February 15, 2017

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

Paintings, drawings and block prints by Cooper Homes are currently on view at White Tiger.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) The Visual Arts Magnet students at North Springs Charter High School present an eclectic arrangement of artwork. Through March.

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. • “Transitions: Vessels for Sam” features clay sculptures by Alice Woodruff, who views the exhibition as a journey towards reconciliation with life following her son’s suicide. Through Apr. 21.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) Curated by Mike Calway-Fagen, “I Swear I Saw This: The Line As Witness” features artwork by George Belcher, Courtney McClellan, Jon Swindler and Christina Tsui. Through Mar. 5.

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

CHOPS AND HOPS (2 S. Main St., Watkinsville) Susan Pelham’s collages are inspired by literature, music and Magic Realism. Through Feb. 24.

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.) “Love on the Side” is an extension of KA Artist Shop’s annual “Love in all its Many Forms” exhibition. Opening reception Feb. 15. Through Feb. 25.

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Artwork by Kris Harris. Through February. 

FARMINGTON DEPOT GALLERY (1011 Salem Rd., Farmington) Owned and staffed by 14 artists, the gallery offers works by artists including Matt Alston, John Cleaveland, Peter Loose, Michael Pierce, Dan Smith, Cheri Wranosky and more.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Hana Hay. Through February.

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. Through Apr. 8.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.)“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. • In the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden, “Driving Forces: Sculpture by Lin Emergy” presents four large kinetic sculptures. Through Apr. 2. • “To Spin a Yarn: Distaffs, Folk Art and Material Culture.” Through Apr. 16. • “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. • “Expanding Tradition: Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection” showcases over 50 works by African American artists. Through May 7. • “Michael Ellison: Urban Impressions” shares a selection of block prints produced by the Atlanta-based educator and printmaker. Feb. 18–May 21.

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.

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

HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Tobiah Cole. Through February.

HIGHWIRE LOUNGE (269 N. Hull St.) Illustrative prints and collages by Garrison Taylor-Bates. Through February.

HIP VINTAGE & HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) Athens musician and folk surrealist painter Gerald Turner shares an exhibition of paintings influenced by stories and dreamscapes. Through February.

K.A. ARTIST SHOP (127 N. Jackson St.) “Love in all its Many Forms” is a group exhibition celebrating love. Reception Mar. 16. Currently on view through March.

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. • In the C-U-B-E Gallery, “Improvisation in Repeat” is a collaboration in textile design between Sara Parker and Simon Hunt. Through Feb. 24.

LAST RESORT GRILL (174 W. Clayton St.) Artwork by Ainhoa Bibao Cebrero. Through February.

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.) “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) 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.

OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) The Big Springs Quilt Guild presents a collection of quilts. Through February.

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.” • “A Championship Tradition: The NCAA Tennis Tournament in Athens” marks the 29th time the tournament has been held in Athens since 1972. Through May.

SIPS (1390 Prince Ave.) Shannon Lachot’s mixed media exhibition “Extroversion in Color” ranges from acrylic paintings to crayon drawings. Through February.

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

TERRAPIN BEER CO. (265 Newton Bridge Rd.) The collages of Susan Pelham are influenced by Magic Realism and Surrealism. Through February.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) “Living in Nature” presents photographs by John W. Schell. Through March.

WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) New paintings, drawings and block prints by Cooper Holmes. Through February.

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. Through February.