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Arts events
For the week of Feb. 25-March 3
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This week

"Branching Out," Sautee. Artwork by Larry Compton, Patty Workman and Patrice Lynne Young. Through Sunday, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee. Free. 706-878-3300.

32nd Annual Gala Art Auction, Gainesville. Local, regional and national artists. Benefits the Quinlan Visual Arts Center. Viewing, Friday-March 5; preview parties, March 3 and 4; gala, 6:30 p.m. March 6, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. $10 preview party; $125 black-tie gala. 770-536-2575.

Acrylic painting workshops, Homer. Adult class, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday; teen class, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Banks County Public Library, 226 Highway 51 S, Homer. Free. Preregistration required. 706-677-3164.

Upcoming

"Wild and Whimsical," Sautee. Art by Bernardine "Bonnie" Sears and Eddy Browning. March 5-April 11, The Center Gallery and Gallery Too, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. Free. 706-878-9285.  

"Evolution," Dawsonville. Photography exhibit with Jennifer Julian and 11 of her students. Through March 12; Business of Art class, 1:30-4:30 p.m. March 7, Bowen Center for the Arts, 334 Ga. 9 N., Dawsonville.

Youth Art Month, Gainesville. Art from Gainesville City and Hall County middle and high schools will be exhibited. Exhibit March 15-April 3; reception, 5:30-7 p.m. March 19, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.

Ongoing

"Art from Georgia Schools," Dahlonega. North Georgia College & State University's annual exhibition of Georgia art educators and their students. Through March 23; reception and award ceremony, 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.

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.

"Etched and Pulled," Oakwood. Prints and works created using printmaking processes. John Amoss, Amanda Burk, Beth Grabowski, Jennifer Manzella, Lesley Patterson-Marx, Jon Swindler and Rebekah Tolley. Through March 18; closing reception, noon March 18, Roy C. Moore Art Gallery, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. Free. 678-717-3438 or bsale@gsc.edu.

"Whirl," Atlanta. Minimalist oil paintings by William Steiger. Through March 20: 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.

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, Brenau University, 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, Brenau University, 429 Academy St., Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263.

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

Joy of 6 art show, Buford. Presented by Tannery Row Artist Colony. Through May 15. Tannery Row Artist Colony, 554 Main St., Buford. Free. 404-729-1203 or 404-432-1501.

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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