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Art Around Town

Sheila Pree Bright

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.” 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. • “The Real, The Ideal” is a solo show by Lynette Caseman, a local artist who received a grant from the Athens Area Arts Council to support her work. 

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.) Artwork by Jeff Rapier and Gary Autry. Reception June 17. Through June.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.)  “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. Through 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. Through 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. 

Sheila Pree Bright Currently on view at the Georgia Museum of Art through Aug. 7, “Call and Response” is a selection of works from the museum’s permanent collection that considers the intersection of race and representation. Pictured above is “Donovan” by Sheila Pree Bright.

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

THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Mike Shetterley shares recent abstract paintings inspired by gardens and landscapes. Through June 15.

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.

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. • 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.

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.

THE PITY PARTY (450 Nacoochee Ave.) Feral Galleries hosts a “Neighborhood Art Show.” Live performances by Auntmoth, Kelsey Wishik, LeeAnn Peppers, Dope Knife, Project Blue Beam and more. June 4, 12–9 p.m. 

STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave) Cameron Berglund, a local artist and lecturer at UGA’s College of Environmental Design, presents a collection of plein air watercolor sketches and landscape-inspired illustrations. Through June 26.

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.

UGA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “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.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) Rodney Graiger’s exhibit “Black and White” includes large drawings on paper that portray recollections of private spaces where racial distinctions were often blurred by never fully erased. On view June 3–July 28 on Sundays and by appointment. Juneteenth reception held June 19 at 12:30 p.m. 

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