Art Around Town

Art Around Town

Motivated Manslayer

ACE/FRANCISCO GALLERY & OX FINE ART (675 Pulaski St.) Franni Thrasher, aka “Heaven4theYoung,” presents a solo exhibition of paintings in oil and watercolor, sculpture and film. On view by appointment through Dec. 9. 

ARTWALL@HOTEL INDIGO ATHENS (500 College Ave.) New York-based photographers Lucy Reback and Megan Reilly share a collection of intimate vignettes of their relationship in addition to snapshots before they met.

THE ATHENAEUM (287 W. Broad St.) Brooklyn-based artist and educator Kameelah Janan Rasheed presents “SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTH OPERATOR,” an exhibition examining the poetics and power of machine learning. Through Dec. 1.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART: ATHICA (675 Pulaski St.) Juried by Liz Andrews of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, “MOOD: 2022 Juried Exhibition” presents works by 37 contemporary artists who explore or reference mood in all of its many forms. Through Nov. 20.

ATHICA@CINÉ GALLERY (234 W. Hancock Ave.) Christy Bush’s photography exhibition, “Familiar,” reflects on 30 years of rock and roll, fashion and coming of age in the South. Through Dec. 25.

CIRCLE GALLERY AT UGA COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENT & DESIGN (Jackson Street Building) Cameron Berglund’s exhibition, “Design (Sketch) Process,” focuses on the role of hand and digital sketching throughout the design process. Through Dec. 6.

CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) “Spotlight: Paintings by Amy Watts” presents bold, colorful canvases full of cowgirls, farmers, miners and Indigenous people. • “Light Bright” presents works by Caitlin Gal, Allison McPheeters and Alivia Patton, who all utilize simple circles to create inspiring works.

DODD GALLERIES (270 River Rd.) “Yevgeniya Baras & Pete Schulte” brings together the work of two artists to create a broader dialogue on abstraction, line and color as it coincides in contemporary painting and drawing. Through Nov. 10. • Atlanta-based artist Madora Frey presents a site-specific installation for the “Wall Works” series. Through Nov. 14. • “Twin Realms” pairs the work of Dodd MFA candidates Katie Ford and Lindsey Kennedy. Through Nov. 17. • Curated by Ciel Rodriguez, “Soft Architecture” is a group exhibition of works by Ashley Freeby, Jacob Goble and Hope Wang in an investigation of the relationship between architectural spaces and grief. Through Nov. 17. • “Pretty in Pink” features work by Catie Cook and Sarah Landmesser, and eplores contradictions inherent to femininity and feminism. Through Nov. 17. • On view in the C-U-B-E Gallery, “Design for a Museum: Tangible & Functional Objects III” is a graphic design student exhibition. Mondays and Wednesdays through Nov. 30.

E-VORTEX CREATIVES (560 Caldwell Circle) Jen Graff, Yoon Hwang and other local ceramicists sell sculptural and functional pottery. Every Wednesday and Sunday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. 

DONDEROS’ KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Susan Pelham’s collages are inspired by Magic Realism, Surrealism, nursery rhymes and folk tales. Through December.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Mark Dalling. Through November.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Infinity on the Horizon” highlights modern and contemporary works that expand common understandings of landscapes. Through Dec. 31. • “Reckonings and Reconstructions: Southern Photography from The Do Good Fund.” Through Jan. 8. • “Allison Janae Hamilton: Between Life and Landscape.” Through Feb. 5. • “Kristin Leachman: Longleaf Lines” focuses on close-up views of the patterns and biology of the longleaf pine and its ecosystem. Through Feb. 5. • On view in the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden, “Jane Manus: Undaunted” includes five large abstract works. Through Feb. 12. • “In Dialogue: Henry Ossawa Tanner, Mentor and Muse.” Through June 18. • “Decade of Tradition: Highlights from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection.” Through July 3. 

Motivated Manslayer “For Mary” by Motivated Manslayer is currently on view at ATHICA in “MOOD: 2022 Juried Exhibition” through Nov. 20.

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.) Local artist Jack Burk shares a collection of nature-inspired works in pastel, collage, pen and colored pencil. Reception Nov. 22, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Currently on view through Dec. 23. 

HENDERSHOT’S (237 Prince Ave.) The Nirvinyl Album Art Museum presents “Nirvinyl 1 Revisited & Halloween Selections.” Through mid-November. 

LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (211 Hoyt St.) Collections from our Community presents Carrie Slayton’s tarot cards and crystal skulls. Through Nov. 12. • 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. • “The Ties That Bind: The Paradox of Cultural Survival amid Climate Events” presents sculptures by Anina Major and photographs by Tamika Galanis. Through Nov. 30. • The biennial Clarke County School District student art exhibition “RE-” features works by students in Kindergarten through 12th grade in all media. Through Jan. 14. • “Resilient Civic and Musical Life: Ware-Lyndon House Enslaved and Descendant Stories” includes a film; reading room of books relevant to the African American experience in art, music and heritage; and a visual timeline relating a fuller and more truthful story of the property and its inhabitants.On view Thursdays–Saturdays. • Bess Carter, the recipient of the 2022 Art Center Choice Award from the 47th Juried Exhibition, presents a solo show of landscapes, room interiors and still life paintings. Artist talk Feb. 16. Currently on view through Mar. 4. • “A Pattern of Moments” features works by Kate Burke, Rebecca Kreisler and Sylvia Schaefer. Workshop Nov. 17, 6 p.m.  Currently on view through Mar. 4. • In preparation for “The Same, Yet Separate Artworks,” metalsmith and interdisciplinary craft artist J Taran Diamond toured the Ware-Lyndon Historic House Museum and created new objects in response. Third Thursday Gallery Talk Jan. 19, 6 p.m. Currently on view through Mar. 4.

MADISON-MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) Joni Mabe, creator of Everything Elvis in Cornelia, GA, presents “Calvacade of Stars,” a group of glitter mosaics depicting Elvis Presley, Otis Redding, Ty Cobb, Steve McQueen, P.T. Barnum and other luminaries of the entertainment world. Opening reception Nov. 11, 2–4 p.m. Through Jan. 28.

MASON-SCHARFENSTEIN MUSEUM OF ART (567 Georgia St., Demorest) “I ain’t no hick from Habersham” features multimedia paintings and assemblage sculptures by Joni Mabe, the owner of the Everything Elvis Museum in Cornelia, GA. Through Nov. 29.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (34 School St., Watkinsville) “Serenity: Paintings by Anna Desio” showcases watercolor landscapes. “Warrior Women from Invisible to Formidable: One Hundred Strong” includes over 100 ceramic figures created by Alice Woodruff over the span of five years. The exhibition is the culmination of three series, each depicting the mass victimization of women, women’s roles and importance, and their bravery. Through Nov. 11.

ODUM SCHOOL OF ECOLOGY GALLERY (140 E. Green St.) Natural science illustrator C Olivia Carlisle shares insect, botanical and ecosystems illustrations using graphite, carbon pencil, watercolor, acrylic, ink, color pencils and Adobe Photoshop. Through May.

STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave) Vicky Tavernier and Jenifer Borg’s collaborative exhibition, “Words About Birds, Insights About Insects,” is made up of playful collages of found and altered objects with accompanying poems. Through Nov. 20.  TIF SIGFRIDS (393 N. Finley St.) Brooklyn-based artist Austin Eddy presents “Passers-by,” a collection of new paintings and works on paper. Book release and closing reception Nov. 19, 4–6 p.m. Currently on view through Nov. 22.

TINY ATH GALLERY (174 Cleveland Ave.) Dedicated to the late Art Rosenbaum, Peter Loose’s solo exhibition “Places of Peace” centers around paintings of birds he created the night he learned of Rosenbaum’s death, as well as other new paintings. Open Third Thursday Nov. 17, 6–9 p.m. Open by appointment weekdays after 5 p.m. through November by emailing 

UGA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “Georgia on my Mind: Finding Belonging in Music History” explores the genres, spaces and performers who have helped to define music in the state over time. Through Dec. 9. • “Unequal by Design: Housing in Georgia and America” draws upon historic government documents, photographs, historic newspapers and other records to trace the evolution of housing policy, tackling issues such as zoning, gentrification and suburbanization. Through May 26. • “A Chance to Play: Title IX and Women’s Athletics at UGA” celebrates 50 years of women’s sports at UGA. 

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA OCONEE CAMPUS (1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy., Watkinsville) Lisa Freeman’s exhibition of mixed media assemblages and works on paper, “Dark Cotton Revisited,” sheds light on the lives impacted by a racially biased world. Through Dec. 9.

VIVA ARGENTINE (247 Prince Ave.) A retrospective exhibit of paintings by the late Chatham Murray in celebration of what would have been her 80th birthday. Through November.

WINTERVILLE LIBRARY (115 Marigold Lane, Winterville) Oil paintings by Dortha Jacobson. Through November.