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Arts events
For the week of Feb. 4-10
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This week

"Evolution," Dawsonville. Photography exhibit with Jennifer Julian and 11 of her students. Exhibit through March 12; opening reception, 2-4 p.m. Saturday; artist talk, 2-4 p.m. Feb. 21; Business of Art class, 1:30-4:30 p.m. March 7, Bowen Center for the Arts, 334 Ga. 9 N., Dawsonville.  

Gallery Talk with Dr. Efram Burk, Gainesville. On the history of printmaking techniques. 6 p.m. today, Sellars Gallery, John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, 429 Academy St., Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263.

Opening reception, Gainesville. For all new Brenau University gallery exhibits. 6:30-8 p.m. today, John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, 429 Academy St., Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263.

Gallerie 110 grand opening, Gainesville. Watercolor and oil paintings and photography. 5:30-7:30 p.m. today, Gallerie 110, 110 Washington St., downtown Gainesville square. 678-936-5153.

"Sapelo Sojourns: Works by Majett Schille and Jeannine Cook," Dahlonega. Ends today. Bob Owens Art Gallery, 315 Hoag Student Center, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. Free. 706-867-2746.

Fine Arts College Experience, Demorest. 11th and 12th grade students can spend the night at Piedmont College to get a feel for the school's art, music and theater programs. 4 p.m. today to 3 p.m. Friday, Piedmont College, 165 Central Ave., Demorest. 800-277-7020.

Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show, Duluth. Beads, gemstones. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Gwinnett Center-Hall C, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. $5 Saturday, $4 Sunday, children age 12 and younger free. 888-729-6904.

SCAD event, Gainesville. Learn about Savannah College of Art and Design's 40 degree programs. 7-9 p.m. Monday, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.

Upcoming

Acrylic painting workshops, Homer. Adult class, 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 13 and Feb. 27; teen class, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 13 and Feb. 27; children's class, 4-5 p.m. Feb. 8 and 22, Banks County Public Library, 226 Highway 51 S, Homer. Free. Preregistration required. 706-677-3164. 

Be Kind to Animals Week kids art contest, Gainesville. Open to children in kindergarten through 12th grade; submit artwork celebrating passion for animals by April 2. Pick up entry forms at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, 845 W. Ridge Road, Gainesville, or call 770-532-6617.

"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.  

Joy of 6 art show, Buford. Presented by Tannery Row Artist Colony. Opening reception: 6-9 p.m. Feb. 20; show runs through May 15. Tannery Row Artist Colony, 554 Main St., Buford. Free. 404-729-1203 or 404-432-1501.

35th annual Fireside Art and Craft Show, Helen. More than 60 artists and craftspeople. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 21, Unicoi State Park and Lodge, 1788 Ga. 356, Helen. $5 parking. 800-573-9659 ext. 305.

Ongoing

"Moments in Time: Paintings by Terry Rowlett," Oakwood. Through Feb. 11, 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. Through Feb. 28, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee. Free. 706-878-3300.

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 info@quinlanartscenter.org.

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.

"The History and Techniques of Printmaking," Gainesville. Through March 21: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sellars Gallery, John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, 429 Academy St., Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263.

Melissa Harshman, Gainesville. Mixed media exhibit with paintings, prints and photos. Artist talk, 6 p.m. Feb. 17; exhibit through March 21, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Presidents Gallery, John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, 429 Academy St., Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263.

"Collected Impressions: Prints Selections from the Brenau University Permanent Art Collection, Gainesville. Through March 21: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Leo Castelli Art Gallery, John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, 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.

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 yonahartguild@yahoo.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.

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