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Cure for winter blahs with Quinlan's latest exhibit
"Marsh Moon" by James Klippell

If you are looking for a bit of color to brighten the drab winter days, then head over to the Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St., Gainesville, at 5:30 p.m. today for the opening of its latest exhibit.

Two artist groups and two independent artists have come together for a show featuring the best of the best: The Tannery Row Artist’s Colony’s "A Taste;" The Georgia Art League Winter Juried Show; artist Tommye Scanlin’s "Threads of Time;" and Linda Dragonette’s "Moments of Color."

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There will be a demonstration and artist talk with Tommye Scanlin a half hour before the reception tonight.

The Tannery Row Artist’s Colony formed in 2003 in Buford with just a handful of artists.

The groups has now grown to a colony of 17 very talented artists. With artists of different cultural backgrounds, the colony produces an array of paintings, pottery, figurative sculptures, mixed media and wrought iron sculptures.

The Georgia Art League, now in its sixth year, has more than 100 member artists and displays at the Quinlan four times a year. Featured pieces range in medium from painting, photography, sculpture, cloisonné and colored pencil.

Scanlin, from Dahlonega, specializes in tapestry and fiber arts and has an extensive portfolio, while Dragonette is a Gainesville artist whose primary focus is oils and pastel. Dragonnete has exhibited regionally and nationally and is a member of numerous pastel societies.

The displays will run through Feb. 12. For more information, call

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