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Arts events
For the week of May 28-June 3
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This week

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

"Silhouettes: Profile Portraits by Marianne Scott," Gainesville. World culture theme. Through Sunday, Inman Perk, downtown Gainesville square. 770-503-1638. 

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

Unity Art Showcase, Gainesville. Featuring enamel art by Heidi Bowman. Meet the artist 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Unity of Gainesville Church & New Journeys Bookstore, 3361 Clark's Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-0949.

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. Due Monday. 770-945-8996.

"Tell Me A Story: Finding Your Way Through Abstract Art," Gainesville. By Rachel Landers. Tuesday-June 30, Inman Perk Coffee Shop, 102 Washington St. NW, Gainesville. Free.  


Jim Chapman watercolor workshop, Dahlonega. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 5 and 6, Elder Ridge, Dahlonega. 706-429-6008 or

“Local Color, “Resonance of Light” and “Conversations in Color,” Gainesville. Opening June 11. A summer juried exhibition, works by local artist Clayton Santiago and works by Marietta artist Liefje Smith, a former illustrator for the U.S. Army. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 770-536-2575.


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.

"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.

Needlework exhibit, Athens. Exhibit of work by members of the Dogwood Chapter of the Embroiders Guild of America. Noon to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays through June 18, Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St., Athens. Free. 706-613-3623.

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.

"Gift Basket," Atlanta. By George Long. Through June 20. Marcia Wood Gallery, 263 Walker St., Atlanta. Free. 404-827-0030.

"Garden Fantasy," Sautee. Watercolor exhibit featuring four artists. Through 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. 

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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