January 11, 2017

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

“Botanical Garden 46, Carolina Jessamine” by Richard Huston is currently on view in the “Members Exhibition” at the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art through Saturday, Jan. 14.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Live music photography by Ryan Myers. Through January.

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 Foyer Gallery, “Seven Elements of Art” features sculptural works by Lawrence Steuck, Leonard Piha and Lorraine Thompson. • “The Other 95.6%: Photos from Around the World” is a collection of photography. Through Feb. 3.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) The first-ever “Members Exhibition” is a collection of works by over a dozen of the gallery’s members. Through Jan. 14. 

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.) “Wild People” is a series of paintings by Terry Rowlett.

CIRCLE GALLERY (UGA College of Environment and Design, 285 S. Jackson St.) “Places for the Spirit: Traditional African American Gardens” is a traveling exhibit of photographs by Vaughn Sills. The images document the daily lives of four generations of the Toole family in Athens. Through Feb. 28.

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.) “Highlights” includes artists from the Classic Center’s permanent collection: June Ball, Greg Benson, Dianne Penny, Henry Ransom, John Ahee, Ana Anest and Lamar Wood.

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Works by tattoo artist Alan Mason. Through January.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Jeann Mann. Through January.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.)“Storytelling: The Georgia Review’s 70th Anniversary Art Retrospective” including 25 works by 12 artists whose work the Review has published. Through Jan. 29. • In the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden, “Driving Forces: Sculpture by Lin Emergy” presents four large kinetic sculptures. Through Apr. 2. • “Artists of the New York School” contains paintings, sculptures and works on paper by artists who worked in abstraction in the 1950s and ‘60s. Jan. 14–Mar. 19. • “Advanced and Irascible: Abstract Expressionism from the Collection of Jeanne and Carroll Berry” includes pieces by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Hedda Sterne and more. Jan. 14–Apr. 30. 

GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Satisfaction System” is a site-specific installation by Garrett Hayes that suspends circular forms woven with scrap denim, rope and Electro-Luminescent wire. Through Apr. 15.

THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Photos taken around Georgia by Davy Gibbs. Through December.

HEIRLOOM CAFÉ (815 N. Chase St.) Jack Burke and Amanda Burke present a father-daughter joint art show. Through January.

HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Jamie Calkin specializes in watercolor paintings of local scenes. Through December. • Artwork by Ryan Dorsey. Through January.

HIGHWIRE LOUNGE (269 N. Hull St.) Artwork by staff members of Trappeze Pub and Highwire Lounge. Through January.

JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Collages influenced by Surrealism and Magic Realism by Susan Pelham. 

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) “La Mostra: Cortona 2016” presents work by faculty and students of the study abroad program. Closing reception Jan. 21.

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.) “Upstream I” features paintings by Juan Logan that address the interconnections of race, place and power. Through Jan 14. • “Full House” features artwork by members of the various guilds and artists groups who meet at the Lyndon House. Through Jan. 17. • In the Lounge Gallery, see a collection of works by textile artist Maddie Zerkel. Through Feb. 11. • “Upstream II” continues an exploration of African American artists’ experiences through the works of William Downs, Jerushia Graham, Njambi Mwuara, Broderick Flanigan and Meaza Nigatu. Through Mar. 2.

MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 GA-98, Danielsville) The “Discover Tech Exhibition” is a part of the STAR Library Education Network led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Through Feb. 10. • Stefan Eberhard’s “Crystal Photomicrography” features photos taken through a microscope. Through February.

MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) “The Bond of the South” presents photography by Tamara Reynolds and Jerry Siegel, two artists who have work in the Do Good Fund Collection. Through December.

OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) Paintings and collages by Melody Croft. Through Jan. 29.

RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) In the Hargrett Library Gallery, see “Necessary Words & Images: 70 Years of the Georgia Review.” Through May 12. • In the Russell Library Gallery, see “On the Stump: What Does it Take to Get Elected in Georgia.” • In the Brown Media Library, see the “Steele Vintage Broadcast Microphone Collection.”

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) “The Medieval Experience, Art and Craft of the Society for Creative Anachronism” includes illustrated manuscripts, needlework and metalwork. Through January.

WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Ice cream cone sculptures by Jourdan Joly. 

WINTERVILLE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY CULTURE (371 N. Church St., Winterville) Presented by the Winterville Arts Council, “Beginnings” includes works by Lisa Freeman, Will Eskridge, Chris Taylor, Cheryl Washburn, Jacob Wenzka and more.

THE WORLD FAMOUS (351 N. Hull St.) Permanent artists include RA Miller, Chris Hubbard, Travis Craig, Michelle Fontaine, Dan Smith, Greg Stone and more.