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Visiting Artist Series — Chroma Gallery hosts mixed-media artist Cedric Smith, who blends photography and painting in his forward-retro take on the African-American South. Show runs through March 23. Chroma Gallery is at 31 Barnard St. 


6th Annual New Beginnings Youth Art Exhibition — The artistic works of over 100 local youth will be on display at Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St., Feb. 7-28.  Held in conjunction with the Savannah Black Heritage Festival, the show is presented by the Savannah Chapter of the Links, Inc., a national not-for-profit organization of more than 10,000 women of color, committed to enhancing the quality of life in communities. The exhibition showcases works in paint, charcoal, textiles and mixed media.   This year’s show is in keeping with the Black Heritage Festival’s theme, “Our Journey: A Story Unfolding.”  


Savannah 5x5 Event — Red Kite Studio at 1522 Bull St. will host the First Annual Savannah 5x5 Show & Sale to benefit the American Diabetes Association (ADA) through Feb. 17.  This event features local artwork in a 5”x5” format. We are featuring over 200 canvases from local artists. The show will feature a Gala Party at 5:05 p.m. on Feb. 16. All of the art will be sold for $55. The Kiss a Pig Campaign is a local fundraiser to benefit ADA.  The candidate for this event is Cale Hall, owner of The Creative Approach.


‘View from the Stage’ — Savannah College of Art and Design MFA painting candidate Maggie Evans presents her thesis exhibit. Large-scale charcoal drawings explore the gritty atmosphere of the bar as observed while playing in bands throughout Savannah. March 2–9 at Moon River Brewing Company (upstairs) 21 W. Bay Street.  Opening reception March 2, 6-9 p.m., with live music by Jackson Evans.  Free and open to the public.


Deborah Mueller — The “Artist of the Month” at Gallery 209 for February is clay artist Deborah Auleatha Mueller. Featured is a collection of raku and stoneware vessels and tiles with the theme “Dream Keepers.” Gallery 209, Rivers Street’s original cooperative gallery, has been at 209 E. River Street since 1975. The Gallery is open seven days a weeks, from 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. most nights.


‘The Great Reconciler’ — Hilary White’s painting and sculpture, March 2-12 at Hall Street Gallery at 212 W. Hall Street. Reception is March 2 from 6-8 p.m.


Fran Thomas@Gallery 440 — Fran Thomas is one of Savannah’s most significant artist . Stop by Gallery 440 for Fran’s latest show, the body of which was painted in the picturesque town of Old Lyme, Connecticut, Italy and the Savannah area.  Her representation is a blend of small vivid  works, interspersed with fun colorful paintings of local interest and cuisine.  Upstairs at Gallery 440 is the studio of Frances Walter, Charlotte Dunlap and Cissie Victor.  Other artists whose work is on  display include Olivia McKinley, Tim Coy, Dicky Stone, Morgan Kuhn,  and Jorges Alvarez.  Gallery 440 is at 440 Bull St. Open Wed-Sat 11-5.


‘Road Works’ — Artists of the month at the Jewish Educational Alliance are Meryl Truett and Lind Hollingsworth, who bring their recent painting,  photography and collage. Feb. 4-28 at the JEA, 5111 Abercorn St.


Michael Carnahan — Friedman’s Fine Art at 28 W. State St. features the floral still-lifes, inspired by his faux-finishing experience, of this local artist.


Forgotten Territory — The work of local artist Monica Lynn James is featured at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St., through Feb. 28


‘Paintings by Maurice’ - In February, Union Mission’s Growing Hope Artisans’ Cooperative presents paintings by Cooperative member Maurice Henderson.  Starfish Cafe, 719 East Broad St.


‘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.


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. ‘Building Savannah exhibition Feb. 3-12. 207 W. York St. Call 790-8800. 


Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences — 121 Barnard St. Call 790-8800.