Exhibits & openings this week 

All is well (Damn right it is) - New works by local artist Eric David Wooddell. Mandalas and collages inspired by the amazing times we live in. Ghost Town Tattoo, Montgomery & Congress Sts. ,

Birds in Flight - An installation by Matt Hebermehl of his signature, patterned bird forms hanging in the Jepson's atrium. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. , www.hebermehl.com/

Chittlin' Circuit Review - Works by artist and muralist, Rik Freeman, in conjunction with the Black Heritage Festival. A series of oil paintings based on the origin and roots of "Blues" music. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. , www.kingtisdell.org/

Confronting History: Jacob Lawrence - The John Brown and Hiroshima print series by Jacob Lawrence. Part of the Evans collection, and on display in conjunction with the Black Heritage Festival. SCAD Museum, 227 MLK Jr. Blvd, www.scad.edu/scadmuseum

Faith Ringgold: Story Quilts and Freedom Quests - Ringgold is a celebrated African American painter, mixed media sculptor, performance artist and illustrator. Features 60 pieces from across four decades, including a number of Ringgold's most recent works. SCAD Museum, 227 MLK Jr. Blvd, www.scad.edu/scadmuseum

Heresy - Interpretations of Medieval woodcuts exploring the imagery of alchemy and witchcraft from Savannah artist Mary Ann Blackstone. Closing reception: Feb. 24, 6-9pm. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St., www.galleryespresso.com/

I Am Your Sister - A photo essay by Ana Aguero Jahannes featuring portraits of women wearing ornate headdresses designed by Jahannes. Opening reception: March 2, 11am-12pm & 7-8pm. SSU Social Sciences Building Gallery, 3219 College St., www.hamaje.com/

Irene Mayo - Mayo is a New York native whose impressionistic paintings are inspired by life in the Lowcountry. JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St. ,

Kinetic potentials - Works by Jeff Doran exploring energy transfer with ink, water and urethane. Runs through March 25. ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard St. Suite 300, www.thincsavannah.com/

Kinship: A tribute of iron - Works by sculptor and SCAD professor Matt Toole including prototypes, models, and images of his performance featured at the 6th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art. Gallery talk: Feb. 27, 2-4pm. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave., indigoskycommunitygallery.blogspot.com/

Lowcountry Perspectives - Paintings depicting African American life in the Lowcountry by local artists including Richard Law, Allen Fireall, Carol Lasell Miller and Amiri Farris. Hospice Savannah Gallery , 1352 Eisenhower Dr., www.hospicesavannahhelps.org/

Made to Bend & Through the Boneyard - Featured artists Meredith Sutton and Tobia Makover. Makover shows encaustic photographs shot on Ossabaw Island; Sutton creates a unique series of cuff bracelets inspired by variations on the circle. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard St. , www.kobogallery.com/

Photography Unseen - A group show about photography that includes everything but printed photos. An attempt to re-sensitize people to photographs. Desotorow Gallery , 2427 Desoto Ave. , www.desotorow.org/

Pulse Spiral - An immense hanging sculpture by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer composed of hundreds of light bulbs that respond to the viewers heartbeat. Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 324 MLK Jr. Blvd. , www.scad.edu/

Sinsemilla - A collection of new paintings by Adolfo Hernandez. Reception: March 8, 5-8pm. Seed Eco Lounge, 39 Montgomery St.

sisyphus happy - An MFA exhibition by Michael Porten featuring a series of colorful self-portraits exploring the self in absurd conditions. Reception: Feb. 25, 5-6:30pm. Fahm Hall Gallery, 1 Fahm St. , www.scad.edu/

The Exquisite Corpse - A series of collaborative drawings by local artists, faculty and students overseen by visiting artist Michael Scoggins. Proceeds benefit the West Broad St. YMCA. Opening reception: Feb. 24, 7-10pm. Mr. Beast, 1522 Bull St. , www.mr-beast.com/

The Photography of Edith Schmidt - Coastal landscapes influenced heavily by texture, light and color. Runs through April 3. Opening reception: Feb. 27, 3-5pm. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1802 Abercorn St. at 34th St. ,

The Spirituality of Place - A group exhibition of internationally renowned artists interpreting sense, spirit and memory of place through a variety of mediums. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St.

Vietnam Veterans Art Exhibit - Works created by five Vietnam veterans in conjunction with the Veteran Affairs Medical Clinic and artist/instructor Kenneth Martin. Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE), 12020 Abercorn St.


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