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May 16-22

POSTED: May 8, 2013 6:34 p.m.

This Week

Exhibit: President’s Summer Art Series, Gainesville. May 16 through June 30. Simmons Visual Arts Center, Presidents Gallery, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. Opening reception 5:30–7:30 p.m. May 16. Featuring Patricia Burd, Jane Hemmer, Jean Westmacott and Mary Hart Wilheit. Free. 770-534-6263.

Mountain Flower Art Festival, Dahlonega. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 19. Historic Square, Dahlonega. dahlonegaarts.org.

Arts in the Park, Suwanee. 11 a.m. May 18. Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee. suwaneeartsinthepark.com.

Mountain Laurel Quilters Guild annual May Luncheon, Clarkesville. May 18. Fellowship Hall, Clarkesville United Methodist Church, 1087 Washington St., Clarkesville. 706-782-6020.

“Katharina Grosse,” Atlanta. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Through May 19. The High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. Adults $19.50, students and seniors $16.50, children $12, members and children 5 and younger free. high.org.

The Georgia Art League, Gainesville. Noon, third Thursday each month. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. All artists invited. georgiaartleague.org.

North Georgia Arts Guild, Clayton. Third Thursday each month, coffee and discussion. 60 Main St., Clayton.

Upcoming

“Dreamwork,” Helen. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. May 23. Helen Arts and Heritage Center, 25 Chattahoochee St., Helen. 706-878-3933, helenarts.org or info@helenarts.org.

Visiting Artist Series, Helen. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 25-26. Unicoi State Park and Lodge, 1788 Ga, 356, Helen. $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 305.

Summer Exhibitions, Gainesville. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. June 13 through Aug. 17. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. Opening reception 5:30-7 p.m. June 13. “The Good Wife,” Gainesville. Opening reception 5:30-7 p.m. June 27. Simmons Visual Arts Center, Presidents Gallery, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263.

“Bowden: A Collector’s Legacy,” art exhibit, Gainesville. July 11 through Sept. 1. Brenau University Gallaries, 429 Academy St., Gainesville. Opening reception 5:30-7 p.m. July 11. Featuring artwork by Joseph Albers, Alex Katz, Michael Graves, John Cage and Marisol. Free. 770-534-6263.

Ongoing

“Imaginary Worlds: Plants Larger Than Life,” Atlanta. May through October. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, November through March; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. April through October. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. $18.95 adults, $12.95 children 3-12, free to children 3 and younger and to Garden members. 404-876-5859, atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

Spring exhibitions, Gainesville. Through June 8. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free.

“Aaron Curry,” Atlanta. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Through June 16. The High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. Adults $19.50, students and seniors $16.50, children $12, members and children 5 and younger free. high.org.

Ann Alexander Solo exhibition, Gainesville. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Through June 30. Third Floor Conference Center, Peach State Bank, 325 Washington St., Gainesville. Georgia landscape and still life paintings. Free. 770-531- 2736.

Brenau Family Ties exhibit, Gainesville. Through July 7. Simmons Visual Arts Center, Presidents Gallery, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. Opening reception 5:30-7 p.m. June 27. Free. 770-534-6263.

Pen Brady art exhibit, Atlanta. Through Aug. 18. Fernbank Museum, 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. Exhibition included with museum admission $17.50 adults, $16.50 students and seniors, $15.50 children ages 3-12, free for members and children ages 2 and younger. 404-929-6300, fernbankmuseum.org.

“Gogo: Nature Transformed,” Atlanta. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Through Aug. 25. The High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. Adults $19.50, students and seniors $16.50, children $12, members and children 5 and younger free. high.org.

Oil Painting from Still Life with Mary Ellen Rand, Sautee Nachoochee. 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays. Comprehensive oil painting instruction working from a still life. Beginners are welcome. $35 per class. snca.org.

Monthly Dahlonega Gallery Walk, Dahlonega. 5:30-8 p.m. Second Saturdays. Historic Square, Dahlonega. folkwayscraftgallery.com.

Open Studio at Gallerie 110, Gainesville. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. Aspiring artists will meet, mingle and work on endeavors. Gallerie 110, 224 Main St., Gainesville. Free. 678-936-5153, gallerie110.com.

Friday Sketch Club, Gainesville. 1:30-3 p.m. Fridays. Bring supplies. Quinlan Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. $5. 770-536-2575, quinlanartscenter.org.

Drawing class, Sautee Nacoochee. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Sautee Nacoochee Center Art Studio, 283 Ga. 255, Sautee Nacoochee. $20 per class, $25 one-time materials fee. 706-878-3300, snca.org.

Watercolor painting class, Sautee Nacoochee. 1-4 p.m. Thursdays. Sautee Nacoochee Center Art Studio, 283 Ga. 255, Sautee Nacoochee. $35 per class. 706-878-3300, snca.org.

Georgia Heritage Arts & Fine Crafts Gallery, Helen. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. Alpine Village Shoppes, Helen. More than 30 artists’ work on display; occasional demonstrations. 706-892-1033.

Early White County pottery exhibit, Sautee. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. Three new pots including an 1843 pickle jar by Clemonds Chandler of Mossy Creek, a miniature 1862 jug by the Craven family and a mid-19th century inkwell. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 child.

Art and Antique Festival, Commerce. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. First Saturdays and Sundays. Commerce Crossing, Pottery Factory Drive, Commerce. 706-335-6352.

HAHC Second Tuesday Get-together, Helen. Helen Arts and Heritage Center, 25 Chattahoochee St., Helen. Alternates between a History of Helen event and an ART-y Party with a demonstrating artist followed by a shared supper. Free. 706-878-3933, helenarts.org or info@helenarts.org.

Yonah Art Guild meeting, Cleveland. 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Hallco Credit Union, 379 E. Kytle St., Cleveland. 706-994-7801, yonahartguild@yahoo.com.



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