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Arts events
Feb. 19-25
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This week

Jewelry-making class, Gainesville. Jean Preston. 6 p.m. today, meeting room, Hall county Library's Gainesville branch, 127 Main St. NW, Gainesville. 770-532-3311, ext. 114 or mhunter@hallcountylibrary.org.  

Art from Georgia Schools, Dahlonega. Georgia art educators and their students. Exhibit through March 12; reception, 5:30-7 p.m. today, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. 

Liliana Porter, Gainesville. Installation video, photographs and mixed media. Artist talk, 6 p.m. today; reception, 6:30 to 8 p.m. today; exhibit 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays through March 29, closed March 1-8. Simmons Visual Arts Center, Brenau University, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. 770-534-6263 or gallery@brenau.edu.

"Schma," Dahlonega. Illustrations by Kristin Wight of combinations of styles from the early 20th century and modern period. Reception, 6-8 p.m. today, West Main Hall, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. Free. 706-897-4274.

"Pragmatic Muse: Scientific Explorations in Art," Gainesville. Exhibit through March 29; reception, 6:30-8 p.m. today, Leo Castelli Art Gallery, Brenau University, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. 

Friday Night Sketch Group, Gainesville. No instruction provided. Live clothed model. Bring your own supplies. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. $5 per person. 770-536-2575.

Color pencil techniques, Gainesville. Debra Yaun. Ages 15 and older. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. $85 members, $90 nonmembers, $80 seniors, teachers and students. 770-536-2575.

Fireside Art & Craft Show, Helen. More than 60 artists. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Unicoi State Park & Lodge, 1788 Ga. 356, Helen. $3 parking. 800-573-9659, ext. 305.

"Unfolded: A Study of the Nature of Textiles," Dahlonega. Hand-dyed canvas and applique pieces by Mandy Smith. Exhibit, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays Monday-March 6; reception, noon Feb. 28, West Main Hall, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. 404-642-0684 or thefiberartist@gmail.com.

"Travel Memories," Sautee. Oil paintings by Annette Rougeou and Nona Stephens. Exhibit, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through Sunday, The Center Gallery, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. Free. 706-878-3300.

"Oasis" and "Smashed," Atlanta. Exhibitions by Katherine Taylor and Gregg Hill. Today-March 28; opening reception 7-9 p.m. today. Marcia Wood Gallery, 263 Walker St., Atlanta. 404-827-0030.

"Reel Life: True Stories of Contemporary Japan," Atlanta. Film series featuring Japanese films with English subtitles. Saturday: "Hula Girls." Feb. 28: "Nobody Knows." 8 p.m., High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. $7, $6 for students, seniors and members. 404-733-5000.

Upcoming

Nature Photography Workshop, Athens. Taught by photographers Nathaniel Burkins and Daphne Hall. 9 a.m. Feb. 28, Sandy Creek Park Visitor's Center, 400 Bob Holman Road, Athens. Ages 13 and older. Preregistration required. $5 for Athens-Clarke County residents, $8 non-county residents. 706-613-3531.

"The Postmodern Life of my Aunt," Atlanta. Film is in Mandarin with English subtitles. 8 p.m. Feb. 26, High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. $7, $6 for students, seniors and members. 404-733-5000. 

31st annual Gala Art Auction, Gainesville. Preview party, 6:30 p.m. March 5, $10. Auction, 6:30 p.m. March 7. Live and silent auction to benefit Quinlan programming. $125 per person, $250 couple. Call ahead for reservations. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. 770-536-2575.

Ongoing

"Daisies Won't Tell," Tallulah Falls. Daisy-themed show featuring various media. Through Feb. 27, Georgia Heritage Center for the Arts, 11785 U.S. 441 N, Tallulah Falls. 706-754-5989.

Photography of Jim Stephens, Gainesville. Through Feb. 28, Hall County Library main branch, 127 Main St. NW, Gainesville. Free. 770-532-3311, ext. 132.

"Courage of Conviction: the African-American Soldier," Stone Mountain. Featuring paintings by Ted Ellis depicting African-American soldiers throughout history. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through March 31, Stone Mountain Park's Memorial Hall Museum, Stone Mountain. $9 adults, $7 children 3-11 (museum only; park entrance additional). 770-413-5058.

Art and Antique Festival, Commerce. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays of the first weekend of each month, Commerce Crossing, Pottery Factory Drive, Commerce. 706-335-6352.

International Pottery Exhibition, Sautee. A one-year exhibit of folk pottery representing cultures from around the world. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255, Sautee. $4 adults, $2 children and seniors. 706-878-3300.

Acting classes, Flowery Branch. For ages 12 and older. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays for six weeks. The Springs Church, 6552 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch. $10 per week or $40 per month; $70 for eight weeks if you pay on the first night. 770-965-0534 or 5throwcenter@gmail.com.

"A Different Point of View," Suwanee. Photographer Dick Goodman. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday through February, Suwanee Crossroads Center, 323 Buford Highway, Suwanee. 

The UGA French Film Festival, Athens. 8 p.m. Mondays through March 2, Tate Center Theater, University of Georgia, Baxter and Lumpkin Streets, Athens. $1 students, $2 nonstudents. 706-542-2084.

Gainesville State College's Art Faculty Show, Oakwood. Through March 18, Roy C. Moore Gallery of Art, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. Free.

"Emily Grigsby: Driven," Gainesville. Through March 29, closed March 1-8 and 21-23, Presidents Gallery, Brenau University, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263.

Exhibitions at The High Museum, Atlanta. Featuring "The Treasure of Ulysses Davis" (through April 5), "The First Emperor: China's Terracotta Army" (through April 19) and "Louvre Atlanta: the Louvre and the Masterpiece" (through Sept. 6). Closed Mondays. $18 adults, $15 seniors, $11 children age 6-17, children younger than 6 and members free.404-733-4575.

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