THE ATHENAEUM (287 W. Broad St.) The Lamar Dodd School of Art presents its annual MFA Thesis Exhibition titled “Whistling in the Dark” with works by Mac Balentine, Matthew J. Bown, Caitlin Adair Daglis, Alex McClay, Katharine Miele, Ciel Rodriguez and Kelsey Wishik. The new gallery will be open Thursdays–Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Exhibition on view through May 15.
ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART: ATHICA (675 Pulaski St., Suite 1200) Curated by Craig Coleman, “Lost in the Weeds: Climate Change and Human Nature” presents artwork by Crista Cammarato, Naomi Falk, Brian Frus, Meredith Starr, Bethany Taylor and several others. Opening reception Apr. 17, 6–8 p.m. Virtual talk on “UGA’s Ethnobotanical Garden Conserving Plant Biodiversity and Traditional Plant Knowledge” on Apr. 21, 7 p.m. On view through May 22.
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.
THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) View the work of six local students from the Athens and Rabun county areas who have applied for the Classic Center Cultural Foundation’s visual arts scholarship. Pop-up exhibition Apr. 15, 6–8 p.m.
CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO. (271 W. Hancock Ave.) Gunnar Tarsa’s “Mind Matter: Tales from the Scribble Warlock” features 15 works of art from 2017 to 2021 that document the artist’s development of “Mind Matter,” a living universe populated with recurring characters and myths through the artist’s spontaneous creation drawing sessions. 3Thurs on Apr. 15, 5–10 p.m.
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. • “In Dialogue: Look, Paint, Repeat: Variations in the Art of Pierre Daura.” Through May 23. • “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.
JITTERY JOE’S FIVE POINTS (1230 S. Milledge Ave.) Harper Calhoun presents a collection of charcoal portraits. Through April.
LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) Undergraduate students of all disciplines will exhibit their final thesis projects in the “BFA 1 Exit Exhibition.” Through Apr. 16.
LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (211 Hoyt St.) The 46th annual Juried Exhibition features 161 works by 116 local artists selected by juror Hallie Ringle of the Birmingham Museum of Art. On view through June 26. Charles Key, Rebecca Kreisler and Shan O’Gorman will speak about their work during an in-person Artist Talk on Apr. 15 at 6 p.m. • As part of the Green Life Awards, “The Green Life Art Contest” is an annual art contest in which K-12 students explored environmental education and sustainability by creating works inspired by this year’s theme, “Renew, Reinvent and Rejoice,” through visual art. Through April. • On view in the lobby case, Jourdon Joly presents a collection of cast resin ice cream cones. Apr. 20–June 19. • Collections from our Community presents Arthur Johnson’s shark collection. Apr. 20–June 19.
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.
OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) Watercolors by Janet Rodekohr. Through April.
OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (34 School St., Watkinsville) The 26th annual “SouthWorks” exhibition is a nationally juried art show featuring works from across the country. In conjunction with “Southworks 2021,” the annual Director’s Choice exhibition features “Gardens of the South” by Greyson Smith. These mixed-media works on paper depict public gardens in Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas. Opening reception Apr. 16, 6–8 p.m. Both shows on view through May 28.
STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) The new Porcelain and Decorative Arts Museum at the Center for Art and Nature holds the collections of Deen Day Sanders, a charter board member of the garden. The eight galleries blend conservation, botanicals, art, beauty and curiosity.
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.” Through Apr. 23.
TINY ATH GALLERY (174 Cleveland Ave.) Mosaic artist Krysia Ara hosts “Silver Lining.” Open 3Thurs, Apr. 15, 6–9 p.m. Available to see by appointment through April by emailing email@example.com
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. willson.uga.edu.
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