Art Around Town – Flag Pole

ACC LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) On view in the Quiet Gallery, Elinor Saragoussi’s “Moments of Reprieve” includes large-scale felt-tip works and watercolor illustrations. Until March 6.

[email protected] INDIGO ATHENS (500 College Ave.) Curated by Lilly McEachern, “Crooked” features works by Andrae Green, Craig Coleman and Jess Machacek. Until April 11.

THE ATHENEE (287 W. Broad St.) Stockholm-based artist Lisa Tan’s video work, “Dodge and Burn 2017–2020 July 4,” documents three consecutive failed attempts to film July 4 fireworks since the perspective of a passenger on a commercial plane bound for Los Angeles. Until April 2.

ATHENS INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART: ATHICA (675 Pulaski St.) “Duo: Kelly Boehmer and Mark McLeod” combines the soft sculptures of Savannah-based artist Boehmer with the layered wooden pieces of Murfreesboro-based artist McLeod. Until February 17.

[email protected] GALLERY (234 W. Hancock Ave.) Elizabeth Withstandley’s installation “A Brief History of Happiness” is a 25-channel video composite of various musicians featuring Elliot Smith’s song “Happiness” combined with audio excerpts of speeches by motivation and conversations about happiness. Until February 25.

AURUM STUDIOS (125 E. Clayton St.) Athens Plein Air Painters presents a collection of framed pastels inspired by nature.

CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) “Hello, welcome! features abstract worlds from Maggie Davis, Jonah Cordy, Carol MacAllister and Jason Matherly. • “Classic City” interprets the city of Athens, GA through the works of James Burns, Sydney Shores, Thompson Sewell and Allison Ward.

CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO. (271 W. Hancock Ave.) René Shoemaker presents “The Doors of Athens,” a series of silk paintings identifying local businesses by their main entrances. The exhibit is accompanied by a screen-printed poster depicting 16 unique Athens businesses. Until February 28.

FLICKER THEATER AND BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Esther Carrillo. Until January.

GEORGIA ART MUSEUM (90 Carlton St.) “Inside Look: Selected Acquisitions from the Georgia Museum of Art” features previously unseen works from the museum’s collection of over 18,000 objects. Until January 30. • “Collective impressions: modern Amerindian engravers”. Until January 30. • “In Dialogue: Views of Empire: Great and Humble” presents two collections of prints that create a conversation about what it meant to be a working-class citizen in mid-19th century Russia. Until August 21. • “Jennifer Steinkamp: the technologies of nature”. Until August 21.

Michael Ross Michael Ross’ new mural ‘Thrive’, located at Procoat Painting on Hawthorne Avenue, was supported by an Arts in Community Resilience Award from the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission. A grand opening reception will be held on Sunday, January 23 at 4 p.m.

[email protected] (500 College Ave.) Zane Cochran presents “Aurora,” a sculptural interpretation of the Northern Lights using 3D geometric figures and lights.

HERITAGE COFFEE (815 N. Chase St.) Susan Pelham’s collages are influenced by magical realism, nursery rhymes, haiku, limericks and children’s camp songs. Artist Reception February 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Currently on view until February 28.

LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (211 Hoyt St.) AJ Aremu presents a large-scale installation for “Window Works,” a site-specific series that uses the building’s main entrance windows for outdoor viewing of artwork. • Curated by Maria Elias as part of the Guest BIPOC Curator program, “Dignos y sin Barreras” (“Dignified and Without Barriers”) explores identity, bodily issues and mental health through the works of Alondra Arévalo, Bianca Becerra, Jorge Rocha and Elias. Artist talks on January 20 at 6 p.m. (English) and February 17 at 6 p.m. (Spanish). Until March 12. • “Be Careful What You Get Good At: Collages by Tommy Kay” shares artwork from an obituary collage project the artist started in the mid-90s. Through March 12. • In 1972, Gwendolyn Payton was denied a studio art degree from Mercer University after her works were deemed too controversial. “Extracts from Faith of a Dreamer: Artworks by Gwendolyn Payton” shares some of these paintings as well as recent works. Until March 12. • Collections from our Community presents Oliver Domingo’s vinyl collection of instrumental music from the 60s to 80s. Until March 12th.

MADISON-MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) “MAG POPS!” is a group exhibition of artwork by members of the Madison Artists Guild. Until January.

OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd.) Sam Watson explores the boundary between organic and geometric forms through stylized landscapes and illustrations. Until January.

OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (34 School St., Watkinsville) Judging by Atlanta gallerist Marcia Wood, the 27th annual “SouthWorks” exhibition is a national juried exhibition featuring approximately 150 works ranging from sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics and more. • “Bright City: Textiles by Wini McQueen” includes artist’s books, photographic fabric art collages and multi-layered mixed media paintings. • “Women of Watercolor” features watercolors by Pat Adams, Lori Hammer, Gail Karwoski, Diane Norman Powelson, Janet Rodekohr, Barbara Schell and Mia York. Until February 25.

UGA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) The new Ted Turner Exhibit Hall and Gallery showcases the life and legacy of CNN founder and environmentalist Ted Turner through memorabilia, photographs and other artifacts. • “Not Just for Ourselves: Integrating the UGA Athletics” celebrates the 50th anniversary of the integration of the Georgia Bulldogs football team. Through Spring 2022. • “War Against Nature: The Battle to Control Pests in Georgia’s Fields, Forests, and Front Yards” includes 3D models of insects as well as newspaper articles, government documents and photos to take viewers through the entomological and horticultural wars Georgians have waged in their own yards, as well as environmental, ecological and public health concerns related to pests and eradication efforts. Until May 27. • “Frankie Welch’s Americana: Fashion, Scarves and Politics” explores the life of the designer and entrepreneur known for producing thousands of custom scarves. From January 21 to July 8.

Dora W. Clawson