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Alvida Art Gallery turns one -- This Southside gallery at 7303 Abercorn St., Suite D, marks its 1st anniversary. Featured artists include painters Ruth Hunter, Ken Meyer Jr., Jeff Ziegler and Jessica Palmer; potter Giana Eden; jeweler Phyllis Lang; sculptor Kim Kluender; ceramicist Yves Paquette; and photographers Theresa McGraw, Peggy Chartier, and Kirt Witte; and new works by owners Anne and Judith.

‘New Works for Spring’ -- This exhibit at Venus de Milo will feature work by local artists Mark Forehand, Chela Gutierrez, Shelley Smith, Jon Proctor, Margaret Brennen, & Bryce Griffis. Reception May 20 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. May 17 to July 1 at 38 MLK Jr. Blvd..

Spot III -- Independent art exhibit of the work of over 40 local artists at St. Andrew’s Church at Montgomery and Broughton. Runs Sat. May 15-May 21. Opening reception May 15 5-10 p.m.

‘Secret Gardens New York: Designer Handbags by Karen Sharf’ -- SCADpresents this exhibit May 13-June 12, at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. A reception will be held Friday, May 14, 6-8 p.m., at Pinnacle Gallery. Free.

‘The Rules of Abstraction’ -- O’Reilly and Soto present this photography exhibit May 6-27 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Reception Saturday May 15, 6-8 p.m.

‘Relationships’ -- The Savannah College of Art and Design presents an annual exhibition of student sequential artwork, May 17-June 20, at Orleans Hall Gallery, 201 Barnard St. A reception will be Tuesday, May 18, 5-7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Art of Jayne McNeely -- AASU senior art education exhibition through May 27. Free admission.

‘The Graphic World of William Hogarth’ -- Features 2 dozen prints by the 18th Century English artist. Through June 30 at SCAD’s Newton Center, 227 MLK Jr. Blvd.

Contextural World - Janet E. Allen's design's in fabric; an MFA Thesis exhibition at the S&L Gallery, 108 E. Liberty Street. Call 447-8553.

‘Crazy Horse’ -- Photographs from Iraq by embedded photojournalist Rita Leistner, as seen in Connect Savannah. Through June 28 at the Steve Wiley Gallery at 2424 Desoto Ave.

Sandra Edgar Davies -- The Art Show at the JEA, 5111 Abercorn, beginning May 1 will feature the works of this local artist.

‘Imprint of Time’ -- The Downtown Athletic Club Gallery is featuring international artist Daniel E. Smith. The show, features a collection of contemporary paintings in encaustic and oil. Through May 30th during DAC hours.

‘Work and Progress’ -- Retrospective by SCADprofessor Michael Brown at The Opus Gallery on Chippewa Square. Exhibition benefits the Shepherd Center in Atlanta. The exhibit runs through Saturday, May 29.

‘Monitor Madness’ -- Digital work by SCAD students, staff and faculty that explores the format of the 16:9 aspect ratio of the plasma screen television. April 30-June 1, at La Galerie Bleue inside Montgomery Hall, 3515 Montgomery St. Free and open to the public.

‘Weaving Geographies’ -- SCADpresents an exhibition of Nene Humphrey’s sculptural works inspired by the Miao people of China, April 20-June 6, at Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 322 MLKJr. Blvd. Free.

‘Keepers of the Spirit’ -- Powerful black and white portrait photography by local photographer John Zeuli, at Bread & Butter Cafe, 719 E. Broad, through May.

‘Spinning Filaments’ -- An exhibition highlighting work from the SCAD fibers department, April 21-June 13, at Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. Free.

‘Ray Ellis: A Painter’s Journey’ -- This retrospective of the famed Lowcountry artist runs through June 13 at the Telfair Museum of Art, 121 Barnard St.