July 10, 2019

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

On view at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, “Liberty” contains photographs by Athens-based photographer Brittainy Lauback that were taken during a five-day vacation on the Carnival Liberty cruise ship.

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 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. 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.

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. Through July 14.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Annelie Klein and Donna Laymon. Through July.

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.

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. • “Women of the WPA” features works by Lucienne Bloch, Marie Bleck, Marguerite Redman Dorgeloh, Helen Lundeberg, Minnetta Good and more. Through Sept. 8. • “Larger Than Life: Mural Studies” includes studies for murals, some of which were created as part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal programs. Through Sept. 8. • “Celebrating Heroes: American Mural Studies of the 1930s and 1940s from the Steven and Susan Hirsh Collection. Through Sept. 15. • “Color, Form and Light” showcases abstract works from the museum’s permanent collection or on long-term loan. Through Oct. 13. • “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. 

HEIRLOOM CAFE & FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) Art educator Alice Pruitt presents a collection of works focusing on Southern architecture and landscapes. Reception July 24. Currently on view through Aug. 26.

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. Through Sept. 1.

HIP VINTAGE AND HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) “Just Passing Through Earth” includes works by Leon Photographs of East and West. Opening reception July 6.

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.

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

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) “Fountain” includes paintings by Melissa Brown and sculptures by Jaime Bull. Through Aug. 30. • “Ring Wren & Turtle” presents a series of small paintings by New York-based artist Adam Sipe. Through Aug. 30. • “Liberty” contains photographs by Athens-based photographer Brittainy Lauback that were taken during a five-day vacation on the Carnival Liberty cruise ship. Through Aug. 30.

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. Through 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.

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) “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. • “Praying Aloud in Public: The Coleman Barks Collection” displays selected items from an archive of roughly 50,000 pages of manuscripts. Opening reception July 10. Through Aug. 23.

THE ROOK & PAWN (294 W. Washington St., Suite 300) Pop culture stencil art by Brian Brennenman. Through July.

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.

SURGERY CENTER OF ATHENS (2142 W. Broad St., Building 100, Suite 100) Athens Art Association members Lola Gazda, Diane Tigue and Viviane vanGiesen celebrate the organizations 100th anniversary.

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.