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Arts events
For the week of June 11-17
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This week

"Monet Water Lilies," Atlanta. Exhibit of Claude Monet's 42-foot-long painting on loan from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Through Aug. 23, High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. $18 adults, $15 seniors age 65 and older and students, $11 ages 6 to 17, free for age 5 and younger. 404-733-4400.

“Local Colour," “Resonance of Light” and “Conversations in Color,” Gainesville. Opens today. A summer juried exhibition, works by local artist Clayton Santiago and works by Marietta artist Liefje Smith. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. 770-536-2575.

Spinning Bee, Mountain City. Spinners can bring wheel, fleece, chair and lunch and join other spinners; visitors can try their hand at spinning. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center, 200 Foxfire Lane, Mountain City. Free for spinners; $6 adults, free for kids age 10 and younger. 706-490-0332.

Student exposition, Sautee. Honoring the late Jeanette Dixon; Sautee Nacoochee Community Association School of Visual Arts students. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday; exhibit, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Community Hall, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. 706-878-3300.

Lawn party, Sautee. Music, art and history exhibits, magic shows and sneak peeks at upcoming events. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $20 per person, $8 kids ages 6-17, free for members and kids age 6 and younger. 706-878-3300.

Mountain Laurel Quilters' Guild meeting, Clarkesville. "June is Bustin' Out all Over" program showing floral-inspired wall hangings, quilts and table runners. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Clarkesville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1087 Washington St., Clarkesville. Free. 706-778-5944.


Michael Crocker Folk Pottery kiln opening, Lula. 1 p.m. June 27, Michael Crocker Folk Pottery, 6345 W. County Line Road, Lula. Free. 770-869-3160. 


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.

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.

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

Premier Fine Art Show, Jasper. Glass, quilts, pottery, paintings, sculptures, rugs, furniture and photography. Additional exhibit by John C. Campbell Folk School artists. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays through July 19, Big Canoe, 10591 Big Canoe, Jasper. Free. 706-268-6392. 

"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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