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Arts events
For the week of Oct. 8-14
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This week

Lecture, Gainesville. Susan Richmond will honor the late Robert Rauschenberg and showcase his work. Reception, 6 p.m.; lecture, 7 p.m. today, Leo Castelli Art Gallery, 429 Academy St., Gainesville. Free.  

Self-Taught Artists of Northeast Georgia, Gainesville. From the collections of Around Back at Rocky's Place and Visionary Art Growth Center. Through Nov. 5, Roy C. Moore Gallery of Art, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. 678-717-3707.  

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

"The Animal Within," Gainesville. Ceramic sculptures incorporating animal imagery. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today-Friday, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Simmons Visual Arts Center, 200 Boulevard, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263.  

Meaders Pottery Face Jug Festival, Cleveland. Including Clete Meaders, David Meaders, Steve Turpin, Dwayne Crocker, Roger Corn, Wayne Hewell, Shelby West and Jeff Standridge. No pets allowed. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 2444 Tesnatee Gap Valley Road, Cleveland. $5 adults, free for age 14 and younger. 404-597-6679 or

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

Art of Fiber, Clarkesville. Fiber art demonstrations, exhibit. Wall hangings, woven rugs, handmade paper, purses, jewelry and fiber animals. Demonstrations, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10; exhibit Saturday-Dec. 31, Burton Gallery, near the corner of Ga. 197 and Burton Dam Road, Clarkesville. Free. 706-947-1351 or  

Art show, Tallulah Falls. Featuring woodturner Wes Jones and painter Betty Treadwell. Reception, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday; exhibit, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 31, Georgia Heritage Center for the Arts, 11785 U.S. 441, Tallulah Falls. Free.

"She's Got a Gun," Gainesville. Artist Nancy Floyd. Ends Sunday. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Simmons Visual Arts Center, 200 Boulevard, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263.


Quiltfest 2009, Blairsville. Quilts, boutique, vendors, silent auction and raffles. Misty Mountain Quilt Guild. Oct. 16-17, North Georgia Technical College, 434 Meeks Ave., Blairsville. $5 admission.

Bellezza Art Exhibit and Sale, Cumming. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17, noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 18, Brannon-Heard House, 111 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming. Free. Park across the street at the Cumming Playhouse. 770-889-5310 or

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. 23-25, Nov. 13-15 and Dec. 4-6; Hickory Flat Pottery, 13664 Ga. 197 N, Clarkesville. 706-947-0030 or

"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.


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 through Nov. 1; reception, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. 706-878-3300.

"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.

"Andrew Eccles: Photography," Dahlonega. Eccles' collection includes portraits and performance shots of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre members. Through Oct. 22; Bob Owens Art Gallery, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. 706-867-2746 or

Nona Stephens, Braselton. Landscape paintings. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Oct. 31, Art Gallery at Chateau Elan Winery, 100 Tour de France, Braselton. 770-867-9798, ext. 3.

Maren Kloppmann and Nancy Selvin, Atlanta. Ceramic artists. Through Oct. 31, The Signature Shop & Gallery, 3267 Roswell Road NW, Atlanta. 404-237-4426.

"Northeast Georgia Folk Art," Gainesville. Through Nov. 5, Roy C. Moore Gallery of Art, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville. Free.

"The Man Show," Sautee. Featuring six male artists. Through Nov. 7, The Upstairs Gallery at InsideOut Sautee, 2454 Ga. 17, Sautee. 706-878-0144.

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.

“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

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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