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Arts events
For the week of Nov. 19-25
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This week

"Collaborations," Demorest. Art exhibit. Exhibit through Sunday. Scott Meyer, Rick Hirsch, Kenneth Baskin and Virginia Scotchie. Art Gallery, Piedmont College, 165 Central Ave., Demorest. Free. 

Elegance and Strength: Couture Designs by Yukinari Yao, Gainesville. Evening, daywear and kimono designs. Reception, 6 p.m. today; show through Jan. 17, 2010, John S. Burd Performing Arts Center, 429 Academy St., Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263.

Soft Beauty of Traditional Shinos: Momoyama Period, Atlanta. Through Nov. 28, The Signature Shop & Gallery, 3267 Roswell Road NW, Atlanta. 404-237-4426.

Jive painting, Buford. Anita Stewart paints to music. 7-10 p.m. Friday, Ba Ba Lou's Gallery, 35 B. E. Main St., Buford. Free. 678-230-4937.

"Get Mitch to London!", Gainesville. Mitch Freeman will show his work to raise funds to participate in Elephant Parade London, 2010. 6-8 p.m. Friday, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. 770-536-2575. 

The Harvest Festival, Clarkesville. View John Kollock's new book, "Painting Memories in Watercolor" and his newest paintings. Artist Sarah Samsel will also be featured. Live music by dulcimer player Nathaniel Samsel. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, The Saturday Shop, 450 Bybrook Trail, Clarkesville. 706-754-9200.

Upcoming

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 2 p.m. Saturday; kiln openings 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday Dec. 4-6. Hickory Flat Pottery, 13664 Ga. 197 N, Clarkesville. 706-947-0030 or cindy@hickoryflatpottery.com.

Art reception, Buford. Anita's ArtsCool student work. Reception, 2-5 p.m. Dec. 6, Ba Ba Lou's Gallery, 35 B. E. Main St., Buford. Free. 404-936-4112.

Ongoing

An Artistic Discovery, Oakwood. "Art Disco." 2010 Congressional Art Competition for the Honorable Nathan Deal's Georgia 9th District High Schools. Reception 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3; exhibit through Dec. 3, Roy C. Moore Art Gallery, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. Free. 678-717-3707.

Georgia Artists with Disabilities art exhibit, Gainesville. Work from more than 50 disabled Georgia artists. Through Dec. 3, The Arts Council's Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. SW, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-2787.

Art of Fiber, Clarkesville. Fiber art demonstrations, exhibit. Wall hangings, woven rugs, handmade paper, purses, jewelry and fiber animals. Through Dec. 31. Burton Gallery, near the corner of Ga. 197 and Burton Dam Road, Clarkesville. Free. 706-947-1351 or burtongallery@windstream.net.  

62nd annual Members Exhibition, Gainesville. Members of the Quinlan Visual Arts Center will show artwork in a variety of media. Through Dec. 6. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.

"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, 2-5 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 11. Brenau University, Simmons Visual Arts Center, 200 Boulevard, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263.

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, 1-5 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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