Art Around Town

Art Around Town

Nancy Songster

ACE/FRANCISCO GALLERY (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. Closing party and holiday print sale Dec. 18, 2–5 p.m.

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.

ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) “We Are All Makers” features artwork by Lyndon House Arts Center staff members Jaime Bull, Toni Carlucci, Didi Dunphy, Kathryn Refi, Ciel Rodriguez, Beth Sale, Williams Stephanos and Shannon Williams. Opening reception and panel discussion Dec. 11, 3 p.m. Through Feb. 12.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART: ATHICA (675 Pulaski St.) The pop-up exhibition “Brief Intermission” shares works by studio art majors from the Lamar Dodd School of Art. Closing reception Dec. 9, 6–9 p.m. 

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.

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.) The 2022 BFA Exit Show “Instead of Feathers” showcases works by 21 graduating students working in ceramics, painting, metalwork, photography and more. Artists include Peyton Bailey, Alexia Benavent-Rivera, Nyala Honda, Natalia Kacharava, Mat Lin, Jiwon Moon, Adeline Vondrak and more. Through Dec. 14. ​​• “Labor of Love” is the exit show for the BFA Art Education program. Through Dec. 14.

THE GEORGIA POTTERY COLLECTIVE (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.) Art by Steph Rivers and Nate Malcolm. Through December.

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. 

Nancy Songster Collections from Our Community presents “Nancy Songster’s Tiny Houses,” an array of festively decorated miniature interiors, at the Lyndon House Arts Center through Jan. 14. Songster will offer a collector’s talk on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.

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. Through Dec. 13. 

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. • 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. • Collections from Our Community presents “Nancy Songster’s Tiny Houses,” a collection of festively decorated miniature interiors. Collector’s Talk Dec. 6, 6 p.m. 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. 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. Through Jan. 28.

OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd.) The Athens Plein Air Artists present “Out and About,” a collection of works inspired by nature. Reception Jan. 8, 2–4 p.m. Currently on view through Jan. 23.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (34 School St., Watkinsville) The OCAF Artists Shoppe features jewelry, pottery, scarves, mittens, books, ornaments, note cards and other handmade items. Through Dec. 22. 

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.

TINY ATH GALLERY (174 Cleveland Ave.) Andrea Wellnitz presents unusual felted forms in “The Journey.” Open for Third Thursday on Dec. 15, 6–9 p.m. Through December.

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.

THE VALTON (625 Barber St., Suite 120) Located inside of STATE the Label, this new gallery space debuts with a solo show of works by its namesake, self-taught artist Valton Murray. Opening reception Dec. 8, 5–7 p.m. Through January.WINTERVILLE LIBRARY (115 Marigold Lane, Winterville) “Words About Birds, Insights About Insects” by Vicky Tavernier and Jennifer Borg consists of playful collages of found and altered objects with accompanying poems. Through Feb. 11.