September 18, 2019

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

Folk art by Tex Crawford is currently on view at The Rook & Pawn through September.

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 ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Lane) On view in the Harrison Center Children’s Instructional Gallery, a retrospective of Jacob Wenzka’s artwork from three books co-created with Bart King share original artwork, prints and paintings. 

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. Through Oct. 5.

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. 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.

BUVEZ (585 Barber St., Suite A) “Flights of Fancy” features whimsical works by Jackie Kirsche. Through September.

CINÉ (234 W. Hancock Ave.) “Suspended: Leah Mazza and Laurel Fulton” presents works by two MFA candidates attending Lamar Dodd. Opening reception Sept. 19.

CIRCLE GALLERY (UGA College of Environment and Design, 285 S. Jackson St.) “Snapshots: 50 Years at the College of Environment and Design” celebrates the school’s 50th anniversary with a timeline, wall of curiosities in the tradition of wonder rooms, and a rotating exhibit. 

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.) “Good Vibrations” features photographs of cruise life by Brittainy Lauback, drawings of beaches by Warren Slater that are influenced by Aboriginal mark-making, and vivid abstractions by Hannah Betzel. • “Building Facades” is a solo exhibition by Mike Landers that features sophisticated, symmetrical and minimally composed photographs from downtown Athens in the late 1990s and early 2000s. 

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Paintings by Hannah Jones. Through September. 

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “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. • Two large works by Georgia artist Corrine Colarusso, “Stack of Twilight” and “Shaking the Twilight, Reeds Rain and Vapors” are on view. Through Nov. 17. • “Before the War: Photographs of Syria by Peter Aaron.” Through Dec. 1. • “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. • “Drama and Devotion in Baroque Rome.” Through May 31. • In the sculpture garden, Rachel Whiteread presents five cast-stone sculptures that reinterpret her earlier resin castings of the space beneath chairs.

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.) Lyndon House Print Makers Margaret Agner, Karen Sturm, Connee Flynn, Susan Nees and Mia York share work. Through Nov. 4.

HIP VINTAGE AND HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) Margaret Agner presents wearable art in the form of hand painted silk pieces and scarves. Through September.

HOWARD’S (119 N. Jackson St.) Local artist Katya Tepper presents a large installation and collection of smaller works. Through Oct. 19.

JITTERY JOE’S WATKINSVILLE (27 Greensboro Hwy., Watkinsville) “Strange Moments” presents collage works and assemblage pieces by Lisa Freeman. Through October.

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.) Part of the “Wall Works” series, Harrison D. Walker’s “Portals” is a site-specific installation exploring color, chemistry and psychological perception. Through Nov. 16. • Dodd MFA candidate Mac Balentine presents images and objects that give form to queer identity as acts of resistance and celebration in “The Fool-ectomy.” Through Oct. 4. • Dodd MFA candidate Alex McClay and California-based artist Sam Regal present “Turbulent Femme || toward a radical future.” Through Oct. 4. • “Carol John: Legion Pool” celebrates UGA’s storied watering hole through a vibrant series of paintings. Through Oct. 4.

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.) David Hale’s solo show, “Autumn’s Arrival,” shares a collection of works created as the illustrations of his first children’s picture book about the adoption of his daughter. Through Oct. 12. • “Elemental Clayscapes” is a collaboration between David Hale and ceramicist Marci White. Through Oct. 12. • “The Georgia Watercolor Society’s Members Exhibition” is a juried show of watercolor paintings of a range of subjects. • “This is It!” features pieces by Athens artists working in the food and beverage service industry. Through Nov. 16. • “Purvis Young and James de Molyneux” displays original works by artist James de Molyneux, in addition to works from his personal collection by Purvis Young. Through Oct. 12. • In the Lounge Gallery, Nathaniel Burkins shares a collection of candid photographs. Through Nov. 30. • Collections From Our Community presents ceramic cats from Rachel Barnes.

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 Em Baynes. Through September.

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.) “The New South and New Slavery: Convict Labor in Georgia.” Through Dec. 13. • “Beautiful and Brutal: Georgia Bulldogs Football, 2017” is a display of photographs, uniforms and other artifacts from the UGA Athletic Association Archives and on loan from the UGA Athletic Department. Through Feb. 28.

THE ROOK & PAWN (294 W. Washington St.) Local folk artist Tex Crawford transforms reclaimed and found materials into a wide array of whimsical creations. Through September.

STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) Paintings by Betsey Barth Withington. Opening reception Sept. 22. Through Oct. 20.

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.

TIF SIGFRIDS (119 N. Jackson St.) Adrianne Rubenstein presents “Little Shop of Horrors,” a series of seven new paintings that reveal distinct iconographic references.Through Oct. 19.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA OCONEE CAMPUS GALLERY (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy., Watkinsville) “Visions of Georgia: Photographs from the Do Good Fund” features iconic images of Cabbagetown from the 1990s by Oraien Catledge, landscapes by Georgia Rhodes and Mark Steinmetz, and more. Sept. 20–Oct. 11.

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

VIVA ARGENTINE (247 Prince Ave.) Susan Pelham’s collages are influenced by Magic Realism, fables and storytelling. Through September.

WHITE TIGER GOURMET (217 Hiawassee Ave.) “Flying Over Gauguin’s Palette” features artwork by Susie Criswell. Through Nov. 6.

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