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‘…ISM’ -- Performance and installation at desot O row Gallery, Friday Feb. 23, 7-10 p.m. Installations up until Feb. 28. Tues-Sun 12-4 p.m. Artists include: David Andrews, Frank Ballato,  Charles Clary, Kate Hanrahan, Alessandro Imperato,  Jessica Brown, Jim Gladman,  Diana Heise, Patrick Parker, Erin Vaiskauckas. 2427 DeSoto Ave. Between Bull and Whitaker off 41st.


‘Picasso and Dora Maar’ -- Gallery talk by Dr. Margaret Betz, Professor of Art History, Savannah College of Art and Design, Sunday, March 4, 1:30 p.m. at the SCAD Museum of Art, 227 MLK Jr. Blvd. Dora Maar was best known as Picasso’s muse and the subject of his famous “Weeping Woman” series of 1937. 


Ivan Hinds -- The work of this Guyana-born artist will be on display at the Alvida Art Gallery, 7303-D Abercorn St. Opening reception, Saturday, March 3, 7–10 p.m.  Working primarily in oil, and using brush, roller and other objects to apply the paint, his inspiration comes from classical music.Works on display through May 31. 


‘Tin Cans and String’ -- The SCAD fibers department will showcase student artwork including fine art, studio production, fabric design and CAD surface designs. A raffle will be held to raise money for Union Mission’s Growing Hope Artisan’s Co-op that provides arts and crafts exposure to those impacted by homelessness. Feb. 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Gordon Hall, 439 E. Broad St. Free and open to the public.


Robert Dinnebeil - Union Mission’s Growing Hope Artisans’ Cooperative presents paintings by local artist Robert Dinnebeil.  The exhibit will show during the month of March at the Starfish Cafe, 719 East Broad Street.

WINFest 2007 Call for Applications -- Savannah’s first annual, non-profit, community-based women’s arts festival is hosting an open call applications for short films, performances and art for exhibition and/or sale by, for and /or about women. Booth, venue or festival booklet sponsor and ads available now. Apply now until February 28th. Performances and exhibits will be during WINfest 2007: Thursday, March 29 to Sunday April 1 in venues all over town. E-mail or call 927-9922.


Call for Volunteers -- Area artists, fans of art, students and nature lovers are sought to help one of the world’s leading sculptors, Patrick Dougherty, create a work of art at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton in March.

The North Carolina artist, who is set to arrive on March 4, will gather tree saplings, branches and twigs pruned from Palmetto Bluff’s forests to build a sculpture on the development’s Village Green. He will be at Palmetto Bluff through March 25. The public is invited to watch Dougherty as he works throughout the month. Volunteers are sought to help him gather building materials and actually construct the sculpture.

Anyone interested in volunteering can e-mail or call Karen Davies of the Island School Council for the Arts at (843) 757-6358.


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.  


‘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 artists. 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 – 207 W. York St. Call 790-8800. 


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