Art Around Town

Art Around Town

Steffen Thomas

AADM JUSTICE CENTER & BOOKSTORE (3700 Atlanta Hwy., Suite 60) The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement presents a showcase of artwork in celebration of Juneteenth. Through June 30.

ACE/FRANCISCO GALLERY & OX FINE ART (675 Pulaski St., Suites 1500 and 1700) The two galleries present “Hearts in Repair: The Necessity of Seduction,” an exhibition by Birmingham artist Karen Graffeo. Gallery talk held June 29, 6 p.m.

ARTWALL@HOTEL INDIGO ATHENS (500 College Ave.) Nancy Everett’s solo show “Classic Inspirations” includes paintings that celebrate Athens and the Southeast. Through July.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART: ATHICA (675 Pulaski St.) Artist-in-ATHICA Mux Blank presents “A Glitch’d Night’s Dream.” The exhibition features a nearly 30-year retrospective of paintings, mixed media and prototype toy sculptures. Through June 30. 

CARTER-COILE COUNTRY DOCTORS MUSEUM (111 Marigold Lane, Winterville) The Charles and Kim Burch Medicine Garden contains 19 non-toxic plants which were cultivated for medicinal use in Georgia between 1870–1940. The inaugural rotating exhibit “I’m Not a Doctor But I Play One on TV” takes a look at the most famous country doctor roles from TV, film and print media through artifacts and archival material. Through July 15.

CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) Classic Gallery 1 shares “Flourish,” an exhibition of artists inspired by the botanical world including Dallis Foshee, Mary Mason Sams, Marisa Mustard and Zahria Cook. Classic Gallery 2 shares “Works by Bess Carter,” a series of brightly painted interior spaces. 

EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) “This and That” features collages and found object assemblages by Lisa Freeman. Through June. 

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) “cats x birds” features artwork by Gary Autry. Through June. • Artwork by Jay Domingo. Through July.

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Art is a form of freedom” is a collaborative project through which incarcerated women at the Whitworth Women’s Facility selected works for an exhibition and wrote prose and poetry in response to the pieces. Through July 2. • In “Sky Hopinka: Lore,” the artist layers imagery, sound and text to center personal perceptions of Native homelands. Through Sept. 24. • “Southern/Modern” explores themes of social issues, urbanization, religion, the environment and artists’ colonies through the artwork of Southern artists working between 1913–1955. Through Dec. 10. • “In Dialogue: Power Couple: Pierre and Louise Daura in Paris.” Through Feb. 11. • “Decade of Tradition: Highlights from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection.” Through July 3, 2024. 

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.) Nirvinyl Album Art presents “A Brief History of Nirvinyl 2015–2023.” Through late August.

JITTERY JOE’S EASTSIDE (1860 S. Barnett Shoals Rd.) Susan Pelham’s collages are influenced by magic realism, nursery rhymes, haiku, limericks and children’s camp songs. Through June.

JUST PHO… AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Artwork by Maribeth Schmeltzer and Sunny Supensky. Through July 16.

Steffen Thomas The Steffen Thomas Museum of Art will host a Founder’s Day Celebration in honor of museum founder Sara Douglass Thomas on July 1 from 4–7 p.m. The evening includes dinner, a guest speaker, live auction, raffle and music, and tickets can be purchased at Pictured above is “Portrait of Sara” by Steffen Thomas.

