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Arts events
For the week of Aug. 6-12
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This week

"Creativity," Gainesville. Mixed media and acrylic paintings by Patti Russell. Through Aug. 31, Inman Perk Bistro, downtown Gainesville square.

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

Visiting Artists Series at Unicoi, Helen. Artists and craftspeople from surrounding areas will demonstrate and sample their work. Saturdays and Sundays in August, Unicoi State Park and Lodge, 1788 Ga. 356, Helen. $5 parking. 800-573-9659, ext. 305.

"World Around Us / Slice of Life," Sautee. Wood turned pieces by George Cooper and Rob Patrick. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, The Center Gallery and Gallery Too, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. Free. 706-878-3300.

“Lord Love You: Works by R.A. Miller from the Mullis Collection,” Athens. A collection of 83 pieces by Rabbittown artist R.A. Miller, curated by the Georgia Museum of Art. Exhibit: Saturday-Oct. 24; opening reception: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 15. Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St., Athens. 706-613-3623.

"Focus on the Figure: Process & Product," Gainesville. Through Sunday, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.


Folk Fest, Norcross. Self-taught art, folk pottery and antique folk art. Preview party, 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 14; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 15; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 16. North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Ct., Norcross. $15 Aug. 14 includes T-shirt and weekend admission; $7 Aug. 15 or 16; children younger than 16 free. 770-532-1115 or


Exhibitions at The High Museum, Atlanta. "Louvre Atlanta: the Louvre and the Masterpiece" through Sept. 6. "Monet Water Lilies," 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. Closed Mondays. $18 adults, $15 seniors, $11 children ages 6-17, children younger than 6 and members free. 404-733-4400.

"Light After Dark: Karekin & Ginger Goekjian," Athens. Photographs of coastal Georgia. Noon to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 15, Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St., Athens. Free. 706-613-3623.

International Colored Pencil Society of America Exhibition, Duluth. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturdays through Aug. 29, Jacqueline C. Hudgens Center for the Arts, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300, Duluth. $5 adults, $3 children, students and seniors. 770-623-6002.

Summer Pottery Show, Rabun Gap. Georgia potters. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday through Sept. 8, Hambidge Center weave shed, 105 Hambidge Court, Rabun Gap. 

Animal show and sale, Dahlonega. Animal-themed artwork. Dahlonega Arts Council. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 13, Olde Cannery Arts Center, 61 Enota St., Dahlonega. 

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.

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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