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‘On Top of the Ceiling and Under the Floor’ -- Solo exhibition of paintings by Steven Speir inspired by the short-lived and temporary life-spans of graffiti art. January 11-17 at desot O row Gallery 2427 DeSoto Ave. Between Bull and Whitaker on 41st. Reception: Friday January 12, 6-9 p.m.

NOLA artist@Alvida -- The Alvida Art Gallery is proud to include as one of its artists in residence, Sabine Smith, who recently left the hurricane ravaged city of New Orleans to relocate to the home of her alma mater.  All are invited to come and get acquainted with Sabine’s expressive abstracts and collages. Gallery hours 10- 5 Monday and Tuesday, 10- 6 Wednesday thru Saturday.  7303-D Abercorn, 355-5656.

Michele Montalbano@Chroma --Virginia-based artist exhibits a series of interiors she calls “Comfort Zones,” in oil and pencil on board. Chroma Gallery, 31 Barnard Street on Ellis Square.  Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10:30AM-5:30PM, closed Mondays.

JT Blatty -- Opening of this show of nude photography by Jen Blatty is Saturday, Jan. 13, 7-9 p.m. at Venus de Milo, 38 MLK Blvd. Call 447-0901.

‘Beyond Hestia: Five Women Potters’ -- Ceramics show at Gallery S. P. A. C. E. (Savannah’s Place for Art, Culture and Education) Jan. 5-29 showcases works by five Savannah-based potters -- Lisa Alvarez Bradley, Suzanne Hahn, Gail Hustedde, Irene McCollam and Margie Thompson. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery S.P.A.C.E. is at 9 West Henry Street in Savannah. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  A reception for the artists will be held Fri., Jan. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Type Directors Club 52nd Traveling Exhibition -- SCAD hosts this event  Jan. 8 - Feb. 2 at Poetter Hall, 342 Bull St. Exhibition hours are 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Jan 3-6, and 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Jan. 8 – Feb. 2. Free and open to the public.

‘Now with Kung Fu Grip’ -- Work by Michael Scoggins, Jan. 4–31 at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 East Liberty St. Reception: Jan. 12, 5–7 p.m.

‘Home is where the Art is’ -- Gouache paintings and sewn paper collages by Darla Elam Jan. 3– Feb. 28 at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, at Hospice House, 1352 Eisenhower Drive. Reception, Thursday, January 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Gallery.

‘Upcycle of Waste’ -- M.F.A. candidate Chris Burton presents “Upcycle of Waste,” his furniture design thesis exhibition that features construction and demolition debris made into furniture and furnishings. “Upcycle of Waste” will be on display Jan. 8-19 at Red Kite Studio, 1522 Bull St. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Free and open to the public.

JEA Artist of the Month (January) -- Photography by Michael Weinman will be on display at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Jan. 1-31. Opening reception Jan. 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Jepson Center for the Arts – Exhibits include:Kirk Varnedoe Collection, Dec. 13-Feb. 18, includes works by Richard Avedon, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Elizabeth Murray, Robert Raschenberg, Richard Serra, Frank Stella and more. 207 W. York St. Call 790-8800. 

Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences -- “Andrée Ruellan at 100,” through Jan. 28. The exhibition includes the Telfair’s signature Ruellan work, Savannah, depicting the Barnard Street ramp leading to the river, circa 1942. Also: “Spirit of Mexico: Photographs by Bravo, Levitt, and Perkis” through Jan. 28. This exhibition consists of over 30 black and white photographs examining Mexico’s landscape and people by renowned photographers. 121 Barnard St. Call 790-8800.