March 16, 2016

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

Abby Gregg’s painting is included in “Chain Reaction,” a group exhibition currently on view at the Gallery@Hotel Indigo through Friday, Apr. 1.

A. LAFERA SALON (2440 W. Broad St.) Artwork by Perry McCrackin.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Mona Haddad’s artwork expresses her bold outlook on life and mirrors her passion for music. Through March.

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, “Celebrating Painting and Sculpture” by Leonard Piha. Through Apr. 15. • 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 May 20.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) “smalltownBIGCITY” is an exploration of the Southern vernacular aesthetic through the perspectives of artists Kelly Porter and Brandon Donahue. Closing reception Mar. 18.

BENDZUNAS GLASS (89 W. South Ave., Comer) The family-run studio has been creating fine art glass for almost 40 years.

CIRCLE GALLERY (285 S. Jackson St.) “American Landscapes of the Country Place Era: Photographs by Carol Betsch.” Opening reception Mar. 17. Through Apr. 28.

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

CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO. (271 W. Hancock Ave.) Sculptures by Jourdan Joly.

DONDERO'S KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Photography by Tim Rogan. Through March.

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Artwork by Taylor Perry. Through March.

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, Michael Pierce, Dan Smith, Cheri Wranosky and more.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) “False Witness to the Greater Humours” is a solo exhibition of black-and-white ink illustrations by James Greer that incorporate bizarre creatures and surreal settings from dreams. Through March.

GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) Seven artists invited seven artists who then invited seven artists to share work in “Chain Reaction.” Through Apr. 1.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Tools of Trade” offers a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes when putting together a museum exhibition. Through Mar. 16. • “Cherokee Basketry: Woven Culture” examines basket-making history and its modern revival. Through Apr. 17. • “David Ligare: California Classicist.” Through May 8. • 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.

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. 

THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Artwork by children attending Barrow St. Elementary. Through Mar. 27.

HEIRLOOM CAFÉ (815 N. Chase St.) View examples from an art book designed by Joel Kern. Through March.

HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Rachel Keane. Through March.

HIGHWIRE LOUNGE (269 N. Hull St.) Darkroom photographs and prints by Jen Holt. Through March.

JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Photography by Chris McKay. Through March.

K.A. ARTIST SHOP (127 N. Jackson St.) “Love in all its Many Forms” includes local works inspired by love by over 70 artists. Through Mar. 19.

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) Distinguished Dodd Professorial Chair Paul Pfeiffer presents three video works: Desiderata, Fragment of a Crucifixion and Pure Products Go Crazy.  • Dodd Post-MFA Fellow in Photography Mo Costello presents “Max.” • “Here, Say” is a sculptural installation by Dodd Post-MFA Fellow in Sculpture Courtney McClellan. • “Singularity” is a kinetic light installation by Post-MFA Fellow in Sculpture Kevin Varney. • “Unwillingly Mine” is an exploration of hypochondriac infatuations with illness by Ellie Dent, a MFA candidate in painting in drawing. • “2016 UGA/GRU Science and Medical Illustration Exhibition.” All exhibitions on view through Mar. 31. • Youth Art Month presents works by students attending schools in Clarke County. Reception Mar. 20. Currently on view through March.

LAST RESORT GRILL (174 W. Clayton St.) “Primordial Novae” is a series of paintings by Melissa Lee that depict a parallel between the primordial void of energy in outer space and the individual creative energy within mankind. Through March.

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. 

LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) In the Lounge Gallery, Spence Townsend presents a collection of paintings examining animals, people and places through a fantastical lens. Reception Mar. 24. Currently on view through Apr. 30. • “Collections from the Community” presents a collection of handmade evening purses and cocktail minis by Sonja Pemberton. Through Apr. 2.

MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 GA-98, Danielsville) Pottery by Will Langford. Through March.

MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) Known as one of the original artists of Mad Magazine, Jack Davis has had an illustrious career creating cartoons for publications, television and advertising. Through Apr. 17.

MAMA’S BOY (197 Oak St.) Mixed media and woven artwork by Arianna Mantis. Through March.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) “Youth Art Month Exhibit.” Through Mar. 23.

RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) As part of “Pictures of Us: Photographs from The Do Good Fund Collection,” the exhibition “Gordon Parks Confronts the Color Line” includes photographs from a Life magazine 1956 photo essay on segregation in the South. Through March. • “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.

SIPS (1390 Prince Ave.) Jamie Calkin shares a collection of ink and watercolor originals of Athens and UGA landmarks. Through March.

STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) “Portraits of the Working Class: Trees” by Marlene Lipinski explores mankind’s relationship with trees. Through May 1.

THE SURGERY CENTER OF ATHENS (2142 W. Broad St.) Surreal collages by Susan Pelham. Through March.

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. • “Deep” features new paintings of coastal seas, shipwrecks, sea creatures and beaches by Veronica Darby.

TERRAPIN BEER CO. (265 Newton Bridge Rd.) Lily Swindle creates nature-inspired wood burning pieces and paintings. Through March.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) The collages of Susan Pelham are influenced by Magic Realism, Surrealism, nursery rhymes, limericks, camp songs and art history. Through March.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA OCONEE CAMPUS GALLERY (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy., Watkinsville) “Reciprocal II: OCAF Members at UNG” is a juried exhibition featuring members of the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation. Through March.

WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Paintings of scenes around Athens by Mary Porter.

THE WORLD FAMOUS (351 N. Hull St.) Permanent artists include RA Miller, Chris Hubbard, Travis Craig, Michelle Fontaine, Dan Smith, Greg Stone and more. • Old school stencils by Deonna Mann. Through Mar. 20.