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‘Novel Ideas’ -- SCAD presents this exhibit Feb. 18-March 18 at the May Poetter Gallery in Poetter Hall, 342 Bull St. The show features illustrative and photographic work by SCAD students, alumni and faculty that reference literature and use the book form as an object of art. Artists include Carrie Christian, Bret M. Herholz, Stefani Joseph, Sarah Meyer, Colin Roddick, Jose Luis Silva and Cameron Lundy Woodall. The exhibition is featured on the March gallery hop, Friday, March 4, 5-7 p.m. The exhibition and gallery hop are free and open to the public.

Recent Works -- Elysium Wine Bar on Chippewa Square hosts a reception Friday, February 18, 6-10 p.m. for recent works by Washington, D.C. artists Dave Wix, Cory Deere, and Joe Karr.

'Private Eye for Private Peaches’ -- New works mixing graphic design, photography and painting by: Amy Wright & Jason Marz. Venus de Milo, 38 MLK Jr Blvd.

‘Seven Steps to Scale’ -- Seven paintings by Kevin Starr, a formerly Savannah-based artist now in North Carolina. Through March 13 at Sapphire Grill, 110 W. Congress St.

Desotorow Gallery's Artist

Charity Event
-- Over 45 artists will be selling their work of all mediums at

reasonable prices, with a portion of proceeds going to tsunami relief. The rest of the profits will go towards Desotorow purchasing their business license to be a nonprofit.If more artists would like to participate, the dropoff date is Feb. 17. The reception will be held at Desotorow on Friday, Feb. 18, at 7-9 p.m. Desotorow is within the Starland Design District.

‘Suzanne Jackson: Monoprints and Drawings’ -- An exhibition of work by SCAD painting professor Suzanne Jackson, Feb. 18-March 8, at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. Free and open to the public.

‘Comfort in Familiarity' -- Megan Kimber’s illustrative acrylics and mixed media, through Feb. 17 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

‘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.

‘New Beginnings’ -- Youth art exhibit in City of Savannah’s Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. The exhibition, which includes student works from Savannah Area schools and is part of the Black Heritage Festival, will run from Feb. 9-21.

‘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. Through Feb. 26 at Starland Center of Contemporary Art (StarCCA) 2428 Bull St., 6-10 p.m. Free.

‘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.

‘Images of Southeast India’
-- Photographs by Nigel Law at Rec Arts on Broughton Street through February. Half 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.

‘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.