January 15, 2020

Art Around Town

A list of local art exhibits.

Collages by Susan Pelham are currently on view at Jittery Joe's in Watkinsville.

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 show shares original art, prints and paintings by Jacob Wenzka from three books co-created with Bart King.

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. Through Jan. 26.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (675 Pulaski St.) The “2020 ATHICA Members’ Showcase” features works by artists who support the gallery. Works range among sculptures, paintings, photographs and more. Opening reception Jan. 18. Through Feb. 23.

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 Rich Panico. Through Feb. 27.

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. Through mid-April. • “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. Through mid-April.

DONDEROS’ KITCHEN (590 Milledge Ave.) “Connections” shares rug textiles by David M. Hayes as well as figurative and animal watercolor paintings by Judith K. DeJoy. Through January.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Ruth Allen. Through January.

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.) 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. • “Master, Pupil, Follower: 16th- to 18th-Century Italian Works on Paper” includes approximately 30 drawings and prints. Through Mar. 8. • “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. • “The Monsters Are Due on Broad Street: Patrick Dean” offers a retrospective on the local artist’s work, including his illustrations for Flagpole. Through Mar. 29. • “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.) Kevin Frazier, a farmer by day and artist by night, creates otherworldly abstract acrylic and mixed media paintings. Through Mar. 2.

HIP VINTAGE AND HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) Jack Moore presents wall hangings and unique fabric assemblages using antique Japanese fabrics. Through January.

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 January.

JITTERY JOE’S WATKINSVILLE (27 Greensboro Hwy., Watkinsville) Susan Pelham’s collages are influenced by Magic Realism, Surrealism and storytelling. Through January.

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.) On view in the Glass Gallery on the third floor, “Paperlight” features handmade paper and masking tape pieces by Ciel Rodriguez and Paula Reynaldi. Through Jan. 11.

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.) 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. Through Jan. 18. • Leah McKellop’s “Interior Worlds” combines printmaking and silk dying techniques to explore personal history through objects and their place within domestic spaces. Through Mar. 1. • Collections From our Community features Lola Brooks’ collection of Dolores Canard rhinestone glasses, wallet sets and Vera Neumann scarves. Reception Jan. 16.  Through Feb. 29. • “Doing T.I.M.E. in Athens: A Photovoice Experience” is a youth photography project held in collaboration with the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement and UGA’s School of Social Work. Through Feb. 8.

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. 

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (34 School St., Watkinsville) “Stories They Tell” by Jeffery Callaham features paintings depicting stories, family traditions and scenes from his youth as told by his grandmother. Opening reception Jan. 17. Through Feb. 21. • “Reflection & Refraction: Portals Through Time” is the second annual collaboration between the Lamar Dodd School of Art and OCAF, featuring artwork of second year MFA candidates. Opening reception Jan. 17. Through Feb. 21.

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.) “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” technique utilizes spontaneously painted cartoonish and monsterish faces to enhance spaces through a jigsaw arrangement of shapes and faces. Through January.

STEEL + PLANK (675 Pulaski St., Suite 200) See watercolors by Erin McIntosh, Ink + Indigo and Kathy Kitz, plus photographs by Benjamin Galland, and ceramics by Nancy Green and Studio CRL.

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.