November 1, 2017

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

Photo Credit: Jason Thrasher

The“Georgia Small Works Exhibition,” which includes this assemblage by Kemp Mooney, is on view at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation through Friday, Nov. 3.

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

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) A colorful exploration of forms in nature and abstracted figures by Beth Orehosky. Through December.

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 Myers Gallery, view pieces by faculty members of the University of North Georgia. Opening reception Nov. 5. Through Feb. 9. • In the Bertelsmann Lobby Gallery, see paintings by Becky Bundrick and Jaquelynn Faass as well as rustic designs by Don Bundrick of Wild Wood Works. Through Dec. 21. • In the Harrison Center Foyer Gallery, this year’s permanent exhibit “Animals: Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings” features pieces by Leigh Ellis, Caroline Montague, Leslie Moody, Jan Perkins and Alice Woodruff. 

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. 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. 

CIRCLE GALLERY (UGA College of Environment and Design, 285 S. Jackson St.) “A Partial View: Paintings by Cecile Martin.” Through Dec. 15.

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.) Silk paintings by René Shoemaker. Through Dec. 3.

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

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Artwork by Tom Hancock. Through November.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Josh Evans. Through November.

GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Magical Mystery Tour” toys with surreal psychedelia through artwork by Jaime Bull, Dana Haugaard, Brian Hitselberger, Jourdan Joly, Jacob Wenzka and Orion Wertz. Through Jan. 13.

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. Through Dec. 31. • “Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête” shares over 40 works by the acclaimed African American artist. Through Jan. 7.

GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) Lucha Rodriguez’s site-specific installation incorporates handout paper, translucent color film and LED lights for a floating display that changes color. 

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.

HIP VINTAGE & HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) See a private collection of approximately 100 sculptures, paintings, photographs and drawings by the late Beverly Buchanan. Quilts by Bea Brown are also on view. Through November.

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

KRIMSON KAFE (40 Greensboro Hwy., Watkinsville) Teen artists Havivah Z. Saltz and Rose Shelton present a collection of watercolors and ink drawings of women, mermaids, pop culture icons and astrological signs. Through November.

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) “Rosemary Mayer: Beware of All Definitions” shares works by the post-minimalist and feminist artist. Through Nov. 10. • “Undermined” features collaborative works between MFA ceramic students Yeonsoo Kim and Esther Mech and MFA textile design students Amanda Britton, Erin Geagon and Johanna Norry. Through Nov. 9. • “To Be Black and Female: Reflecting on Black Feminism and African American Women’s Art in Museums.” 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.

MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 Highway 98 W., Danielsville) The Mother’s Dream quilt titled “Helping Hands” is created by and dedicated to members of Moms Demand Action to symbolize the human toll of gun violence in America. Through Nov. 4.

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. Through Nov. 3.

RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “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.) Betsey Withington shares paintings inspired by hiking in north Georgia as well as travels and adventures away from home. Opening reception Nov. 2. Through November.

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.) “Specter” explores folklore, fantasy and fear through works by Timi Conley, James Greer, Ed James, Andrew Shearer, Ali Norman and many more. Through Dec. 9.

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. 

VERONICA’S SWEET SPOT (149 Oneta St., #6C6) See work by local and regional artists, craftsmen, potters and sculptors.

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

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. 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.