First Annual P.U.R.E. Exhibition -- Photographers Using Real Elements is a local cooperative devoted to celebrating the darkroom process in photography. This show features the silver gelatin photography of Kathleen Thomas, Bill Ballard, Michelle Phillips and others. Sept. 7-30 at the Starland District’s Starlander Café, 11 East 41st St. Opening reception Friday Sept. 7, 7 p.m.-until.
‘Classic Savannah’ -- Watercolors by Jessica Barnhill through Sept. 20 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Reception Thurs. Sept. 6, 6-8 p.m. Watercolors of downtown hot spots like Firefly Cafe, Vinnies, Brighter Day, Hang Fire, and Murphy’s Law.
‘Rudimental Hybrids’ -- Work by Charles Clary, SCAD M.F.A. candidate, Sept. 5-28, May Poetter Gallery, 342 Bull St.
‘Savannah Collects: African Art in Local Collections’ -- African masks, sculptures and objects. Through Oct. 2 at Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 324 MLK Jr. Blvd..
Growing Hope Gallery Expo — Union Mission’s Growing Hope Artisans Cooperative hosts this free, public event Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. next to the Starfish Café at the corner of East Broad and Gwinnett Streets. Arts and crafts activities, music and dance.
‘The Real College Experience’ -- Illustrations by George Sandidge at Dimensions Gallery, 412 MLK Jr. Blvd.
‘Zero Heroes’ -- Paintings by Kevin Strickland, SCAD M.F.A. candidate, through Sept. 13 at Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St.
‘Bombardment’ -- Show by Daniel Lee, Sept. 6-12 at Desot-O-Row Gallery, 2427 Desoto Ave. in Starland Design District. Reception Fri. Sept. 7, 7-10 p.m.
‘Dis)placed Identity: The Globalization of Native Americans’ -- Exhibit by collaborative photographers Andrea Robbins and Max Becher and SCAD photography professor Zig Jackson, Sept. 7-Oct. 15 at Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St.
‘Take the Burden’ — Solo painting exhibition by SCAD foundation studies professor Gregory Eltringham, through Oct. 7 at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St.
‘New Vision’ -- This summer, juvenile offenders in the Savannah Impact Program summer project were given cameras and a short tutorial in taking photos. Their visions of Savannah will be viewed for the first time at the Growing Hope Gallery Expo on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Starfish Cafe, 719 East Broad Street.
Chelsea Jones -- Photography by this artist is on display at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave., Sept. 1-30. Reception Thurs. Sept. 13, 6-8 p.m.
‘Glorious Borders: Three Centuries of French Frames’ — Opens August 20 at the SCAD Museum of Art, 227 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., two doors north of the Savannah Visitors Center. Free.
‘Crazy Quilts for Modern Times’ — A vibrant display of handmade quilts created by members of the Georgia Quilt Council, Inc., will be on at the City of Savannah’s Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St., Aug. 13-Sept. 28.
Group Show — The Grand Bohemian Gallery at the Mansion on Forsyth Park is currently featuring artists John Duckworth, Irene Mayo and Jean Claude Roy.
Gwen Flinn and Shirley Daniell — The artists of the month at Gallery 209 are painter Gwen Flinn and jeweler Shirley Daniell. 209 E. River Street.
Sue Gouse and Theresa McGraw — Painter Gouse and photographer McGraw are the artists of the month for September at the JEA, 5111 Abercorn St.
Gallery 440 — New works in clay by Barbara Duch. Other artists include Olivia McKinley, Tim Coy, Dicky Stone, Charlotte Dunlap, Morgan Kuhn, Frances Walter and owner Fran Thomas, at Gallery 440, 440 Bull St.
Jepson Center for the Arts – “Marcus Kenney: Topics in American History,” through Sept. 16; “New Directions in American Drawing,” through Sept. 23. 207 W. York St. Call 790-8800.
Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences — 121 Barnard St. Call 790-8800.