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Arts events
For the week of May 14-20
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This week

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

Mountain Flower Art Festival, Dahlonega. Garden Expo, regional artists and live music. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, downtown Dahlonega square and Hancock Park, one block off the square. 800-231-5543.

Quilting demonstration, Clarkesville. Mountain Laurel Quilters' Guild. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Mauldin House, 458 Jefferson St., Clarkesville. 706-778-5944.

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

Reception, Tallulah Falls. For painter B. Wayne Smith and wood turner Wes Jones. Hors d'oeuvres. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Georgia Heritage Center for the Arts, 11785 U.S. 441 N., Tallulah Falls. Free. 706-754-5989.

Potluck Luncheon and Fashion Show, Clarkesville. Mountain Laurel Quilters' Guild. Bring a dish and see what the quilters have made this year. Noon Tuesday, Clarkesville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1311 Washington St., Clarkesville. 706-778-5944.


"Silhouettes: Profile Portraits by Marianne Scott," Gainesville. "World culture" theme. Reception 2 to 3 p.m. May 21; exhibit through May 31, Inman Perk, downtown Gainesville square. 770-503-1638. 

"Garden Fantasy," Sautee. Watercolor exhibit featuring four artists. Opening reception 6:30-8 p.m. May 23; exhibit runs May 22-June 28. Gallery hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday 1-5 p.m. Free. Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee. 706-878-3300.

"Transitions," Gainesville. Modern painter Dennis Campay will speak and sign his book, "Images." 6:30 p.m. May 28, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. $5 members, $10 nonmembers. Free entry with book purchase. Book $25. 770-536-2575 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.

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

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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