April 17, 2019

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

Jared Brown

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Chase Brett’s digitally created artwork combines a new age design with a more classical style. Through April.

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., Building 200, Suite 200) “Skies and Space” features paintings and silk dye pours by Margaret Agner. 

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.) “Honoring Athens’ Architectural Past” features photos of historic Athens buildings. Through April.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (675 Pulaski St., Suite 1200) “New Gods | Old Gods: The Work of Balinese Artist, Musician and Activist Made ‘Bayak’ Muliana.” Through Apr. 28.

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.) “Painting by Tobiah Cole” is an exploration of improvisational mark making. Often working with a wandering line, he allows images to slowly emerge on their own.

CIRCLE GALLERY (UGA College of Environment and Design, 285 S. Jackson St.) North Carolina artist Susan McAlister presents “Field_Forest_Flora,” an exhibition of works inspired by Abstract Expressionism and that combine layers of paint, wax, graphite and other materials to explore the relationship between humans and nature. Through April. 

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. 

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

DUPREE BUILDING (458 E. Clayton St.) This “Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition” showcases works by graduating students Justin Barker, Amanda Britton, Shawn Campbell, Catherine Clements, Lindy Erkes, Yusheng Fang, Matthew Flores, William Major, Kimberly McWhorter, Lauren O’Connor-Korb, Paula Runyon and Taylor Shaw. Through May 19. 

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Linocuts by Christopher Ingham. Through April.

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. Through June 10.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Stony the Road We Trod” reimagines southern identity through the lens of the African American experience. Through Apr. 28. • The “Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition” showcases the works of graduating students Dimelza Broche, Catherine Chang, Sydney Daniel, Sanaz Haghani, Yiran Liu, Esther Lee Mech, Guadalupe Navarro and Jennifer Niswonger. Through May 19. • “Life, Love and Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy. Through May 26. • “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.) “Keeping it Classic,” a site-specific installation by Taylor Shaw, acts as a roadside attraction with bright ‘90s colors and nostalgic imagery. 

THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Paintings by Susie Gwen Criswell. Through Apr. 21.

HEIRLOOM CAFE & FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) Nancy Everett presents “A Classic Spring,” a collection of paintings of Athens in a contemporary impressionistic style. Through Apr. 29.

HIP VINTAGE & HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) Kim Truesdale’s work explores women’s identity, the character of homemakers in the past, and women’s complex relationship with food consumption, self worth and body image. Through April.

HOWARD’S (119 N. Jackson St.) New York-based artist Sarah Peters creates sculptures that meld the historical and contemporary, and allude to forgotten monuments, mythological characters, aliens and androids. Through April.

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.) “BFA Exit Round 2: Be Still” shares works by graduating students. Opening reception Apr. 19. Through Apr. 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.) The “44th Juried Exhibition” includes 160 works by 130 artists selected by guest juror Lauren Haynes of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Through May 3. • On view in the Lounge Gallery, “Plastic Bodies: River Tributes by Abigail West” shares photographs documenting two performances incorporating artwork made from hard-to-recycle materials. Through June 1. • Collections From Our Community presents Mike Landers’ collection of head-shaped cookie jars including cartoon characters like Fred Flinstone, Daffy Duck, Yogi Bear and more. Through June 8.

MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 GA-98, Danielsville) Paintings by local artist Linda Clayton. Through April.

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.” 

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) The annual juried “Southworks” exhibition includes 53 works by 35 artists selected from across the country. “Ultra Normal: Tales from Nowhere” features works by Justin Barker, Gunnar Tarsa and Jennifer Torres. Opening reception Apr. 19. Through May 24.

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.

THE ROOK & PAWN (294 W. Washington St.) Original paintings from local artist Jared Brown. Through April.

STEFFEN THOMAS MUSEUM OF ART (4200 Bethany Rd., Buckhead) “Arts in Bloom” interprets works by Steffen Thomas through floral designs and art quilts by community members. Reception Apr. 25. Currently on view through May 25.

THE SURGERY CENTER OF ATHENS (2142 W. Broad St.) Photographer Ethan Bixler-Smith aims to capture the emphatic counterbalance between works of man and the triumph of nature. Through June. 

TIF SIGFRIDS (119 N. Jackson St.) “Mimi Lauter: Visions from the Past and the Future” includes three large-scale works and a group of miniature works by the Los Angeles-based painter. Through June 1. 

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) Paintings by Bob Clements. Through May.

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

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