 N. Jackson St.) Paintings by Jowe Head of the band Swell Maps. Through October.

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) In Gallery 307, “The Figure 8” presents works by Elizabeth Jaegar, J. Parker Valentine and Amy Pleasant. Through Nov. 6. • In Gallery 101, “Farrah Karapetian: Step Twice” includes works based on photograms. Through Nov. 6. • “Alex Hodge: Unsung Muses.” Opening reception Oct. 15. Through Nov. 5. • “Forms of Adornment: Flesh and the Erotic.” Opening reception Oct. 15. Through Nov. 5. • “In Process: Eileen Wallace.” Opening reception Oct. 15. Through Nov. 5.

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.

LOW YO YO STUFF RECORDS (261 W. Washington St.) Paintings by Jowe Head of the bands Swell Maps and Television Personalities. Closing reception Oct. 26.

LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) “Forty of Something: Collections From Our Community” presents Caroline Self’s “W.O.W.–40 Treasures from a Timeless Generation.” Through Oct. 17. • 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) See Madison County Fair’s award-winning projects by the Madison County Needlecrafters. Through October.

MADISON MUSEUM OF FINE ART (300 Hancock St., Madison) The seventh annual “Making Masters” exhibition presents work by second year MFA students from UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art: Thomas Bosse, Julia Megan Burchett, Arron Foster, Ariel Lockshaw, Amanda Scheutzow and Stephanie Sutton. Through Oct. 17.

MAMA’S BOY (197 Oak St.) Original work by Sarah Johnson. Through October.

MONROE ART GUILD (205 S. Broad St., Monroe) “Hometown: A Documentary of Monroe, Georgia” features photographs by Stephanie Calabrese. Through October.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) “Georgia Small Works” is a juried group exhibition of artwork measuring 14” or less in all directions. Through Nov. 13. • View a solo show of watercolors by Kie Johnson. Through Nov. 13.

RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) 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. • “Seeing Georgia: Changing Visions of Tourism and the Modern South” includes photos, postcards, artifacts and other ephemera representing six Georgia tourism sites with histories of political and cultural battles. Through July.

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.) Photography by Anne Yarborough. Through November.

STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) “Travels on the Bartram Trail: Beth Thompon’s Possible Perceptions” present kaleidoscope photographs taken during a four-year project. Reception Oct. 18. Through Nov. 29.

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, Michelle Dross, Veronica Darby, John Cleaveland, Rebecca Wood, Nikita Raper, Natalia Zuckerman, Briget Darryl Ginley, Jack Kashuback, Barret Reid, Camille Hayes, Jason Whitley and Ken Hardesty. 

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) “The Retro Album Covers” exhibit features 42 album covers representing original songs by Chip McDaniel. Through November.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA, OCONEE CAMPUS GALLERY (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy., Watkinsville) “When You Cut into the Present” is an exhibit of photographs by Sean Dunn. Reception Oct. 25. Currently on display through Nov. 5.

THE WAYFARER HOTEL (114 N. Broad St., Monroe) “The Clique Year in Review, 2015” features images by a handful of women photographers. Through Oct. 30.

WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Watercolor images by Jamie Calkin and metal works by Leonard Piha.

THE WORLD FAMOUS (351 N. Hull St.) Permanent artists include RA Miller, Chris Hubbard, Travis Craig, Michelle Fontaine, Dan Smith, Greg Stone and more. • Will Eskridge’s “Creature Features” is a series of absurd hybrid animal paintings inspired by campy movie posters. Through October.