February 21, 2018

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

Sculptures, drawings and paintings by Ana Anest can be seen in “Looking Up! Artistic Explorations of Our Skies,” an exhibition also featuring paintings by Scott Pope, at Athens Academy in the Myers Gallery through Friday, Apr. 20.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Kenneth Storey’s light painting photography removes background distractions and focuses on images from the natural world. Through February.

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) “Looking Up! Artistic Explorations of Our Skies” includes paintings, drawings and sculptures by Ana Anest and Scott Pope. Through Apr. 20.

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.) “Georgia’s Great…African Americans of Historic Distinction” explores the contributions of people who have made an impact in politics, science, entertainment, Civil Rights, media, sports and more. Through February.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) The gallery’s new Artists-in-Residence series presents visual artist Gunnar Tarsa and composer Kyle Lewis, who collaborate on performances as Guy Did Ail. Drawing-in-progress open studios, Mondays–Fridays through Feb. 27. Performances Feb. 24 & 27.

ATHENS LATINO CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND SERVICES (445 Huntington Rd., #120) See 20 paintings by Stanley Bermudez. 

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.) “Figure Settings: Sculpture by Jean Wilkins Westmacott.” Through Feb. 22.

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.

CLASSIC CENTER GALLERIES (300 N. Thomas St.) “Kaleidoscope” includes artwork by Stanley Bermudez, Tammy Cantarella, Beth Thompson, Starr Campbell, Katherine Burke, Wilma and Erin McIntosh. Through May.

CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO. (271 W. Hancock Ave.) “Clouds and Clay: Above Georgia” features aerial photography printed on aluminum by Dr. Chris Greer. Reception Feb. 25. Currently on view through Mar. 4.

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Artwork by Laura Lamb. Through February.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Provocative still life oil paintings by Manda McKay and eccentric collages by Kenny Aguar. Through February.

GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “House Beautiful” explores domestic landscapes through works by Holly Coulis, Sarah Hobbs, Paige Adair, April Childers, Jess Machacek and Justin Barker. Through Apr. 28.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Artful Instruments: Georgia Gunsmiths and Their Craft.” Through Feb. 25. • “Clinton Hill” offers a survey of the 20th-century abstractionist’s career, from printmaker to painter, from pulp-paper pioneer to lyrical wall constructions maker. Through Mar. 18. • “Opera in Print: Fin-de-siècle Posters from the Blum Collection.” Through Apr. 22. • “Crafting History: Textiles, Metals and Ceramics at the University of Georgia.” Through Apr. 29.

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

HEIRLOOM CAFE & FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) Paintings by Neil Hancock and Megan Sparks. Through Mar. 5.

JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Drawings and painting by Patrick Linker.

K.A. ARTIST SHOP (127 N. Jackson St.) “Love, in All its Many Forms” is a group exhibition of intimate works pertaining to the theme of love. Through March.

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) Curated by Deepanjan Mukhopadhyay, “Tripwire” addresses anxieties pertaining to dislocation, home and surveillance through immigrant artists and artists from the American South. Through Mar. 22. • In “This is a Developing Story,” Amanda Ross-Ho combines video, sculpture and textiles into a theatrical tableau. Through Feb. 23. • Jon Vogt’s solo show “Oscillations” offers collaged colored pencil drawings resembling waveforms. Through Feb. 23. • Sarah Kennedy and Trent Johnson explore the importance of transparency in communication through “We Have So Much to Talk About.” Through Feb. 23.  

LAST RESORT GRILL (174 W. Clayton St.)  Mosaic artwork by Jane Wright. Through Feb. 28.

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.) “Resonating Destinations” features mixed media works by Jim Wilson. Through Mar. 3. • Collections from our Community presents “Angels Everywhere: Connee Flynn.” Through March.

MADISON ARTISTS GUILD (123 S. Main St.) Folk art by Peter Loose. Through Feb. 28.

MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) “Contemporary Ceramics in Georgia.” Through Apr. 9.

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 “Youth Art Month Exhibition” highlights works by over 250 students from Oconee County’s public and private schools in grades k–12. Opening reception Feb. 23. Through Mar. 22.

PINEWOODS PUBLIC LIBRARY (1265 Hwy. 29 N. #12) See paintings by Stanley Bermudez as well as a community mural currently in the process of restoration. 

RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “Wrestling Temptation: The Quest to Control Alcohol in Georgia.” Through Sept. 21.

THE SURGERY CENTER (2142 W. Broad St.) See colorful paintings by Dr. Hildegard Timberlake. Through March.

TRIO CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY (766 W. Broad St.) “In These Streets” presents the work of North Georgia street artists including 70dot, Cold Tony, DoitDoitLeague, Squishiepuss, Ashley Anderson, Killamari and more. Through Feb. 24.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) Melody Croft’s “Illuminations” are portraits that use newspaper and magazine print to include poetry excerpts. Through February.

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. 

WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Artwork by Georgeinna Brackett. 

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