Art Around Town – Flagpole
ALLEY (236 Clayton St.) “Automony is Light” is a temporary collaborative public art exhibition curated by Mickey Boyd and Rachel Lea Seburn with contributions from Martin Chamberlin, Zahria Cook, Nate Dixon, Meredith Emery, Katie Ford and Ethan Snow. Until May 7.
[email protected] INDIGO ATHENS (500 College Ave.) “Quiet Marks” features works by Kathryn Refi, In Kyoung Choi Chun and Shirley N. Chambliss.
THE ATHENEE (287 W. Broad St.) This year’s MFA release exhibition, “Downstream”, features works by Rosie Brock, Luka Carter, Casey Connelly, Victoria Dugger, Isys Hennigar, Matthew Hoban, Craig Howarth, Forrest Lawson and Anne Simpson. Until May 14.
ATHENS INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART: ATHICA (675 Pulaski St.) “Material Alchemy: Metal and Color” features artists whose work investigates contemporary practices in goldsmithing, from the wearable to the sculptural. Musical evenings with Joe Leone and Louis Ramanos on May 7, Shane Parrish on May 13 and Killick and Ravish Momin on May 16, all at 7 p.m. Exhibition until May 22.
[email protected] GALLERY (234 W. Hancock Ave.) “So Much More: Works by Lisa Freeman” includes collages and mixed media assemblages that address the limitations frequently placed on women in a patriarchal society. Until June 25.
AURUM STUDIOS (125 E. Clayton St.) Margaret Agner presents a collection of pastels, many of which were created with the Athens Plein Air painters.
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.) Philadelphia native Carolyn Suzanne Schew explores daydreams in “Somewhere Else,” a collection of Technicolor landscapes and animals. Meet the artist on closing day, May 15.
FLICKER THEATER AND BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Marisa Mustard. Until May.
GEORGIA ART MUSEUM (90 Carlton St.) “Lou Stovall: Of Land and Origins” features selected works by the printmaker who is the museum’s 2022 recipient of the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Award. Until May 29. • “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. • “Graphic Eloquence: American Modernism on Paper from the Collection of Michael T. Ricker.” Until September 4.
[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.) Young artists from the Boulevard district, ages 2 to 18, present an exhibition of their latest creations. Opening from May 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. until June 27.
JUST PHO… AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) Susan Pelham’s collages are influenced by magic realism, surrealism, fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Until June.
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 Miranda Lash of the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, the 47th annual juried exhibition features 160 works of drawing, metalwork, painting, photography, sculpture, video and more. Artist Talk May 19, 6 p.m. Closing Reception May 21, 4-6 p.m. • Our Community Collections features Tatiana Veneruso’s collection of vintage handbags representing over 100 years of bag history by hand. Until June 4. • Lucile Stephens’ handcrafted ceramics and paintings are fantastical, inventive and often inspired by flora and fauna. Until June 18. • “Local Athenian: One Degree of Separation” shares portraits of local residents taken by Emily Cameron for her website, which shares stories through interviews and photographs. Until June 18.
MADISON-MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) In the collector’s cabinet, an exhibit of Chinese export porcelain belonging to the Morehouse family is on display. Until June. • “Earth Bound: David Drake and Zipporah Camille Thompson” sheds new light on the life and work of Drake, an African-American slave whose pottery works from the mid-1800s are now sought after worldwide. A second installation features ceramic works by contemporary artist Thompson. Opening from May 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. until July 16.
OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd.) Artwork by Bobbi Johnson. Until June.
OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (34 School St., Watkinsville) “43rd Georgia Watercolor Society National Exhibition” features works by 79 different artists from across the state. “Rhythm & Movement: The Art of Music” explores the intersection between music and the visual arts. Artists created pieces in response to songs by local artists of various genres. Until June 3.
ODUM SCHOOL OF ECOLOGY GALLERY (140 E. Green St.) Natural science illustrator C Olivia Carlisle shares illustrations of insects, botany, and ecosystems alongside “The Birdwing Butterflies of Papua New Guinea,” an exhibit featuring specimens assembled by James W. Porter and photographs by Carolyn Crist. Until May 18.
CALM GALLERY AT THE ACC LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) Anthony Salzman’s exhibit, “Images and Whimages,” pays homage to both spiritual icons and “whimages,” or whimsical images inspired by the early hours of the day. Until May 6.
TIF SIGFRIDS (393 N. Finley St.) Claudia Keep presents a solo exhibition, “Day in, Day Out”. Until May 7.
SMALL ATH GALLERY (174 Cleveland Ave.) “Patience Folding Waters: The Paper Works of Grant & Rachel Evans” includes meditations on the cyclical nature of life and death, the vibrant highs and colorless lows of existence, and self -Symbolic reflections of the universe’s mental and emotional experiences. Instagram Live Artist Talk (@tinyathgallery) May 11, 7:30 p.m. Open third Thursday (May 19, 6-9 p.m.) and by appointment through May.
UGA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING (597 DW Brooks Dr.) Jan Perkins presents “The Art of Engineering and Technology”, a series of nine large panels interpreting research in various fields of engineering: chemical, biomedical, environmental, civil, agricultural , mechanical, electrical and more.
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 a Georgia native who owned a boutique in Virginia, designing scarves and dresses used in political campaigns and events and worn by women across the countries in the 1960s and 70s. Until July 8.
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