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‘Mestizo: Dogs of Todos Santos’ -- This exhibit of photography by Randy Akers responds to the plight of dogs in Mexico, particularly Baja. Profits from this show will go to the Animal Refuge Sanctuary in Baja. Downtown Athletic Club Gallery, One East Broughton, through February 19.

‘Sculpture Gardens’ -- Recent large-scale paintings by Morgan Santander explore a wide

range of iconography from the theatrical to abstraction. Santander is currently a professor of painting at SCAD. The show opens as part of the Starland First Friday, February 4 at 6 p.m. and will run until Feb. 26. Opening Reception: Friday Feb. 4, at

Starland Center of Contemporary Art (StarCCA)

2428 Bull St., 6-10 p.m. Free and open to the public.

‘Shadow, Impression and Reflection: John Moore, Karim Ghidinelli, and Abezash Tamerat’ --
SCAD presents this exhibition of painting and sculpture, Feb. 4-27, at the Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. The exhibition is featured on the college’s monthly gallery hop, Friday, Feb. 4, 5-7 p.m. The exhibition and gallery hop are free and open to the public.

‘Images of Southeast India’
-- Photographs by Nigel Law at Rec Arts on Broughton Street through February. Fifty percent of sales are donated to the South Indian Fisherman's Federation and the Hindu Mission Hospital for Tsunami relief.

‘5 to Collect for 2005’ -- Hospice Savannah presents this exhibit through Feb. 28. This year's artists are, Betsy Cain, Allen Fireall, Larry Levow, Monica James and Meryl Truett. 1352 Eisenhower Dr.

‘Mark Uzmann: Not Just Visual Typology’ -- SCAD presents this exhibit through Feb. 15, at May Poetter Gallery, 342 Bull St. It features black and white portraits taken in Spain and Mexico.

‘Weave a Dream’ -- Portraits of local health advocates by John Zeuli are at the Starfish Cafe (formerly Bread & Butter Cafe), 719 E. Broad St., through February. Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Andrew Saftel - Exhibition features mixed-media work such as watercolor and collage, and new sculptural work. At the Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. through Feb. 5.

‘Re-Defined: Found Objects’ -- The exhibition of mixed-media work by SCAD students, faculty, staff and alumni explores both the idea of what an object is in art and what the word “found” truly means as it is applied to art. Through Feb. 1, at the Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St.

Evening with Richard Weisman -- SCAD presents this event with world-renowned contemporary art collector Richard Weisman on Thursday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. at the Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. Weisman will speak on his life in the arts, both as a collector and friend to luminaries such as Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. Selections from Weisman’s personal collection, including pieces from Warhol’s “Athlete Series, 1977-1978,” will be on display at the Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St, Feb. 10-Feb. 14. Weisman will sign copies of his recent book Picasso to Pop, a chronicle of his art collection from the 1960s to 1980s, Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Pinnacle Gallery.