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Arts events
March 19-25
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This week

High Museum of Art lecture, Gainesville. Julie Marateck of the High Museum of Art will talk about the museum's collections and current exhibitions. Noon today, Meeting room A, Gainesville Branch Library, 127 Main St. NW, Gainesville. 770-532-3311, ext. 132 or mhunter@hallcountylibrary.org.

Jewelry-making class, Gainesville. Bring supplies. Age 18 and older. 6 p.m. today, Gainesville Branch Library, 127 Main St. NW, Gainesville. 770-532-3311, ext. 114 or mhunter@hallcountylibrary.org.

2009 Student Art Competition, Athens. Artwork to be used by The State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Students 10th grade and older from Athens-Clarke, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties may apply. $1,000 prize. Deadline for submissions is April 2. 706-542-6014.

Upcoming

Slotin Folk Art Auction: The Spring Masterpiece Sale, Buford. Previews, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 26 and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 27; auction, 10 a.m. March 28, Historic Buford Hall, 112 E. Shadburn Ave., Buford. Free. Free breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. 404-403-4244.

Ongoing 

Cleveland Arts Instruction Series, Cleveland. Yonah Art Guild. Various dates and media. For more information, contact Donna at 706-969-1446 or donnareadfeather@hotmail.com.

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

Liliana Porter, Gainesville. Installation video, photographs and mixed media. Through March 29, Simmons Visual Arts Center, Brenau University, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. 770-534-6263 or gallery@brenau.edu.  

"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 ages 3-11 (park entrance additional). 770-413-5058.

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.

"Minutia: An Integration of Macro Digital Photography and Jewelry," Dahlonega. Handmade jewelry and photography by Lyndsy Holmes. Exhibit through March 27; reception, 6 to 8 p.m. March 26, West Main Hall Gallery, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. 770-887-8379 or lyndsyholmes@gmail.com.

"Oasis" and "Smashed," Atlanta. Exhibitions by Katherine Taylor and Gregg Hill. Through March 28, Marcia Wood Gallery, 263 Walker St., Atlanta. 404-827-0030.

"Pragmatic Muse: Scientific Explorations in Art," Gainesville. Exhibit through March 29; Leo Castelli Art Gallery, Brenau University, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. 

Youth Art Month, Gainesville. Art from local middle and high school students. Through March 29, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. 770-536-2575.

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

Fiber Arts Show, Sautee. By the Fiber Soup Group. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays through April 5, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee. 706-878-3300.

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 ages 6-17, children younger than 6 and members free. 404-733-4575.

Folk Pottery display, Sautee. A 4-gallon jar on loan from the High Museum of Art, considered the oldest known piece of folk pottery from Northeast Georgia, will be on display through December. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children. 706-878-3300. 

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