Visiting Artist Series -- Chroma Gallery hosts mixed-media artist Cedric Smith, who blends photography and painting in his forward-retro take on the African-American South. Opening reception, Fri. Feb. 9, 5-8 p.m. Show runs through March 23. Chroma Gallery is at 31 Barnard St. www.chromaartgallery.com
Gallery 440 -- Currently featuring work by owner Fran Thomas. Upstairs is the studio of Frances Walter, Charlotte Dunlap and Cissie Victor. Other artists ison display include Olivia McKinley, Tim Coy, Dickey Stone, Morgan Kuhn, Jorges Alvarez and many others. Gallery 440 is at 440 Bull St.
Open Wed-Sat 11-5.
‘Instant Vintage’ --60 years of peace, love, music, and art at this solo exhibit by Branden M. Collins. Reception is Fri. Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. at Starland District, off 41st Street between Bull and Whitaker. Show runs Feb. 2-14.
‘Road Works’ -- Artists of the month at the Jewish Educational Alliance are Meryl Truett and Lind Hollingsworth, who bring their recent painting, photography and collage. Feb. 4-28 at the JEA, 5111 Abercorn St. Opening reception Thurs., Feb. 8, 6-9 p.m.
Michael Carnahan -- Friedman’s Fine Art at 28 W. State St. features the floral still-lifes, inspired by his faux-finishing experience, of this local artist.
Forgotten Territory -- The work of local artist Monica Lynn James is featured at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St., through Feb. 28
Architectural History lectures -- SCAD presents a series of lectures Feb. 8-10 with a focus on local, European and contemporary topics. All lectures are free and open to the public, and will be held at Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Times vary. The schedule of lectures is: Feb. 8, 7 p.m., Tom Hanchett on “Planning Pioneer John Nolen: From Daffin Park to Today’s New Urbanism”; Feb. 9, 6 p.m., Christopher Mead on “Housing the City: Victor Baltard and the Central Markets of Paris”; and Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m., Jo Noero on “The Making of Public Space: The Case of the Red Location Cultural Precinct in South Africa.”
‘Paintings by Maurice’ - In February, Union Mission’s Growing Hope Artisans’ Cooperative will present an exhibition of paintings by Cooperative member Maurice Henderson. Opening reception Feb. 9 5-7 p.m. at the Starfish Cafe, 719 East Broad St.
‘Heart and Soul’ -- Painters Donna Dowless, Audrey Phillips and Tiffani Taylor are joined by jewelry artists Meredith Anne Sutton and Ryan Sheehy. Opening Jan. 26 at the Grand Bohemian Gallery at The Mansion on Forsyth.
NOLA artist@Alvida -- The Alvida Art Gallery is proud to include as one of its artists in residence, Sabine Smith, who recently left the hurricane ravaged city of New Orleans to relocate to the home of her alma mater. All are invited to come and get acquainted with Sabine’s expressive abstracts and collages. Gallery hours 10- 5 Monday and Tuesday, 10- 6 Wednesday thru Saturday. 7303-D Abercorn, 355-5656.
Michele Montalbano@Chroma --Virginia-based artist exhibits a series of interiors she calls “Comfort Zones,” in oil and pencil on board. Chroma Gallery, 31 Barnard Street on Ellis Square. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10:30AM-5:30PM, closed Mondays.
‘Home is Where the Art is’ -- Gouache paintings and sewn paper collages by Darla Elam Jan. 3– Feb. 28 at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, at Hospice House, 1352 Eisenhower Drive.
Jepson Center for the Arts – Exhibits include: Kirk Varnedoe Collection, Dec. 13-Feb. 18, includes works by Richard Avedon, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Elizabeth Murray, Robert Raschenberg, Richard Serra, Frank Stella and more. ‘Building Savannah exhibition Feb. 3-12. 207 W. York St. Call 790-8800.
Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences -- 121 Barnard St. Call 790-8800.