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Arts events
For the week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1
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This week

Juried Student Design Show, Gainesville. Two-dimensional, fashion, digital and interior design works by Brenau University students. Monday-Dec. 17, Presidents Gallery, Simmons Visual Arts Center, Brenau University, 200 Boulevard, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263 or

"DoVA Alumni: Out There and Everywhere," Dahlonega. Two and three-dimensional work by recent graduates of North Georgia College's Department of Visual Arts. Monday-Jan. 7; reception, 5-7:30 p.m. Dec. 2,  Bob Owens Art Gallery, 315 Hoag Student Center, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. Free. 706-867-2746 or


A Potter's Christmas, Gillsville. Folk pottery and hand made Christmas ornaments by Brittany Williams and Mike Craven. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3-4, Craven Family Pottery, 6616 Ga. 52, Gillsville. 770-896-1689.

Children's Holiday Art Party, Gainesville. For ages 5-14. Art projects designed by Fox Gradin. Registration required. Allow 20 minutes for each project. Party begins after the Christmas on Green Street parade, which is at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. 770-536-2575.

Come celebrate with the Quinlan! Christmas on Green Street is a popular holiday tradition with many Gainesville families and this year, in conjunction with this festive event, the Quinlan galleries and gift shop will be open to all attendees. There will be a free Children's Holiday Art Party for children ages 5 to 14, only at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center. The art projects have been designed by local artist and Quinlan Art Camp director Fox Gradin. The Children's Holiday Art Party begins after the parade at 5:30. Please allow at least 20 minutes to complete an art project. Art projects are for kids ages 5 to 14 only and one project per child please. You may R.S.V.P. at (770) 536-2575.

Turpin Pottery Kiln Opening and Christmas Sale, Homer. Works by Steve Turpin. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 4, Turpin Pottery, 2500 Highway 441, Homer. 706-677-1528 or


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.

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

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.

"An Artistic Discovery: The Congressional Art Competition," Oakwood. Through Dec. 9, Roy C. Moore Art Gallery, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville. 678-717-3707.

 "Better Than Ever Holiday Show," Sautee. Through Dec. 24, Center Gallery and Gallery Too, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. Free. 706-878-3300.

"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

Arie Meaders exhibit, Sautee. Pottery by Meaders, the mother of famed folk potter Lanier Meaders. 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

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