October 16, 2019

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

Artwork by Celia Brooks is currently on view at Jittery Joe’s on Baxter Street through Saturday, Oct. 26.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Matt Bahr is a local Emmy-nominated artist and designer. Through November.

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 INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (675 Pulaski St.) “Jason Thrasher | Uncovered Perspectives: India 21 Years Later” shares a collection of travel photographs, many of which were made more fully-realizable through new digital techniques. Through Oct. 24.

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) Will Eskridge’s “Teen Screams: Part 2” features painted portraits of popular ‘80s horror icons like Freddy, Jason and Michael. Opening Reception Oct. 18. Currently on view through Nov. 15.

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

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. 

CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO. (271 W. Hancock Ave.) “Creatures of the Night” by Eli Saragoussi is an installation of shadow creatures. Through Nov. 4.

DONDEROS’ KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) “Brain Stroke? Brush Stroke! Drawings, Paintings and Photography as Physical Therapy” demonstrates how Babs McDonald, after experiencing an ischemic stroke affecting her dominant side, began using art to train her hand. Through October.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Spooky artwork curated by Dan Smith. Through October.

GALLERY AT INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “FUN” features works by Neil Hancock, Marla Star, Jolene O’Brien, Kim Truesdale, Katherine Miele, Hannah Betzel and Brittainy Lauback.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “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. • “Mary Lee Bendolph: Quilted Memories” features 17 works spanning four decades by the Gee’s Bend, AL, artist and freedom-fighter. Through Dec. 29. • “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. • In the sculpture garden, Rachel Whiteread presents five cast-stone sculptures that reinterpret her earlier resin castings of the space beneath chairs. Through Mar. 7. • “Drama and Devotion in Baroque Rome” celebrates Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio’s influence. Through May 31.

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.

HENDERSHOT’S COFFEE (237 Prince Ave.) Chris Cane presents “The Nirvinyl Collection: The Halloween Session.” 

HIP VINTAGE AND HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) “Paintings Lost & Found” is a group exhibit of art from local known and anonymous artists. Through October. • “Walls by Wallace T” features photographs. 

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 ALPS (1480 Baxter St.) Celia Brooks’ paintings range from watercolor, acrylic and mixed media. Through Oct. 26.

JITTERY JOE’S EASTSIDE (1860 S. Barnett Shoals Rd.) Paul Ohmer shares photography of haunted images from the backroads of America. Through October.

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. •  “Kiki Kogelnik, Julia Scher, Erika Vogt, Lisa Williamson” is a group show that examines technology in relation to the human body, performance and formal representations of the female figure. • In “Codified Color,” Dodd graduate students Mary Gordon, Christina Foard and Nick Abrami employ color as a means to examine personal histories. • “Baci from Cortona” celebrates 50 years of UGA in Cortona through photographs sharing memories. In “Immortal Beloved,” Dodd MFA candidate Robby Toles challenges authenticity as the artist’s image takes precedence over place. 

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.) “This is It!” features pieces by Athens artists working in the food and beverage service industry. Through Nov. 16. • In the Lounge Gallery, Nathaniel Burkins shares a collection of candid photographs. Through Nov. 30. • Collections from our Community presents a collection of unique flyswatters from Tad Gloeckler. Through Jan. 7.

MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 Highway 98 W., Danielsville) “The Georgia Artists with DisAbilities Exhibit” showcases the talents of many artists living with disabilities. Through Dec. 2.

MADISON-MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) “Alchemical Divide” presents metal sculpture, painting and installation by contemporary mixed media artist Corrina Sephora. The show also includes works by Pearl Bryant, Hannah Joy, Gabi Madrid and Richard Pepe. Closing reception Nov. 9.

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 (34 School St., Watkinsville) “David and Goliath” features works of non-traditional sizes: 14”x14” and smaller or 48”x48” and larger. 

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 artist Chris Taylor uses paintings, textiles and jewelry to explore the history, creatures and customs of his fictional Land of the Candy Moon. Through October.

STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) “Growing Through Art” is the final exhibition of the Athens Art Association’s centennial celebration. The show includes botanicals, insects, gardens, still-life and more. Through Nov. 3.

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 Karl and Harold Enter, Anna Desio and Leslie Moody celebrate the organizations 100th anniversary. Through November.

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.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) “Eat Your Vegetables” is an exhibit celebrating sustainable plant-based agriculture through works by local artists. Through Nov. 30.

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

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

WINTERVILLE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY AND CULTURE (371 N. Church St., Winterville) View work by multiple new artists for fall. 

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