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AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) Jennifer Wallens Terry shares unique works influenced by her background in environmental sciences, worldwide travel and work as a spiritual psychic medium and animal communicator. Through March.

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. • In the Myers Gallery, view an exhibition of oil paintings by Roman Zalac. Through April.

ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) “Unimpaired: Georgia Artists with DisAbilities” features award-winning works by Georgia artists living with disabilities. Through Mar. 28.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (675 Pulaski St.) Presented in conjunction with Ad·Verse Fest, Artist-in-ATHICA hosts multimedia artist and musician Eli Saragoussi. Open studio hours Feb. 26–26, Mar. 1–2 & 4–5, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Through Mar. 22.

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.) “Family Collaboration Art Show” is an exhibition of works created by families. Proceeds benefit the Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition. Through Mar. 15.

CINÉ (234 W. Hancock Ave.) Portraits 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.

COMMUNITY (260 N. Jackson St.) Colorful abstract paintings by Suzanna Toole. Through March.

CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO. (271 W. Hancock Ave.) “Migration” by Jackie Kirsche features two large, multi-panel mixed media works of art that explore the rhythms of life as manifested through bird migration patterns. Through Mar. 29.

DORY’S HEARTH HOME & PATIO (37 Greensboro Hwy., Watkinsville) John Gholson shares over 70 pieces depicting local scenes, abstracts, florals and more. Currently on view. Celebration Feb. 25–27.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by James Aurelio. Through February.

GALLERY AT INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Tiny Universe #3” is an exhibit of small works by over 70 artists from Athens and Atlanta. Through May 30.

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. • “Reflecting on Rembrandt: 500 Years of Etching” celebrates the 350th anniversary of the artist’s death. Through Apr. 19. • “Kevin Cole: Soul Ties” includes multimedia works exploring the right of African Americans to vote, the improvisational nature of jazz and more. Through Apr. 19. • “Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection” features over 60 objects spanning over 30 years of the famous stained glass artist’s career. Through May 10. • “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 GALLERY AT HIP VINTAGE AND HANDMADE (215 Commerce Blvd.) The Modern Quilting Guild of Athens presents recent work. Through February.

HOWARD’S (119 N. Jackson St) Jenna Gribbon creates hyper-romantic portraits of friends and her girlfriend as fictional characters or cultural figures the artist fixated on in her youth. Through Mar. 7.

JITTERY JOE’S FIVE POINTS (1230 S. Milledge Ave.) René Shoemaker’s “Love Letter to Athens” shares 10 paintings on silk that reflect a love of travel. Through Mar. 15.

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

JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Susan Pelham’s collages are influenced by Magic Realism, Surrealism and fairytales. Through March.

K.A. ARTIST SHOP (127 N. Jackson St.) “Love Show 2020” celebrates love in all its many forms through works by dozens of artists. Through March.

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) In “Golden Hour,” graduate candidates Mary Gordon, Alex McClay and Ciel Rodriguez create an ephemeral environment reminiscent of the golden hour. • “Kelsey Wishil: The Elements of Myth” emphasizes the material nature of phenomena. • “Amiko Li: The Purpose of Disease” draws on strategies of reenactment, exchange and mistranslation in examining phenomena related to the treatment of the mind and body. • “The 2020 University of Georgia and Augusta University Student Science and Medical Illustration Juried Exhibition” includes work by students in scientific illustration at UGA and graduate students in medical illustration at AU. Reception Mar. 25. Opening reception for all shows Feb. 27. 

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.) 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. Through Feb. 29. • In the Glass Case, a colorful installation inspired by dioramas is full of whimsical creatures by Elinor Saragoussi. Through April.

MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 Hwy. 98 W., Danielsville) Linda Clayton shares canvas and silk-screen paintings. Through February.

MADISON-MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) “The Chair Show: A Juried Arts Exhibition” includes works of art in all media that celebrate and explore the ubiquitous chair. Through June.

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. 

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 Strategies for Suffrage: Mobilizing a Nation for Women’s Rights” explores the nearly century-long story through newspapers, magazines, books and pamphlets. Through July 2. • “Paving the Road to Progress: Georgia Interstate Highways” traverses the rocky path of the interstate system’s development. Through Aug. 21.

THE ROOK & PAWN (294 W. Washington St.) Marisa Mustard paints various instruments and canvases with floral patterns and animals. Through March.

SEXY SUZ COUPLES BOUTIQUE (4124 Atlanta Hwy.) Manda McKay presents “Petting a Butterfly,” a series of oil paintings that present photorealistic, erotic and provocative explorations of difficult political and social topics. Through February.

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. Brittny Teree Smith of arkhive. presents “NW YRK,” a collection of photographs of the big city. 

STEFFEN THOMAS MUSEUM OF ART (4200 Bethany Rd., Buckhead) “Black Heritage and the Brotherhood of Man” showcases contemporary African American artists living in Georgia. Through Mar. 28.

THE SURGERY CENTER (2142 W. Broad St., Building 100) “On the Bright Side” is a collection of colorful paintings by Nancy Everett. Through Mar. 16.

TIF SIGFRIDS (119 N. Jackson St.) Los Angeles based artist Becky Kolsrud presents a solo show, “New Paintings.” Through Mar. 7.

TINY ATH GALLERY (174 Cleveland Ave.) “Females of Fabric” features fiber art by Barbette Houser, Heather Elisabeth and Paula Runyon. Closing Artist Talk Feb. 27.

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.