October 4, 2017

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

An opening reception for “Primal/Dreams: Paintings by Will Eskridge” will be held at the Athens-Clarke County Library on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 3 p.m.

A LAFERA SALON (2440 W. Broad St.) Photography by Wendy Garfinkel. Through December.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Amitabh Verma offers an exploration of colors and forms through computer art and hand-painted silk. Through October.

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.) “Primal/Dreams: Paintings by Will Eskridge” examines the idiosyncrasies and behavior of animals. Opening reception Oct. 8. Through Nov. 22.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) The “Third Annual Juried Exhibition” features over 30 works selected by Harry H. DeLorme Jr. of the Telfair Museums in Savannah. Through Nov. 12.

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

CINÉ BARCAFÉ (234 W. Hancock Ave.) The “Schlocktoberfest Art Show” presents pieces inspired by horror films. Opening reception Oct. 5. Through October.

CIRCLE GALLERY (UGA College of Environment and Design, 285 S. Jackson St.) “Warren H. Manning: Landscape Architect and Environmental Planner.” Through Oct. 6.

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.) Botanical and Entomological illustrations by Melissa Merrill. Reception Oct. 10. Currently on view through Oct. 29.

DONDEROS’ KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Artwork by Mike Shetterley. Through November.

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) “Oh Say Can You See” features collages by Lisa Freeman. Through October.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) A Halloween-inspired art show organized by Dan Smith presents spooky, scary works by a handful of local artists. Through October.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Modern Masters from the Giuliano Ceseri Collection” includes 19th- and 20th-century works on paper by masters of the medium. Through Nov. 12. • “Louise Blair Daura: A Virginian in Paris” includes paintings, drawings and prints. Through Dec. 10. • “Martha Odum: Art Intersects Ecology” shares paintings and silver by Odum in celebration of the UGA School of Ecology’s 50th anniversary. Oct. 7–Dec. 31.

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.) Artwork by Tobiah Cole. Through October.

HIP VINTAGE & HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) See a private collection of approximately 100 sculptures, paintings, photographs and drawings by the late Beverly Buchanan. Opening reception Oct. 6.

JITTERY JOE’S EASTSIDE (1860 Barnett Shoals Rd.) “Haunted Images from the Backroads of America” features photography by Paul Ohmer. Through October.

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

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. Through 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. Through Jan. 4.

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

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) The eighth annual “Georgia Small Works Exhibition” features artwork measuring 14 inches or less. “Roy Ward: Watercolors and Woodblock Prints” includes landscape paintings and reliefs of botanicals. “Southern Breezes: Visions of Another Era” shares artwork by Ann Breelove Powers. Opening reception Oct. 6. Through Nov. 3.

RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) At the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript gallery, “Celebrating 50 Years of Ecology at the University of Georgia,” traces the history of the UGA ecology program from the arrival of Eugene Odum as a lecturer in 1940 to today. Through Oct. 14. • “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.) Maggie Seee’s mixed media pieces range from embroidered political statements and “Golden Girls” quotes, illustrated snarky aliens, and pretty florals paired with tacos and pizza. Opening reception Oct. 5. Through October.

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.

TERRAPIN BEER CO. (265 Newton Bridge Rd.) Artwork by Amanda Burke. 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.) “What the Refugees Left Behind” features photographs taken by William (Bud) Newton in 2015 of the refugee camps and beaches of Behramkale, Turkey. Through November.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA OCONEE CAMPUS GALLERY (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy., Watkinsville) “Jeanne Whatley: Flight Path” is a series of paintings. Through Oct. 11.

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

WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Ben Thrash makes portraits and figure drawings, and Jamie Calkin creates ink and watercolor paintings of scenes around Athens. Through October.

WINTERVILLE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY AND CULTURE (371 N. Church St., Winterville) “Spirit(s)” includes artwork and poetry by Ann Bunce, Monica Eisenman, Lisa Freeman, Jean Mann, Levon Register, Allyson Winter, Ruby Winter and Ken Wright. Opening reception Oct. 6. Through December.

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