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. • Collections from our Community presents typewriters from Mike Kilpatrick, Tatiana Veneruso, Mike Landers and Lauren Fancher. Through July 1. • “Love.Craft Athens” is a two-part exhibition of artworks created by the crew of Love.Craft Athens, a nonprofit organization that serves adults with developmental disabilities. Ceramics are on view through Oct. 7. • “Story as Jewel: Metalworks by Charles Pinckney” shares jewelry and small sculptures made from metal, stones, bone and wood. Through Sept. 1. • “Paradigm Shift” by Margaret Morrison is a suite of seven large oil paintings exploring Caravaggio’s dramatic staging and lighting. Artist talk Aug. 24, 6 p.m. Through Sept. 1. • “Indigo Prayers: Works by Charmaine Minniefield” are large painted works contemplating ancestral memories of resistance in response to both contemporary and historic acts of erasure. Through Sept. 1. • “Legendary Georgia Musicians in Watercolor” by Jackie Dorsey honors the legacies of musicians such as Big Boi, Emily Saliers, Mike Mills and Vanessa Briscoe Hay. Through Sept. 1. • “Mythical Reality: Paintings by Lois Thomas-Ewings” depicts dancers and Black mythology. Through Sept. 1. • “Georgia Theaters: A Ballad Surrounding the Proscenium” features photographs by Brandon Narsing of empty theaters during the pandemic. Through Sept. 1. • “The Fables” by Kristin Roberts consists of illustrations inspired by Aesop’s Fables. On view July 1–Oct. 7. Reception July 8, 2–4 p.m. • “Sanctuary: Works by Mary Engel and Cheryl Washburn” combines works by two artists who share a passion for animals. On view July 1–Oct. 7. Reception July 6, 6–8 p.m.

MADISON-MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) “Menaboni’s Birds” is a collection of paintings by Georgia artist Athos Menaboni. Curator’s talk with Russell Clayton on July 15, 11 a.m. Through July 29. 

MASON-SCHARFENSTEIN MUSEUM OF ART (567 Georgia St., Demorest) “Bud Lee Picture Maker: Photographs from 1967 to 1972” spotlights the Florida-based photojournalist and artist through his work for national publications. Closing reception Aug. 24, 4–6:30 p.m.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (34 School St., Watkinsville) “Myth, Magic & Mystery” features 40 works interpreting the theme by 33 artists including Barbara Odil, Rich Panico, Sylvia Dawe, Claire Clements, Margaret Agner, Cheryl Washburn, Susan Pelham and more. The annual “Members Exhibition” highlights artists who support the gallery through 125 works in a variety of media. Through July 28.

THE ROOK & PAWN (294 W. Washington St.)”CURIOS: A Collection of Rare and Unusual Art by Reagan Floyd” includes over 50 paintings, collages and sculptures. Closing reception July 1, 6–9 p.m. 

Reagan Floyd A closing reception for artwork by Reagan Floyd at Rook & Pawn will be held July 1, 6–9 p.m.

STEFFEN THOMAS MUSEUM OF ART (4200 Bethany Rd., Buckhead) “Hinterglasmalerei: Reverse Paintings of Steffen Thomas” explores the range of experimentation Thomas did with the ancient technique. Founder’s Day Celebration held July 1, 4–7 p.m. 

TIF SIGFRIDS (393 N. Finley St.) “Cash 4 Life” presents works by Al Freeman, Tyson Reeder, Jennifer Rochlin and Adrianne Rubenstein. Closing reception July 30, 5–7 p.m.

TINY ATH GALLERY (174 Cleveland Ave.) Marisa Mustard presents a collection of colorfully painted mirrors and large wood cut outs inspired by folk art, psychedelic monsters and nudie suit flowers. Opening reception July 6, 5–8 p.m. Closing reception July 9, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. 

UGA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “Freemasonry in Georgia: Ideals, Imagery and Impact” presents items that demonstrate the ambitions and tensions that existed within the secret society. Through July 7. • “It Goes to the People: 75 Years of Free Inspiration at the Georgia Museum of Art” includes historical records, photographs and other memorabilia that traces the growth of the official state art museum. Through Aug. 26. • “The Fourth Grade Project” is a sample of photographs by Judy Gelles, who interviewed and photographed over 300 fourth-grade students all over the world. Through August. • “HBO at 50: The Rise of Prestige Television” highlights some of the groundbreaking programming created by and aired on HBO with items selected from the Peabody Awards Archive. Through May 2024.

WINTERVILLE LIBRARY (115 Marigold Ln., Winterville) Emma Torrence shares prints depicting the natural world. Amy Jackson uses acrylics to paint diverse subjects from sleeping cats to sailing ships. Through July.