SCAD Gallery Hop -- Friday, Feb. 3, 5-7 p.m., in four college facilities. Free and open to the public. Shuttles will run between the galleries and refreshments will be served. Participants may join the gallery hop at any of the stops. Februarys gallery hop features:
Many and Varied Faculty Photography Show, Alexander Gallery, 668 Indian St.;
Natural Selection: Curtis Bartone and Dale Clifford, Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St.; Pull ceramic exhibition,
Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St.;
ShopSCAD, 340 Bull St.; Arturo Soto: Street Snaps, May Poetter Gallery, 342 Bull St.
Black Heritage Exhibition at Starland --
This exhibition will follow the theme of the 17th Annual Black Heritage Festival "Our Sons, Our Future". Features Charley Palmer, Luther E. Vann, Lee Ransaw, Christopher Freeman, Wendell Smith, Amiri Farris, Elliott Stiles, and Napoleon Wilkerson. Opening reception First Friday Feb. 3, 6-10 p.m. at Starland Gallery, 2428 Bull St.
Two Pale Josephines -- New work in oil and mixed media by Laurel Hausler. Supernatural champagne soiree on Friday, Feb. 3, 5-9 p.m. at 416 W, Broughton St. 232-4848 or www.laurelhausler.com
'Perfect Soundness' -- Paintings and drawings Allison McElroy, through
Feb. 9 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.
Reception Thurs., Feb. 2, 6-8 p.m.
The Anti-postcard Show! -- Paintings by Lind Hollingsworth and photographs by Michael Ellison through Feb. 28 at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, located at Hospice House, 1352 Eisenhower Dr.
Pull -- This exhibition featuring the work of nationally known artists and several SCAD professors opens at the Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St., Thurs., Feb. 2. Pull" showcases artists who use a vast array of materials to evade dimensional definition; artists include Don Porcaro and Leslie Wayne, Kip Bradley, Tom Gattis, Yves Paquette and Amy Norgaard.
Roger Surprenant -- Photography on display at Moon River Brewing Company at 21 West Bay St. and Angel's BBQ at 21 West Oglethorpe Lane. Exhibits include a Roundhouse collection and graphic/abstract prints. Through mid-March; free admission.
Group Exhibition-- Show at Gallery 440, 440 Bull St., features eclectic work by Fran Thomas, Jorge Alvarez, Barbara Jones, Jill Chafin and others.
Valentines Trunk Show -- Refreshments and art at MDH Designs, 41 Habersham St., Feb. 3-4, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Meryl Truett -- New photographs exploring the vernacular architecture of the American South, at Rosewood Studio and Gallery at 113 Oglethorpe Ave.
JEA Art for February -- Paintings by Stacie Albano will be on display this month at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.
Gallery 209 Artists -- Deborah Auleatha Mueller is featured artist in February, exhibiting raku and stoneware at this gallery at 209 E. River St.
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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.