February 20, 2019

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

Marion Coleman's artwork is currently on display at the eastside Jittery Joe's.

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) “Reflections of Good and Evil” features paintings by Manda McKay and Andrea Wellnitz. Reception Feb. 24. Currently on view through February. • 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.) “On Loan From The Universe: The Creative Spirit of Tex Crawford” shares painted tin creations by the Hull-based self-taught artist. Through Mar. 24.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (675 Pulaski St., Suite 1200) “Ringer: Contemporary Portraiture” features portraits by 18 artists including Ally Christmas, Jackie Dorsey, Broderick Flanigan, Noah James Saunders and Rich Panico. Opening reception Feb. 21. Through Mar. 14.

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. Through Feb. 24.

CIRCLE GALLERY (UGA College of Environment and Design, 285 S. Jackson St.) “The New American Garden: The Landscape Architecture of Oehme, van Sweden.” 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.) Classic Gallery I shows “Checkerboard Checkered Floor,” an exhibition exploring pattern with boxy abstractions by Cal Clements, black-and-white patterned interiors by Hanna Friedlander, ombré assemblages by Jess Machacek, pop paintings by Jared Brown and geometric collages by Courtney McCracken. • Classic Gallery II presents a solo exhibition of Moby Dicks and other paintings by Dan Smith. 

CREATURE COMFORTS BREWERY (271 W. Hancock Ave.) Ashley Anderson’s “Family Computer: Familiar Interiors” is a new series of pixelated cyanotypes that pays homage to the intertwining histories of art and video game graphics. Through Mar. 24.

DONDEROS’ KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Artwork by Adrienne Foxx Tolbert. Through February. 

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) “Middle Class Revolt” presents paintings by tattoo artist Matty Goldstein and collages by Kenny Aguar. Closing reception Feb. 28.

GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “You Are Here” features felted soft sculpture by Eli Saragoussi, screen prints by Amanda Jane Burk, cosmic figure painting by Tae Lee and whimsical portraits by Chasity Williams. 

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “The Reluctant Autocrat: Tsar Nicholas II.” Through Mar. 17. • “Stony the Road We Trod” reimagines southern identity through the lens of the African American experience. Through Apr. 28. • “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.

THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) “Employee Art Show” includes works by staff. Through Mar. 10. 

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.

HIP VINTAGE & HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) Graphic artist Keith Bennett presents his latest works of layered photography and graphics. Through February.

HOWARD’S (119 N. Jackson St.) New York-based artists Genesis Belanger, Julie Curtiss and Anthony Iacono work in different media and share an affinity for French 19th-century painting, pop art, cinema and the Chicago Imagists. Through Mar. 2. • Co-presented with Tif Sigfrids, “Cabin Boy, Auntie Gladyce and Three More” is an exhibition of paintings by Chicago-based artist Margot Bergman. Through Mar. 2.

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

JITTERY JOE'S EASTSIDE (1860 S. Barnett Shoals Rd.) Bright and happy new art by Marion Coleman. Through February. 

JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) “Pop Legacy” includes colorful paintings by Tylor Parrott. 

K.A. ARTIST SHOP (127 N. Jackson St.) The annual “Love In All Its Many Forms” celebrates love through creative works. Through Apr. 20.

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) “Hysteric Sign (Ribbed Tomato ’n Grapes)” is a site-specific wall installation by Katya Tepper. • “Pigeonhole” is a collaboration between New York-based artists Priyanka Dasgupta and Chad Marshall. • “Congeal” is a group exhibition exploring the comfort and discomfort of living in a body. • “Purgatory” presents narrative ceramic works by Dodd MFA candidate Yana Bondar. • The “Undergraduate Curated Exhibition” was curated by Jamie Steele of Atlanta gallery Camayhus. Through Feb. 22.

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.) Collections From Our Community features iron skillets owned by Wyler Hecht. • 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) “Connexus” celebrates Black History Month. Through May 5.

MAMA’S BOY AT THE FALLS (8851 Macon Hwy.) Collages and paintings from Lorraine Thompson’s series, “The Nest, The Angel, and The Muse.” Through February.

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 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. Through Feb. 22. • “The Georgia Watercolor Society 2019 Signature Exhibition” shows works from across the nation. 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.

RICHARD B. RUSSELL BUILDING SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “Under the Big Top: The American Circus and Traveling Tent Shows” explores circuses, vaudeville troupes and other traveling tent shows in the U.S. from the 1820s–1930s. Through July 5. • “Nevertheless, She Resisted: Documenting the Women’s Marches” shares posters, photographs, articles and ephemera from the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. in January 2017. Through July 5.

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. • Mark Paul presents nature photography. Through March.

STEFFEN THOMAS MUSEUM OF ART (4200 Bethany Rd., Buckhead) “Faces in Time” includes works on paper, sculptures, mosaics and fiber art portraits of renowned individuals by Steffen Thomas, Leanna Leithauser Lesley and Chris Cook. Through Mar. 30.

SURGERY CENTER OF ATHENS (2142 W. Broad St., Building 100, Suite 100) Works by members of the Athens Art Association, including large acrylics by Barbara Frohmader and watercolors by Zee Nagao. Through March.

TIF SIGFRIDS (119 N. Jackson St.) “Semifreddo” is a solo exhibition of paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Gracie DeVito. Through Mar. 2.

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. Through 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.

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