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Arts events
For the week of April 16-22
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This week

Paintings by Pris Buttler, Gainesville. Thursday-May 31, Hall County Library main branch, 127 Main St. NW, Gainesville. Free. 770-532-3311.

The 2009 Brenau Collaborative, Gainesville. Senior Projects and Portfolios Exhibit and Undergraduate Juried Exhibition. Reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, exhibits through May 3. Simmons Visual Arts Center, Brenau University, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263 or gallery@brenau.edu.

Hal B. Rhodes III Annual Student Exhibition, Dahlonega. Students majoring in Art Marketing, Studio Art and Art Education exhibit works with the theme, "Folks & Food: Feast to Famine." During the exhibit's reception, Spectrum, the art club at NGCSU, will auction off watercolor works by June Koehler featured in the "Key Ingredients: America by Food" exhibit. Exhibit through April 23; reception, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Bob Owens Art Gallery, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. Free.

"Women in Art," Sautee. Clay works by Maraiah Wenn Collier, Nancy Garrett, Carol Rabb and Jeanie Daves. Reception, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit through May 17, Center Gallery, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. Free. 706-878-3300.

Brenau Fashion Design Show, Gainesville. 5:30 p.m. Friday, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St. SE, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263 or gallery@brenau.edu

Exhibitions at The High Museum, Atlanta. Featuring "The First Emperor: China's Terracotta Army" through Sunday 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.  

Mountain Laurel Quilters' Guild meeting, Clarkesville. Members of the Hall County Quilt Guild will visit. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Clarkesville First United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 1087 Washington St., Clarkesville. Free. 864-647-7130.

Art for the eARTh, Cumming. Through Wednesday, recycle plastic bottles at The Avenue Forsyth to vote for your favorite piece of recycled artwork by students at Forsyth Central and South Forsyth high schools. Live local bands and awards ceremony, 2 to 5 p.m. April 25, Barnes and Noble, The Avenue Forsyth, 410 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 4165, Cumming. Free. 770-781-0333.

Upcoming

Spring Fling, Dawsonville. Formerly Art in the Garden. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 2-3, downtown Dawsonville near Bowen Center for the Arts, 334 Ga. 9 N, Dawsonville. Free. 706-216-2787. 

"Gift Basket," Atlanta. By George Long. Reception, 7-9 p.m. May 14; exhibition runs through June 20. Marcia Wood Gallery, 263 Walker St., Atlanta. Free. 404-827-0030.  

Ongoing

Moonshine Mile, Clarkesville. Through May 2, businesses located along Scenic Ga. 197 will offer "distillery dollars" with a minimum $10 purchase. Customers can use the dollars to bid at the Revenuer's Auction, 4 p.m. May 2, which will feature items provided by the businesses. Light food and wine will be served at the auction, which will be at LaPrade's Marina, 25 Shoreline Trail, Clarkesville. 706-947-1351.

Gainesville State College Graduating Art Students' Show, Oakwood. Through May 4, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood.

"Contemplations," "Generations" and "Rustications," Gainesville. Paintings by members of the Atlanta Art League, paintings by mother and daughter Ruth Money and Ann Goble and rustic sculptures by Jane Taylor. Through June 7, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. 770-536-2575.

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.

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.

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.

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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