Work by Lindsay Schmidt at Gallery Espresso; reception Thurs.

"Noteworthy Art" Exhibit - Display of fourteen "art guitars" fashioned by area artists at the Ellis Square Visitors Center. Exhibit runs through October 7 & 9, when the guitars will be auctioned as part of the 22nd Annual Savannah Folk Music Festival.

"The Green Age Zeitgeist" Joseph Ryan Osborne Furniture Exhibition - Thesis show bySCAD MFA furniture design student, showcases the current spirit of the expanding sustainable initiative for all products and the materials used to make them "green. Through Sept. 29 La Galerie Bleue in Montgomery Hall, 3515 Montgomery St.

'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. Opening reception Thursday, Sept. 15, 7-9 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard Street, Suite 300,

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.,

Armstrong Faculty Art Exhibition - A veritable collage of photography, ceramics, painting, digital design, mixed media by Armstrong's Art, Music & Theater faculty. Show runs through Sept 30. Reception Sept. 16, 5:30 pm. Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery on AASU campus.

Beaked: A Story in Fabric - SCAD Fibers MFA student Kristie Carlisle Duncan uses second hand fabrics to create stories, creatures and scenes. some subversive, others not. "The world is full of brutality and deceit, but fabric makes everything a bit softer." Sept. 14-28 Fahm Hall Gallery, 9 N. Fahm St.

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. 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." Show runs through Dec 4. 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.,

Call for artists/craftsmen - Those wishing to be considered for participation in the 2nd annual Telfair Trunk Show during the Cool Yule event, should contact Lisa Ocampo at 912/790-8830 or Cool Yule will be held Saturday December 3 at Jepson Center.

Caroline McElhinny - Photography that explores the human body and the psychology of the self. Runs through September 23. The Butcher Gallery, 19 E. Bay St.,

Hospice Savannah 5 x 7 show - 3rd Annual 5 by 7 art show through Oct. 14 in the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery. Approximately 170 paintings, ceramics and photographs will be on display, each with their own silent bid sheet. Bids start at $33 in honor of Hospice Savannah's 33 years. Final bids will be taken during the closing reception Friday, Oct. 14 5:30-7:30 p.m. The public is invited to drop by during normal business hours, and also to attend the closing reception. 100% of proceeds benefit not for profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. Hospice House, 1352 Eisenhower Dr.

Jeff Doran: dissipative structures - Through Sept. 23 at 1704Lincoln, 1704 Lincoln Street, Unit A. Hours: Thursday-Friday 12pm-6pm

Juried Group Exhibition: "Encore Series" - Fifth annual exhibit honoring three juried finalists from SCAD's top MFA thesis shows. Painter Chung-Fan Chan, Painter Alexandra Charmain Ortiz, and Photographer Brendan Kingsley. Through Sept. 23 Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 322 M.L.King Jr. Blvd.

Mary Lum Exhibition: "Shifting Perspective" - Paintings and collages by contemporary artist Mary Lum. Show runs through Sep. 30. Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St. Free admission, open weekdays. Free artist talk and reception Fri. Sept. 23, 5:30pm.

‘Lost in the Woods' - Illustrative paintings by Lindsay Schmidt Sept 1- 30 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Reception: Thursday Sept 15, 6-9pm

Ossabaw: Works on Paper and Wood - A show of Ossabaw-inspired artwork in many media, honoring the late Jim Bitler, by regional artists who have spent time on Ossabaw Island. Through Sept. 25. Benefiting the Ossabaw Island Foundation. Atwell's Art & Frame, 228 W. Broughton.

Paintings by Bobby and Mona Segall - Recent work by Savannah artists who are also husband and wife. Through Sept. 28 at the JEA Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St. Open Sun-Fri. Free admission.

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.

SavOceanX: Our Coastline and Oceans - The Savannah Art Association presents original local artwork depicting marine life, and coastal and wetland environments, inspired by the Savannah Ocean Exchange. Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport in the Airport Gallery. Show runs through Oct. 5.

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. Through Oct. 7 at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty 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,

Sympatico: Three Island Men Paint Tybee - Recent works by Brad Hook, David Bevill and Larry Williams. Through Sept. 15. Dragonfly Studios, 1204 Highway 80 on Tybee Island

TIMS/2011 Teachers' Art Exhibit - Teachers as Inspiration and Mentors to their Students. Artwork in a variety of media by teachers (and some students) from Savannah Chatham County Public Schools. through Sept. 30 at the Gallery on Washington, inside Savannah Arts Academy.

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.

"Mother and Daughter on the May" - Painting show by Nancy and Margaret Golson features work inspired by the May River and the architecture of Bluffton. Aug. 26-Oct. 9. The Gallery at St. Paul's, 34th & Abercorn Streets.

We Done All We Could And None Of It's Good - Solo exhibition by Trenton Doyle Hancock at SCAD's Gutstein Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St., Sept. 15-Nov. 5. Hancock will dialogue with guest curator David Norr on Friday, Oct. 7, 5-6 p.m. Held in conjunction with the gallery hop. cs




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