December 4, 2019

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits.

"Arrow" by Mary Lee Bendolph is on view in "Mary Lee Bendolph: Quilted Memories" at the Georgia Museum of Art through Dec. 29.

AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Artwork by Matthew Ward. Through January.

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 work from three books co-created with Bart King share original art, prints and paintings.

ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) “Sharing Our Visions” presents paintings, drawings, collages, photographs, fiber pieces, sculptures and other works by staff members of regional libraries. Opening reception Dec. 8. Through Jan. 26.

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.

CINÉ (234 W. Hancock Ave.) Paintings by Chasity Williams.

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.) Three-dimensional works by David Card.

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.) “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. • “Material Georgia 1733-1900: Two Decades of Scholarship” celebrates the 20-year anniversary of the museum’s Henry D. Green Center for the Study of the Decorative Arts. Works include furniture, silver, pottery, textiles, basketry and portraits. Through Mar. 15. • “Drama and Devotion in Baroque Rome” celebrates Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio’s influence. Through May 31.

GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Supple Moments, Dark Corners” is a site-specific installation by Eli Saragoussi that is accompanied by a soundscape by Max Boyd called “Jungle Drone.” Through April.

HEIRLOOM CAFE & FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) John Ahee creates vibrantly colorful portraits. Jan. 6.

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.

JITTERY JOE’S FIVE POINTS (1230 S. Milledge Ave.) René Shoemaker presents “Sharing the Magical Landscapes,” a collection of 16 fine art prints of silk screened and hand-dyed silks. Through December.

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.) “Assembly” celebrates the work of BFA students graduating this semester. 

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 a collection of unique flyswatters from Tad Gloeckler. Through Jan. 7. • The biennial Clarke County School District Student Art Exhibition, “WILD,” presents artwork inspired by the new children’s garden at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

MADISON-MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) The Atlanta Photography Group’s juried exhibition, “People, Places, Things,” presents photographs by 35 different artists. Through Jan. 18.

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. 

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.

THE ROOK & PAWN (294 W. Washington St.) Dan Smith’s “spontaneous monsterification” paintings combine anthropomorphic objects and line drawings. 

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.

STEEL + PLANK (675 Pulaski St., Suite 200) Kathy Kitz creates abstract watercolors. For the holidays, hand-painted ornaments by Ink + Indigo, Meredith Mejerle and Studio CRL are available. 

TIF SIGFRIDS (119 N. Jackson St.) Marten Elder presents “Polychromatic Adaptations,” a new take on digital photography. Through Dec. 7.

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.

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