August 23, 2017

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

Illustrations by Jacob Wenzka from The Girl Who Kept Night in Her Closet, an upcoming children’s book written by Bart King, are currently on view at Hendershot’s Coffee through August.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Susan Pelham’s collages are inspired by Magic Realism, Surrealism and nursery rhymes. Through September.

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.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) “Leticia Bajuyo: Event Horizon” repurposes CDs and DVDs to create a large-scale installation of vortices, while theremins provide interactive sound elements. Through Sept. 10.

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, 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.) Cast resin ice cream cone sculptures by Jourdan Joly. Through Sept. 3.

DONDEROS’ KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Artwork by Jessica Harbinson. Through August.

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Artwork by Mark Hodges and Vidaya Persaud. Through August.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Erica Strout. Through August.

GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Spotlight 2017” features artwork by Erin McIntosh, Paul Collins and Christina Foard. Through Sept. 30.

THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Children’s art from Treehouse Kid & Craft. Through Sept. 10.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “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.) Jacob Wenzka shares prints of illustrations from the children’s book The Girl Who Kept Night in Her Closet. Through August.

HIP VINTAGE & HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) Illustrations by Michael McGill and sculptures by Leslie Lawson. Through August.

JITTERY JOE’S EASTSIDE (1860 Barnett Shoals Rd.) Portraits by Deanna Dowlatpanah and Athens scenes by Jamie Calkin. Through August.

JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) “Make Me an Offer” includes new drawings and paintings by Patrick Linker.

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) See works by Mary Ruth Moore, who taught at UGA for over 40 years. Through August.

LAST RESORT GRILL (174 W. Clayton St.) Nancy Everett’s colorful impressionist style paintings celebrate the Southeast. Through August.

LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) 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. “Downtown Athens through the Years.” Through Sept. 9. “Unidentified Houses of Athens.” Through Nov. 1. • “Aurora: An Installation by Zane Cochran” includes 40 suspended structures that glow and fade as visitors explore the gallery. Reception Sept. 7. Gallery Talk Oct. 7. Currently on view through Oct. 13 • “The Game Show” includes playful pieces by Esteban Patino, Curtis Ames, Mike Landers, Lea Purvis, Meg Aubrey, Noah McCarthy, Nicole Jean Hill Paul Pfeiffer, Hope Hilton and Kaleena Stasiak. Reception Sept. 7. Currently on view through Oct. 17. • “All That Remains is Nowhere” includes conceptual book art from Brian Hitselberger, Eileen Wallace and curator Margot Ecke. Reception Sept. 7. On view Aug. 29–Oct. 13.

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.) Susan Pelham’s collages are influenced by Magic Realism and Surrealism. Through August.

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. Through Sept. 15.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) The 15th annual “Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational” features 7,000 pieces by 50 artists from across the state. The Members Gallery hosts “Exhizen in Japan,” a collection of works by Naoki Izuma. The Hall Gallery features “In a Galaxy Not Far Away” by Beau Raymond. Opening gala Aug. 25. Through Sept. 13. 

RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) 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. Through Dec. 5.

SMITH-WILLIAMS GALLERY, PIEDMONT COLLEGE (1021 Central Ave., Demorest) “Leticia Bajuyo: In-Finity” repurposes discarded CDs and DVDs into a large-scale installation. Closing reception Sept. 8. Through Sept. 10.

SOUTHERN BREWING COMPANY (231 Collins Industrial Blvd.) Linoleum cuts and woodcuts Christopher Ingham. Through August.

THE STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) “Meet Your Neighbors” features large-scale photographs of insects, birds, plants, reptiles and amphibians by Jena Johnson and Chuck Murphy. Opening reception Aug. 27. Through Oct. 8.

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 Marisa Mustard. Through August.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) Jennie Snare shares a collection of acrylic still life paintings depicting objects in front of a home window with interesting light. Through September.

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

WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Ecologist Amy Rosemond creates paintings inspired by the pattern and beauty of the natural world. Through Sept. 10.

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.