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AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Grateful Beads handmakes bohemian chic gemstone jewelry. Dec. 10–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) 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 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.) “Shifting Shapes—Collaborations with Nature” features sculptures by Barbara Odil. Through Jan. 12. 

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. Closing reception Dec. 9.

BENDZUNAS GLASS (89 W. South Ave., Comer) The family-run studio has been creating fine art glass for almost 40 years. Demonstrations and open houses are held every weekend through Christmas. 

BUVEZ (585 Barber St.) Artwork by employees of Buvez and Normal Bar. 

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.) “Dibujos Organicos: Hecho a Mano” is a new series of paintings and drawings by Atlanta-based illustrator and muralist Angie Jerez. Through Dec. 16.

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.) Artwork by Jamie Gilstrap. Through Jan. 5.

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.) “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. • “Even If I Lose Everything” features a series of abstracted skycaps by Ted Kincaid. Through Jan. 13. • “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. Through Oct. 27, 2019.

GIVE BACK REAL ESTATE, GLASS BUILDING (624 S. Milledge Ave.) “Michael Ross: One Degree South” presents paintings of landscapes and birds of Georgia as well as paintings created in Norway. Through Dec. 18.

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.) Susie Criswell presents “My Pocket of Nature,” a collection of acrylic paintings inspired by walking through neighborhoods and nature. Through Jan. 7. 

JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Brian Haas’ “People of Bhutan” is a series of photographs exploring the way cultural norms influence how people represent themselves. Through December.

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) In the Glass Gallery, “Taping Nature” features masking tape sculptures and installations by Paula Reynaldi. Closing reception Dec. 7. Currently on view through Dec. 8.

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.) “St. EOM of Pasaquan” explores the life of visionary artist Eddie Owens Martin through paintings, clothing and artifacts. Through Jan. 12. • “Perennial Pattern,” by Sara Parker and Simon Hunt, is a body of 22 screen-printed mono prints, each a result of a process of deconstruction and play. Through Jan. 12. • “Call & Response” is an exhibit of works by Rene Shoemaker and Judy Bales. Through Jan. 12. • On view in the Lounge Gallery, “Citrine Visuals” features abstractions by Antoine Stewart. Dec.8–Mar. 2.

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, ceramics by Shannon Dominy, sculpture by Doug Makemson, collage art by Susan Pelham and handwoven rugs by Bonnie Montgomery.

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. • “We: American Thanksgiving Conflict and Communion,” created by local sculptor Micaela Hobbs in collaboration with painter Jennifer Niswonger, examines the history of the U.S. through the lens of the Thanksgiving dinner table. Through Dec. 22.

STEFFEN THOMAS MUSEUM OF ART (4200 Bethany Rd., Buckhead) Curated by Peter Loose, “The Great Folk Art Parade: Down the Lane to STMA” includes over 250 pieces by over 100 artists. Through Jan. 12.

THE SURGERY CENTER (2142 W. Broad St.) “Finding Beauty in Your Home Town with Pencils or a Camera” is a collection of drawings and photographs by Alan Black. Through Jan. 11. 

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

WHITE TIGER GOURMET (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Vibrant paintings of local neighborhood scenes by Mary Porter. Through Jan. 6.

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.