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Art Around Town

Several of the below locations are temporarily closed or have reduced hours due to COVID-19. Call or check online before visiting.

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.

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.) “Robot Soup” presents artwork by Jacob Wenzka from a book co-created with Bart King. Currently on view. Party Apr. 18. 

CIRCLE GALLERY (UGA College of Environment and Design, 285 S. Jackson St.) “The Art of Conservation: Paintings by Philip Juras” explores ecologically intact environments like grass prairie, the Colombian Andes, Little St. Simons Island and the Southeast. Through April.

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.

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.) “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 summer.

HEIRLOOM CAFE & FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) Jess Dunlap creates whimsical wood-burned designs on birth plywood. Through Apr. 27.

K.A. ARTIST SHOP (127 N. Jackson St.) “Love Show 2020” celebrates love in all its many forms through works by dozens of artists. While the brick-and-mortar shop is temporarily closed, the exhibition can be experienced by appointment or virtually at the shop’s website. Through April.

LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) In the Glass Case, a colorful installation inspired by dioramas is full of whimsical creatures by Elinor Saragoussi. Through April. • The “45th Juried Exhibition” presents 199 works by 144 local artists. Through May 2. • Collections from our Community presents “Michael Lachowski’s Trail Trash,” a display of bags of litter picked up by the artist during hiking and backpacking trips dating back to 1995. Through May. 2. • On view in the Lounge Gallery, Lee Coffey presents a solo show of oil paintings celebrating the mundane, drawing inspiration from flea markets, thrift stores, internet holes, advertisements, art history and everyday objects. Artist Talk May 21. Currently on view through May.

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. 

RICHARD B. RUSSELL BUILDING SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “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.) Local artists Sara Machen Fogle and Darya Kalantari present “Nine Lives,” a collection of collaborative works offering modern interpretations of religious and mythical icons as cats.

THE SURGERY CENTER (2142 W. Broad St.) Paintings by Melody Croft. Through May 8.

TIF SIGFRIDS (119 N. Jackson St.) Wauwatosa, WI artist Sheila Held presents “Attempt at a Unified Theory,” a series of four weavings created over the span of eight years. The weavings reference ancient architecture, Greek mythology and the relationship between humans and the environment. Through Apr. 25.

WHITE TIGER GOURMET (217 Hiawassee Ave.) See photographs by Charlie Mustard alongside pieces from his personal art collection.

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