Somewhere In Between -- Recent work by Monica Cook opens Friday Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. at Iocovozzi Fine Art, 12 West Harris St., with cocktails and catering
From San Fran to Ossabaw -- Recent paintings by Stacie Jean Albano, through Dec. 23 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.
I Have Marks to Make -- Tenth annual exhibition celebrating the therapeutic and rehabilitative aspects of art. Features work by clients from local organizations and rehab programs. Through Dec. 31 at the Telfair Museum of Art, 121 Barnard St.
The Elusive Figure -- Charcoal & ink by Nancy Doolan and drawing and watercolor by Jorge Alvarez opens at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. Featuring two SCAD professors working from the model over the past year, this show runs through Jan. 2.
Fluid Dynamics - New work by James Allen, local photographer. At the Elysium wine bar & gallery, on Chippewa Square. Show runs through Jan. 15.
Watercolor & Oils at Savannah Plastic Surgery -- Local artists display their paintings in the lobby of the new facility at Savannah Plastic Surgery, 7208 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Artists featured are Maxine Helmey, Bobbie Kraft, Pamella Dykema, Frances D. Mills, Bess Ramsey and Barbara Gentry.
Gallery 209 December artists -- The Artists of the Month at Gallery 209 are clay sculpture artist Ann Merritt and watercolorist Jo Gabeler. Gallery 209 is at 209 E. River Street and is open seven days a weeks, from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. most nights.
Conforming to Individuality -- Seven local artists open their Senior Exhibition in the Fine Arts Gallery at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Features ceramics and mixed media by Bradley J. Warren; ceramic sculptures by Jeanette Kehr; photography and computer art by Melissa St. Laurent; paintings and ceramics by Robert Bell; paintings by Curtis Lesage; ceramics, fabric designs, and photography by Mary Margaret Wilborn; and fabric designs and mixed media by Shari Roberts. Exhibition is open Dec. 1-16, weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hurn Museum opens -- A new local art museum, The Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art, presents its inaugural exhibition, A Retrospective, 1975-2004 by Rudolph Valentino Bostic. 1015 Whitaker Street - corner of Whitaker and Park Avenue, on Forsyth Park. Museum hours are Tues.- Sat. 11-4, Sun. 12-4, closed Mon. Admission $4 adults, $3 students, children under 12 and members free.
Phenalaneenee -- A conceptual multi-media installation by Marianna Harkeroad
and Stephanie Swinson. Part of the December First Friday at The Starland Center of Contemporary Art. Runs through Jan. 10 (closed Christmas through New Years). Free and open to the public
Small Works -- SCAD presents an exhibition of pieces by students, alumni, faculty and staff in a variety of media that measure fewer than 18 inches in any direction. Through Dec. 31, at Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St.
Uncommon Knowledge: When the Meadows Became Benjamin Van Clark -- Through January 29 at Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 West Henry Street. The Department of Cultural Affairs opens an exhibition that charts the development of the Benjamin Van Clark Neighborhood featuring nearly 50 historic photographs and items drawn from collections. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 p.m. Free admission.
Local Landscape -- Gallery 440, 440 Bull St., invites the public to see Savannah through the eyes of painter Fran Thomas and sculptor Tina Logan in this show.
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.
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.