April 13, 2016

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

Photo Credit: Craig Gum

“My Paddle” by Vivienne Varay is included in the “Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition,” currently on view at the Georgia Museum of Art. The artists will discuss their own work during “MFA Speaks” on Apr. 14 at 5:30 p.m.

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

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) A collection of new paintings by Matt Bahr. Through April.

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.) “This Land: Immigration in the United States” was curated by Venezuelan American artist and University of North Georgia art professor Stanley Bermudez. Opening reception Apr. 16. Through May 28.

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.) “Max” features photography by Mo Costello. Reception Apr. 19. Currently on view through April.

CIRCLE GALLERY (285 S. Jackson St.) “American Landscapes of the Country Place Era: Photographs by Carol Betsch.” 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.) In celebration of Earth Day, see cyanotypes by Rinne Allen and an installation by the Air Plants Proliferation Project (A-4P). Apr. 19–May 7.

DONDERO'S KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Ainhoa Bilbao Cebrero’s paintings explore sacred metaphors, renewal and transformation. Closing reception Apr. 30.

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Artwork by Patrick Sprague and Tatiana Veneruso. Through April.

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. • Greg Benson’s “Oil Compass” features eight paintings that create a 360-degree panorama when viewed together. Through April. 

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Ro Scurry. Through April.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.)“Cherokee Basketry: Woven Culture” examines basket-making history and its modern revival. Through Apr. 17. • “David Ligare: California Classicist.” Through May 8. • “Frank Hartley Anderson: Forging the Southern Printmakers Society.” Through June 19. • Created by design studio VolvoxLabs, “VVOX: Refining Realities” is an immersive triptych utilizing digital visualization. Through June 19. • 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.) Jamey Grimes’ Northern Lights-inspired “Aurora” is an installation illuminated by natural light during the day and a color-based lighting cycle at night. Through September.

THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Paintings by Sam Main. Through Apr. 17. • Black-and-white illustrations by James Greer. Apr. 17–May 8.

HEIRLOOM CAFÉ (815 N. Chase St.) “Four Corners” presents works by four MFA students graduating this spring: Michael Ross, Drema Montgomery, Spence Townsend and Heather Forest. Through May 1. 

HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Paintings by Marisa Mustard. Through April.

JITTERY JOE’S ALPS (1480 Baxter St.) Oils on paper and mono prints by Stuart Libby. Through May 28. 

JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) “Feminine Mystique” is a series of still life oil paintings by Manda McKay.

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) “Goulash: BFA Drawing & Painting Exit Show.” • BFA Exit Show: Jewelry & Metals. • “Those That Can, Teach: Art Education BFA Exit Exhibition.” • “Witness Me: Expanded Forms Exit Exhibition.” Closing reception for all exhibitions Apr. 15.

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. 

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. Through April. • The 41st annual Juried Exhibition presents 228 pieces by 171 artists selected by Jock Reynolds, director at the Yale University Art Gallery. Through May 7. • Paige Adair’s video projection “Daughter of the Cave” explores gender and underground wanderlust. Through May 7. • Newly established in honor of the Willow Oak that recently reached the end of its lifecycle, The Tree Gallery showcases photography by Shannon Williams and kid art projects inspired by Gustav Klimt.

MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 GA-98, Danielsville) Mixed media by Chris Elkins. Through April. 

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.

OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) “Figures, Florals and Fabulous Celestials” presents watercolors by Judith DeJoy, Cindy Malota and Radha Murthy. Through April.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) The 21st annual “Southworks National Juried Art Exhibit” features 79 works by 52 artists. Through May 6. • This year’s “Encore16” features artists from previous “Director’s Choice Exhibits.” Through May 6.

RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “Seeing Georgia: Changing Visions of Tourism and the Modern South.” • “The Greatest Bulldog of Them All: Dan McGill.” • “Selections from the Disability History Archive.” • “John Abbot, Early Georgia’s Naturalist Artist.”• “Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence: The George Foster Peabody Awards.” • “Olympic Legacy.” • Opening reception Apr. 14. Through July.

SIPS (1390 Prince Ave.) Maria Strom shows colorful and humorous prints from her cat series. Through April.

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.) Paintings by Monroe art teacher Bobbie Austin. Through April.

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.) “New Beginnings are often Disguised as Painful Endings” is a painting series by Maria Nissan. Through April.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) The Ethical Eating Group at UUFA presents, “Get Yourself FREE,” a multi-media display adapting the chorus of Paul Simon’s song “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.” Contributing artists are Kate Blane and Melissa Biehl. Through May.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA OCONEE CAMPUS GALLERY (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy., Watkinsville) The 2016 “Oconee Art Students Exhibit” features recipients of the Outstanding Achievement in Art Scholarship. Through Apr. 28.

VIVA! ARGENTINE CUISINE (247 Prince Ave.) Abstract paintings by Antoine Stewart. Through May.

WALKER’S COFFEE AND PUB (128 College Ave.) Artwork by Jamie Calkin and Miranda Rupkey. Through April.

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

WINTERVILLE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY CULTURE (371 N. Church St., Winterville) Curated by Jimmy Straehla, “The Inaugural Art Show” showcases work by Cameron Bliss, Tex Crawford, Margot Ecke, Peter Loose, Terry Rowlett, cap man and several more Winterville area artists. Opening reception Apr. 15. Through May.

THE WORLD FAMOUS (351 N. Hull St.) Permanent artists include RA Miller, Chris Hubbard, Travis Craig, Michelle Fontaine, Dan Smith, Greg Stone and more. • Artwork by Abby Gregg and Andrew Huang. Through Apr. 17.