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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.

The Hurn is an interactive museum offering educational programs to the

community and an opportunity for exchange with an artist in residence. It’s at 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. Call 234-7322

‘Conforming to Individuality’ --
Seven local artists open their Senior Exhibition with an opening reception on December 3 at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

Features ceramics and mixed media by Bradley J. Warren; ceramic sculptures by Jeanette Kehr; photography and computer art by Melissa St. Laurent; paintings and ceramics by Robert Bell; paintings by Curtis Lesage; ceramics, fabric designs, and photography by Mary Margaret Wilborn; and fabric designs and mixed media by Shari Roberts. Exhibition is open Dec. 1-16, weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 pm.

-- A conceptual multi-media installation by Marianna Harkeroad and Stephanie Swinson examining “the private torment that women put themselves through... as a result of the poor self esteem associated with weight

problems.” Part of the December First Friday at The Starland Center of Contemporary Art. Opening reception Friday Dec. 3, 6-10 p.m. at StarCCA,

2428 Bull Street. Runs through Jan. 10 (closed Christmas through New Years). Free and open to the public

‘Small Works’
-- SCAD presents an exhibition of pieces by students, alumni, faculty and staff in a variety of media that measure fewer than 18 inches in any direction. Through Dec. 31, at Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. This exhibition will be featured on the college’s monthly gallery hop, Friday, Dec. 3, 5-7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

'Nantahala' -- New collage works by Laura Adams, through Dec. 2 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

‘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.

Gallery 209 November artists -- Batik artist Tibby Llewellyn and painter Larry Levow are featured artists for the month at Gallery 209, 209 E. River St.

Friedman's November artists -- Sculptors Mark Hopkins and his son Eli employ the classic "lost wax" technique. Oil painter Irene Sainz Mayo captures the serenity of the Lowcountry marsh. 28 W. State St.

‘Local Landscape’ -- Gallery 440, 440 Bull St., invites the public to see Savannah through the eyes of painter Fran Thomas and sculptor Tina Logan in this show.

Karen Walker -- The Downtown Athletic Club Gallery at One East Broughton features the art of this Savannah native through Nov. 30.

‘Suzanne Jackson: Monoprints and Drawings’ -- SCAD presents an exhibition of work by painting professor Suzanne Jackson, through Nov. 30, at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. Free and open to the public.

‘By Hand -- African American Advertising Art in Savannah’ -- This exhibition at the King Tisdell Cottage, 502 E. Harris St.

features images made by local African American sign painters.

Newton Center shows -- SCAD’s Earle W. Newton Center for British-American Studies at 227 MLK Jr. Blvd. presents three fall exhibitions: “The Creators: English Artists, Architects and Writers of the 17th—19th Centuries”; “Focus on Political Satire: The Hogarth ‘Election’ Series”; and “The Illustrated Mark Twain.”

Alvida’s Fall Show -- Local artist Luther Vann is showcased as well as new works by Alvida artists Theresa McGraw, Ruth Hunter, Jeff Zeigler, Ken Myer Jr., Kirt Witte, Anne El-Habre, and Judith Metzger. The gallery also welcomes new Savannah potter, Sally Fox.

‘From Apache to Zuni’
-- The Telfair Museum of Art hosts this exhibit of Native American objects from the Lowe Museum from Sept. 25-Jan. 2. Several events and lectures dealing with the exhibit will be held throughout October.