ARTWALL@HOTEL INDIGO ATHENS (500 College Ave.) Nancy Everett’s solo show “Classic Inspirations” includes paintings that celebrate Athens and the Southeast. Opening reception Feb. 16, 5–6:30 p.m. Through mid-May.
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, includes 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. Symposium on Feb. 25, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Through Mar. 23.
ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART: ATHICA (675 Pulaski St.) The “2023 Members’ Showcase” spotlights artists who support the gallery as members. Opening reception Feb. 18, 6–8 p.m. Through Mar. 19.
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.
AURUM STUDIOS (125 E. Clayton St.) Susan Pelham’s collages are influenced by Magic Realism, Surrealism, fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Through March.
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.) “Insatiable Fire” features new works by Atlanta-based artists Demetri Burke, Noah Reyes and Sergio Suárez. Through Feb. 23. • “Certainty Still Pending” showcases the work of first-year MFA students at the Dodd. Through Feb. 23. • On view in the C-U-B-E Gallery, Erin Moore presents “Mycophilia,” a participatory installation that invites the audience to take part in mushroom cultivation by recycling paper waste. Through Mar. 3. • Zipporah Camille Thompson presents “HIGH TIDE,” an installation reflecting on the roller coaster of heights and depths of post-grief triumph. Through Mar. 24. • “Kara Walker: Prince McVeigh and the Turner Blasphemies” is a stop-motion animation of cut-paper silhouettes who reenact several infamous acts of white supremacist history in the country’s recent history. Through Mar. 30.
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.) Paintings by Seth Martin. Through February.
GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) Spanning the 18th century to the present, “Object Lessons in American Art” features over 100 works of Euro-American, African-American and Native American art from the Princeton University Art Museum’s collection. Through May 14. • “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.) Paintings by Marisa Leilani Mustard. Through February.
JITTERY JOE’S DOWNTOWN (297 E. Broad St.) Susan Pelham’s collages are influenced by Magic Realism, Surrealism, fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Through February.
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.) “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, 6 p.m. 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. Through Mar. 4.
MASON-SCHARFENSTEIN MUSEUM OF ART (567 Georgia St., Demorest) “Unframed Images: Photography from the Collection of P.H. Polk” spotlights the official photographer for Tuskegee University from 1939–1984 who photographed many Civil Rights events of the mid-twentieth century. Lecture on Feb. 16, 3 p.m. Through February.
OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd.) The Athens Art Association shares a variety of works by its members. Through March. • Artwork by La Ruchala Murphy. Closing reception with live music by Trevon on Feb. 25, 6–8 p.m.
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) Elizabeth Barton’s collection of quilts and watercolors are inspired by the practice of shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing.” Through Mar. 5.
STEFFEN THOMAS MUSEUM OF ART (4200 Bethany Rd., Buckhead) “Hinterglas Malerei” features a collection of reverse paintings of Steffen Thomas. Through Apr. 22.
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. Through May. • “Freemasonry in Georgia: Ideals, Imagery and Impact” presents items that demonstrate the ambitions and tensions that existed within the secret society. Through July 7.
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.
WINTERVILLE LIBRARY (115 Marigold Lane, Winterville) Nature photography by Ken Storey. Through Mar. 24.
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