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August 14, 2019

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

WUGA’s Artists in Residence series will visit the home of painter Abner Cope on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 3–5 p.m. Contact wuga@uga.edu or 706-542-9842 for reservations.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Susan Pelham’s collages are inspired by Magic Realism and storytelling. Through September.

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 Athens Art Association celebrates its centennial with an exhibition of works by current members.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (675 Pulaski St.) The gallery’s annual juried exhibition, “Yellow,” celebrates the color and its cultural connotations through contemporary art in various media. Opening reception Aug. 17. Through Oct. 6.

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.) “Broadside Exhibition Project: Verse 2” is a collaborative exhibition that paired visual artists with writers to create illustrated poems. Through Aug. 18.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Will Lecorchick. Through August.

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.) “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.) Works by Jack Burk. Through Aug. 30.

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. 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.

HOWARD’S (119 N. Jackson St.) New York-based artist Justin Adain creates three-dimensional shaped paintings, while local artist Samuel Stabler presents drawings and cut paper pieces.

JITTERY JOE’S FIVE POINTS (1230 S. Milledge Ave.) “Loops and Flowers” features paintings by Robin Nunan. Through August.

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. • “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 COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd.) “Abandoned Rural America” is a group exhibition of works highlighting overlooked places. Through Aug. 24.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (34 School St.) The 2019 OCAF Members Exhibition features works by over 165 artists who support the gallery. Through Aug. 16. • “aRtBiRds” is a collection of decorated muslin birds for sale to fund projects at OCAF.

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.) “Praying Aloud in Public: The Coleman Barks Collection” displays selected items from an archive of roughly 50,000 pages of manuscripts. Through Aug. 23. • “The New South and New Slavery: Convict Labor in Georgia.” Through Dec. 13. 

THE ROOK & PAWN (294 W. Washington St., Suite 300) Local artist Sarah Flinn combines dream-like Surrealism with animal-based reality. Through August.

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 Van Giesen celebrate the organizations 100th anniversary.

VIVA ARGENTINE (247 Prince Ave.) Susan Pelham’s collages are inspired by storytelling and Magic Realism. Through August.

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

WATKINSVILLE WOODS (57 Jackson Terrace, Watkinsville) Poster-sized reproductions of the eight illustrated poems in the “Broadside Exhibition Project: Verse 2” (currently on view at Creature Comforts) are installed throughout the woods. Through Aug. 18.

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

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