June 12, 2019

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

Stream of consciousness drawings from Gunnar Tarsa’s “Mind Matter” series are currently on view at Rook & Pawn through June.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Carole Chalmers shares flowers, landscapes, still life compositions, birds and Athens scenes. Through July.

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-CLARKE COUNTY LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) The library’s Quiet Gallery presents a collection of watercolors and art quilts by Elizabeth Barton. Through July 28.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (675 Pulaski St., Suite 1200) Curated by Kayla King, “Effervescence: Emerges XII” features artwork by Hannah Ehrlich, Erin McIntosh, Drema Montgomery, Christine Roman and Ally White. Opening Reception June 15. Closing reception July 21.

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.) “Alexis M. Spina: Obsolescence.” Through June 28.

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.) “Creature Colors” includes chalkboard murals to accompany a staff-designed coloring booklet. 

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Susan Pelham creates collages influenced by Surrealism, Magic Realism, folklore and fables. Through June.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Pete Though, Madison Sparks and TripleBummer aka Ed Edderson. Reception and multi-media performance June 15. Through June.

GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Spotlight 2019” features prints by Columbus-based artist Elizabeth McFalls and paintings by Maggie Davis and Jeanne Ann Davidson. Opening reception June 13.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Sculptured Adornment: The Jewelry of David Hayes.” Through July 28. • “Our Town and Beyond: Works by Early Members of the Athens Art Association.” Through Aug. 11. • “Out of the Darkness: Light in the Depths of the Sea of Cortez” is a solo exhibition by Rebecca Rutstein. Through Oct. 27. • “Storytelling in Renaissance Maiolica” offers a selection of tin-glazed earthenware produced in the duchy of Urbino, Italy, in the 16th Century. Through Jan. 5.

GIVE BACK REAL ESTATE (624 S. Milledge Ave.) “Primal Dreams,” a series of paintings by Will Eskridge, celebrates misunderstood wildlife and the importance of coexisting harmoniously. Through July 5.

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.) “The Milkening” contains 200 milk cartons printed by Amanda Burke. Through June.

HEIRLOOM CAFE & FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) Tapestry wall hangings by Bailey Taylor. Through June 24.

HENDERSHOT'S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Chris Cane shares the “Nirvinyl Album Art Museum,” a rotating collection of vintage album cover art from the classic age of vinyl.

HIP VINTAGE & HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) Paintings by Manda McKay. Through June.

HOWARD’S (119 N. Jackson St.) Mo Costello shares a selection of gelatin silver prints depicting an intimate exchange between the artist and her then partner in an apartment in Providence, RI. Through July 13.

JITTERY JOE’S COFFEE ALPS (1480 Baxter St.) Robin Nunan’s exhibition, “Petals and Lines,” features a collection of florals, abstracts and special commission works for the Googe and Ripps families of Jittery Joe’s. Through June.

JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) “No Way! Nineties” features colorful digital paintings by Xavier Watson.

K.A. ARTIST SHOP (127 N. Jackson St.) Sam Sutlive’s artwork ranges from drawings of the interiors and exteriors of buildings to abstract designs and brand-name logos. Through June 16.

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 presents Nena Gilreath’s collection of black Barbies. On view June 14–Aug. 17. • “Cut and Paste: Works of Paper” features paper works by Steven L. Anderson, Jerushia Graham, Matt Haffner, Elizabeth Lide, Lucha Rodriguez, Betsy Cain, Imi Hwangbo, Samuel Stabler, Hannah Israel, Teresa Bramlette Reeve and Kalina Winksa. Through July 27. • “Raucous” features work by Kelly Boehmer, Jaime Bull, Christina Foard, Vivian Liddell and Erin McIntosh. Through Aug. 3. • “A Century of Art: The Athens Art Association.” Through Aug. 15. • “Easement” features paintings of domestic interiors by Sarah Cowan White. Through Aug. 31. 

MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 GA-98, Danielsville) Bookmarks by the Drake family. Through June.

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 COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) Artwork by Sarah Poplin. Through June.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) “A Room of Their Own: OCAF Summer Installation Invitational” invited Alice Schindel, Chastity Williams, Hannah Duggan, Stephanie Sutton and Lisa Freeman to create rooms within the larger gallery space. “Sense of Touch: Fiber Arts by Shirley Chambliss” features handwoven textiles. Through July 12.

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., Suite 300) Stream of consciousness drawings from Gunnar Tarsa’s “Mind Matter” series. Through June. 

STEEL + PLANK (675 Pulaski St., Suite 200) Paintings by Andy Cherewick, Erin McIntosh, Emily Mann and Donna Mintz, plus textile art by Shirley Noland Chambliss and photography by Benjamin Galland.

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.) An exhibition of works by Becky Kolsrud, Jasmine Little and Amy Pleasant highlights the artists’ overlapping interests in representation with emphasis on the fragmented female figure. Through July 13.

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.