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.) “Kara Walker: Back of Hand,” the first solo exhibition to be held in Georgia of the work of this internationally renowned artist, inclues a series of new works on paper that examine themes such as complicity, racism, misremembered histories and the violence that undergirds the legacy of the South. Opening reception Jan. 13, 6–8 p.m. Through Mar. 23.
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. Through Feb. 12.
ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART: ATHICA (675 Pulaski St.) Part of ATHICA’s “Solo Duo Trio” series, “Trio: Lauren Bradshaw, Daniel Brickman and Jeanne Ciravolo” combines work united by visceral and unusual use of fiber and other materials, referencing the body, the tactile and the experiential. Opening reception Jan. 14, 6–8 p.m. Through Feb. 12.
ATHICA@CINÉ GALLERY (234 W. Hancock Ave.) Atlanta-based artist Alice Stone-Collins shares “Domus Domus,” a collection of intricate hand-painted collaged pieces. Through Feb. 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.) “La Mostra” (“The Show”) is a reunion exhibition presenting the work of Cortona faculty and students from 2022. Closing reception Jan. 21, 3 p.m. • “Liu Shiming: Descending the Mountain Together” is a mini-retrospective that includes 23 sculptures in wood, bronze and ceramic. Through Feb. 3.
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.
FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Mildred Mildew. Through Jan. 28.
GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “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.
GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) Zane Cochran presents “Aurora,” a sculptural interpretation of the aurora borealis using 3D geometric figures and lights.
HENDERSHOT’S (237 Prince Ave.) Colorful abstract paintings by Larry Forte. Through January.
LAST RESORT GRILL (174 W. Clayton St.) Troy Ayers presents oil paintings while Amanda Ayers shares travel photography. Through March.
LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (211 Hoyt St.) 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. 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.
MASON-SCHARFENSTEIN MUSEUM OF ART (567 Georgia St., Demorest) Georgia-based painter and sculptor Miles Cleveland Goodwin works in an express, dreamlike style rooted in his interest in nature and the everyday. Opening Reception Jan. 12, 5–7 p.m. Through Feb. 9.
OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd.) The Athens Plein Air Artists present “Out and About,” a collection of works inspired by nature. Through Jan. 23.
OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (34 School St., Watkinsville) “Georgia Mountains to the Shore” demonstrates the diverse landscape of Georgia through artworks by Evelyn Beck, Lynne Harrill, Sara Quattlebaum, Cynthia Steward, Denny Webster and Kathryn Weston. • “A Brush with Murder: Novel Art by the Wonders of Watercolor Group” celebrates the release of a new book by Gail Langer Karwoski that was inspired by the WOW group that meets each week at OCAF to paint together. • “New Horizons: Mixed Media Work by ESP Students” features participants of the “Get Crafty” class at Extra Special People. • “Fabric Storm by Bobbi Johnson” is a mixed-media installation incorporating umbrellas, fabric, netting, ribbon and other materials. Opening reception for all exhibitions Jan. 13, 5–7 p.m. Through Feb. 10.
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.
UGA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “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.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) The newly named Claire and Robert Clements Gallery debuts with a collection of oil paintings by Robert Clements.
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. 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.
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