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Arts events
For the week of Dec. 3-9
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This week

An Artistic Discovery, Oakwood. 2010 Congressional Art Competition for the Honorable Nathan Deal's Georgia 9th District High Schools. Reception 5:30 p.m. today; exhibit ends today, 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. Ends today, The Arts Council's Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. SW, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-2787.

"Sharing the Abundance," Sautee. Asian-themed holiday open house with gourd and clay art, jewelry and pottery by Priscilla Wilson. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, The Gourd Place, 2319 Duncan Bridge Road, Sautee. 706-865-4048.

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. Hickory Flat Pottery, 13664 Ga. 197 N, Clarkesville. 706-947-0030 or cindy@hickoryflatpottery.com.

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

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

Upcoming

Art and Chocolate, Sautee. Chocolate art and food. SNCA School of Visual Arts. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee. $10 adults, $5 age 11 and younger. 706-878-3300, ext. 315. 

Nature Photography Workshop, Helen. Preregister by Friday. Dec. 12, Smithgall Woods Conservation Area and Lodge, 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen. $55. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Christmas Kiln Opening, Lula. Potter Michael Crocker. 1-3 p.m. Dec. 12, Crocker Pottery, 6345 W. County Line Road, Lula. Free. 770-869-3160.

Ongoing

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.  

"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.

Holiday Market, Athens. Arts and crafts. Through Jan. 2, Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St., Athens. 706-613-3623.

"Pots and Recipes," Clarkesville. Hickory Flat Pottery Holiday Show. Handmade pottery with recipes by Cindy Angliss. Through Dec. 13. Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday-Saturday, Hickory Flat Pottery, 13664 Ga. 197 N, Clarkesville. 706-947-0030 or cindy@hickoryflatpottery.com.  

Tannery Row Artist Colony show, Buford. Benefits The Empty Stocking Fund. Through Dec. 22. Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Tannery Row Artist Colony, 554 W. Main St. Building C, Buford. 404-729-1203.

Elegance and Strength: Couture Designs by Yukinari Yao, Gainesville. Evening, daywear and kimono designs. Through Jan. 17, 2010, John S. Burd Performing Arts Center, 429 Academy St., 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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