‘Nature Observed & Preserved’ -- The Nature Conservancy joins with artists Jeannine Cook, Lind Hollingsworth and Steve Willis to present this exhibit Saturday, May 6, 4-9 p.m. at The Art School, 74 W. Montgomery Crossroads, #B-2. This is an opportunity for guests to meet members and staff of The Nature Conservancy and to find out more about this significant environmental organization. A portion of the art sales will be donated by the artists to The Nature Conservancy. Call 921-1151.
‘Savannah and the Islands’ -- Group show at Horne & Thistle Gallery, 424 E Oglethorpe Ave., features gallery artists and several invited artists, with artwork that mirrors that theme. May 1-31 with a reception May 6, 5-8 p.m. Reception and show are free and open to the public. That's:
First Friday at Starland -- ‘Monster’: The Latin verb monstrare translates as: to show or to advise. In classical mythology, the monster is an awkward amalgam of man and animal, representing an obstacle for the protagonist to subdue. Illustrating the dichotomy between right and wrong, need and want, the monster is simply a foil for human nature. Artists in the exhibition embellish the monster metaphor through painting, photography, video, audio, installation, and performance work by Natalie Bray, Penny Brice, Henry Dean, Alex Estes, Robert Farmer, Jon Field, Alex Gingrow, Jim Gladman, Clifford Hedin, Diana Heise, Crystal Kanney, Anna Keck, Marcus Kenney, Jenny Kuhla, Brienna McLaughlin, Dan Saelinger, and Kevin Strickland. Opening reception at First Friday, May 5, 6-10 p.m. in the Starland Design District. ‘Botanical Impressions’ -- Photography by Michael D. Weinman, MD, May-June at the Hospice Savannah Gallery of Art, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. Opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m., May 11. Gallery hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
'Sanctuary' -- Recent oil paintings by Stacie Albano, through May 4 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Reception: Thurs. April 27, 6-8 p.m.
‘Bridge’ -- SCAD presents this exhibition featuring artwork by students in a Chinese painting class, through May 8 at Alexander Hall Gallery, 669 Indian St. Free and open to the public.
Laura Dinello -- An exhibit featuring work by this popular local artist runs through May 7 at the Grand Bohemian Gallery in The Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St.
‘Lost Horizons: An intimate view of the marshes’ -- Oils and pastels by longtime local favorite Larry Levow, through May at Off the Wall Gallery inside 45 Bistro at the Marshall House on Broughton Street downtown. Reception Thursday, April 20, 5:30-8 p.m.
Georgia Artists with Disabilities -- Award-winning work of 39 disabled artists throughout Georgia will be on display through May 1 at the Averitt Center for the Arts, 33 E. Main St.
Gallery 440 -- Welcomes Charlotte Dunlap, Morgan Kuhn, Cissie Victor and Frances Walter, our artists in residence. Upstairs are works by photographer Tim Coy and paintings by Billy Herrin. Now showing on the first floor, a group exhibition of figure, still life and landscape paintings. Gallery 440 is at 440 Bull St..
JEA Art for May -- The Art Show at the Jewish Educational Alliance beginning May 1 will feature the works of Bobby Segall.
Corinne Adams -- This month the Whitney Gallery highlights new work by this Atlanta-based artist who works in fine art photography and mixed media. Also on display are Daniel E. Smith, June Stratton, Barbara J. Brown, Stephen Kasun, James Allen, Leslie Kneisel and Adela Holmes. Whitney Gallery is at 415 Whitaker St.
‘Women of Power’ -- Black and white portraits of a diverse group of powerful women by John Zeuli. Through April and May at the Starfish Cafe, 719 E. Broad St., M-F 7 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
‘Contemplating the Sacred’ -- Examples of contemporary folk and fine sacred art by James Langley and Rudolph Bostic. Through April 30 at The Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art, 1015 Whitaker Street, 234 - 7322.
‘Laconella’ -- Jewelry by Alexandra Telgmann at this SCAD exhibition through May 2 at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St.
‘Silverbeauty’ -- Jody Schiesser’s artistic nudes in black & white and color mounted on oak. Through May 15 at Moon River Brewing Company 21 W. Bay St.
Benjamin Jones and Meryl Truett -- New works at the Barbara Archer Gallery/Savannah, 306 East Huntingdon St. May 5-June 3. Opening reception Friday, May 3, 6 - 8 p.m.
‘Contemporary Classics’ -- New works by Chroma Gallery artists, 31 Barnard St.
‘Behind the Curtain’ – Works of Larry Moore at the Grand Bohemian Gallery at The Mansion, 700 Drayton.
‘Light and Atmosphere’ -- Paintings, pastel, and screen prints by Harriet Zabusky-Zand at Alvida Art Gallery, 7303 Abercorn St.
Jepson Center for the Arts -- Inaugural exhibitions include: “Robert Rauschenberg: Scenarios and Short Stories”; “Darryl Pottorf: A Perspective”; work by Christopher Rauschenberg; and “Savannah Revisited.” Call 790-8800.
Hospice Savannah Featured Artist -- Pastels and oils by Robert Isley through April 30 at 1352 Eisenhower Drive.
Roger Surprenant -- Photos at Moon River at 21 West Bay St. and Angel's BBQ at 21 West Oglethorpe Lane.
‘Art Brut’ -- International folk art through April 30 at The Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art, 1015 Whitaker St.
Gallery 209 Featured Artist -- Paintings by Gwen Flynn through April at Gallery 209, 209 E. River St.
Call for Artists: The Starfish Café seeks tax-deductible donations of art for silent auction at its fundraiser. Call Laura Webb at 238-2777 ext 11 or at firstname.lastname@example.org/.
Call for entries -- DeSotoRow Gallery accepting artworks “that stray from traditional narrative themes.” Show: 8 p.m. Sat. May 27 at Mondonaro Theatre, 217 MLK Blvd. Entries are to be dropped off at 2427 Desoto Ave. between Bull and Whitaker Streets no later than Fri. May 19. Hours Tues.-Sun. 12-4 p.m. or leave in mailbox. Less than 5 minutes preferred, fifteen minutes max. DVDs or Mini DV Tapes. No submission fee. Show is juried. Curators: Ryan Brennan, Joshua Green, Richard Peete.
Art Patrol is for rotating shows, exhibitions and receptions. Send your art info to email@example.com
Bio: A native Savannahian, Jim has been editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah for ten years. The University of Georgia graduate is also a travel writer, authoring regional guides in the Moon handbook series...A native Savannahian, Jim has been editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah for ten years. The University of Georgia graduate is also a travel writer, authoring regional guides in the Moon handbook series.more