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Arts events
For the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2
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"Seascapes: Photography of Sandra Gottlieb," Atlanta. Forty large-scale photographs that feature views of the Atlantic Ocean at Rockaway Beach in Queens, NY. Feb. 4-Aug. 14, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. $15 adults, $14 students and seniors, $13 for children age 3 to 12, free for children age 2 and younger and museum members.

Sweetheart Pottery Show, Cleveland. Tea sets, "I heart you" lanterns and "Lady and Gentleman" mug sets. Cake pops will be served. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 5; 1-6 p.m. Feb. 6, Tasha Biggers Pottery, 557 Tom Bell Road, Cleveland. Free. 706-878-9285.

The Colored Pencil Society of America exhibit, Gainesville. Through Feb. 28, Hall County Library main branch, 127 Main St., Gainesville. Free.  

Paper Crafting/Card Making class, Gainesville. Scrapbooking, card and gift making. 6 p.m. Feb. 8, meeting room, Hall County Library main branch, 127 Main St., Gainesville. Free. 770-532-3311, ext. 114.

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Ladies of the Lake, Clarkesville. Valentine's Day-themed events at each stop; hors d'oeuvres and local art, garden ware. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 12, various Ga. 197 locations. Hickory Flat Pottery, 13664 Ga. 197 N., Clarkesville; North 40 Lodge, 15702 Ga. 197, Clarkesville; Cottage Garden Furniture, 15729 Ga. 197, Clarkesville; Burton Gallery, 150 Burton Dam Road, Clarkesville. Free. 706-947-0030.

Adult jewelry-making class, Gainesville. Learn to make your own jewelry. 6 p.m. Feb. 15, Hall County Library Main Branch, 127 Main St., Gainesville. 770-532-3311, ext. 114 or

"Do No Harm," Gainesville. The Arts Council. Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Screening; meet the filmmaker. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17, Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. SW, Gainesville. $7 adults; $5 students and seniors. 770-534-2787.

Fireside Art & Craft Show, Helen. More than 60 artists. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 19-20, Unicoi State Park and Lodge, 1788 Ga. 356, Helen. $5 parking. 800-573-9659, ext. 305.

"Utopian Dreamstate," Gainesville. Works by Elizabeth D'Angelo. Artist talk, 6 p.m. Feb. 24; exhibit through March 26, Presidents Gallery, Simmons Visual Arts Center, Brenau University, 200 Boulevard, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263 or


2011 Faculty Biennial Exhibition, Oakwood. Twelve faculty members will show pieces in various media, including photography, ceramics, drawings and paintings. Through Feb. 4, Roy C. Moore Art Gallery, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. 678-717-3707 or  

 "New Traditions in Textiles," Dahlonega. Textiles by professor emeritus Tommye Scanlin, alumni and current students. Through Feb. 11, Bob Owens Art Gallery, 315 Hoag Student Center, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. Free. 706-867-2746 or

"Mark Maker," Gainesville. Works by Dennis Campay. Exhibit through March 26, Leo Castelli Art Gallery, John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, Brenau University, 429 Academy St. NE, Gainesville. 770-534-6263 or

"Book + Sculpture + Sound," Gainesville. Works by Jennifer Khoshbin. Exhibit through March 26, Sellars Gallery, Simmons Visual Arts Center, Brenau University, 200 Boulevard, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263 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.

Art exhibits, Gainesville. "As It Should Be: The Story of the Louisiana Marsh" by Barry Sons; "Breakthrough to Beauty in a Hostile World" by Judy Bynum George; "From the Source" by Jill Schultz-McGannon and "81 Pots" by Bob White. Through Feb. 20, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.

Ferdinand Rosa exhibit, Buford. Abstract, mixed media paintings. Through March. 4-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, Adam's Restaurant, 15 Main St., Buford. Free. 770-531-9848 or

 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 August 2011: 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. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children. 706-878-3300.

Early White County pottery exhibit, Sautee. Three new pots including a 1843 pickle jar by Clemonds Chandler of Mossy Creek, a miniature 1862 jug by the Craven family, and a mid-nineteenth century inkwell. 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. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children. 706-878-3300.

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