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SCAD presents Andrew Saftel - Saftel is a Tennessee-based artist whose work is shown extensively throughout the country. He uses historic documents, personal letters, photographs and found objects arranged on a canvas to search for connections and to reveal meaning. This exhibition features mixed-media work such as watercolor and collage, and new sculptural work. At the Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. Jan. 5 through Feb. 5.

‘Re-Defined: Found Objects’
-- The exhibition of mixed-media work by SCAD students, faculty, staff and alumni explores both the idea of what an object is in art and what the word “found” truly means as it is applied to art. Jan. 5- Feb. 1, at the Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. The exhibition is featured on the college’s monthly gallery hop, Friday, Jan. 7, 5-7 p.m. Both the exhibition and the gallery hop are free and open to the public. Artists include Adam Smith, Alan Schechner, Bailey Davidson, Brett Callero, E. Bruce Phillips, Carrie Brown, Conrad Rathman, David Barksdale, David M. Starzec, Dick Bjornseth, Jennifer Jenkins, Jim Towns, John M. Mitchell, Joshua Lynn, Keri Brooke Mcleod, Kipp C. Howe, Kristy Peet, Malcolm Lightner, Marcus Kenney, Meryl Truett, Michael Barefield, Pamela Heckel, Roberto Lange, Robin Miller, Roget Bowersox and Tim Degner.

‘Office Work: An Installation by Summer Wheat’ -- This installation of drawings created with Post-it® notes and register tape is the artist’s response to the changing atmosphere and passing events at her desk in a busy office space. Wheat uses a variety of materials that she finds in her office supply, including pens, highlighters, Post-it® notes, register tape and Wite-Out®. SCAD presents this exhibition Jan. 3-21, at the Orleans Hall Gallery, 201 Barnard St. Featured on the college’s monthly gallery hop, Friday, Jan. 7, 5-7 p.m. Both the exhibition and gallery hop are free and open to the public.

‘The Elusive Figure’
-- Charcoal & ink by Nancy Doolan and drawing and watercolor by Jorge Alvarez opens at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. Featuring two SCAD professors working from the model over the past year, this show runs through Jan. 2.

‘Fluid Dynamics’ -
New work by James Allen, local photographer. At the Elysium wine bar & gallery, on Chippewa Square. Show runs through Jan. 15.

Watercolor & Oils at Savannah Plastic Surgery -- Local artists display their paintings in the lobby of the new facility at Savannah Plastic Surgery, 7208 Hodgson Memorial Drive. Artists featured are Maxine Helmey, Bobbie Kraft, Pamella Dykema, Frances D. Mills, Bess Ramsey and Barbara Gentry.

Gallery 209 January artist -- Jewelry Designer Shirley Daniell is the featured artist at Gallery 209, 209 E. River Street, in January 2005. Daniell’s journey of jewelry design has included the development of creative techniques in metal crafting, bead weaving and compositions using glass, fiber and semi-precious minerals. The Gallery is open seven days a weeks, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and open Thursday through Sunday evenings until 9:30.

Hurn Museum opens -- A new local art museum, The Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art, presents its inaugural exhibition, “A Retrospective, 1975-2004” by Rudolph Valentino Bostic. 1015 Whitaker Street - corner of Whitaker and Park Avenue, on Forsyth Park. Museum hours are Tues.- Sat. 11-4, Sun. 12-4, closed Mon. Admission $4 adults, $3 students, children under 12 and members free.

Evening with Richard Weisman -- SCAD presents this event with world-renowned contemporary art collector Richard Weisman on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, 7 p.m. at the Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. Weisman will speak on his life in the arts, both as a collector and friend to luminaries such as Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. Selections from Weisman’s personal collection, including pieces from Warhol’s “Athlete Series, 1977-1978,” will be on display at the Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St, Feb. 10-Feb. 14, 2005. Weisman will sign copies of his recent book Picasso to Pop, a chronicle of his art collection from the 1960s to 1980s, Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Pinnacle Gallery. A portion of the book sales will go to benefit SCAD student programs.

‘Uncommon Knowledge: When the Meadows Became Benjamin Van Clark’
-- Through January 29 at Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 West Henry Street. The Department of Cultural Affairs opens an exhibition that charts the development of the Benjamin Van Clark Neighborhood featuring nearly 50 historic photographs and items drawn from collections. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 p.m. Free admission.