March 7, 2018

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

“A Voice Offstage: James Rose” is an exhibition inspired by the mid-century modernist landscape designer. An opening reception will be held at Circle Gallery on Mar. 7 at 4:30 p.m.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Gunnar Tarsa creates stream of consciousness drawings where ideas collide and coalesce through the ordering of line and shape. Through April. 

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 INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) “Surround” is an immersive installation with contributions by over 20 artists. Through Mar. 11.

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.) “A Voice Offstage: James Rose” is an experiential exhibition inspired by the work of the mid-century modernist landscape designer. Opening reception Mar. 7. Through Apr. 21.

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.) “The Broadside Exhibition Project: verse 1” pairs local poets and artists together to create original broadsides which serve as illustrated poems. Reception Mar. 8. Through Apr. 1.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) “Cacophony of Color: Group Art Show” features works by Marisa Delgado, Eddy Lezama, Laura Maria Ramirez Giraldo and Logan Shirah. Opening reception Mar. 9. Through March.

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.) “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.

HIP VINTAGE & HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) Self-taught Athens painter Mark Nix creates works on everything from canvas and wood to vinyl LPs and cars. Through March.

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. • “Cryptic for the Simple Minded” is a compilation of works by MFA candidates Whitney Cleveland and Katlin Shae. Through Mar. 23. • “Michael,” an exhibition by Dodd Fellow in Photography Forest Kelley, imagines the life of the artist’s uncle, an artist and gay man who was found dead at the base of a rock ledge. Through Mar. 23. • “The 2018 Science and Medical Illustration Exhibition” features work by undergraduate students in Science Illustration at UGA and from graduate students in Medical Illustration at Augusta University. Reception Mar. 7. Through Mar. 23. 

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.) On view in the Lounge Gallery, Kristen Hyink’s otherworldly illustrations are inspired by nature, dreams and the power of self-discovering. Mar. 10–June 2.

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. 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.) “Trifecta” features works from MFA graduate students attending UGA, Georgia State University and Georgia Southern University. Opening reception Mar. 9. Through March.

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. 

WILLSON CENTER FOR HUMANITIES AND ARTS (1260 S. Lumpkin St.) Photographer Frances Berry draws attention to the tensions and intersections between manmade curves and lines, nature and the built environment, and renewal and decay in “Athens Seen.” Opening reception Mar. 8. 

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