November 6, 2019

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits

“Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist” by Simon Vouet is currently on view in “Drama and Devotion in Baroque Rome” at the Georgia Museum of Art through May 31.

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-CLARKE COUNTY LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) “Tracing History: Rubbings of Monumental Brasses from Medieval England” shares rubbings from various churches in Cambridgeshire by Nancy Kissane. Through Nov. 24.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (675 Pulaski St.) Curated by Arlette Hernandez, “Losing Control: Guns, Government, and Group-Think” presents works by Victor Ali, Natalie Baxter, Jessica Caldas, Deja Echols, Hector Rene Membreno-Canales and more. Through Dec. 8.

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. 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. 

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Sarah Swillum. Through November.

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.) 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.

GIVE BACK REAL ESTATE (624 S. Milledge Ave., Suite 101) Dortha Jacobson shares 37 oil paintings that range from landscapes, portraits and animals. Closing reception Nov. 17.

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.) John Ahee creates vibrantly colorful portraits. Opening reception Nov. 7. Jan. 6.

HENDERSHOT’S COFFEE (237 Prince Ave.) Oil paintings by Jeanne Whatley.

HIP VINTAGE AND HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) Leslie Litt shares a collection of colorful enamel works. Through November. • Keith Bennett presents “Altered Images,” a display of layered photo graphics. Through November.

HOWARD’S (119 N. Jackson St) “Meanwhile…” includes paintings and works on paper by New York-based artist Greg Bogin, who plays with minimalism, pop art, bike racing aesthetics and graphic design. Through Dec. 15.

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. Through Nov. 16. • 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. 

ODUM SCHOOL OF ECOLOGY (140 E. Green St.) “Creatures of the Night” features a collection of bats from the Georgia Museum of Natural History and sheds light on how vital bats are to ecosystems. Through Dec. 20.

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.

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 Dec. 22. • “Portals: At the Intersection of Landscape and Self” presents kaleidoscopic photographs of nature by Beth Thompson. The images appear in the artist’s book and deck of cards by the same name. Through Dec. 1.

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.) Marten Elder presents “Polychromatic Adaptations,” a new take on digital photography. Through Dec. 7.

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 November.

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

VIVA ARGENTINE (247 Prince Ave.)  Brad Morgan, the drummer of the Drive-By Truckers, creates abstract paintings.

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.