ACC LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) On view in the Quiet Gallery, “Stories Told” features collages by Susan Pelham, who is influenced by Magic Realism, nursery rhymes, children’s camp songs, limericks, haiku poems, the Renaissance and 20th-century folk art. Artist talk and collage workshop offered July 19, 6:30 p.m. On view through Aug. 29.
ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART: ATHICA (675 Pulaski St., Suite 1200) “TRIO: Austen Brown, Kate Burke and Xiaopue Pu” brings together works by artists from Atlanta, Chicago and Beijing that convey a common theme of space, isolation, hidden messages and bleakness. Opening reception July 15, 6–7 p.m. Through Aug. 8.
ATHICA@CINÉ GALLERY (234 W. Hancock Ave.) Greg Benson creates painterly landscapes and seasonal views of locations around Georgia and his native state of Pennsylvania. Through Aug. 25.
BARBAR VINTAGE TEXTILES AND HOME (1354 S. Milledge Ave.) Kendal Jacques’ “Come Home” includes oil paintings of antique objects and other still lifes of items associated with domesticity. Opening reception July 15, 7–9 p.m. Through Aug. 15.
FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Mikey Poland. Through July.
GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Rediscovering the Art of Victoria Hutson Huntley” shares approximately 30 lithographs inspired by landscape, human figures and the natural world. Through Aug. 15. • “Echoes from Abroad: American Art from the Collection of Barbara Guillaume.” Through Aug. 15. • “Hands and Earth: Perspectives on Japanese Contemporary Ceramics” includes works by some of 20th- and 21st-century Japan’s most important artists. Through Aug. 15. • “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. • “In Dialogue: Artists, Mentors, Friends: Ronald Lockett and Thornton Dial Sr.” focuses on one work by each artist to examine their friendship and compare their creative approaches. Through Nov. 28. • “Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art” pays homage to the objects stolen during the Gardner Museum heist in 1990 through light boxes, color-blocked graphics and video animation. July 17–Dec. 5. • “Neo-Abstraction: Celebrating a Gift of Contemporary Art from John and Sara Shlesinger.” July 17–Dec. 5. • “Whitman, Alabama” features 23 of 52 films from journalist, photographer and filmmaker Jennifer Crandall’s ongoing documentary project of the same name. Through Dec. 12.
HEIRLOOM CAFE (815 N. Chase St.) “Summer Dream” features paintings by Susie Burch. Through Aug. 23.
LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (211 Hoyt St.) Curated by La Ruchala Murphy and featuring the works of Black artists living in the South, “#NotAStereotype” challenges the labels and limitations perceived about race, nationality, gender, ability and sexual orientation. Through July 24. • Will Eskridge’s “Endless Party: A Collection of Party Animals” offers a celebratory look at outcast animals like bats, snakes and raccoons. The show includes to-go maps for a scavenger hunt at Bear Hollow Zoo and Memorial Park. Through July 24. • AJ Aremu presents a large-scale installation for “Window Works,” a site-specific series that utilizes the building’s front entrance windows for outdoor art viewing. • “Collections from our Community: Oscar’s Godzillas” shares Godzilla memorabilia collected by Oscar Justus.
MASON-SCHARFENSTEIN MUSEUM OF ART (567 Georgia Street, Demorest) “Michael Ross: Foothills” features lush depictions of forests, fields, wetlands, birds and people. Closing reception Aug. 19 from 5–7 p.m.
OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) Paintings by Broderick Flanigan. Through August.
OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (34 School St., Watkinsville) The 27th annual Members’ Exhibition showcases original artwork from the foundation’s supporters. • “TOO: An Orientation of Spirit” is a solo exhibition by painter Melody Croft, who explores the psychological, sociological and emotional complexities of race, gender, age and culture. • In “Behold. Become. Beyond,” Margaret Warfield shares images reminiscent of her childhood and portraits of women engaged in daily activities. All exhibitions remain on view through July 16.
STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) “Art From the Garden” shares acrylic, oil, watercolor, graphite, color pencil and pastel works created on-site at the garden by the Athens Area Plein Air Painters. Through July 16. • Susie Criswell presents a collection of botanical paintings, “Pitcher Plants and Other Natural Wonders.” Through Aug. 5.
TIF SIGFRIDS (83 E. North Ave., Comer) “LA Pictures 78/79” is an exhibition of photographs by George Porcari taken in various neighborhoods around Los Angeles. Often depicting cars or taken from within a car, the images offer a roaming portrait of the city. Through July. • Gainesville, GA-based painter Betty Brown offers a bird’s eye perspective of small towns.
TINY ATH GALLERY (174 Cleveland Ave.) Designer, illustrator and educator Cameron Berglund presents plein air sketches and watercolor paintings in “Things I’ve Seen & Drawn.” Artist Talk on Instagram Live July 13 at 8:30 p.m. Third Thursday July 15 from 6–9 p.m. Open by appointment through July.
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.) “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. • The new Ted Turner Exhibition Hall and Gallery showcases CNN founder and environmentalist Ted Turner’s life and legacy through memorabilia, photographs and other items. • “New Again: Selections from the Rare Book Vault” includes examples of handmade tomes dating back centuries, as well as contemporary books that combine centuries-old techniques with a modern aesthetic. Through Aug. 27.
WHEN IN ATHENS (Multiple Locations) Organized by The Humid with support from an Arts in Community Award from the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, “When In Athens” is a city-wide public art exhibition of images by over 100 photographers made in every Athens. Photographs are installed in the windows of street-facing businesses. Participating locations include Creature Comforts, Georgia Theatre, The Grit, Hi-Lo Lounge, Trappeze Pub and many others. Photography Meet, Greet, Talk & Walk” offered July 19 at Normal Bar (5:30 p.m.) and Little Kings Shuffle Club (7 p.m.). Visit the humid.com for a full list of participating venues.
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. Visit willson.uga.edu.
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