Exhibits & openings this week 

"Spectrum" SCAD's Annual Summer Exhibition & Sale - Aug. 9-27 at Gutstein Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. Featuring works by SCAD students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Betsy Cain, Paintings and Cut-Outs - Chroma Gallery features works by this Savannah artist in conjunction with her first solo show at the Jepson. Through September 15th. 31 Barnard St. www.chromaartgallery.com Chroma Gallery, 31 Barnard St.

Betsy Cain: In Situ - Savannah painter Cain's first solo show at the Jepson looks at "how a place inhabits you over time. A personal excavation of meanings." She's adopted a personal form of expressive abstraction, reflecting her beginnings as a figurative painter and her inspiration in the landscape of the Georgia coast. Show runs Aug 6-Dec 4. Members' reception Sept. 1. Artist's lecture Sept. 8. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St.

Beyond Utility: Pottery Created by Enslaved Hands - Although made for utilitarian purposes, the 19th century jars, jugs and other vessels exemplify the work of experienced artisans who were enslaved people, including David Drake, also known as "Dave the Potter." Show runs through Dec. 17. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St.

Christina Bray Solo Exhibit - The Armstrong Department of Art, Music & Theatre presents selected works by guest artist Christina Bray. Runs through September 9. Reception: August 31 at noon. AASU Fine Arts Gallery, 11935 Abercorn St.

Robert Dinnebiel - Recent paintings up through August at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

Fall Art Classes for Youth - Sign up for classes beginning Sept 12. Art on the Park studio near Daffin Park. Weekly classes focus in fine arts. Private classes also available ages 3-18. Instructor Torrey Kist has a professional educational background & Masters in Fine Arts. 6 to 8 week classes as well as portfolio development for middle & high school students offered year round. Email tskart@yahoo.com. http://www.tskist.com/ Art on the Park Studio, http://www.tskist.com/

Hebermehl @ The Butcher - "Blasts from the past priced to sell." Art show by Matt Hebermehl. Opening reception Fri. Aug. 19, 7pm. Show runs Aug 19-Sept 8 at The Butcher, 19 E. Bay St.. 912-234-6505. The Butcher Tattooing and Fine Art Gallery, 19 E. Bay St.

Monumental Ideas in Miniature Book Making - Over 100 artists' miniature books from eight countries. These small treasures explore epic tales, poetry and storytelling using diverse book and printmaking techniques. A traveling exhibition from University of Akron in Ohio. SCAD's Alexander Hall, 668 Indian St. Show ends Aug. 19.

Paintings by Jeff Zeigler - Works by Savannah-based painter and illustrator will exhibit at The Sentient Bean during August. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave., http://www.thesentientbean.com/

Perceptions of Whiteness - A collection of new works by the National Alliance of Artists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Show closes Sept. 4. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. , http://www.kingtisdell.org/

Portraits to Pixels - The exhibit celebrates the Telfair's 125th anniversary; includes selections from the museum's permanent collection. Thru Aug. 19. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St.

Saturday Life Drawing at the Wormhole - Life drawing, painting or sculpting in a private, professional & creative atmosphere. Different models each week. The Wormhole is open only to artists during these sessions. Saturdays, 3-6pm (Door opens 2:45) The Wormhole, 2307 Bull St @ 40th. Cost $10. Contact Eric Wooddell, 912-631-8250.

Shinique Smith Exhibition: "Enchantment" - Recent works - including paintings, collages and sculptures using found materials- by this New-York-based rising star in America's contemporary art world. Aug. 11-Oct. 7 Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St.

Summer Toddler Art at the Roundhouse - Is your child two-years-old or under and enjoys being creative? What toddler doesn't? Enjoy this adventure for your budding artist! Fridays at 10am thru Sept. 2. $12.50 per class. Pre-registration required. Call 912-651-6823 x3 Georgia State Railroad Museum/The Roundhouse. 601 W. Harris St.

Symbiosis: Works by Heather Deyling - Paintings, collage and installation inspired by flora and its relationship to the environment. Runs through Sept 16. Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry Street, http://www.savannahga.gov/arts

Sympatico: Three Island Men Paint Tybee - Recent works by Brad Hook, David Bevill and Larry Williams. Aug. 20-Sept. 15. Opening Reception: Sat. Aug. 20, 5-8pm. Dragonfly Studios, 1204 Highway 80 on Tybee Island.

The Cat Show - Take a paws from life to indulge yourself in cat-inspired art by local artists. Bring your change purrrse, and donate to Savannah feral cat programs. Bring cash if you want to score some meowin' art for your den. Show opens Aug 27, 8-11:30pm. DeSoto Row Gallery, 2408 DeSoto Ave. Info: jtaylo40@student.scad.edu

Tradition/Innovation - A survey of tradition and originality is at the heart of this exhibit featuring a variety of crafts by Southern artists. Runs through September 6. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St.

Youth and Adult Art Workshops and Classes - Painting, drawing, ceramics, metalworking, stained glass and more. 6- and 8-week classes and weekend workshops. Register now for fall. Classes begin the week of September 19. Sponsored by City of Savannah Cultural Affairs. 912-651-6783. Course fees are $10 - $135.







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