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.
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. MFA Speaks took place from April 27 at 6 p.m. to 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. Speaker Ann Cahoon via Zoom April 28, 1 p.m. 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. may.
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.
DODD GALLERIES (270 River Rd.) The Lamar Dodd School of Art’s second series of BFA exhibits features artists working in painting and drawing, sculpture, textile design, ceramics, photography, and video. Until April 29.
ARTISTIC CHALLENGE EARTH DAY 2022 (sustainability.uga.edu) UGA’s Office of Sustainability presents an annual online exhibit to celebrate Earth Day. This year’s theme reflects the impact of Georgian pollinators on the sustainability of food systems until April 30.
FLICKER THEATER AND BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Curated by Jennifer Niswonger-Morris, this month features a collection of Gothic art. Until April. • 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.
GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) Zane Cochran presents “Aurora,” a sculptural interpretation of the Northern Lights using 3D geometric figures and lights.
HENDERSHOT COFFEE (237 Prince Ave.) Colorful portraits painted by Mark Dalling. Until April.
HERITAGE COFFEE (815 N. Chase St.) Inspired by the absence of travel during the pandemic, Kristen Bach’s photo collection, “When We Traveled,” revisits the people, colors, textures and environments that the family of the artist has met in recent years. Until May 2. • Young artists from the boulevard district, aged 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.
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 conference held from May 19 at 6 p.m. to May 21. • Our Community Collections features Tatiana Veneruso’s collection of vintage handbags representing over 100 years of handbag history. 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. The storytelling on the lawn will take place from April 28 at 6 p.m. 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.
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.
WINDOWS OF POETRY (Multiple locations) Athens Poet Laureate Jeff Fallis, the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission and the Athens Downtown Development Authority have collaborated to display poems in store windows. Participating locations include Viva Argentina, Lindsey’s Culinary Market, Condor Chocolate, Wuxtry Records, Creature Comforts, Medusa Salon and more. Until April.
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.) Sarah Moon’s exhibition, Timeless: Athens, pays homage to popular local businesses. Open by appointment until April.
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 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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