October 31, 2018

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

An opening reception for “My Pocket of Nature,” a collection of paintings by Susie Criswell, will be held at Heirloom Café on Wednesday Nov. 7 from 5:30–6:30 p.m.

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 Harrison Lobby Gallery, Elizabeth Barton shares quilts and watercolors. Through June. • In the Lampkin Lobby Gallery, a permanent exhibition showcases Greek and Italian photography and artwork. 

ATHENS AREA UROLOGY (2142 W. Broad St.) See colorful paintings by Dr. Hildegard Timberlake.

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.) “Pure Expression: The Art Ability of Hillary Middleton.”

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

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (675 Pulaski St., Suite 1200) The “2018 Juried Exhibition” features 27 works by 22 artists including Manty Dey, Ginger Goekjian, Manda McKay, Eli Saragoussi, Susan Sellew and Nicolas Vionnet. Opening reception Nov. 3. Through Dec. 9.

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

BUVEZ (585 Barber St.) “Teen Screams” features paintings of classic Universal Monsters by Will Eskridge.

CIRCLE GALLERY (UGA College of Environment and Design, 285 S. Jackson St.) “Hearing the Trees” features mixed media paintings by Katherine Mitchell. “Garden of Biotanical Delights” shows ceramic pieces by Diane Kempler. Through Dec. 7. 

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 (300 N. Thomas St.) Gallery I shows “Stitch,” an exhibition of contemporary quilts, includes the industrial-scales of Elizabeth Barton, the obsessive geometric precision of Barbette Houser, the vibrant sewn gardens of Cleo Ward, the magic and mischief of Danielle Lasker and the meditative devotion of Anne Marie Vencill. Classic Gallery II features a solo exhibition of detailed portraits by Jaquelynn Faass. 

CREATURE COMFORTS BREWERY (271 W. Hancock Ave.) “Creatures of the Night” is a paper installation of creepy creature silhouettes by local artists Chris Taylor, James Greer, Eli Saragoussi, Will Eskridge and Tex Crawford.

DONDEROS’ KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) “You Don’t Know How It Feels” is a black-and-white portrait series depicting millennial women by photographer Ian McFarlane. 

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) In celebration of Flickskinny’s 20th anniversary, Jeremy Long created paintings of his favorite panels. Opening reception Nov. 2. Through November.

GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Color & Comp” features works by Shawn Campbell, Jason Matherly, Jaime Keiter, Mike Landers, In Kyoung Chun and James Wilson. Through Feb. 2.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “For Home and Country: World War I Posters from the Blum Collection.” Through Nov. 18. • “Vernacular Modernism: The Photography of Doris Ulmann.” Through Nov. 18. • “One Heart, One Way: The Journey of a Princely Art Collection” includes fine and decorative arts dating from ca. 1660–1952 from the family of Russian Princes Belosselsky-Belozersky. Through Jan. 6. • “Richard Hunt: Synthesis.” Through Feb. 3. • “Out of the Darkness: Light in the Depths of the Sea of Cortez” is a solo exhibition by Rebecca Rutstein. Nov. 1–Oct. 27, 2019.

GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Solar System (dad, you came to earth a long time ago)” is a site-specific installation by Trevor Reese utilizing miscellaneous furnishings, colored lights and mirrors.

HEIRLOOM CAFE & FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) “Worker Series, Part One” features watercolors by Susie Burch. Through Nov. 5. • Susie Criswell presents “My Pocket of Nature,” a collection of acrylic paintings inspired by walking through neighborhoods and nature. Opening reception Nov. 7. Through Jan. 7. 

HIP VINTAGE & HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) Artistic clothing and handmade books by Gretchen Elsner. Opening reception Nov. 3. Through November.

HOWARD’S (119 N. Jackson St.) “See Me Get Fast in your Feral Sun” is a solo show of drawings, paintings and collage by Atlanta based artist Yanique Norman. Through Dec. 1.

JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Susan Pelham’s collages are influenced by Magic Realism, Surrealism and fables. 

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) Jessica Machacek’s “Wall Works” is a site-specific installation using home improvement materials. Through Nov. 6. • New York artist Marie Lorenz’s “Ash Heap / Landfill” is a gallery-sized landslide made of unfired clay and fired “ceramic trash.” Through Nov. 8. • Xin Xin’s installation “Labor in a Single Shot” explores material and immaterial labor in the tech industry. Through Nov. 9. • Courtney McClellan’s “Midlands” was developed from a three-year observation of Mock Trial at UGA. Through Nov. 9. • Drawing heavily from the archival resources at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Alec Kaus’ exhibition “Haunts and Related Incidents” reinterprets Georgia folklore and mythology. Through Nov. 9.

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.) In the Lounge Gallery, “The End of a Perfect Day” contains photographs of tailgating events by Shawn Campbell. • John Cleaveland shares a collection of oil paintings documenting current day sites of World War I battles. Through Nov. 9. • Collections from our Community presents a selection of toy soldiers from the collection of Tony Turner. Through Nov. 9.

MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) “South by South” features oil paintings by post-impressionist Alice Williams. Through Jan. 20. 

NORMAL BOOKS (1238A Prince Ave.) A variety of art on display, including paintings by Mary Eaton, GCH Pet Portraits, metal art by Julia Vereen and ceramics by Shannon Dominy. 

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) “David & Goliath: OCAF’s Annual Small Works and their Colossal Counterparts” offers pieces of nontraditional sizes, either smaller than 14”x14” or larger than 48”x48.” “Warrior Women: From Invisible to Formidable with a Nod to #MeToo” and “Transitions: Vessels for Sam” are two separate bodies of work by ceramicist Alice Woodruff. Through Nov. 6.

THE PINE & THE ROOT (1235 S. Milledge Ave.) Artwork by Emmi Walker. 

PINEWOODS PUBLIC LIBRARY (1265 Hwy. 29 N. #12) See paintings by Stanley Bermudez as well as a community mural.

RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) Photographer Lee Karen Stow’s exhibit “Poppies: Women, War, Peace” combines portraits of women whose lives have been affected by war with a botanical series of the red “Flanders Fields” poppy. Through Dec. 14. • “War of Words: Propaganda of World War I” includes propaganda posters. Through Dec. 14.

STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) While primarily a photographer, Berkeley Boone also uses pen and ink, pencils, colored pencils, watercolor and acrylics to portray natural subjects. Through Nov. 25.

STEEL + PLANK (675 Pulaski St.) Benjamin Galland utilizes drone photography to produce large-scale images of Georgia’s coast. 

THE SURGERY CENTER (2142 W. Broad St.) Paintings by Betsey Withington and Mark Hodges. 

TIF SIGFRIDS (119 N. Jackson St.) “The Gypsy” includes paintings by Los Angeles based artist Andy Giannakakis. Through Dec. 1. • The gallery and Howard’s co-present “Just Passing,” a micro exhibition of a video, a collage and three poems by Barbara T. Smith. Through Dec. 1.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA OCONEE CAMPUS GALLERY (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy., Watkinsville) “Stephanie Smith: Removing Layers” includes expressive narrative woodcuts and linocuts that incorporate the symbolism of medieval woodcuts and altarpieces. 

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.) Wood wall art incorporating exotic woods in abstract patterns by Don Bagnall. 

WHITE TIGER GOURMET (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Unique vintage and found art by Dynamite Clothing. Through Nov. 1.

WINTERVILLE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY AND CULTURE (371 N. Church St., Winterville) An exhibition of poetry and visual art. 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.