March 1, 2017

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

“Michael Ellison: Urban Impressions” is currently on view at the Georgia Museum of Art through Sunday, May 21.

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. • In the Bertelsmann Gallery, see a collection of drawings by Ray Lee as well as creations by the Athens Metal Arts Guild. Through Apr. 21. • In the Myers Gallery, “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. Paintings and drawings by Audrone Kirschner focus on botanicals as they transition back into pods and seeds. 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, Jacob Sunderlin, Jon Swindler and Christina Tsui. Closing event Mar. 5.

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

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 K.A. Artist Shop’s exhibition, “Love in all its Many Forms.” Through Mar. 4. • “Creature Moments” features paintings, drawings and handwritten stories created by staff members in response to the brewery’s beer. Mar. 7–18.

DONDEROS’ KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Artwork by Kathy Broyles. Through March.

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Artwork by Margaret Scruggs. Through March.

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.

THE FINISHING SCHOOL (215 Thomas St.) The new gallery opens with “Parallel Play,” which includes works by Andrew Boatright, Kojo Griffin and Kirstin Mitchell. The show is curated by Candice Greathouse and Curtis Ames. Opening reception Mar. 4. On view Mar. 1–29.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Stacey Piotrowski. Through March.

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. Through 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.) Sue Grilli is a contemporary artist sharing her creative journey through mixed media, watercolor and collage. Through March.

HIP VINTAGE & HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) Karen Adams works in oils, charcoal, watercolor, mixed media and sculpture. Opening reception Mar. 3. Through March. 

JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Artwork by Michelle Korrie. Through Mar. 13.

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.) “Nicole Pietrantoni: The Falls” shows printmaking work by the assistant professor of art at Whitman College. Opens Mar. 3. Closing reception Mar. 23.

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 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. • In the Lounge Gallery, see photography by Wilma, a well-known singer and neuromuscular massage therapist. Reception Mar. 23. Through Apr. 20.

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.

MASON-SCHARFENSTEIN MUSEUM OF ART (567 Georgia St., Demorest) Gregor Turk’s “Power Projection” incorporates cartographic imagery and cultural markings into artwork that considers the context of contemporary political discord. Opening reception Mar. 2. Through March.

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 CIVIC CENTER (2661 Hog Mountain Rd., Watkinsville) “A Journey in Quilts” features over 150 quilts. Mar. 3–5.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) “The Oconee County Schools Youth Art Month Exhibition” highlights works by over 250 young artists. Opening reception Mar. 2. Through Mar. 23.

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.

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

TERRAPIN BEER CO. (265 Newton Bridge Rd.) Photography by John Griffiths. Through March.

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

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA OCONEE CAMPUS GALLERY (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy., Watkinsville) The “Faculty Biennial” includes a wide variety of media and styles. Through March.

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

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.