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THE art gods have spoken and blessed us this weekend.

With SCAD’s quarter wrapping up and graduation right around the corner, almost every gallery in town is booked for this weekend. How will you ever see it all? Luckily for you, we’ve put all the art openings and talks together for you to help you plan your gallery hopping.

click to enlarge Emily Tillman
  • Emily Tillman

The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip @ the Jepson Center, 207 W. York St.

Remember summer road trips when you were a kid? It’s a major part of American culture, routinely depicted in pop culture, and the Jepson presents a collection of photography celebrating it. There are over a hundred photographs by nineteen artists, including Robert Frank, William Eggleston and Justine Kurland. The photographs date from 1955 to 2014, presenting a unique chronological journey across the American landscape.

Exhibition opens May 25. David Campany, co-curator of the exhibition, will give a lecture on May 24 at 6 p.m.

Carmesi: Memoria y Olvido @ Anomalous Art Gallery, 302 W. Victory Dr., unit A

In Ana Guraieb Chahin’s MFA Fibers thesis exhibition, she explores the feelings of longing for romance. Specifically, her work uses textual fabrications as a narrative to signify the folding and unfolding of time.

May 25, 6-9 p.m.

click to enlarge Nick Dvorak
  • Nick Dvorak

FIX: A Group Show @ Welmont, 1930 Montgomery St.

Rachael Tarravechia, Kalli Padgett, and Heather Norman present their work on a wide breadth of subject matter, from the relationship between pop culture and the media to the journey of humanity’s collective unconscious.

May 25, 6-9 p.m.

Forward: A Senior Show @ Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St.

On the cusp of graduation, SCAD painting seniors Kyra Crounse, Nick Dvorak, Anja Honisett, and Emily Tillman reflect on their time in school and celebrate their wildly different painting styles. All their work deals with response, whether to figure or to society or to anything in between.

May 25, 6-9 p.m.

Splendid Failures @ Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St.

Julia Kier Wilson’s MFA photography thesis exhibition explores the complexity of communication in the age of information.

May 25, 6-10 p.m.

Bricolage and Minimalism @ Bryson Hall, 5 E. Perry St.

Fei Liu’s MFA thesis exhibition demonstrates the connection between minimalism and bricolage, a French word meaning “do it yourself.” The exhibition features 16 garments that rethink deconstructionism in minimalist fashion.

May 25, 6-9 p.m.

Sight of Touch @ Location Gallery, 417 Whitaker St.

Sugandha Gupta’s MFA Fibers thesis exhibition involves art that can be experienced through touch and other senses.

May 25, 5-8 p.m.

Elation @ 204 W. Victory, Unit B

Kirsten Groff’s relief prints of woodcuts are portraits that attempt to manifest genuine feeling.

May 25, 6-9 p.m.

click to enlarge Todd Schroeder
  • Todd Schroeder

Growing Pains @ Savannah Repertory Theater, 980 Industry Dr.

This event packs in fine art, a fashion show, a poetry reading, and live painting by artist who are exploring the uniqueness of being 20-somethings.

May 25, 8 p.m.-midnight

Living In-Between: Cultural Identity through the Lens of Pattern @ Oglethorpe Gallery, 406 E. Oglethorpe Ave.

Kristen Gjesdahl, adopted from China but raised by white Americans, examines how to own your identity when two separate cultures collide. She uses pattern to create a unique world that is the space she inhabits in the world.

May 26, 5-8 p.m.

Artist Talk with Todd Schroeder @ Laney Contemporary, 1810 Mills B. Lane Blvd.

Todd Schroeder will discuss his current exhibition, TRANCE, up now at Laney Contemporary. The exhibition presents the desires to simultaneously exit and mend our political climate. Schroeder paints a layered grid pattern over the Sunday New York Times.

May 26, 11 a.m.

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  • The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip @ Jepson Center for the Arts

    • Through Sept. 3

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