The Nature of Trees -- New mixed media by Susan Weeks, Sept. 30-Oct.21. Reception Thursday Oct. 7, 6-8 p.m. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.
Exploring Watercolor- People, Places and Things -- Gallery 440, 440 Bull St., presents work by Jill Chafin and Lynn Hosegood.
Laura Lee Rose: Memorials -- SCAD presents this mixed-media exhibition of large-scale works centered on a familys battle with cancer, through Oct. 23, at La Galerie Bleue, Montgomery Hall, 3515 Montgomery St.
Prime Time -- Photography by Phoenix
Lindsey-Hall questions American culture by capturing stills from television. Opening reception is Oct. 7, 6-10 p.m.;
show runs until Oct. 13 at Desoto Row Gallery, 2427 Desoto Ave.
An Inadvertent Vanguard: New Possibilities for Modernism -- SCAD presents this lecture by art curator and critic Karen Wilkin, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m., at Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Free and open to the public.
Configurations -- Working Class Studio at 237 Boundary St. under the bridge, presents this exhibition by MFA fibers candidate Morena Guzman. Oct. 4-8, with opening reception Oct. 1 5- 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.
J.J. Sedelmaier -- SCAD presents a lecture by this animation director whose studio was involved in Beavis & Butthead and SNLs TV Funhouse. Thursday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m., at Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Free and open to the public.
By Hand -- African American Advertising Art in Savannah -- This exhibition at the King Tisdell Cottage, 502 E. Harris St.
features images made by local African American sign painters.
Helen Slater as Supergirl -- SCAD presents this exhibition by SCAD professor of painting Craig Drennen, whose drawing, painting and audio work use the theme of Supergirl, the 1984 film directed by Jeannot Szwarc, and its star Helen Slater to address the relationship between film and the traditional fine arts.
Sept. 29-Oct. 26, at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. A closing reception will be held as part of the Savannah Film Festival, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 9-11 p.m. Free.
Multi-dimensional Landscapes -- Black & white photos by Joe Dyer now on display through Nov. 13 at Venus de Milo, 38 MLK Jr. Blvd. Reception is Sept. 30 from 7-10 p.m.
From Apache to Zuni -- The Telfair Museum of Art hosts this exhibit of Native American objects from the Lowe Museum from Sept. 25-Jan. 2. Several events and lectures dealing with the exhibit will be held throughout October.
Friedmans artists of the month -- Friedmans Fine Art featues the Lowcountry-inspired works of Allen Fireall and Doug Grier for the month of September. 28 W. State St., hours Mon-Fri. 9-5:30, Sat. 10-5:00.
Gallery 209 -- Stained glass artist Mary Ingalls and painter Jean Jones are featured artists for October at Gallery 209, 209 E. River St.
Tool Set: Post/American Reality -- SCAD presents this exhibit Sept. 26-Oct. 30, at Orleans Hall Gallery, 201 Barnard St. Free and open to the public. Tool Set is a moving image exhibition exploring American reality through video and audio postproduction software.
Exploring Watercolor- People, Places and Things -- Work by Jill Chafin and Lynn Hosegood is on display at Gallery 440, 440 Bull Street. September hours are Thursday- Saturday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. or by appointment. Call 790-1144.
Obscure Enlightenment -- SCAD presents this exhibition by graphic design alumna Renee Hodges through Oct. 1, in the May Poetter Gallery in Poetter Hall, 342 Bull St. Free and open to the public.
Cuba: Habana Now -- The Opus Gallery and Elysium Gallery, both on Chippewa Square, will host this retrospective exhibition. Participating in the effort are local art dealers with Simon Bowden Galleries, local Cuban-American artist Julio Garcia
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
The City rightly and responsibly expects cultural organizations to diversify their funding streams and not be overly reliant on taxpayer largesse. Most administrations, however, have seen the value of the investment not only for political purposes, but also because it’s just the right thing to do.