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Arts events
For the week of Feb. 17-23
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This week

"Do No Harm," Gainesville. The Arts Council. Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. Screening; meet the filmmaker. 7:30 p.m. today, 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. Saturday and Sunday, Unicoi State Park and Lodge, 1788 Ga. 356, Helen. $5 parking. 800-573-9659, ext. 305.

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 Sunday, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.

Suwanee SculpTour, Suwanee. Suwanee's Public Arts Commission is seeking artists to submit proposals for original outdoor sculptures to be featured in Suwanee SculpTour. March 1 deadline for submissions; exhibit will be on display May-March 2012. Go to for more information.

Fowl Art Show call to artists, Gainesville. Submit an original work measuring 11 by 14 or 14 by 11, featuring a chicken or a rooster in a humorous situation. Art will be on display at Frames-You-Nique March 11-14. The winning entry will be featured in promotional material, t-shirts and postcards for the Spring Chicken Festival. Entries due March 4. Bring entries to Frames-You-Nique, 104 Main St., Gainesville.


Gala Art Auction, Gainesville. Week-long exhibit culminating in Gala 2011 on March 5. Artwork will be up for auction at preview parties, March 2 and 3, and at the gala on March 5. Exhibit, Feb. 25-March 4, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. $10 for preview parties; $125 for gala. Gala is black tie. 770-536-2575.

"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


"Seascapes: Photography of Sandra Gottlieb," Atlanta. Forty large-scale photographs that feature views of the Atlantic Ocean at Rockaway Beach in Queens, NY. Through 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.

Butch Reagan exhibit, Atlanta. Dawson County resident; wood-turned bowls fashioned from tree stumps. Exhibit through Feb. 26, Swan Coach House Art Gallery, 3130 Slaton Drive NW, Atlanta. Free. 404-266-2636.

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

"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.

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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