COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Saturday, September 5

1 event

Art

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    1–4 p.m. FREE! www.ocaf.com

    Pottery Demonstration

    Good Dirt owner Rob Sutherland demonstrates various pottery techniques. Part of the 13th annual "Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational."

Sunday, September 6

1 event

Art

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    1 p.m. FREE! www.ocaf.com

    Gallery Talks

    Potter Michael Pitts leads a discussion covering pottery styles, clays, glazes, techniques and details of the current exhibition, "Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational."

Tuesday, September 8

1 event

Art

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    12:30 p.m. FREE! 706-543-4319

    Athens Fibercraft Guild

    The Guild welcomes all amateur and professional fiber artists including knitters, crocheters, weavers, spinners, fabric designers, basket makers, quilters and embroiderers. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month.

Wednesday, September 9

1 event

Art

Thursday, September 10

2 events

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Student Night

    Join the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art for a night of food, fun and DIY projects in printmaking, celebrating "El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte."

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/lyndonhouse

    Opening Reception

    "Return From Exile" features works representing five tribes that were removed from the Southeast in the 1830s: the Creek, the Cherokee, the Choctaw, the Chickasaw and the Seminole. "MARK" includes 47 works by women artists. Organized by guest juror and UGA professor Georgia Strange, the show is in partnership with the Women's Caucus for Art of Georgia. See Art Notes on p. 14.

Friday, September 11

1 event

Art

  • Farmington Depot Gallery

    6–9 p.m. FREE! www.farmingtondepotgallery.com

    Closing Reception

    Barbara Odil's wood-based sculptures are wild harvested from their natural environments of forest, seashore and desert. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

Saturday, September 12

2 events

Art

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    1–4 p.m. FREE! www.ocaf.com

    Pottery Demonstration

    Watkinsville potter Alice Woodruff demonstrates various techniques. Part of the 13th annual "Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational."

  • 3–5 p.m. $10–15. 706-542-9842, thaxtona@uga.edu, www.wuga.org

    WUGA's Artists in Residence Series

    (327 Oglethorpe Ave. #4) View the home and studio of Michael Lachowski. In addition to his work at the Georgia Museum of Art, Lachowski is a founding member of the band Pylon and the magazine Young, Foxy, and Free. Lyndon House Arts Center supervisor Didi Dunphy will speak on Lachowski's multi-faceted career. Proceeds benefit WUGA. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

Sunday, September 13

1 event

Art

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    1 p.m. FREE! www.ocaf.com

    Gallery Talks

    Potter Michael Pitts leads a discussion covering pottery styles, clays, glazes, techniques and details of the current exhibition, "Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational."

Tuesday, September 15

2 events

Art

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu

    Visiting Artist Lecture

    (Room S151) Farrah Karapetian is a Los Angeles based artist who works in sculpture, installation and photography. Many of her pieces are photograms and constructed without the use of a camera.

  • The World Famous

    5–7 p.m. FREE! www.willeskridge.com

    Opening Reception

    "Creature Features" is a collection of all new paintings by Athens artist Will L. Eskridge. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

Wednesday, September 16

2 events

Art

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    12 p.m. FREE! (AAAC members), $15 (non-members). www.athensarts.org

    Lunch and Learn

    The Athens Area Arts Council hosts attorney Deborah Gonzalez, who will present "Do You Own Your Own Work? A Legal Primer for Artists." A presentation followed by a discussion will define basic intellectual property issues including copyright law, registration, licensing and fair use defenses.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Tour at Two

    See highlights from the permanent collection during a tour led by docents.

Thursday, September 17

5 events

Art

  • Athens, GA

    6-9 p.m. FREE! www.3thurs.org

    Third Thursday Art Series

    Seven galleries stay open late the third Thursday of every month. Participating galleries include the Georgia Museum of Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, ATHICA, Lyndon House Arts Center, Ciné, the GlassCube & Gallery @ Hotel Indigo and The Classic Center. A free shuttle runs the full circuit every 45 minutes in a counter-clockwise route; look for the "3Thurs" yard signs near each venue's drop-off point.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Thursday Twilight Tour

    Led by docents.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    2:30 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu

    Archive Fever

    (Room S150) Five students, faculty and visiting artists will be asked to present 10–15 slides that inform their perceptual, emotional and intellectual archive.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    Sept. 17, 6–8 p.m. & Oct. 10, 1–3 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/lyndonhouse

    Draw Table

    Participants are invited to join artists featured in the "MARK" exhibition for an evening to drawing. All skill levels are welcome.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    5:30 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Bartram Celebration

    Landscape painter Philip Juras speaks on "Rediscovering the Southern Landscape of the Late 18th Century," and art history professor Janice Simon speaks on "The Art of William Bartram." Part of the 250th anniversary celebration of John and William Bartram's natural history expedition in Colonial Georgia.

Saturday, September 19

2 events

Art

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athica.org

    Opening Reception

    View "J1: ATHICA's First Juried Exhibition," with guest juror Michael Rooks.

  • Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

    10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. $10–14. www.steffenthomas.org

    The Painted Screens of Baltimore with Peter Loose

    Teens and adults can learn about the folk painting tradition and create their own painted summer screen. A short film and collection of screens will be presented.

Sunday, September 20

1 event

Art

Wednesday, September 23

1 event

Art

Thursday, September 24

1 event

Art

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/lyndonhouse

    Then and Now: Celebrating 40 Years of the Lyndon House Arts Center

    Celebrate 40 years of the Lyndon House Arts Center and its founders Nancy and Ronnie Lukasiewicz with speakers and a dessert reception.

Saturday, September 26

1 event

Art

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    12–4 p.m. FREE! marketing@mmcc-arts.org

    Open Art Day

    (Multiple Locations, Madison) Tour five of Madison's art museums: Steffen Thomas Museum of Art, Madison Artists Guild, Morgan County African-American Museum, the Madison Museum of Fine Art and the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center.