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Arts events
For the week of Dec. 17-23
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This week

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


Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Atlanta. Theaters will feature films that explore Jewish life, culture and history. Jan. 13-24, Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station Stadium 16, 261 19th St. NW, Atlanta; Lefont Sandy Springs Theater, 100-152 Sandy Springs Circle NE, Atlanta; and Regal Cinemas Medlock Crossing Stadium 18, 9700 Medlock Bridge Road, Duluth. $10, $9 age 65 and older and students with valid ID, $8 matinee shows (4 p.m. Monday-Thursday). 404-806-9913.


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.

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

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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