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Friday, January 30

1 event

Art

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu

    Art Party: Exhibition Opening Extravaganza

    Celebrate the opening of new exhibitions for "Mequitta Ahuja: Automythography," "The Exquisite," "Justin Schmitz: Like a Juggernaut" and "To-Do List." The event also features pop-up poetry readings and live music to celebrate the launch of The Georgia Review's winter issue. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

Saturday, January 31

1 event

Art

  • T.R.R. Cobb House

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

    Santa and the Civil War: The Holiday Cartoons of Thomas Nast

    See Civil War-era political cartoons from Harper's Weekly magazine by the "Father of the American Cartoon."

Sunday, February 1

1 event

Art

  • Athens Academy

    1–3 p.m. FREE! www.athensacademy.org

    Opening Reception

    The "Contrapunto" show features work by Peruvian surrealist abstraction painter Pedro Fuertes, Mexican abstract painter Jorge Arcos, Peruvian figurative painter Dora Lopez, Venezuelan tropical pop artist Stanley Bermudez and Venezuela surrealist painter Carlos Solis. Guest artists include Alex Mendoza and Claudia Soria. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

Wednesday, February 4

1 event

Art

Thursday, February 5

1 event

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Lecture: "Things Left Unsaid"

    Paul Seawright, professor of photography and head of Belfast School of Art at the University of Ulster, will give a talk about his newest exhibition. Cosponsored by the Lamar Dodd School of Art and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, this lecture is part of the Global Georgia Initiative speaker series.

Sunday, February 8

2 events

Art

  • Dondero's

    2–4 p.m. FREE! www.jackiedorseyart.com

    Artist Reception

    Donderos' featured artist of the month is painter Jackie Dorsey. Light refreshments provided.

  • Farmington Depot Gallery

    2–4 p.m. FREE! www.farmingtondepotgallery.com

    Opening Reception

    Cheryl Washburn is a self-taught artist who in the past year has begun experimenting with oils and studying under landscape painter John Cleaveland. She creates pastoral scenes that often include horses.

Tuesday, February 10

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. This month's program is "Erika Lewis' Fiber Travelogue through India."

Wednesday, February 11

2 events

Art

Thursday, February 12

2 events

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7–9 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.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Gallery Talk

    Dr. Asen Kirin will speak on "A Year on the Hill," a series of photographs created by Jim Fiscus with Chris Bilheimer.

Friday, February 13

1 event

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    12:20 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Gallery Talk

    Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art, will speak on feminism and the exhibition "Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond." 

Wednesday, February 18

1 event

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Tour at Two

    Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art, leads a tour of "Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond."

Thursday, February 19

4 events

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5–8 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Drawing in the Galleries

    Open hours for visitors to sketch in the galleries using graphite or colored pencils.

  • 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. See website for a list of open exhibits.

  • KA Artist Shop

    7–10 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/kaartist

    Artist Reception

    For "Love, In All Its Many Forms," a group show of works in a variety of media.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Panel Discussion: Guerrilla Girls

    Neysa Page-Lieberman, curator of "Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond," will lead a discussion with Frida Kahlo, founding and current member of the Guerrilla Girls, and Romaine Brooks, former Guerrilla Girl and current Old Grrl.

Friday, February 20

1 event

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! (members), $5. www.georgiamuseum.org

    90 Carlton: Winter

    View the museum's current exhibitions, enjoy light refreshments by Epting Events, participate in gallery activities and win door prizes.

Saturday, February 21

1 event

Art

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

    WUGA's Artists in Residence Series

    (150 Pulaski Heights) View the home of architect Lori Bork Newcomer. She specializes in unique, energy-efficient homes that cleverly fit the footprint of the land. 

Sunday, February 22

1 event

Art

Wednesday, February 25

1 event

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Artful Conversation

    Carissa DiCindio leads an in-depth discussion of selected works in the exhibition "Pierre Daura (1896–1976): Picturing Attachments."

Thursday, February 26

1 event

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Gallery Talk: Piero Lerda

    Curator Laura Valeri and Valeria Gennaro Lerda, scholar and wife of the late Piero Lerda, lead a discussion of the artist's work and Gennaro Lerda's research on southern culture.

Friday, February 27

1 event

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Art Lecture: Spalding Nix

    Art expert Spalding Nix will deliver a presentation beginning with the Guerrilla Girls and traveling through 500 years of women in art history.