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Arts events
For the week of April 30-May 6
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This week

Spring Arts Fling, Gainesville. Works by Howard Finster, Ferdinand Rosa, Robert Merchant and Bruce Johnson will be on display; authors will sign books. 5 to 7 p.m. today, Smithgall Arts Center, intersection of West Academy and Spring streets, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-2787.

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

Moonshine Mile, Clarkesville. Through Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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.

Gillsville Folk Pottery Festival, Gillsville. Food, "old pottery exhibit," story time for children, car show and pottery for sale from 14 local potters. Turning demonstration with Harris Blackwood. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Midway United Methodist Church, 6420 Ga. 52, Gillsville. Free to attend.

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

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

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

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

Quinlan Visual Arts Center call for artists, Gainesville. Entries due Monday for "Local Colour," the summer juried exhibition for the Quinlan. For artists of all media age 18 and older. 770-536-2575.

Upcoming

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. aboswell@white.k12.ga.us.

"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

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.

"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.

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.

"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.

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.

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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