January 25, 2017

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

Photo Credit: Terry Allen

Terry Allen’s exhibition “The Basement Photos,” currently on view at Last Resort Grill through Sunday, Jan. 29, includes 40 portraits of musicians like James Brown, The Rolling Stones, Patti Smith, Lou Reed and The Sex Pistols.

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 Plein Air Painters Exhibition” showcases works by 17 members who meet each month to create artwork inspired by landscapes, woods, meadows and plants. “These Dark Times Need Hope & Beauty” is a solo exhibition of works by local artist and art car driver Cap Man. Through Feb. 4.

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

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.

CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO. (271 W. Hancock Ave.) Paintings by local mural artist and activist Broderick Flanigan. Through Feb. 11.

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.

GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.)  “Ultra Bright” includes works in fiber, photography, paper and painting by Barbette Houser, Laura Noel, Jessica Smith, Vivian Liddell, Logan Shirah and Drema Montgomery. Opening reception Jan. 26. Through Apr. 8.

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. Through 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. Through Apr. 30. • “To Spin a Yarn: Distaffs, Folk Art and Material Culture.” Through Apr. 16.

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.) Hannah Garrard’s series of paintings “Nostalgia” were inspired by her parents old Polaroid photographs from the ‘70s. Through Feb. 12. 

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.) Ryan Dorsey’s black-and-white illustrations are influenced by Surrealism and the subconscious. 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.) Drawings and paintings by Mikaila Guerra. Through Feb. 13.

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) “The 2017 Undergraduate Curated Exhibition” was organized by Candice Greathouse of Atlanta’s Mint Gallery. • “Michi Meko: One Last Smile Before the Undertow” seeks to establish new hybridized identities by endowing ordinary objects with spiritual powers. • “355” is a collaborative installation between MFA candidates Alexis Spina and Katherine Miller. • “Listening: Yeonsoo Kim” serves as a type of diary, sharing hand-built ceramic pieces built each day. Opening reception for all exhibitions Jan. 27. Through Feb. 24.

LAST RESORT GRILL (174 W. Clayton St.) Terry Allen’s “The Basement Photos” is a collection of photographs from the late ‘70s through early ’90s of musicians including The Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, The Ramones and more. Through Jan. 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.) In the Lounge Gallery, see a collection of works by textile artist Maddie Zerkel. Through Feb. 11. • “Collections from the Community: Louise Shaw’s Popes and Religious Potpourri Collection.” Through Feb. 25. • “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) “Emissaries of Peace: 1762 Cherokee and British Delegations” presents the story of Lt. Henry Timberlake and Cherokee leader Ostenaco as they journeyed to each other’s countries in 1762 as Emissaries of Peace. The show includes memoirs, period artwork, artifacts and more. Through Apr. 9.

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS (Athens, GA) “We Are the Other: A Photographic Portrait of Athens, Georgia” is a city-wide photographic project by visiting artist Wing Young Huie. Organized by the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, the project will be hosted at the Athens-Clarke County Library, Athens Community Council on Aging, Cedar Shoals High School, Clarke Central High School, Ciné, Georgia Square Mall, Lyndon House Arts Center, The Sparrow’s Nest, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Tlaloc, Strickland’s and Willson Center for Humanities & Arts. Lecture Feb. 2 at Ciné.

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

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) Over 35 furniture makers, wood turners and fine artists share works made from exotic woods and veneers, reclaimed lumber, natural edge slabs and twigs and bark in “Wood Works: A Regional Exhibition.” Through Feb. 17. • “Quantum Continuum: Works by Denise Stewart-Sanabria” is influenced by quantum physics and metaphysics. Through Feb. 17. • “Athens Celebrated: Watercolors by Jackie Dorsey” features portraits representing the town’s unique people, music, arts, community organizers, shops and restaurants. Through Feb. 17.

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.”

THE SURGERY CENTER OF ATHENS (2142 W. Broad St.) Paintings by Anna Desio. Through March.

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.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA OCONEE CAMPUS GALLERY (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy., Watkinsville) “Reciprocal III: OCAF Members at UNG” presents works by members of the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation. Closing reception Feb. 10.

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. • “A Moment in Time” features wildlife illustrations by watercolor painter Elizabeth Boudreau. Reception Feb. 13. Currently on view through February.