Art Around Town

Art Around Town

Carrie Mae Weems

ACE/FRANCISCO GALLERY (675 Pulaski St., Suite 1500) Established by Jason Thrasher and Beth Hall Thrasher, the gallery’s grand opening features “Vernon Thornsberry: New Works in Painting, Charcoal & Sculpture.” Opening reception May 19, 6-8 p.m. Through June 23. 

ARTWALL@HOTEL INDIGO ATHENS (500 College Ave.) “Quiet Marks” presents works by Kathryn Refi, In Kyoung Choi Chun and Shirley N. Chambliss. Through July 8.

ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) “Fashioning a Nation: German Identity and Industry, 1914–1945” is a touring exhibition organized to preserve the memory of the Holocaust. Through June 5.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART: ATHICA (675 Pulaski St.) “Material Alchemy: Metal and Color” features artists whose work investigates contemporary practices of metalsmithing, from wearable to sculptural. Through May 22. 

ATHICA@CINÉ GALLERY (234 W. Hancock Ave.) “So Much More” presents Lisa Freeman’s mixed media collages and assemblages that address the limitations frequently imposed on women in a patriarchal society. Through June 25.

CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) “Hello, Welcome!” presents abstract worlds by Maggie Davis, Jonah Cordy, Carol MacAllister and Jason Matherly. • “Classic City” interprets the city of Athens, GA through the works of James Burns, Sydney Shores, Thompson Sewell and Allison Ward.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Colorful paintings by Marisa Mustard. Through May. 

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.)  “Lou Stovall: Of Land and Origins” features selected works by the printmaker who is the 2022 recipient of the museum’s Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Award. Through May 29. • “Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects” implicates racial stereotypes in the deaths of Black people at the hands of police and confronts the viewer with the fact of judicial inaction. May 21–Aug. 7. • As a visual response to Carrie Mae Weems’ exhibition, “Call and Response” is a selection of works from the museum’s collection that considers the intersection of race and representation in the works of other African American artists. May 21–Aug. 7. • “In Dialogue: Views of Empire: Grand and Humble” displays two print collections that create a conversation about what it meant to be a working-class citizen in mid-19th-century Russia. Through Aug. 21. • “Jennifer Steinkamp: The Technologies of Nature.” Through Aug. 21. • “Graphic Eloquence: American Modernism on Paper from the Collection of Michael T. Ricker.” Through Sept. 4. 

GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) Zane Cochran presents “Aurora,” a sculptural interpretation of the aurora borealis using 3D geometric figures and lights.

HEIRLOOM CAFE (815 N. Chase St.) The Boulevard Neighborhood Young Artists, ages 2–18, present an exhibition of their latest creations. Through June 27.

JUST PHO… AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Susan Pelham’s collages are influenced by Magic Realism, Surrealism, fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Through June.

Carrie Mae Weems “Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects” opens at the Georgia Museum of Art on Saturday, May 21.

LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (211 Hoyt St.) 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. • Curated by Miranda Lash of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the 47th annual Juried Exhibition includes 160 works of drawing, metal work, painting, photography, sculpture, video and more. Artist talk with Jared Brown, Elissa Grady, Ann Sears and Megan Weatherford held May 19 at 6 p.m. Closing reception May 21, 4–6 p.m. • Collections from our Community presents Tatiana Veneruso’s collection of vintage purses that represent over 100 years of handbag history. Collector’s Talk held June 2, 6 p.m. Through June 4. • Lucile Stephens’ paintings and hand-built ceramic works are fantastical, inventive and many times inspired by flora and fauna. Through June 18. • “Local Athenian: One Degree of Separation” shares portraits of local residents taken by Emily Cameron for her website, which shares stories through interviews and photographs. Through June 18.

MADISON-MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) On view in the Collector’s Cabinet is a display of Chinese Export Porcelain owned by the Morehouse family. Through June. • “Earth Bound: David Drake and Zipporah Camille Thompson” brings new light to the life and work of Drake, an enslaved African-American whose works of pottery from the mid-1800s are now sought world-wide. A second installation features ceramic work by contemporary artist Thompson. Through July 16.

MORTON THEATRE (195 W. Washington St.) Presented in conjunction with the “Tell the Whole Story” community event on the history of slavery at UGA, “By Any Other Name: Protest Poster Art” is a pop-up exhibition featuring artwork by Melody Croft, Lisa Freeman, Kristan Ryan, Diane Speight and Elaine Stephenson. May 21, 1–9 p.m. 

OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd.)  Artwork by Bobbi Johnson. Through June.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (34 School St., Watkinsville)  “43rd Georgia Watercolor Society National Exhibition” presents works by 79 different artists from across the state. • “Rhythm & Movement: The Art of Music” explores the intersection between music and visual arts. Artists created pieces in response to hearing songs by local artists of various genres. Through June 3.

ODUM SCHOOL OF ECOLOGY GALLERY (140 E. Green St.) Natural science illustrator C Olivia Carlisle shares insect, botanical and ecosystems illustrations alongside “The Birdwing Butterflies of Papua New Guinea,” a display featuring specimens assembled by James W. Porter and photographs by Carolyn Crist. Through May 18.

RABBIT HOLE STUDIOS (1001 Winterville Rd.) The “Hidden Hare Art Exposition” is a pop-up event featuring displays by local artists, live painting, art stations, poetry, spoken word and music. May 21, 3 p.m.

STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave) Nature-inspired works by Cameron Berglund. Opening reception May 22, 2–4 p.m.

STEFFEN THOMAS MUSEUM OF ART (4200 Bethany Rd., Buckhead) “Mother Tongue: The Language of Families” includes Steffen Thomas’ paintings, drawings and sculptures that were shaped by powerful prose and poetry. Through Father’s Day Poetry Workshop held June 11. Currently on view through June 23.

TIF SIGFRIDS (393 N. Finley St.) Los Angeles-based artist Mimi Lauter presents a solo exhibition of paintings. Closing reception June 18, 4–6 p.m.

TINY ATH GALLERY (174 Cleveland Ave.) “Patience Folding Waters: The Paper Works of Grant & Rachel Evans” includes meditations on the cyclical nature of life and death, the vibrant highs and colorless lows of existence, and symbolic self-reflections of universal mental and emotional experiences. Performance by Quiet Evenings during Third Thursday, May 19, 6–9 p.m. Open by appointment through May.

UGA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “Not Only for Ourselves: The Integration of UGA Athletics” celebrates the 50th anniversary of integration of the Georgia Bulldogs football team. Through Spring 2022. • “At War With Nature: The Battle to Control Pests in Georgia’s Fields, Forests and Front Yards” includes 3D models of insects alongside newspaper articles, government documents and photos to take viewers through the entomological and horticultural wars that Georgians have waged in their own yards, as well as the environmental, ecological and public health concerns related to pests and eradication efforts. Through May 27. • “Frankie Welch’s Americana: Fashion, Scarves and Politics” explores the life of a Georgia native who owned a Virginia boutique, designing scarves and dresses used in political campaigns and events and worn by women throughout the country in the 1960s and ‘70s. Through July 8.