May 2, 2018

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

“Robodog” and other artworks by Megan Burchett are currently on view in “Emerges: Collaborations” at the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art through Sunday, May 13.

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

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 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.) The Georgia Peach Quilt is a collaborative effort by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America volunteers. Opening reception May 2. Through May.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) Curated by Kira Hegeman and Jon Vogt, “Emerges: Collaborations” is a site-specific installation by Megan Burchett, Maddie Zerkel, Jonathan Quinn Nowell, Forest Kelley and Alexis Spina. Through May 13.

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. 

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 Velvet Ditch” is a series of photographs by Lucy Bone that explore the struggles, jealousies and bliss in growing older. Through June 3.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Paintings by Marisa Mustard. Through May 5. • Artwork by Annelie Klein. May 7–June 2.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “The Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition” features exiting students of the Lamar Dodd School of Art. Through May 20. • "Images of Awakening: Buddhist Sculpture from Afghanistan and Pakistan.” Through June 17.

HEIRLOOM CAFE & FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) Ink, watercolor and silkscreen paintings of scenes around Athens by Jamie Calkin, plus photographs of people, places and things by Arezou Taeed. Opening reception May 2. Through June 25.

HIP VINTAGE & HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) Drawings and paintings by Lyndon Tewkesbury. Opening reception May 5. Through May.

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

KRIMSON KAFE (40 Greensboro Hwy., Watkinsville) Susan Pelham presents 20 surreal collages in “More Bits and Pieces.” Through May.

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) “BFA 2 Exhibition” showcases works by graduating students. Closing reception May 3.

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.) The 43rd Juried Exhibition was juried by Wassan Al-Khudhairi, chief curator at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis. The show includes 126 pieces selected from 373 artists. Through May 5. • Community Collections presents unique pins traded by members of the Enamelist Society and collected by jeweler Leslie Litt. Through May 19. • On view in the Lounge Gallery, Kristen Hyink’s otherworldly illustrations are inspired by nature, dreams and the power of self-discovering. Through June 2. • “Pictures and Words with Pictures” features paintings and drawings by cartoonist and illustrator Eleanor Davis. Through June 2.

MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) In “The Bower Bird,” sculptor Thomas Prochnow mimics the Australian bird’s unusual mating ritual of constructing a bower adorned with feathers, shells and other found objects. Through July 31.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) The annual juried “Southworks” exhibition includes 90 artworks submitted from across the country. “Fold + Facet” highlights the artistry of Eleanor Annand, Justin Turcotte and Emily Rogstad. Through May 4.

PEDAL DRIVEN CYCLES (1075 W. Broad St.) Artwork by James Greer and Nathan Tavel. Through June.

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.

TRIO CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY (766 W. Broad St.) “Media Circus” celebrates mixed media artwork by 70dot, Whitney Cleveland, Meredith Elder, Lisa Freeman, Vivian Liddell, Lift It Down, Julia Wynn Safer, Anna Lee Shultz and more. Through May 26.

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

WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Teenage friends Rose Shelton and Havivah Z. Saltz create watercolors and ink drawings of women, mermaids and pop culture icons, as well as a series inspired by astrological signs. Through May 19.

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