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Art Around Town

Henry McEachern

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.) “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. Through July 17. 

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART: ATHICA (675 Pulaski St.) The gallery’s Artist-in-ATHICA residency series presents Monty Greene, a multidisciplinary artist who will develop and present a video installation, “Quarantined Apparitions,” based on works he created during the pandemic. Open Studio July 6–7. Opening event July 8, 7 p.m. Viewings July 9, 16, 23 and 30, 3:30-6 p.m. & July 21, 6–9 p.m. In progress July 1–31.

ATHICA@CINÉ GALLERY (234 W. Hancock Ave.) Henry McEachern’s exhibition, “Cross Sections at the Conundrum,” is an installation consisting of dozens of small and colorful assemblages. Through Aug. 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 Jon Brookshire. Through July.

Henry McEachern ATHICA@Ciné Gallery presents “Cross Sections at the Conundrum,” a cloud-like installation of dozens of colorful assemblages by New York artist Henry McEachern, through Aug. 25.

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. • “Decade of Tradition: Highlights from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection.” Through July 3, 2023.

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.) Printmaker and book artist Taylor DiFonzo presents a collection of works. Through Aug. 29.

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.) Cedric Smith presents a series of portraits for “Window Works,” a site-specific series that utilizes the building’s front entrance windows for outdoor art viewing. Reconfiguring playing cards of kings and queens, his portraits question the absence of Black figures in the country’s graphic history. Through Dec. 21. • “Picture This” features the artwork of 11 Georgia-based painters who focus on narratives. • “Maps, Landforms and River Rafts” is a series of art quilts by Cathy Fussell on view alongside works by her daughter, Coulter Fussell. • “Robert Croker: At Random 2022” is a new suite of watercolors. • Jason Matherly’s “For Heather: New Shaped Paintings” is a collection of color-block works installed against a painted ground. • Collections from our Community presents “Winfield & McNeal’s Fleet,” a collection of vintage Tonka Trucks and ‘70s Hot Wheels. New exhibitions on view through Aug. 20. 

MADISON-MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) “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.

MASON-SCHARFENSTEIN MUSEUM OF ART (567 Georgia St., Demorest) A special exhibition of contemporary works from the museum’s permanent collection includes works by Howard Finster, Kenneth Woodall, Allison Spence, R.C. Gorman, Ron Meyers, Chris Aluka Berry, Bud Lee and more. Through Aug. 18.

OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd.) Landscape photographer Chris Greer is co-host of the TV show “View Finders” and author of the books Georgia Discovered: Exploring the Best of the Peach State and upcoming title Naturally Georgia: From the Mountains to the Coast. Through August.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (34 School St., Watkinsville) The annual “Members Exhibition” showcases works by artists who support the gallery as members. • “Figuratively Speaking” is a group exhibition stretching the limits of figurative work. Through July 23.

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 fall.

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. Spoken Word Night with Linqua Franqa, Christopher Martin and Josina Guess held Aug. 20, 4:30 p.m. Currently on view through Aug 20.

TINY ATH GALLERY (174 Cleveland Ave.) “Reflections” includes photographs by Jason Machen. Opening reception July 8, 5–8 p.m. Open on Third Thursday, July 21, 6–9 p.m. Open by appointment through July.

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. • “I AM A MAN: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1960–1970” documents a historic and transformative decade through iconic images of protestors and glimpses into the daily life of the American South. Through Aug. 11.

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 but never fully erased. On view through July 28 on Sundays and by appointment.

VIVA! ARGENTINE CUISINE (247 Prince Ave.) Susan Pelham’s collages are influenced by Magic Realism, Surrealism, fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Through August. 

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