January 16, 2019

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

Photographs by John Weber are currently on view at Heirloom Café.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Grateful Beads hand makes bohemian chic gemstone jewelry. 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) 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 INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (675 Pulaski St., Suite 1200) The 2018-19 Members’ Showcase includes two-dimensional and three-dimensional works in various media by over 30 supporting members including Richard Huston, June Ball, Julia Wynn Safer, John English and Helen Kuykendall. Through Feb. 10.

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. 

CINÉ BARCAFE (234 W. Hancock Ave.) “Cameron Lyden: The Wave Tamer’s Lullaby and Other Artifacts” includes fictional tools with ambiguous and fantastical functions. 

CIRCLE GALLERY (UGA College of Environment and Design, 285 S. Jackson St.) “The New American Garden: The Landscape Architecture of Oehme, van Sweden.” Reception Jan. 16. Through Feb. 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 (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. 

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Lydia Sera. Through Feb. 1.

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.) “Richard Hunt: Synthesis.” Through Feb. 3. • “The Reluctant Autocrat: Tsar Nicholas II.” Through Mar. 17. • “Out of the Darkness: Light in the Depths of the Sea of Cortez” is a solo exhibition by Rebecca Rutstein. Through Oct. 27.

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.) John Weber presents nature photographs emphasizing special attention given to shapes, textures, colors and light. Through Mar. 4. 

JITTERY JOE’S ALPS (1480 Baxter St.) Susan Sellew creates fiber art constructions from crocheted acrylic yarn stretched over hula hoops. Through Feb. 7. 

JITTERY JOE’S DOWNTOWN (297 E. Broad St.) Susan Pelham creates collages influenced by Magic Realism, Surrealism and folklore. Through February.

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) “La Mostra” shares artwork produced by students and faculty during their sojourn at UGA’s residential center in Cortona, Italy. Closing reception Jan. 26.

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.) “Sitting with the Elders: Stories of Black Athenians” is a series of paintings by Broderick Flanigan. Closing reception Feb. 9. • On view in the Lounge Gallery, “Citrine Visuals” features abstractions by Antoine Stewart. Through Mar. 2.

MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 GA-98, Danielsville) The “Georgia Artists with DisAbilities” exhibit features works promoted by the organization, which aims to provide opportunities for showing and selling work. Through February. 

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 and handwoven rugs by Bonnie Montgomery.

OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) Artwork by Hye Kyung Han. Through January.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville)  “MFA: The Next Generation” shows artwork by second year graduate students at Lamar Dodd School of Art. Opening reception Jan. 18. Through Feb. 22. • “The Georgia Watercolor Society 2019 Signature Exhibition” shows works from across the nation. Opening reception Jan. 19. Through Feb. 22.

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.

STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) The Mountain Laurel Quilters’ Guild presents “Put a Bird on It,” a collection of 30 wall quilts using tradition, contemporary and art quilting techniques. Each quilt features one or more birds. Through Mar. 3.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA OCONEE CAMPUS GALLERY (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy., Watkinsville) “Cameron Bliss: loss, lost found” includes portraits that are mesmerizing, moody and deeply evocative. On view Jan. 23–Feb. 20. 

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.) Artwork by CapMan. Through March.

WINTERVILLE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY AND CULTURE (371 N. Church St., Winterville) Folk art by Cap Man. Through January.

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