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Arts events
For the week of March 18-24
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This week

Photography exhibit, Clarkesville. Graduating students of North Georgia Technical College's commercial photography program will exhibit. Through Tuesday, NGTC Visual Technology Building, 1500 Ga. 197 N., Clarkesville. Free. 706-754-7852.

Nona Stephens, Gainesville. Paintings of the Okefenokee Swamp and coastal Georgia. Through April 30, Hall County Library Main Branch, 127 Main St., Gainesville. Free.  

"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. Closing reception, noon today, Roy C. Moore Art Gallery, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. Free. 678-717-3438 or bsale@gsc.edu.

Watercolor workshop, Dahlonega. Painter Oscar Rayneri. Wine and cheese reception and slide show, 6 p.m. Friday, Georgia Heritage Center for the Arts gallery, Tallulah Falls. Workshop, Saturday and Sunday, Georgia Heritage Center for the Arts Education Building, 157 Mary St., Clarkesville. $150 workshop; reception free. Preregister for workshop; reception open to public. 706-745-5989.

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

"Whirl," Atlanta. Minimalist oil paintings by William Steiger. Through Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Friday. Marcia Wood Gallery, 263 Walker St. SW, Atlanta. Free. 404-827-0030.

"The History and Techniques of Printmaking," Gainesville. Through Sunday: 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 Sunday: 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 Sunday, 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.

"Art from Georgia Schools," Dahlonega. North Georgia College & State University's annual exhibition of Georgia art educators and their students. Through Tuesday; Bob Owens Art Gallery, 315 Hoag Student Center, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. Free. 706-867-2746.

Upcoming

Athens Indie Craftsravaganza, Athens. Accepting artists through April 1. Fine artists and crafters. May 1, corner of Pulaski and Clayton St., Athens. $75 for artist booth.

12 Rivers Art Festival, Sautee. Accepting artists through March 29. Fine artists and crafters. June 12, Sautee Nacoochee Center campus, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $150 per booth. 706-878-3300.

Ongoing

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.

Betty Laws Smith, Gainesville. Abstract art exhibit. Through March. Inman Perk Bistro, downtown Gainesville square.

Georgia Art League Spring Exhibition, Gainesville. Through May 17, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.

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

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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