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Arts Events
For the week of April 23-29
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This week

North Georgia Primitive Arts Festival and Flintknapping, Cartersville. Handmade tools, crafts and weapons for sale; demonstrations. Today-Sunday, Gatewood Park, 244 Bartow Beach Road SE, Cartersville. Free. 770-304-8760 or

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 ends today. Bob Owens Art Gallery, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. Free.

Buford Plein Air Festival, Buford. Artists will paint outside and show finished works in a reception at Tannery Row Mercantile. Friday and Saturday, downtown Buford. Reception, 6 p.m. Saturday, Tannery Row Artists Colony, 554 W. Main St., Buford. Free. 678-428-4877.

Southeastern Professional Photographers Association convention, Athens. Saturday-Tuesday, The Classic Center, 300 N. Thomas St., Athens. 706-548-0870.

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. Saturday, Barnes and Noble, The Avenue Forsyth, 410 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 4165, Cumming. Free. 770-781-0333.

Spring Pottery Show and Sale, Rabun Gap. Clay works from Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through June 20, Hambidge Center, 105 Hambidge Court, Rabun Gap. 706-746-5718.

Suwanee Day logo competition, Suwanee. Design a logo to be used on T-shirts, posters and promotional materials for 2009 Suwanee Day. Digitally created designs, photos, paintings and drawings accepted. Winner will receive $500. Deadline June 1. 770-945-8996.


Celebrate Art, Celebrate Families, Buford. 2 to 4 p.m. May 2, ArtsCool, 179 Moreno St., Buford. 678-230-4937.  

Watercolor Workshop, Gainesville. Learn color, composition and brush strokes. Elleen Breedlove Davis will teach. Beginners welcome. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2, Blackshear Place Library, 2927 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville. $35 includes supplies and workshop. Preregister by Wednesday. 770-532-3311, ext. 151.

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. 

Harbour Point Yacht Club Arts Festival, Gainesville. Floral arrangements, original and used artwork. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2, noon to 4:30 p.m. May 3, Harbour Point Yacht Club, 3313 Harbour Point Parkway, Gainesville.

Meaders Home Place Celebration, Cleveland. Dozens of potters will exhibit along with the Meaders family. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 9, Meaders Home Place, 2555 Old Highway 75 S., Cleveland.

"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.  


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.

The 2009 Brenau Collaborative, Gainesville. Senior Projects and Portfolios Exhibit and Undergraduate Juried Exhibition. Through May 3. Simmons Visual Arts Center, Brenau University, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263 or

Exhibitions at The High Museum, Atlanta. "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.

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

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

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

"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

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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