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Arts events
For the week of Dec. 2-8
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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. Friday and Saturday, Craven Family Pottery, 6616 Ga. 52, Gillsville. 770-869-1689.

Christmas Pottery Show, Cleveland. Christmas hors d'oeuvres. Stoneware pottery by Tasha Biggers including ornaments, mugs and place settings. Wreaths by Kim Cobb. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Tasha Biggers Pottery, 557 Tom Bell Road, Cleveland. Free to attend. 706-878-9285 or

"Seasonal Spirits Along the Moonshine Highway," Clarkesville. Art galleries and shops in the Scenic 197 Association will offer handmade goods and services. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, various locations along Ga. 197. For locations, lodging and dining options, go to the Scenic 197 Web site.

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

The Gourd Place open house, Sautee. "All A'Gourd" theme with train engine ornaments and hors d'oeuvres. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, The Gourd Place, 2319 Duncan Bridge Road, Sautee. Free to attend. 706-865-4048.

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

Children's Holiday Art Party, Gainesville. Quinlan galleries and gift shop open. Party 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. Sunday. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Reservations required. 770-536-2575.

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. Through Jan. 7; reception, 5-7:30 p.m. today,  Bob Owens Art Gallery, 315 Hoag Student Center, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. Free. 706-867-2746 or


Michael Crocker Christmas Kiln Opening, Lula. Pigs, face jugs, utilitarian ware, ring jugs and other pottery by Crocker; antique folk pottery. 1 p.m. Dec. 11, Crocker Pottery, 6345 W. County Line Road, Lula. Free. 770-869-3160.


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.

"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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