‘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.
SCAD Gallery Hop -- Shuttles run between the galleries and refreshments will be served. Participants may join the gallery hop at any of the featured stops. Bridge, work from a Chinese painting class, can be seen at Alexander Annex Gallery at 668 Indian St., Scenic Overlooks, Al Fuller’s thesis exhibition, can be seen at Alexander Hall Gallery at 668 Indian St. Multiple Choice, the fibers faculty show, can be seen at Pinnacle gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. Nocturne, by MFA painting candidate Ben Ward, can be seen at Poetter Hall, 342 Bull St. The Vera Wang Exhibition can be seen at Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. Alexander Ink, a printmaking exhibition, can be seen at Alexander Hall Gallery at 668 Indian St. The work of SCAD alumnus Jen Swearington can be seen at Shop SCAD, 340 Bull St. May 5 from 5-7 p.m. Free and open to the public.
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 5, 6-8 p.m.
Red Kite Studio Grand Opening -- Red Kite is owned and operated by SCAD graduate illustration students and set aside solely to display student work. Friday, May 5, 6-9 p.m. Libations and music, art, illustration and sundries. 1522 Bull Street (in between 31st and 32nd streets)
‘Journey of a Soul’ -- Work of Outsider artist Larry Beaver documents his struggle with his demons. Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art, 1015 Whitaker Street, (on the corner of Park Avenue and Whitaker), (912) 234 - 7322, Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 - 4; Sunday 12 - 4; Closed Monday. Adults $4; Students $ 3.
First Friday at Starland– ‘Monster’: The Latin verb monstrare translates as: to 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.
‘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.
laNdscapES -- A tongue in cheek look at lansdscape for a generation raised on digital photography. By Gregory T. Davis. May 4-11, reception Friday May 5, 6-8 p.m. Desot O row Gallery 2427 Desoto Ave. Between Bull and Whitaker on 41st.
Steel Feathers -- Innovative, beguiling, bigger than life sculptures by Eric Longo, through June 12th at The Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art, 1015 Whitaker Street, on the corner of Park and Whitaker, tele: (912) 234 - 7322. Tuesday - Saturday 11 - 4; Sunday 12 - 4; closed Monday. Adults $4; Students $3.
‘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.
‘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.
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 Bobby Segall.
‘Women of Power’– Black and white portraits of a diverse group of powerful women by John Zeuli. Through 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.
‘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.
‘Contemporary Classics’– New works by Chroma Gallery artists, 31 Barnard St.
‘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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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