Art Around Town

Art Around Town

Peter Essick

ACE/FRANCISCO GALLERY (675 Pulaski St., Suite 1500) Jason Thrasher’s exhibition of photographs, “Kashi Washi,” documents his return to a specific street corner in Benares, India 25 years after his first visit in 1998. Through May by appointment.

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART: ATHICA (675 Pulaski St.) “Confluence 2: Eastside & Westside” is a pop-up exhibition celebrating National Youth Art Month through works by students in the Clarke County School District. Opening Reception Mar. 23, 5–7 p.m. On view Mar. 21–27. 

ATHICA@CINÉ GALLERY (234 W. Hancock Ave.) Christina Habibi shares a collection of large abstract paintings incorporating architectural and structure elements juxtaposed with single words. Through Apr. 25.

BOGUE GALLERY AT ACC LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) The 38th annual “Georgia Artists with DisAbilities Art Show and Tour” presents over 50 works by members of GAWD ranging from pottery, painting and sculpture to wood carving, photography and weaving. Through Apr. 21.

CIRCLE GALLERY AT UGA COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENT & DESIGN (Jackson Street Building) Atlanta artist and National Geographic photographer Peter Essick presents “Work in Progress,” a collection of images offering a bird’s eye view of construction sites. Closing Reception Apr. 17, 4:30 p.m.

CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) In Classic Gallery I, “Spotlight” features works by painters William Ballard, Jaci Davis and Ella Hopkins. • In Classic Gallery II, Kristin Roberts’ “The Fables” illustrates Aesop’s Fables with detailed works that are both whimsical and dangerous. 

CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO. (271 W. Hancock Ave.) Asheville artist Jack Snider of Dirt Wolf Dyes presents a collection of vibrant, framed textiles combining traditional and alternative dye techniques. Through March. 

Peter Essick’s exhibition, “Work in Progress,” is currently on view at The Circle Gallery. A closing lecture will be held Apr. 17.

DODD GALLERIES (270 River Rd.) “Trust Fall: 2024 Faculty Exhibition” features the work of Lamar Dodd School of Art faculty working in painting and drawing, textile design, photography, video, printmaking and book arts, interior design, scientific illustration and graphic design. Through Mar. 20. • “Star Dancers” is a mixed media wall-bound creation by Jaime Bull. • “CCSD Youth Art Month Exhibition 2024” showcases creativity and talent of young artists. Opening Reception Mar. 24, 1–3 p.m. Through Mar. 31.

FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Sam Granger, self-taught artist behind the World Famous SamG Land roadside attraction in Clarkesville, presents bright, often funny paintings. • Neil Hayden makes mixed media assemblages incorporating found objects. Through March. 

GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Nancy Baker Cahill: Through Lines” is a mid-career survey demonstrating the artist’s progression from drawing into digital works of art in augmented reality. Through May 19. • “Richard Prince: Tell Me Everything” includes a suite of works based on the joke archives of comedian Milton Berle. Through June 16. • “Decade of Tradition: Highlights from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection.” Through July 3, 2024. • “Kei Ito: Staring at the Face of the Sun” uses photography to examine the intergenerational trauma of nuclear disaster and the possibilities of healing and reconciliation. Through July 14. 

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 “Nirvinyl For Sale” featuring vintage album cover art.  Through mid-April. 

JUST PHO… AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Susan Pelham’s collages are inspired by Magic Realism, Surrealism, nursery rhymes, fables and more. Through March.

LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (211 Hoyt St.) “Soft Trap” is a site-specific installation by Katie Ford created for “In Case,” a new annual series that utilizes the lobby case as an installation space. Through Mar. 28. • Collections from our Community presents Ikla McConnell’s collection of Pyrex casseroles and dishware. Through Apr. 9. • The 49th annual Juried Exhibition features 160 works by 111 local artists. Artist Talks held Apr. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 6 p.m. Through May 4.

MADISON-MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) “John Lewis Series: Painting by Benny Andrews” features 17 paintings by Andrews depicting the life of late U.S. Congressman John Lewis and the Civil Rights Movement. • In celebration of National Women’s History Month, the gallery shares 13 photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864–1952) taken in Madison in 1939 of seven antebellum homes and one church as part of the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South. Through May. • Photographer Emily Jenkins Followill shares images that capture an appreciation for the beauty of the past and an eye for the present in “Enhancing History: The Beauty of Land & Spaces in the South.” 

MANHATTAN CAFE (337 N. Hull St.) “Concrete Shoes & Neckties: High Art for Low People and Low Art for High People” shares works by Gary Autry, Sam Balling, AM Rodriguez and Jeff Rapier. Through March.

MASON-SCHARFENSTEIN MUSEUM OF ART (567 Georgia St., Demorest) “Barq’s Root Beer: A History of Design” showcases Barq’s design objects from its earliest incarnation to its most recent rebranding. Through Apr. 2.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (34 School St., Watkinsville) “Youth Art Month 2024” features artwork by students in kindergarten through 12th grade attending Oconee County schools. Through Apr. 6. • “Explosive Encounters: Where Paint Meets Thread” features over 20 art quilts by Laura Leiden. Through Apr. 6.

PORCELAIN AND DECORATIVE ARTS MUSEUM (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) Two new collections celebrating the connection between art and nature include a complete Jasperware tea set from Wedgewood in England and a series of hand-carved coconut vessels. 

SPACEBALL BAZAAR (130 N. Church St., Bogart) “In Like a Lion” is a group exhibition featuring regional artists. Closing Reception Apr. 6.

STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave) Judy Bolton Jarrett presents “ART and SOUL,” a collection of paintings depicting landscapes and flowers in textured acrylics as well as mixed media works featuring collage techniques. Closing reception Apr. 28. 

STEFFEN THOMAS MUSEUM OF ART (4200 Bethany Rd., Buckhead) “Peace in Our Time: Steffen Thomas Meisterwerke from the Lowrance Collection” shares works collected by Marjorie and Richard Lowrance over the span of 60 years. Through July 23.

TINY ATH GALLERY (174 Cleveland Ave.) LeeAnn Peppers presents “Lip Series,” a collection made by cutting lips out of magazine ads and illustrating new bodies around them. Closing Reception Mar. 21, 6–9 p.m.

UGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER LOBBY GALLERY (230 River Rd.) The new gallery debuts with large-scale paintings from Margaret Morrison’s “Paradigm Shift,” a series created after Morrison began questioning historical aspects of her closely held Mormon faith. Through July 26.

UGA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “Paving the Road to Progress: Georgia Interstate Highways” traverses the rocky path of the interstate system’s development through maps, reports, correspondence and legislation. Through Apr. 24. • “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. • “Legacy: Vince Dooley, 1932-2022” celebrates the life and career of the late UGA football head coach and athletic director through photographs and artifacts. Tours held before home games on Fridays at 3 p.m. Through spring 2024. • Developed by James W. Porter, Meigs Professor of Ecology emeritus at UGA, “Sunken Treasure: The Art and Science of Coral Reefs” explores the marine lives of coral through specimens and photographs. Family Day Apr. 13, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Through July 3.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS CLEMENTS GALLERY (780 Timothy Rd.) Paul Hartman presents “A Lightmonkey Show,” a collection of photographs. Through March. 

THE VALTON GALLERY AT STATE (625 Barber St., Suite 120) Self-taught painter Valton Murray shares works dominated by abstract botanicals, bright colors and surreal landscapes. 

WINTERVILLE CULTURAL CENTER (371 N. Church St., Winterville) Students attending Winterville Elementary School share their creations. Through Mar. 22.