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Robert Hughes to speak at SCAD -- Former Time art critic Robert Hughes speaks April 25, 7:30 p.m. at Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., followed by a reception and book signing at Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. Free and open to the public. 

First Amendment Awareness Event -- SCAD student, faculty and staff artwork in different media that might be censored without the First Amendment. April 20 from 5-9 p.m. Orleans Hall, 201 Barnard St. Free and open to the public.

‘Handstrung -- Jewelry by Arlene Geller at Gallery 440, 440 Bull St. Wednesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment, call 790-1144.

‘Forty Miles from Eden’ -- A solo photography exhibition by David Key with images from the Deep South at desotOrow gallery, 2427 DeSoto Ave. April 19-24. Reception April 20 from 7-9 p.m.

 AASU Graduating Seniors Art Exhibition -- Artwork by BA and BFA candidates through April 27 at the AASU Fine Arts Gallery. Reception Friday April 20  at 6 p.m.

 Architectural Abstracts -- by Siddharth Parasnis April 20 through June 3 at Chroma Gallery, 31 Barard St. Reception Friday April 20 from 5-8 p.m.

'The Beauty of Living’ -- Paintings by Helen Freeman will be presented at Epworth Center for the Arts on Sunday, April 29 12:30-3 p.m. Free and open to the public.  The paintings will be on display for patrons only during the evenings performance of the Epworth Player’s The Exact Center of the Universe. The Epworth Center is at 2201 Bull St. in the social hall of Epworth United Methodist Church. 

 ‘Extended Play’ - Featuring Preston Orr, Lorie Corbus, and Jameid Ferrin will show new mixed media at Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave., April 9-May 6. 

 ‘SixSix’ -- Megan Senior, Bailey Davidson and Larissa Thut, three alumni of SCAD’s photo department, are having an exhibition of all square photographic work (shot on 120 film, also called “SixSix” for the size of the negative in centimeters) at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. through April 26.

 ‘Woman’s Image’ -- Eclectic show at Grand Bohemian Gallery at The Mansion on Forsyth through May 6 features new work from artists such as Betsy Cain, Katherine Sandoz, Summer Wheat, Mary Hartman and John Duckworth. Hours are: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Monday 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

 Installation at Pinnacle -- The Savannah College of Art and Design will host Karen Rifas as she constructs a site-specific installation April 6-30 at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. Free and open to the public.

Gordonston Art Show -- Twenty local Gordonston artists. Free and open to the public. Gourmet catered lunch provided. Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. In Gordonston Park, enter through Edgewood Dr. For more info call 231-8280.

AASU at Leopold’s -- Leopold’s Ice Cream, 212 E. Broughton St., has on display 19 posters designed by AASU students for a competition sponsored by the Friends of Johny Mercer. The art will be on display for about two weeks.

‘Who We Were and How We Will be Forgotten’ -- Photos by Alexi Gibson through April at Black Orchid Gallery, 131 Drayton St. Reception Sunday April 22 7 p.m.-until.

Roger Surprenant -- Eclectic photography exhibit at Moon River on Bay Street through May 18.

‘Eye of the Storm:  Reflections on Violence’ - Advocacy posters on display at the Starfish Cafe in April to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence.  Starfish Cafe, 719 East Broad St.

‘Between Sea and Sky’ -- Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Dr., showcases new paintings by Daniel E. Smith, through April 30.

‘Anonymous @ Angel’s’ - Every week, at various Union Mission sites, creative expression is offered to community members. Unsigned drawings and paintings are often left behind. Through April 30 at Angel’s BBQ at 21 West Oglethorpe Lane. Hours are Tuesday, 11:30-3, and Wednesday–Saturday, 11:30-6.

Albert Seidl@JEA -- Work by Albert Seidl will hang at the Jewish Educational Alliance during April. This exhibit is to part of the celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month. The JEA is at 5111 Abercorn St.

‘Welcome to Motherhood’ -- Japanese traditions, social responsibility and the roles of motherhood will be explored in mixed-media artist Atsuko Inagawa Smith’s exhibition, on display at the City of Savannah’s Gallery S.P.A.C.E. Mar. 5 through Apr. 27. Free and open to the public. S. P. A. C. E. is at 9 West Henry St. (between Bull and Whitaker Streets). 

Ray Ellis -- European watercolors of France, Italy and the Adriatic Coast by this Lowcountry artist. March 30-April 28 at Compass Prints, 205 W. Congress St.  

Ivan Hinds -- The work of this Guyana-born artist will be on display thru May 31 at the Alvida Art Gallery, 7303-D Abercorn St.

Call for Entries -- To donate now to the Starfish Café Gala’s Silent Art Auction, contact Laura Webb at 238-2777 ext 101 or

‘Celebrating Musicians’ -- Sketches and Paintings by Sandy Branam at Off the Wall Gallery in 45 Bistro of The Marshall House, 123 E. Broughton St., thru May 31. 

‘Continental Shifts’ -- Installation work by premiere Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carrie April 6-30, at Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. Free and open to the public.

Ann Ward & Hank Weisman — The “Artists of the Month” at Gallery 209 for April are engraver Ann Ward and woodturner Hank Weisman. Gallery 209 is at 209 E. River Street and is open 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. most nights.

Visiting Artist series -- San Francisco painter Siddharth Parasnis, whose bold architectural abstracts have garnered acclaim in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Through June 3. Reception Friday, April 20, 5-8 p.m. Free. Chroma Gallery, 31 Barnard St.

Fran Thomas@Gallery 440 — Stop by for Fran’s latest show. Upstairs is the studio of Frances Walter, Charlotte Dunlap and Cissie Victor. Other artists include Olivia McKinley, Tim Coy, Dicky Stone, Morgan Kuhn,  and Jorges Alvarez. Gallery 440 is at 440 Bull St. Open Wed-Sat 11-5.

Jepson Center for the Arts207 W. York St. Call 790-8800. 

Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences121 Barnard St. Call 790-8800.