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Arts events
For the week of Jan. 14-20
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This week

"Sapelo Sojourns: Works by Majett Schille and Jeannine Cook," Dahlonega. Through Feb. 4, with a reception 5-6:30 p.m. today. Bob Owens Art Gallery, 315 Hoag Student Center, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. Free. 706-867-2746. 

"Moments in Time: Paintings by Terry Rowlett," Oakwood. Through Feb. 11; reception noon today, Roy C. Moore Art Gallery, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. 678-717-3707.

"Branching Out," Sautee. Artwork by Larry Compton, Patty Workman and Patrice Lynne Young. Reception, 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday; exhibit Friday-Feb. 28, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee. Free. 706-878-3300.

Elegance and Strength: Couture Designs by Yukinari Yao, Gainesville. Evening, daywear and kimono designs. Through Sunday, John S. Burd Performing Arts Center, 429 Academy St., Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263.

Mountain Laurel Quilters' Guild meeting, Clarkesville. "Why Not Enter a Quilt Show?" 1 p.m. Tuesday, Clarkesville First United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 1131 Washington St., Clarkesville. Free. 706-778-5944.  

Team Arts: Community Artists in Schools workshop, Gainesville. For visual and performing artists and writers. Bring a partner artist and an example of your work. 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Community Room, Peach State Bank, 325 Washington St., Gainesville. Free. 770-503-1638 or 770-534-9816.


Painting Flowers in Watercolor with Becky Threlkeld, Sautee. Three-day workshop. Learn to use loose washes and progress to details using Threlkeld's technique, "realism with a soul." 1-4 p.m. Jan. 21, 28 and Feb. 4, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee. $115 SNCA members, $125 nonmembers. 706-878-3300.

Branching Out with Oils with Judy Bynum George, Sautee. Painting landscapes with oils using Bynum's direct painting technique. 1-4 p.m. Jan. 22, 29 and Feb. 5, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee. $115 SNCA members, $125 nonmembers. 706-878-3300.

"Whirl," Atlanta. Minimalist oil paintings by William Steiger. Feb. 18-March 20, with reception 7-9 p.m. Feb. 18. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Friday and Sunday and Monday by appointment. Marcia Wood Gallery, 263 Walker St. SW, Atlanta. Free. 404-827-0030.

Larger Than Life with Judy Bynum George, Sautee. One-day workshop painting the trees in Sautee. 1-6 p.m. Feb. 19, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee. $60 SNCA members, $70 nonmembers.  


Kids Mixers, Braselton. Learn a variety of art techniques. Masterpiece Mixers, 7435 Spout Springs Road, Braselton. $20. 678-409-9053 or

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Atlanta. Theaters will feature films that explore Jewish life, culture and history. Through Jan. 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 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.

"Leonardo da Vinci: Hand of the Genius," Atlanta. Sketches and sculpture. Through Feb. 21, High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. $18 adults, $15 seniors and college students with ID, $11 children age 6-17, free for kids age 5 and younger and members. 404-733-5000. 

Bird's Nest Invitational, Gainesville. Artists are invited to submit up to two drawings, paintings, photography or sculpture pieces relating to the theme of bird's nests, a symbol of security and comfort but also of first flights. Works must be no larger than 22 inches by 24 inches. Benefits Elachee Nature and Science Center. Submissions must be sent via e-mail, with two images and entry form. Entries due March 15. Mail to

Virginia Avery Memorial Art Exhibition, Marietta. Featuring "Rollin' on the Chattahoochee" by Helen painter Judy Bynum George. Through March 16. Marietta/Cobb Museum, 3 Atlanta St., Marietta. $8. 770-528-1444.

Cleveland Arts Instruction Series, Cleveland. Yonah Art Guild. Various dates and media. For more information, contact Donna at 706-969-1446 or

Yonah Art Guild meeting, Cleveland. 6:30 p.m. second Thursday of each month, Hallco Credit Union, 379 E. Kytle St., Cleveland. 706-994-7801 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.

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