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Arts events
For the week of Oct. 15-21
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By: Mitch Blomert

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This week

62nd annual Members Exhibition, Gainesville. Members of the Quinlan Visual Arts Center will show artwork in a variety of media. Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. today; show today-Dec. 6. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.

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

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

Mountain Laurel Quilters' Guild meeting, Clarkesville. Peggy Barkle will discuss techniques for using curves in quiltmaking. Barkle's book, "Blendable Curves," will be available for sale. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Clarkesville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1131 Washington St., Clarkesville. Free. 706-778-5944.  


Adult jewelry-making class, Gainesville. Registration required. 6 p.m. Oct. 22. Meeting room, Gainesville branch library, 127 Main St., Gainesville. 770-532-3311, ext. 114, 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.

Art of Fiber, Clarkesville. Fiber art demonstrations, exhibit. Wall hangings, woven rugs, handmade paper, purses, jewelry and fiber animals. 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. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 31, Georgia Heritage Center for the Arts, 11785 U.S. 441, Tallulah Falls. Free.

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

"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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