Savannah At Its Best -- Art by Jack Leigh, Elena Madden and Sam Ward through Sept. 5 at the Mansion on Forsyth Park. Reception Friday, Aug. 12, 6-10 p.m.
Jacob Wenzka -- New paintings by this Athens, Ga., artist through Aug. 25 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Reception Thursday Aug. 11, 6-8 p.m.
Feline Beloved -- Photography of cats by Kathleen Thomas at the Starlander Cafe & Gallery, 11 E. 41st St.
Reorder -- SCAD presents this mixed media exhibit that explores how artists process information about their environments. Aug. 19Sept. 27, at Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. The exhibition will be featured on the colleges monthly gallery hop, Friday, Sept. 16, 57 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Call for Entries -- For Mod Podge Collage, a show celebrating the art of collage at the DesotoRow Gallery in the Starland district. Accepting any works 2D and 3D combining multiple forms. Show runs Aug 18-31. Reception Friday August 19, 7-9 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.
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.
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.
Placeless -- Nathan Abels MFA Thesis exhibition runs through Aug. 19 at Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 322 MLK, Jr. Blvd.
Cloudy Day -- Original paintings by Russian artist Vitold Barhatkov at Maggies Antiqiues, 2819 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.
Gallery 209 August Artists -- Artists of the Month at Gallery 209, 209 E. River St., are painter Kathy Miller and ceramic artist Linda Whitt Smith.
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 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 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
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.