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Braselton juried art exhibit to open April 9
Karen Strum’s “Thethered” watercolor took first place in last year’s “Not Your Run of the Mill” art exhibition at Sell Mill Park.

Not Your Run of the Mill Juried Art Exhibition

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 10

Where: Sell Mill Park, Hoschton

Cost: Free

More info: 404-444-0070

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The Hoschton Heritage Arts Council has fostered the Heart & Soul Open Studio, which is a group of artists who meet weekly to create and encourage each other.

The group participates in shows and festivals throughout Georgia, as well as serves the community by conducting workshops and promoting the arts.

The Open Studio group meets most Mondays in the fellowship hall of Hoschton United Methodist Church.

“The church has been very generous,” Nancy Rhodes said. “We love being here.”

The windows provide natural light as the artists work on their latest creations, try new mediums and inspire others. The location offers a kitchen and ample parking for participants who bring food and drink.

Artists from as far away as Asheville, N.C., and Ohio and as close as Dahlonega, Tallulah Falls and Lawrenceville will be entering the “Not Your Run of the Mill” Juried Art Exhibition and Artists’ Shoppe.

The second annual event will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at Sell Mill Park in Hoschton. An artists’ reception is set for Friday.

Organized by the Heart & Soul Open Studio and supported by the Hoschton Heritage Arts Council, the organization’s signature art show will include art across several genres such as mixed media, photography, digital art, landscape, still life, portraits, animal/wildlife, textile art, pottery and jewelry. Best of show honors will net a $250 prize and ribbon.

Last year’s Best of Show winner was Alisa Bush Lumbreras for her work titled “Deep in Thought.” The People’s Choice award was a tie between Nancy Rhodes’ “It Came in a Dream” door creation and Karen Strum’s “Dancing with the Stars” watercolor.

A number of the participants from the inaugural show will return while several new artists will participate. And the regional art community is supporting the exhibition.

“We also have other art groups coming to see the show,” said Rhodes, who organized the event.

She said she never expected the idea for a juried art exhibition to blossom as it has.

Artwork will be available for purchase in the artists’ shoppe. Exhibition entries may also be for sale but cannot be taken home until the show’s conclusion.

The deadline to enter the exhibition was Wednesday.

For more information, call 404-444-0072 or visit the Hoschton Heritage Arts Council’s Facebook page.