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Arts events
For the week of Oct. 21-27
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This week

"Children of Invention," Gainesville. Film about the impact of immigration on children. 7:30 p.m. today, Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. SW, Gainesville. $7 adults, $5 seniors and students. 770-534-2787.

Arie Meaders exhibit, Sautee. Pottery by Meaders, the mother of famed folk potter Lanier Meaders. Reception, 3-5 p.m. Sunday; exhibit through Aug. 2011: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children. 706-878-3300 or

"Through the Lens," Cumming. The Sawnee Artists Association. 1-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Brannon-Heard House, 111 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming. Free. 770-664-5850.


Expressive Watercolor Workshop, Gainesville. Jim Chapman. Beginner or advanced. Learn basics and color usage, how to improve painting skills short and long term. Bring examples of your work for a private consultation with Chapman. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 5-6, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. $125. Space limited. 770-536-2575.


Dahlonega Artist Marketplace, Dahlonega. Dahlonega Arts Council. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through October, Hancock Park, corner of North Park and Warwick streets, Dahlonega.

Short Fuses and Long Streets: A Logical Lapse, Gainesville. Works by artists Amanda Hughen and Jennifer Starkweather. Through Nov. 21, Presidents Gallery, Breanau Univeristy 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville.

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.

Toddler Thursdays, Atlanta. Children ages 2-4 can see the High Museum's collections and create their own artwork. No registration required. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Thursday, Greene Family Education Center, High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Free with admission. Admission $18; $15 seniors and college students with ID; $11 children age 6-17; free for age 5 and younger and members. 404-733-5000.

"Shadows," Sautee. Works by oil painter Keith Burgess of Hiawassee. Exhibit, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, through Nov. 7, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255, Sautee. Free. 706-878-3300.

"Links," Gainesville. Darryl Pottorf. Through Nov. 21, Sellars Gallery, Brenau University, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263 or

"Character Faces," Gainesville. Work by Clay Sayre. Through Oct., Inman Perk, downtown Gainesville square.

"Wild Culture: Ecological Perspectives," Oakwood. Ecologically-minded works. Through Oct. 26, Roy C. Moore Art Gallery, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. Free. 678-717-3438 or

The 63rd Annual Members' Exhibition, Gainesville. Works by more than 280 artist members of the Quinlan Visual Arts Center. Through Dec. 4, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.

"Dali: The Late Work," Atlanta. Exhibit of work from the last 40 years of Salvador Dali's career. Paintings, jewelry, sculpture, video and various other media. Exhibit through Jan. 9, High Museum of Art, 1288 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000.

Yonah Art Guild meeting, Cleveland. 6:30 p.m. second Thursday of each month, Hallco Credit Union, 379 E. Kytle St., Cleveland. 706-994-7801 or

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