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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 ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Lane) In the Bertelsmann Gallery, see three-dimensional mixed media assemblages by Barbara Odil and paintings by Ainhoa Bilbao Cebrero. Through Oct. 6. • In the Myers Gallery, view “Horace Farlowe: Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures.” Through Oct. 27. • In the Harrison Center Foyer Gallery, this year’s permanent exhibit is “Animals: Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings.”

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. 

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.) “Bartram Trail Farm Photography” shares images from a Winterville farm co-owned by Jones and Scott Brandis, who supply many local restaurants with fresh produce. Through Oct. 1.

DONDEROS’ KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Artwork by Caroline LaRousse. Through September.

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Artwork by Patrick Sprague. Through September.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Profiles of cultural figures and other illustrations by Klon Waldrip. Through September.

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

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design.” Through Sept. 17. • “Modern Masters from the Giuliano Ceseri Collection” includes 19th- and 20th-century works on paper by masters of the medium. Through Nov. 12.

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

HEIRLOOM CAFÉ (815 N. Chase St.) Davy Gibbs presents “Empires,” a collection of large color photographs focused on the changing face of the Southern economy. Through Nov. 6.

HENDERSHOT’S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Paintings by Will Eskridge. Through September.

HIGHWIRE LOUNGE (269 N. Hull St.) Nature photography by Jonathan Shuster. Through September.

HIP VINTAGE & HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) Fiber art by Katherine Crossan and Margaret Agner. Through September.

JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) “Stilled Life” includes drawings and paintings by Emily Morrison and Mikaila Guerra. Through September.

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) “Primary Information” is a New York-based nonprofit organization founded to publish affordable artists’ books and writings. Through Oct. 5. • “Losing; Keeping” includes collaborative works by MFA candidate in painting and drawing, Annemarie DiCamillo, and Los Angeles-based artist Luke McCusker. Through Oct. 5. • “SEWW” includes photographs of the South East Women Wrestlers, a local group of artists who participate in theatrical role-play. Through Oct. 27. • “Rosemary Mayer: Beware of All Definitions” shares works by the post-minimalist and feminist artist. Through Nov. 10.

LOWERY GALLERY (2400 Booger Hill Rd., Danielsville) The gallery celebrates “24 Years of Art” with Giclee prints, originals, photographs and sculptures by over 24 artists including Claire Clements, Ben Rouse, Peter Loose, Kip Ramey and more.

LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) Held in celebration of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation’s 50th year, “Captured in Time” presents a collection of photographs from Growing Up in Athens. “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. 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. Through Oct. 17. • “All That Remains is Nowhere” includes conceptual book art from Brian Hitselberger, Eileen Wallace and curator Margot Ecke. Through Oct. 13. • “Connecting: Stairways to…” is a site-specific installation by Thom Houser that explores the many types of connections that occur while using stairways. Through Oct. 21. • Collections from Our Community presents “Zig Dot Zag,” works by the Athens Fibercraft Guild’s “Challenge Project” participants. Sept. 19–Oct. 28.

MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) A partnership between the Madison Artists Guild and the Morgan County Primary School, “Farm” celebrates the agrarian lifestyle of the rural South through paintings, photography and sculpture. Opening reception Sept. 15. Through Jan. 4.

MAMA’S BOY (197 Oak St.) Susan Pelham’s collages are influenced by Magic Realism and Surrealism.

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 COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) “Women of Watercolor” features watercolor paintings by local artists. Reception Sept. 17. Currently on view through September.

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 “Echizen in Japan,” a collection of works by Naoki Izuma. The Hall Gallery features “In a Galaxy Not Far Away” by Beau Raymond. Through Sept. 13. 

PIXEL & INK STUDIO (766 W. Broad St.) “Monochromatic” shares paintings and prints by Jacob Wenzka. Several are from the upcoming children’s book The Girl Who Kept Night in Her Closet. Closing reception Oct. 1.

RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) In the Brown Media Library, see the “Steele Vintage Broadcast Microphone Collection.” • “Spirited: Prohibition in America” is a traveling exhibition and part of the NEH On the Road program. Through Oct. 20. • “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. • “Covered with Glory: Football at UGA, 1892–1917.” Through Dec. 22.

SOUTHERN BREWING COMPANY (231 Collins Industrial Blvd.) Artwork by Sam Balling. Through September.

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. Through Oct. 8.

THE SURGERY CENTER (2142 W. Broad St.) Weaving by Dreamweaver teacher Erika Lewis. Through October.

TRIO CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY (766 W. Broad St.) “#colortheory” is a group exhibition celebrating the visual impact of color in all of its forms. Through Oct. 15.

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.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA OCONEE CAMPUS GALLERY (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy., Watkinsville) “Jeanne Whatley: Flight Path” is a series of paintings. Reception Sept. 20. Currently on view through Oct. 11.

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

WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Jamie Calkin creates ink and watercolor paintings of scenes around Athens. Through September.

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.