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Arts events
For the week of April 22-28
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This week

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

Spring Salon 2010, Gainesville. Georgia Art League. Exhibit, today-May 28; reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. today, 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, Friday-June 12; reception, 5-9 p.m. Friday, The Signature Shop & Gallery, 3267 Roswell Road NW, Atlanta. Free. 404-237-4426.

"The 2010 Brenau Collaborative: Undergraduate Juried Exhibition and Senior Projects and Portfolios Exhibits," Gainesville. Through Friday, 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.

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

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

Folk Pottery demonstration, Sautee. Clint Alderman. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255, Sautee. 706-878-3300. 

"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, Saturday-May 25; reception, 4 p.m. Saturday, 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. Saturday, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $5 adults, free for kids age 11 and younger. 706-878-3300.

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

The Yonah Art Guild classes, Cleveland. Colored Pencil Drawing, 7-8 p.m. Monday, 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.

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 Wednesday; reception, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Roy C. Moore Art Gallery, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. Free. 678-717-3707 or


Spring Pottery Show, Cleveland. Tasha Biggers. New glazes and pots, complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Wheel throwing demonstrations, 2-4 p.m. April 30 and May 1; show, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 30 and May 1, Tasha Biggers Pottery, 557 Tom Bell Road, Cleveland. Free. 706-878-9285.

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

Mountain Flower Art Festival, Dahlonega. Georgia Mountains Master Gardener Garden Expo, demonstration garden of native plants, wildflower walks, children's activities, arts and crafts booths. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 16, Hancock Park, one block north of the downtown Dahlonega square. Free.

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.


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.

"Rain or Shine," Sautee. More than 150 artists. Exhibit through May 23, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. Free.

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

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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