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Arts events
For the week of Dec. 10-16
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This week

Art exhibits, Gainesville. "Collage at the Q," "Back to the Earth," "Soulful Expressions" and "Nature. History. Art." Today-Feb. 20, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.

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

"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 Friday. Brenau University, Simmons Visual Arts Center, 200 Boulevard, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263.

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

"Pots and Recipes," Clarkesville. Hickory Flat Pottery Holiday Show. Handmade pottery with recipes by Cindy Angliss. Ends Sunday. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today-Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Hickory Flat Pottery, 13664 Ga. 197 N, Clarkesville. 706-947-0030 or

Mountain Laurel Quilters' Guild Christmas luncheon, Clarkesville. Bring a dish and your quilts to share. Noon Tuesday, Clarkesville First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1311 Washington St., Clarkesville. Free. 706-778-5944.


Adult Jewelry-Making Beginners Class, Gainesville. 6 p.m. Dec. 17, Gainesville Branch Library, 127 Main St., Gainesville. Preregister.770-532-3311, ext. 114 or


Landscape paintings exhibit, Gainesville. By Ann Alexander. Through Jan. 31, Gainesville Branch Library, 127 Main St., Gainesville. 770-522-3311, ext. 132.

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

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

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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