August 31, 2016

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

“The Engagement” by Robert Clements is included in “A Twelve-Year Retrospective” at Athens Academy, currently on view through September. The exhibition features works by many of the 300 or so artists who have shared works over the years.

A. LAFERA SALON (2440 W. Broad St.) Artwork by Cecel Alle.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Flora and fauna on Perspex by Ella Salt. Through September.

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 Bertelsmann Lobby Gallery, pieces by graduates of the UGA Continuing Education Center’s photography class is displayed alongside ceramics by Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation members. Through September. • On view in the Myers Gallery “A Twelve-Year Retrospective” shows works by some of the 300 artists who have displayed at the school in the past. Through Oct. 28. • In the Harrison Center Foyer Gallery, “Seven Elements of Art” features sculptural works by Lawrence Steuck, Leonard Piha and Lorraine Thompson.

ATHENS ART AND FRAME (1021 Parkway Blvd.) Silk paintings by Margaret Agner.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) “Watered Down: Under the Influence of John Waters” celebrates the cult film director through works in all media. Through Sept. 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.) “Practice Practice Practice: Landscape Architects at Work.” Through September.

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 of paintings. 

THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) In Classic Gallery I, “High Contrast” features bold, black-and-white works by Timothy D. Hubbard, Kyle Kizzah, Jon Vogt and Eileen Wallace. • In Classic Gallery II, “A-Town” showcases works examining Athens architecture by Lewis Bartlett, Robert Brussack, Dortha Jacobson and Jacob Wenzka. Through October.

CRAFT PUBLIC HOUSE (1040 Gaines School Rd.) Drawings and paintings by Mina Kim. Through Sept. 1. 

CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO. (271 W. Hancock Ave.) Illustrations and prints by Bryn Rouse. Through Sept. 10.

DONDEROS’ KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Paintings and collages by Charley Seagraves. Through September.

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) “Peculiar People & Ordinary Objects” features new assemblages by Lisa Freeman. 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, Michael Pierce, Dan Smith, Cheri Wranosky and more.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Lea Purvis. Through September.

GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Spotlight” features artwork by Judith McWillie, Teresa Cole and Pete Schulte. Through Sept. 15.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) 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. • “Recent: Acquisitions” includes over two dozen works of art in a variety of media: works on paper, decorative arts, works on canvas and a neon light sculpture. Through Oct. 9. • “Gifts and Prayers. The Romanovs and Their Subjects.” Sept. 3–December. 

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.) Photos by Matthew Mach. Through Sept. 11.

HEIRLOOM CAFÉ (815 N. Chase St.) “Rocks and Water” is a series of watercolor and oil paintings by Susie Burch. Reception Sept. 14. Currently on view through September.

HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) “Citrine Visuals” by Antoine Stewart. Through September.

HIGHWIRE LOUNGE (269 N. Hull St.) New paintings and collages by Logan Shirah. Through September.

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) “Spectra: Lamar Dodd School of Art Faculty Exhibition” includes works by Benjamin Britton, Marni Shindelman, Jon Swindler and other instructors. Opening reception Sept. 1. Through Sept. 29.

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.) “Textiles: The Sense of Touch,” curated by UGA professor Jennifer Crenshaw, shows textile work by Tanya Aguiniga, Erin Geagon, Johanna Norry, Courtney McCracken and Zipporah Johnson. Reception Sept. 8. Currently on view through Oct. 8. • “Abandoned Rural America” is a group exhibition of 30 artists who address changing landscapes and the transition of family farms. Reception Sept. 8. Currently on view through Oct. 20. • In the Lounge Gallery, view a solo show by emerging artist Jon Vogt, who creates optical and digital printed works that often vibrate. Sept. 3–Nov. 10.

MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 GA-98, Danielsville) Metal art by Paul Bendzunas. Through September.

OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) Artwork by Mary Rugg. Through September.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) “Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational” is one of the largest pottery events in the region and displays 7500 works. • “Participating Potters: 2016” exhibits two works by each of 50 Georgia potters. • “American Ceramic Masters” includes well-known artists such as Peter Voulkos. • “Atomic Clay” features clay robots by Michael Klapthor. Through Sep. 14. 

RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “Keep Your Seats Everyone… The Redcoats are Coming!” is an exhibition of photographs, uniforms, sheet music and more memorabilia related to the UGA Redcoat Marching Band. Through Dec. 23. • The “Whisperin’ Bill” exhibit features a guitar, boots, sheet music, poster and a prized “nudie suit” by the legendary country musician. Sept. 7–December. 

STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) “300 Seasons: A Colorful Journey” is a new collection of impressionistic landscapes and floral paintings by Judy Bolton Jarrett. Through Oct. 9.

THE SURGERY CENTER OF ATHENS (2142 W. Broad St.) Painted quilts by Margaret Agner. Through Sept. 16.

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.) Tifton artists Melissa Lee of Tenth Muse Studio, Kathleen Hilliard of KatHil Designs and Ridley Fleming Baird of Grateful Beads Jewelry join their childhood art teacher Mary Ann Cox. Reception Sept. 11. Currently on view through September.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) The Women of Watercolor present an exhibit of wide-ranging subjects, styles and interpretations of the world around them. Through September.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA OCONEE CAMPUS GALLERY (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy., Watkinsville) Artwork by Titus Childers. Opening reception Sept. 1. Through September. 

WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Susan Pelham’s collages are influenced by Surrealism and Magic Realism. Through October.

WINTERVILLE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY CULTURE (371 N. Church St., Winterville) “Shadow” features works by Edwyna Arey, Dodd Ferrelle, Dortha Jacobson, David Noah, Kip Ramey and more. Opening reception Sept. 9. Through October.

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 “Deep Blue Waves” is a series of cyanotype solargrams depicting sea creatures assembled from plant life. Through Oct. 1.