'Plants and Animals' -- Charcoal and pencil on paper and canvas by Mary Hartman, through Aug. 4 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.
Feline Beloved -- Photography of cats by Kathleen Thomas at the Starlander Cafe & Gallery, 11 E. 41st St. Opening reception at First Friday, Aug. 5, 6-9 p.m.
Perfectly Right and Perfectly Wrong -- SCAD presents this mixed-media exhibition by Fred Jesser that explores the realization that the conceptualization and the production of art are much different, through Aug. 28, Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St.
Draining: the path of least resistance --
Four books by Keith Ellis placed in installations, all centered around living in a dream world. August 4-10 at the Desot0row Gallery in the Starland District. Reception: August 5, 6-9 p.m.
Michael Story -- Friedmans Fine Art presents this award-winning artist renowned for his marshscapes on display the month of August at 28 W. State St., hours Mon. Fri. 9-5:30, and Sat. 10-5.
Placeless -- Nathan Abels MFA Thesis exhibition runs August 5-19 at Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 322 MLK, Jr. Blvd. Opening reception August 5, 6-8p.m.
Of the Recently Antiquated -- New photos by Nicholas Silberg featuring
prints in the photogravure and relief printmaking processes. through Aug. 2, Pei Ling Chan Gallery and Garden for the Arts, 322 MLK Jr. Blvd.
Cloudy Day -- Original paintings by Russian artist Vitold Barhatkov at Maggies Antiqiues, 2819 Bull St.
Guale Gold --Images of Ossabaw Island by Tim Coy; proceeds benefit the fund to restore the historic Boarding House on Ossabaw Island. Through Sept. 30 at Gallery 440, 440 Bull St.
Show Horse -- SCAD mixed-media exhibition inspired by the nature and mystique of horses, through Aug. 14, at the Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St.
Variegate -- A SCAD fibers department group exhibition, through Aug. 30, at Alexander Hall, 668 Indian St.
Fabricated Cindiisms -- Show by fiber artist Cindy Male at the DAC Gallery in the Downtown Athletic Club at One East Broughton Street in Savannah.
'Phyllis Limbacher Tildes -- Award-winning illustrator of children's books exhibits at Cutters Point Coffee, 7360 Skidaway Rd. in Sandfly, thru Aug. 13.
Farm Team: A Season in the Minors -- Joseph C. Gambles thesis exhibition chronicles life in baseballs minor leagues. At Grayson Stadium on Victory Drive through the Sand Gnats season.
Maureen E. Kerstein -- New paintings by this Signature Member of the Georgia Watercolor Society, through Aug. 31 at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive.
The Hurn Museum -- locateed at 1015 Whitaker St., will be closed throughout the month of August.
Art Patrol is for rotating shows, exhibitions and receptions. Send your art info to email@example.com
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