May 11, 2016

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

“Feminine Mystique,” a collection of oil paintings by Manda McKay, is currently on view at Just Pho…And More through May.

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 May.

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 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. 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.) “Swim Team” is a series of paintings by Jaime Bull. Through June 17.

CIRCLE GALLERY (285 S. Jackson St.) “CE+D Student Exit Show” features student work focusing on landscape architecture, historic preservation and environmental planning and design. Through May 15.

CITY OF WATKINSVILLE (Downtown Watkinsville) “Public Art Watkinsville: A Pop-up Sculpture Exhibit” consists of sculptures placed in prominent locations around downtown. Artists include Benjamin Lock, William Massey, Stan Mullins, Robert Clements and Joni Younkins-Herzog. “Artscape Oconee: The Monuments of Artland” features eight newly commissioned art panels and six refurbished panels featuring paintings. 

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. 

DONDEROS’ KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Peter Thompson, owner of Archipelago Antiques, shares his work. Through May.

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Artwork by Corynne Gamboa. Through May.

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.) Drawings by Jeremy Kiran Fernandes. Through May.

GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Wild Wooly Wonderful Athens” features works by Jared Brown, Timi Conley, James Greer, Michael Lachowski, Ali Norman, Dan Smith and Kaleena Stasiak. Through June 26.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “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.) Works by Double Dutch Press. Through May 29.

HEIRLOOM CAFÉ (815 N. Chase St.) Collages influenced by Surrealism and Magic Realism by Susan Pelham. Through July 11.

HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Lea Purvis and Licca Kirk. Through May.

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

JITTERY JOE’S FIVE POINTS (1230 S. Milledge Ave.) Drawings and paintings by Tekla Vanderplas. Through May.

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

K.A. ARTIST SHOP (127 N. Jackson St.) Mini art, prints, merch and installation pieces by local artists. Through June 2.

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) Michael Ross’ solo exhibition “Unknown Soldier” features large-scale paintings and charcoal drawings based on the wars fought between Finland and the Soviet Union. May 10–13. Reception May 12.

LAST RESORT GRILL (174 W. Clayton St.) “Homesick” is a collection of ladies hanging out at Athens landmarks by Keith P. Rein, who relocated from Athens to Colorado. Through May.

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.) 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. • Community Collections on view in the lobby’s glass cases include floaty pens from the collection of Jeff Montgomery and push puppets from the collection of Katherine Winslow. Through June 25.

MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 GA-98, Danielsville) Pottery by Pat Shields of Georgia Mudcats Pottery. Through May.

MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) Richard Sudden’s “Illuminations” use three gallery spaces to explore light, its physical properties and metaphorical meanings. Through Aug. 28.

OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) Retired educator and artist Jack Burk shares watercolor, collage and pastel works. Through May 29.

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.” • Through July.

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

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. 

TERRAPIN BEER CO. (265 Newton Bridge Rd.) Lauren Geitner’s series “About Today” features oil paintings and mixed media artworks that explore isolation and confinement through snapshots of stillness. Through May.

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.

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

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. 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.