Shows at Desotorow -- Oct. 21-27 is the political show. Reception will be Friday Oct. 21 from 7-9 p.m. Oct 28-Nov. 3 will be the monster show honoring Halloween. The works will be in a variety of media, and there will be a costume contest held. The reception will be Friday Oct. 28 from 7-9 at the gallery in the Starland Design District.
Is the Pen Mightier Than the Sword? -- Lecture by SCAD political science professor Randy Moffett, Monday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m., at the Newton Center for British-American Studies, 227 MLK Jr. Blvd. Free. Moffett uses printmaker William Hogarths Four Prints of an Election series as a basis for a discussion of political satire.
By Hand -- African American Advertising Art in Savannah -- This exhibition at the King Tisdell Cottage, 502 E. Harris St.
features images made by local African American sign painters.
Student Impressions: Works on Paper from the Printmaking Program at the Savannah College of Art and Design -- Printmaking work by undergraduate and graduate students through Nov. 5 at the May Poetter Gallery, 342 Bull St.
Newton Center reception -- SCADs Earle W. Newton Center for British-American Studies presents a fall exhibition reception, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 5-7:30 p.m., at the Newton Center, 227 MLK Jr. Blvd. free and open to the public. The reception presents three new exhibitions: The Creators: English Artists, Architects and Writers of the 17th19th Centuries; Focus on Political Satire: The Hogarth Election Series; and The Illustrated Mark Twain.
Motion Stills -- SCAD exhibition examines the kinetic nature of an increasingly digitized world, through Nov. 13, at Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton.
Alvidas Fall Show -- Local artist Luther Vann is showcased as well as new works by Alvida artists Theresa McGraw, Ruth Hunter, Jeff Zeigler, Ken Myer Jr., Kirt Witte, Anne El-Habre, and Judith Metzger. The gallery also welcomes new Savannah potter, Sally Fox. Reception begins at 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 23, with live music starting at 8 p.m.
The Nature of Trees -- New mixed media by Susan Weeks through Oct. 21 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.
Exploring Watercolor- People, Places and Things -- Gallery 440, 440 Bull St., presents Jill Chafin and Lynn Hosegood.
Laura Lee Rose: Memorials -- SCAD presents this mixed-media exhibition centered on a familys battle with cancer, through Oct. 23, at La Galerie Bleue, Montgomery Hall, 3515 Montgomery St.
Helen Slater as Supergirl -- Exhibition by SCAD professor of painting Craig Drennen uses the theme of 1984s Supergirl and its star Helen Slater. Through Oct. 26, at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. A closing reception will be held as part of the Savannah Film Festival, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 9-11 p.m. Free.
Multi-dimensional Landscapes -- Photos by Joe Dyer on display through Nov. 13 at Venus de Milo, 38 MLK Jr. Blvd.
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. Several events and lectures dealing with the exhibit will be held throughout October.
Gallery 209 -- Stained glass artist Mary Ingalls and painter Jean Jones are featured artists for October at Gallery 209, 209 E. River St.
Tool Set: Post/American Reality -- SCAD presents this moving image exhibition through Oct. 30, at Orleans Hall Gallery, 201 Barnard St. Free.
Is There a Doctor in the House? -- The Hospice Savannah will showcase artwork by area physicians through October 31 at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, located at 1352 Eisenhower Drive.