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SCAD Gallery Hop -- Friday, May 26, 5-7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Shuttles will run between the galleries and refreshments will be served. Participants may join the gallery hop at any of the featured stops. The May 26 gallery hop features:Vera Wang Exhibition. Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St.; Phil Anderson, Photography Thesis Exhibition: “Encounter” Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St.; Brandon Hudson Thesis Exhibition: “Arranging for the Fore, Separating Four and 4,” Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St.; Fibers Faculty Show: “Multiple Choice” Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St.; Ben Ward Exhibition: “Nocturne” Poetter Hall, 342 Bull St.; Jen Swearington at shopSCAD, 340 Bull St.


‘Hints of Use: An Exhibition of Handmade Pottery’ -- Exhibition features hand-built ceramics by James Lobb.  The opening reception will be held Friday, June 2, 6 p.m. Beverages will be served from handmade cups, food will be served from handmade platters. Desot O row Gallery, 2427 Desoto Ave, between Whitaker and Bull Streets.


‘Recessed’ -- An exhibition by Ants on a Log exploring the roots of creativity. The 18 artists involved in this project were limited to only that media which would be available to a kindergarten art class. All ages are welcome to the reception and to enjoy the wine, snacks, hayrides, piggy-back ride raffle, face-painting and four-square tournament. Reception: Friday May 26, 7 p.m. Show runs May 25-31 at DeSoto Row Gallery in the Starland District, between Bull and Whitaker on 41st.


‘Rite of the Dragon’ -- SCAD presents a “river spectacle” celebrating the graduating class of 2006 at Morrell Park, East River Street Friday, June 2, 4:30 p.m. The event includes a 70-foot-long-by-10-foot-high motorized sculpture based on the mythic Chinese dragon sailing down the Savannah River. Free and open to the public.


Luther Vann -- The Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk art presents work by this visionary painter through June 28. The Hurn Museum, 1015 Whitaker St.  Tuesday-Saturday 11-4; Sunday 12-4; closed Monday.  Adults  $ 4, Students  $ 3.


Iocovozzi Fine Art -- Has moved into a new space at One West Jones on the southwest corner of Jones and Bull.


Gallery 440 -- Located between Monterey Square and Forsyth Park, Gallery 440 welcomes Charlotte Dunlap, Morgan Kuhn, Cissie Victor and Frances Walter, artists in residence. Also upstairs are works by photographer Tim Coy and paintings by Billy Herrin. Now showing on the first floor, a group exhibition of figure, still life and landscape paintings. 440 Bull St., open 11-5 Wed-Sat.


Vera Wang exhibit -- The Savannah College of Art and Design presents this show through June 4 at Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. The exhibition is featured on the May 26 gallery hop. Free and open to the public. Inspired by her upcoming visit to SCAD for the annual fashion show May 27.


‘Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board’ -- A new skateboard exhibit featuring the artwork of over 50 artists, local and nationwide. Through May at Black Orchid Tattoo, 131 Drayton St.


‘Abstract and Abstracted’ -- Chroma Gallery hosts a show featuring six popular Chroma artists: Loja - a collaboration of two favorites Jan Clayton Pagratis and Lori Keith Robinson; Ikeda Lowe; Ursula Brenner Elena Madden; and Heather Lindsey Stewart. 31 Barnard St.


Yamacraw Public Art -- In front of the First Bryan Baptist Church in Yamacraw Village. The park includes a bronze fountain featuring three dancing children, walls of photo-etched panels depicting people and events related to the site, and native plantings.


‘Impressions’ -- Watercolors by Maureen Kerstein at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. May 4-May 25. This Richmond Hill artist is a signature member of the Georgia Watercolor Society.


Call to Artists -- Tybee Arts Association Inc. announces their intent to populate the streets and parks of Tybee with turtles. Seeking artists who will develop  personalities for these Tybee Turtles.  Your canvas is a larger than life, five foot long, three dimensional fiberglass turtle. Parts may be painted, or upholstered, some parts added, others removed. Honorarium of $1,000 offered. Applications received before June 15 may be considered for the next release of 20 turtles by year end 2006. Collaborations encouraged. Sponsored by the Tybee Arts Association and the City of Tybee Island, Georgia. Call Rebecca Rice at 786-0617.


10plus1 --  Work by Katherine Agurcia, Shana D’Attilio, Michael Gaffney, Sarah Gibbons, Steffanie Halley, Brandon Harrison, Mellisa Marshall, Jade McCully, Nichole Paschal, Mandy Springer, and Jaclyn Norman at The Starlander Cafe, 11 E. 41st. St. Through May 26. Call 443-9355.


Benjamin Jones and Meryl Truett -- New works at the Barbara Archer Gallery/Savannah, 306 East Huntingdon St., through June 3.


Red Kite Studio Grand Opening -- Red Kite is owned and operated by SCAD graduate illustration students and set aside solely to display student work.  1522 Bull Street (in between 31st and 32nd streets)


‘Journey of a Soul’ -- Work of Outsider artist Larry Beaver documents his struggle with his demons. Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art, 1015 Whitaker Street, (on the corner of Park Avenue and Whitaker), 234-7322, Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 - 4; Sunday 12 - 4; Closed Monday.  Adults $4; Students $3.


‘Savannah and the Islands’– Group show at Horne & Thistle Gallery, 424 E Oglethorpe Ave., features gallery artists and several invited artists, with artwork that mirrors that theme. May 1-31.


Steel Feathers -- Innovative, beguiling, bigger than life sculptures by Eric Longo, through June 12 at The Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art, 1015 Whitaker Street, on the corner of Park and Whitaker, tele: 234-7322. Tuesday - Saturday 11 - 4; Sunday 12 - 4; closed Monday.  Adults $4; Students $3.


‘Botanical Impressions’ -- Photography by Michael D. Weinman, MD, May-June at the Hospice Savannah Gallery of Art, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. Gallery hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.


‘Lost Horizons:An intimate view of the marshes’– Oils and pastels by longtime local favorite Larry Levow, through May at Off the Wall Gallery inside 45 Bistro at the Marshall House on Broughton Street downtown.


JEA Art for May– The Art Show at the Jewish Educational Alliance beginning May 1 will feature Bobby Segall.


‘Women of Power’– Black and white portraits of a diverse group of powerful women by John Zeuli. Through May at the Starfish Cafe, 719 E. Broad St., M-F 7 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m.-2 p.m.


‘Contemporary Classics’– New works by Chroma Gallery artists, 31 Barnard St.


‘Light and Atmosphere’– Paintings, pastel, and screen prints by Harriet Zabusky-Zand at Alvida Art Gallery, 7303 Abercorn St.


Jepson Center for the Arts– Inaugural exhibitions include:“Robert Rauschenberg: Scenarios and Short Stories”; “Darryl Pottorf: A Perspective”; work by Christopher Rauschenberg; and “Savannah Revisited.” Call 790-8800. ƒç