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Arts events
For the week of April 15-21
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This week

Graduating Art Students: Chaos Theory, Oakwood. Works by Crissy Clouse, Dawn Columbo, Ashley Echols, Sally Gazaway, Caleb Millwood, Drew Schulte and Tiffany Tunno. Exhibit through April 28; reception, 5:30 p.m. April 28, Roy C. Moore Art Gallery, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. Free. 678-717-3707 or gallery@gsc.edu.

"The 2010 Brenau Collaborative: Undergraduate Juried Exhibition and Senior Projects and Portfolios Exhibits," Gainesville. Through April 23; reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, all gallery spaces. Simmons Visual Arts Center's Sellars Gallery, Presidents Gallery and John S. Burd Center's Leo Castelli Art Gallery, Brenau Univerisity, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263. 

"Rain or Shine," Sautee. More than 150 artists. Reception, 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday; exhibit, Friday-May 23, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. Free.

Historic Buford Plein Air Festival, Buford. Reception, 7 p.m. Saturday; event, Friday-Saturday, Tannery Row Artist Colony, 554 W. Main St., Buford. 404-729-1203.

Brenau Student Fashion Show, Gainesville. 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Rotunda, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St., Gainesville.

Festival of the Arts, Cumming. Sunday-April 25: Art galleries open, Bach's Lunch Concerts on week days, "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" play, 7:30 p.m. April 24 and 2 p.m. April 25. Cumming First United Methodist Church, 770 Canton Highway, Cumming. Play tickets $10; lunch at concerts $5; other events free. 770-887-2900.

Mountain Laurel Quilters' Guild meeting, The Spirited Quilters Guild of Duluth will talk about their guild and show results of recent projects. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Clarkesville United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 1131 Washington St., Clarkesville. 706-778-5944.

Upcoming

Spring Salon 2010, Gainesville. Georgia Art League. Exhibit, April 22-May 28; reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 22, Peach State Bank 3rd floor gallery, 325 Washington St., Gainesville. Free. 678-936-5153 or 770-718-7586.

The Southern Pot, Atlanta. Pottery by Josh Copus, Kim Ellington, Roger Jamison, Daniel Johnston, Mark Hewitt, Michael Kline, Matt Long, Ben Owen and Geoff Pickett. Exhibit, April 23-June 12; reception, 5-9 p.m. April 23, The Signature Shop & Gallery, 3267 Roswell Road NW, Atlanta. Free. 404-237-4426.

Festival of the Arts at Harbour Point, Gainesville. Children's art and "Shoes that Tell a Story." 1-4 p.m. April 24, Harbour Point Clubhouse, 3313 Harbour Point Parkway, Gainesville. Free. 678-989-1828. 

"Winter," Clarkesville. Artists' views of the landscape surrounding the Stovall House. Artists Bill Davidson, James Richards, Debra Nadelhoffer, Mimi Shaw, Keith Burgess, Kate Pendleton, Bill Suttles, Pat Fiorello and Jack Chilton will show work. Exhibit, April 24-May 25; reception, 4 p.m. April 24, Burton Gallery, 150 Burton Dam Road, Clarkesville. 706-947-1351.

Latin American Arts Festival, Sautee. Mexican folk dancers, dance workshops by PasoFino Dance Studio, arts and crafts, Latin American art and films, activities for kids and food including tacos, tamales, donuts, Mexican Popsicles, fair trade coffee and fruit drinks. Benefits Nacoochee Presbyterian Church. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $5 adults, free for kids age 11 and younger. 706-878-3300.

The Yonah Art Guild classes, Cleveland. Colored Pencil Drawing, 7-8 p.m. April 26, May 3 and 10, $30. 706-865-6052; Viking Knit a Wire Bracelet, 6:30-8 p.m. April 29-May 6, $40. 706-865-1473; Easy Quilting, 6-9 p.m. May 4, 11 and 18, $30. 706-865-9373. Classes located in the art room at Truett-McConnell College, 100 Alumni Drive, Cleveland. Call to preregister or for supply list. yonahartguild@yahoo.com.  

Athens Indie Craftsravaganza, Athens. Fine artists and crafters. May 1, corner of Pulaski and Clayton Streets, Athens. 

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

Ongoing

Hal B. Rhodes III Annual Student Exhibition: The Future Before Us, Dahlonega. NGCSU visual arts students. Through April 22, Bob Owens Art Gallery, 315 Hoag Student Center, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. Free. 706-867-2746 or apozzi@northgeorgia.edu.

Fowl Art Art Show, Gainesville. Art featuring chickens. Through April 24, Frames You-Nique, 104 Main St., Gainesville; Gem Jewelry, 111 Bradford St., Gainesville and other downtown Gainesville square shops. Free. 770-532-7074.

Lake Lanier at Gallerie 110, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through April 30, Gallerie 110, 110 Washington St. NW, Gainesville. Free. 678-936-5153.

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

Garden Party Mandalas, Gainesville. Ceramic artwork by Marsha Richter. Through April 31, Inman Perk Coffee House, 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.

Bird's Nest Invitational, Gainesville. Benefits the Elachee Nature Science Center. Works related to bird's nests or the concept of security and first flights. Through May 29, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.

Two to Tango: Analogues Works in Clay, Gainesville. Ceramic works by Jennifer Graff. Through May 29, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.

"The Fabric of Women," Gainesville. Atlanta artist Nancy Dusenberry. Through May 29, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575. 

Colored Pencil Society Spring Exhibition, Gainesville. Through May 29, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575.

Moonshine Mile, Clarkesville. Galleries, restaurants, studios and antique stores will give out "distillery dollars" with a purchase of $10 or more during the month of April, culminating in a Revenuer's Auction at LaPrade's Marina on May 1. Along Ga. 197, Clarkesville. Go to the Scenic 197 website for more details.

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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