July 26, 2017

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

“The Slammin’ Hot Shredder Show,” currently on view at Creature Comforts Brewing Co., is a fundraiser for the Skate Park of Athens: Phase 2 Expansion Project.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Sarah Hess’ paintings are inspired by natural and personal themes. Through July.

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 AREA UROLOGY (2142 W. Broad St.) Landscape paintings by Mike Spronck. Through August.

ATHENS ART AND FRAME (1021 Parkway Blvd.) Heidi Hensley’s paintings depict colorful and eclectic scenes of Athens and UGA.

ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) “Metal Visions: The Work of Harold Rittenberry” shares a collection of the local folk artist’s sculptures. Through Sept. 17.

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) Betsey Barth Withington presents a collection of paintings in “Familiar Scenes from my Perspective.” Through July.

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, Harold Rittenberry and Joni Younkins-Herzog. • “Artscape Oconee: The Monuments of Artland” features a total of 20 paintings on panels installed around town. Artists include Claire Clements, Peter Loose, Andy Cherewick, Lisa Freeman, Manda McKay and others.

THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) “Warm Days, Cool Nights” celebrates summer vibes through Ariel Lockshaw’s pool paintings, Frances Berry’s minimal golden hour photos, Wade Sheldon’s nautical night skies and Hannah Ehrlich’s cloud compositions. Through December. • Jackie Dorsey’s solo exhibition in Gallery II features watercolor portraits of musicians, artists, chefs and other familiar faces of Athens. Through December.

CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO. (271 W. Hancock Ave.) “The Slammin’ Hot Shredder Show” is a fundraiser for Skate Park of Athens: Phase 2 Expansion Project. Through July.

DONDEROS’ KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) The collages of Susan Pelham are influenced by Surrealism and Magic Realism. Through July.

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Artwork by Bill Silman. Through July.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Braid Aid Fest presents a month-long auction of mental health-inspired artwork by over 20 artists including Christopher Ingham, Hannah Jones, James Wilson, Jessica Smith, Mina Kim and Stephen Cramer. Closing reception July 29.

GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Rock Paper Scissors” presents works of paper by Malissa Ryder, Kendal Nevada King, Blaire Janine Taylor, Lucha Rodriguez, Leisa Rich and Elizabeth Lide. Through July 29.

THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Photographs by Ben Rouse. Through July.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “The Past is Never Dead: Kristin Casaletto” shares works of paper by the Augusta-based artist and teacher. Through July 30. • “The Genius of Martin Johnson Heade” includes landscapes, marine scenes and still-life objects by the 19th century painter. Through Sept. 10. • “Local Color: Martin Johnson Heade Paintings from the Collection of Deen Day Sanders.” Through Sept. 10. • “Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan.” Through Sept. 10. • “Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design.” Through Sept. 17.

GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Rainbow Cube” is a site-specific installation by Candice Greathouse and Curtis Ames. Through October.

HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Antoine Stewart. Through July.

HIP VINTAGE & HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) Ruth Allen draws and paints dogs, cats, birds, flowers trees and more on paper, canvas and reclaimed wood. Through July.

JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Crochet sculptures by Brandy Clower. Through July.  

KA ARTIST SHOP (127 N. Jackson St.) See a gallery installation by teens of the Public Art + Social Sculpture Camp. Through Aug. 4.

LAST RESOT GRILL (174 W. Clayton St.) Nancy Everett’s colorful impressionist style paintings celebrate the Southeast. July 31–August.

LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) “To & Fro: Correspondence Art by Jack Logan & Kosmo Vinyl.” Through July 29. • “Collections from Our Community: Clay 1976–2017” features hand built clay creations by Rich Panico. Through July 29. • “Time Warp…and Weft” includes works by Janet Austin, Geri Forkner, Janette Meetze, Rebecca Mezoff, Tommye Scanlin and Kathy Spoering. Through July 29. • “Fold Unfold: An Exhibit of Contemporary Coverlets.” Closing reception Aug. 19. • In the Lounge Gallery, Katherine Burke presents “On a Whim,” a solo show of collages created in response to childhood memories. Through Aug. 24. • Held in celebration of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation’s 50th year, the two-part exhibition “Captured in Time” presents a collection of photographs from Growing Up in Athens. “Unidentified Houses of Athens.” Through Nov. 1. “Downtown Athens through the Years.” Aug. 8–Sept. 9.

MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) The “40 Years: Madison Morgan Cultural Center” exhibit celebrates the creation, history and evolution of the MMCC through photographs, artifacts and text. Through Aug. 27.

MAMA’S BOY (197 Oak St.) Mixed media works by Arianna Mantis. Through July.

MASON-SCHARFENSTEIN MUSEUM OF ART (567 Georgia St., Demorest) “Gloria Victis: Three Artists Respond to War” includes works by painter Temme Barkin-Leeds, sculptor Jim Buonaccorsi and ceramicist Richard Notkin. Reception Aug. 15. Currently on view through Sept. 15.

OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) Artwork by Rose Shelton and Havivah Saltz. Through July.

RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) In the Russell Library Gallery, see “On the Stump: What Does it Take to Get Elected in Georgia.” Through Aug. 18. • In the Brown Media Library, see the “Steele Vintage Broadcast Microphone Collection.” • “Gold-digging in Georgia: America’s First Gold Rush” tells the story of Georgia’s antebellum gold rush through nuggets, historic maps, photographs, postcards and other artifacts.

THE STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) Watercolors of natural scenes by Cameron Berglund. Through Aug. 13.

THE SURGERY CENTER (2142 W. Broad St.) Rita Knight presents a new collection of paintings in “Women…a Journey from Childhood to Self-Discovery.” Through August.

TERRAPIN BEER CO. (265 Newton Bridge Rd.) Artwork by Kenzi Fennimore. Through July.

TRIO CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY (766 W. Broad St.) Curated by Melissa Lee and Tatiana Veneruso, “Nasty Women Athens” is a group exhibition demonstrating solidarity through art. Through Aug. 20.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) Elizabeth Bishop-Martin’s landscapes, chickens and other birds are depicted through acrylic paint and colored pencil. Through July.

VIVA! ARGENTINE CUISINE (247 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Antoine Stewart.

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

WINTERVILLE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY AND CULTURE (371 N. Church St., Winterville) Several local artists interpret the theme “Ripening.” Through September.

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