Exhibits & openings this week 

Aerials - Collaborative show featuring four SCAD artists at Smitten Salon/Gallery, 345 Abercorn St. Reception Sat. Oct. 22 6-8 p.m. www.smittenstudios.com

'Shredded Greens + White Flags' and ‘Visual Thinc-ers' - ThincSavannah hosts two concurrent shows through Nov. 4. "Shredded Greens + White Flags" features ll feature Betsy Cain's shredded paintings. John Spurlock displays drawings and paintings. "Visual Thinc-ers" features work by eight current and former ThincSavannah members working in visual disciplines. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard Street, Suite 300

We Done All We Could and None of It's Good - Trenton Doyle Hancock is best known for his ongoing narrative and theatrical installations. Show is up through Nov. 5. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St.

Alter-Ego: A Decade of Work by Anthony Goicolea - This midcareer survey consists of approximately 30 works, including photographs, drawings, videos, and mixed-media installations by this Cuban-American, Georgia born artist. Through January 8. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St., www.telfair.org

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." Show runs through Dec 4. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St., www.telfair.org/

Between Bones - Solo painting show by Kellie Walker at The Creative Coast gallery, Oct. 20-Nov. 2. Reception Friday Oct. 21 from 6-9 p.m. The Creative Coast, 15 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., www.telfair.org/

BloodBerry Moon Delight - Recent works by Savannah artist Jessica Knapp. Through October with reception Oct. 20 from 6-9 p.m. Ready for the fall and especially Halloween, Knapp creates paintings and mixed media "fresh kills" that are witty, and "adorably grotesque". Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

Night of the Living Dead - 15th annual Halloween party at A.T. Hun, Sat. Oct. 29, starting at 7 p.m. Food and beverages will be served. A.T. Hun Gallery, 302 W. St. Julian St.

Persona - Three-person exhibition explore various ways in which individuals perceive and visually project themselves through the use of iconic objects and personal characterizations. Persona features the work of Zola Delburn, Roz Morris and Jerome Meadows. Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 11am-4pm Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave.

Ray Ellis: New prints - The Ray Ellis Gallery/Compass Prints, Inc. will release three new limited edition prints for the 2011 season. ‘Egrets Rising' and ‘Sailing by the Pines' and ‘Morning Sail' are all from oils painted this year. Ellis will be signing new editions Friday, Nov. 11 from 3-6 p.m. Come by the gallery to preview the prints or call early and reserve a low number. Also on exhibit: "Before the Painting": A collection of 24 small preliminary sketches from the archives. The exhibition will be up until Dec. 24. Gallery Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ray Ellis Gallery , 205 W. Congress St.

Real Abstractions - Recent works by Carol Taylor, Oct. 22-Nov. 15. Opening reception Saturday Oct. 22 from 5-8 pm. Taylor edits and distills her subjects down to the basic elements (color, shape, value and line) and principles of design (rhythm, balance and repetition) that abstract the imagery. Dragonfly Studio, 1204 Highway 80, Tybee Island

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. The Wormhole, 2307 Bull St.

The Artist's Hand (A show of appreciation for Robyn Reeder) - A collaborative and interactive exhibition featuring work by Andrew Brodhead, DRZ, Matt Hebermehl, Adolfo Hernandez, Panhandle Slim, Rachael Perisho, RAABstract, Jose Ray and Zteven. Nov. 12-Dec. 4. Reception Nov. 12, 6-10 pm. Nine artists create a portrait from a template image on panel. Defining the exhibition is a portrait of Robyn Reeder, an influential and beloved figure in the Savannah community. You are invited to curate your own version of the exhibition: a square from one artist's portrait of Robyn can be lifted from the wall and traded with a square from another artist's portrait of her. A portion of proceeds to benefit the Lewis Cancer and Research Pavillion. The Soda Shop, 409 E. Liberty St., www.thesodashop.com/

The Gift of Family Photography Part II - Volunteer photographers Les Wilkes, MD and Diane Booker share portraits of Hospice Savannah patients and their loved ones. Their show hangs Oct. 16-Nov. 1. The public is invited to meet the photographers at their reception Sun., Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. Family Photography is a small but important part of the overall Hospice Savannah volunteer program. Its goal is to provide quality portraits of patients and their families as a lasting tribute to a family's loved one. Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive,

The Real & the Ideal - SCAD Fibers MFA thesis exhibition by Gail Frederickson Bacon. Oct. 11-25 at Hall Street Gallery. Show is based on botanical studies or paintings that are the subjects of Photoshopped pattern designs that are applied to home decor. Reception Thu. Oct. 20, 6-7:30 p.m. Hall Street Gallery, 212 W. Hall St.

Todo Esta Bien! - (Everything is OK). New works by DrZ. At Local 11ten through October. Local 11ten, 1110 Bull St., www.drzisill.in/

Tradition in Transition: A Celebration of Quilts - Group show by members of the Savannah Quilt Guild. Quilting workshops/demos on select Wednesdays during October. Call for info. Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry Street, www.savannahga.gov/arts

Trick or Treat @ Kobo Gallery - Savannah Fine Art Dealers Association event at Kobo Gallery, part of this year's Trick or Treat gallery hop. New artists displaying their work are painter T.S. Kist, photographer Meryl Truett, and mixed media artist Marta McWhorter. Kobo Artists also displaying work: Doris Grieder, Steve Cook, Sonya Ho, Tobia Makover, Christi Reiterman, Heather Lindsey Stewart, Dicky Stone, Meredith Anne Sutton, Desmal Purcell, and Stephanie Thames. Reception Thurs. Oct. 27 5:30-8 p.m. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard St.

Trick or Treat Art Hop - Trolley your way from gallery to gallery in downtown Savannah. Thurs. Oct. 27. 5-8:30pm. Hosted by the Savannah Fine Art Dealers Association. Play the Trick or Treat game and enter the drawing for a $500 gift certificate. Participating galleries are Grand Bohemian, Friedman's Fine Art, Chroma, Ray Ellis and Kobo. Free and open to the public. www.SavFADA.com





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