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Arts events
For the week of Sept. 24-30
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This week

"Churros Locos," Demorest. Ceramic Spanish masks by Sandra Trujillo. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday through Oct. 11, the Piedmont College Art Gallery, Georgia Street, downtown Demorest. Free. 706-778-3000, ext. 1152.

Artist talk with photographer Nancy Floyd. 6 p.m. today, Simmons Visual Arts Center, Brenau University, 200 Boulevard, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263.

John Kollock book release and signing, Clarkesville. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Mauldin House, 458 Jefferson St., Clarkesville. 706-754-2220 or lgresham@clarkesvillega.com.

Fine Art and Push Pin photography shows, Sautee. Exhibit 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Exhibits begins Friday and runs through Nov. 1; reception, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. 706-878-3300.

"Summer's Last Kiss" Art Festival, Hiawassee. Music, dance, theater, art exhibits and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, downtown Hiawassee. Free. 706-896-4966 or janeholland@brmemc.net.  

"Music, Music, Music," Sautee. Sculptures by Nicole Turner, udu ceramic instruments by Debbie Dowdy, gourd drums by Priscilla Wilson and handmade banjos by Tom Ryan. Exhibit through Nov. 1; reception 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. Free. 706-878-3300.

Opening receptions for art exhibits, Gainesville. "Animal Within," "She's Got a Gun" and "Robert Rauschenberg: In Remembrance." 6:30 to 8 p.m. today, Simmons Visual Arts Center, Brenau University, 200 Boulevard, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263.

"Andrew Eccles: Photography," Dahlonega. Eccles' collection includes portraits and performance shots of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre members. today-Oct. 22, reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1, with artist talk afterwards; Bob Owens Art Gallery, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. 706-867-2746 or ajpozzi@ngcsu.edu.

"The Man Show," Sautee. Featuring six male artists. Today-Nov. 7, with reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 24; The Upstairs Gallery at InsideOut Sautee, 2454 Ga. 17, Sautee. 706-878-0144.

"Lollipop, Lollipop," Oakwood. Works by Didi Dunphy, Lou Kregel and Carol John. Closing reception at noon today; Roy C. Moore Art
Gallery, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. Free. 678-717-3707.
 

"The Animal Within," Gainesville. Ceramic sculptures incorporating animal imagery. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 11, with opening reception 6:30-8 p.m. today, Simmons Visual Arts Center, 200 Boulevard, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263.

"She's Got a Gun," Gainesville. Artist Nancy Floyd. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 11, with artist talk and opening reception 6 p.m. today. Simmons Visual Arts Center, 200 Boulevard, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263.

"Ladies of the Lake Love Apples," Clarkesville. Art tour with apple theme; apples, apple cider, apple treats and apple recipes will be available. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Galleries along Ga. 197: Hickory Flat Pottery, 13664 Ga. 197 N., Clarkesville; Cottage Garden Furniture, 15729 Ga. 197 N, Clarkesville; and Burton Gallery, 150 Burton Dam Road, Clarkesville. Free. 706-947-0030 or cindy@hickoryflatpottery.com.

Upcoming

"A Matter of Taste" preview party for Art In the Square, Gainesville. Food and wine tastings, live music and art by artists of Art in the Square. 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 2, downtown Gainesville square. $30. 770-718-7586.

Kiln openings, Clarkesville. Watch potters Cindy Angliss and Benjamin McElhany take new work from the kiln or get a studio tour. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday Oct. 2-4, Oct. 23-25, Nov. 13-15 and Dec. 4-6; Hickory Flat Pottery, 13664 Ga. 197 N, Clarkesville. 706-947-0030 or cindy@hickoryflatpottery.com

Art In the Square, Gainesville. Art, music, arts and crafts for kids, cake decorating contest, food and Youth Artist Market. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3, downtown Gainesville square. Free.

Silent auction to benefit Challenged Child and Friends, Gainesville. Artwork donated by The Georgia Art League and Art in the Square artists. Through Oct. 3, Frames You-Nique, 104 Main St., Gainesville. 770-503-0009. 

Photographer's Pot Luck, Gainesville. Bring a dish to share and meet other art enthusiasts. 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 6, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. $5; free for Quinlan members. 770-536-2575.

"Northeast Georgia Folk Art," Gainesville. Gainesville. Oct. 6-Nov. 5, Roy C. Moore Gallery of Art, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville. Free. bsale@gsc.edu.

Meaders Pottery Face Jug Festival, Cleveland. Including Clete Meaders, David Meaders, Steve Turpin, Dwayne Crocker, Roger Corn, Wayne Hewell, Shelby West and Jeff Standridge. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10, 2444 Tesnatee Gap Valley Road, Cleveland. $5 adults, free for age 14 and younger. 404-597-6679 or stacy@meaderspottery.net.

"Found Objects," Gainesville. Artists Loren Schwerd, Donna Mintz and Pam Longobardi will display works made from discarded items. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday Oct. 27-Dec. 11, Brenau University, Simmons Visual Arts Center, 200 Boulevard, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263.

Ongoing

Art exhibitions, Atlanta.  Exhibits by wood sculptor Duncan Johnson and videographers Monica Duncan and Neil Fried. Through Oct. 17, with reception from 7 to 9 p.m. today; Marcia Wood Gallery, 263 Walker St. SW, Atlanta. Free.

"In Remembrance," Gainesville. Pop artist Robert Rauschenberg. 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 1, John S. Burd Center for Performing Arts, 429 Academy St., Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263.

Fall Photography Invitational, Gainesville. Exhibition highlighting photography by Georgia artists. Through Oct. 10, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. 770-536-2575. 

“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 through Oct. 24; opening reception: 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St., Athens. 706-613-3623.

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.

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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