Art Around Town

Art Around Town

Dan Smith’s exhibition, “Twenty-One Moby Dicks Spontaneously Monsterified on Pieces of the Wreck of the Pequod,” opens at tiny ATH gallery with a reception held on Mar. 12 for 6–9 p.m.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (675 Pulaski St., Suite 1200) Artist-in-ATHICA Sara Hess presents a solo installation. Through Apr. 7.

ATHICA@CINÉ GALLERY (234 W. Hancock Ave.) Jacob Wenzka’s solo show “Ecumenopolis” features paintings and drawings inspired by the idea of a “world city” where giant cities have fused together to cover an entire planet. Through April.

CIRCLE GALLERY AT THE UGA COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (285 S. Jackson St.) Atlanta artist Rachel Evans Grant presents “Natural Engagement: Where Earth Meets Sky.” Through Apr. 15.

CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO. (271 W. Hancock Ave.) “Tender Wild” includes 12 new paintings on wood panel by Marisa Leilani Mustard. Through Mar. 28.

GALLERY AT HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Athens Facades” presents Mike Landers’ photographs of buildings downtown and in Five Points at dark between 2000–2002. 

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Emma Amos: Color Odyssey” is a retrospective exhibition that includes over 60 works ranging from painting, printmaking and textile-based mixed-media works. Through Apr. 25. • “Extra Ordinary: Magic, Mystery and Imagination in American Realism.” Through June 13. • “Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Horvitz Collection” represents three generations of artists dating from the 1940s. Through Sept. 26. • “Modernism Foretold: The Nadler Collection of Late Antique Art from Egypt.” Through Sept. 26. • “Power and Piety in 17th-Century Spanish Art.” Through Nov. 28.

GLASSCUBE 2 INDIGO (500 College Ave.) Funded by an Arts in Community award from the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, Jaime Bull’s “Diorama” reimagines natural history museum displays through large-scale assemblages of 1980s wicker furniture graffitied in psychedelic colors. Closing event Apr. 15 at 6 p.m. 

LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) John Douglas Powers, the inaugural recipient of the Margie E. West Prize, presents a site-specific kinetic sculpture and video installation called “The Rivers Oceanus.” • “Social Dissonance” is a group showing of first-year students in the MFA program that examines life in the current movement. • The Athens Black Lives Matter Initiatives’ group show “Resistance and Resilience” features a variety of student work. • The annual scientific illustration show highlights work by UGA and Augusta University students. All shows run through Apr. 1.

Jacob Wenzka Jacob Wenzka’s exhibition, “Ecumenopolis,” is currently on view at ATHICA@Ciné Gallery, a new partnership through which the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art curates exhibitions at Ciné.

LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (211 Hoyt St.) “Window Works” is a new outdoor project that utilizes the windows at the building’s entrance. The first installation presents a triptych and diptych by Noraa James that were inspired by love, the Black body, primary colors and afrofuturism. Through March. • In the Lounge Gallery, Victoria Dugger’s solo exhibition “Mind the Body” explores the dynamic relationship between ourselves, our bodies and the world around us. Virtual artist talk Mar. 18 at 6 p.m. Through Apr. 3. • On view in the lobby case, Luka Carter’s “Flywheel” combines small sketches, studies and found objects into a realized mood board. Virtual Artist Talk Mar. 18 at 6 p.m. Through Apr. 10. • Collections from our Community presents “Julie Rutledge’s Grandparents’ Avon Bottles.” Through Apr. 10. • “Athens Together” is an exhibition of documentary photography of protests and rallies featuring the work of Penny Noah with Nathaniel Burkins, Lucy Calhoun and Sean Dunn. Through Apr. 10. • The 46th annual Juried Exhibition features 161 works by 116 local artists selected by juror Hallie Ringle of the Birmingham Museum of Art. Preview days available Mar. 11–13. On view Mar. 16–June 26.

MADISON-MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) “The 125th Anniversary Exhibition: Celebrating the Home of the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center” explores the Romanesque Revival building that was built as a graded schoolhouse in 1895 and became a regional cultural center in 1976. Through June.

MASON-SCHARFENSTEIN MUSEUM OF ART (567 Georgia Street, Demorest)  “Marie T. Cochran: Notes on an Affrilachian daughter in the era of COVID-19.” Through Mar. 25.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (34 School St., Watkinsville) A Pottery Pop-up Sale features a rotating selection of handmade ceramics by regional artists. New potters go on view every two weeks. A. Stocker, Knox Steinbrecher, Marsha Murray, Monte Broaded, Eleanor Broaded, Nancy Mehrpad, Marcia Scroggs and Carolyn Simmons are on view through Mar. 13. • The annual Youth Art Month Exhibit features pieces by students attending public and private schools in Oconee County. Through Mar. 26.

STEFFEN THOMAS MUSEUM OF ART (4200 Bethany Rd., Buckhead) “Celebrating Creative Genius: The Art, Life and Legacy of Eatonton, Georgia native David Driskell” features original artworks and prints, plus photographs and artifacts from the artist’s early life. Student artwork inspired by the exhibition is also on view. Through Apr. 22.

SURGERY CENTER OF ATHENS (2142 W. Broad St.) Paintings by Dortha Jacobson. Through Apr. 16.

TIF SIGFRIDS (83 E. North Ave., Comer) The gallery presents “Nora Riggs: Fortress of Solitaire.” Mar. 13–Apr. 17.

TINY ATH GALLERY (174 Cleveland Ave.) See Dan Paint presents “Twenty-One Moby Dicks Spontaneously Monsterified on Pieces of the Wreck of the Pequod.” Opening reception Mar. 12, 6–9 p.m. Instagram Live Artist Talk on Mar. 15, 6:30 p.m. 3Thurs Mar. 18, 6–9 p.m. On view through March by appointment. 

UGA SCHOOL OF LAW (225 Herty Dr.) Williams Elliot Stiles Jr., an accomplished artist, Atlanta attorney and UGA School of Law alumnus, recently unveiled a new commission, “1961,” to commemorate the 60th anniversary of desegregation at UGA. 

UGA MAIN LIBRARY (320 S. Jackson St.) “Georgia Trailblazers: Honoring the 60th Anniversary of Desegregation at UGA” chronicles the historic events of 1961 when Hamilton Holmes and Charlene Hunter became the first African American students admitted to the university. 

UGA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “Pylon: Tourists in Rock ’n Roll” celebrates the local band through photos, outfits, memorabilia and more. Through May 31. • “Making Space: Fighting for Inclusion, Building Community at UGA” chronicles the journey of students advocating for racial and social justice on campus. Through July 2. • “The Hargrett Hours: Exploring Medieval Manuscripts” presents original items from the collections, dating back centuries, as well as findings from students’ in-depth studies. Through Aug. 26.

WILLSON CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES AND ARTS (Online) As part of UGA’s Spotlight on the Arts, the Willson Center presents “Shelter Projects,” a virtual exhibition of over 30 projects created by graduate students or community practitioners who reflect pandemic experiences through the arts.