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Exhibits and openings
<p><b>Photography by Chelsea Jones is on display at The Sentient Bean through the end of the month; opening reception is this Thursday 6-8 p.m.</b></p>

First Annual P.U.R.E. Exhibition -- Photographers Using Real Elements is a local cooperative devoted to celebrating the darkroom process in photography. This show features the silver gelatin photography of Kathleen Thomas, Bill Ballard, Michelle Phillips and others. Through Sept. 30 at the Starland District’s Starlander Café, 11 East 41st St.

7times6 – Chroma Gallery’s annual show will feature new work by Aaron Memmott, Siddharth Parasnis, Lori Keith Robinson, Penelope Moore, Jan Clayton Pagratis, LOJA, and Cedric Smith. Reception Thurs., Sept. 20, 5-8 p.m. and runs through Oct. 31 at Chroma Gallery, 31 Barnard St.

New Artists@The Whitney -- Whitney Gallery’s annual New Artists Show through Oct. 13 introduces five new additions to the gallery. This group show represents artists from Tennessee, Alabama and California: Terry Strickland, Mark Bradley-Shoup, Sara Friedlander, Rhia and Kate Stamps. Reception Sept. 15, 5-8:30 p.m. Whitney Gallery is at 415 Whitaker St.

AASU Faculty Exhibition -- Sept. 10-Oct. 4 at the AASU Fine Arts Gallery. Ceramic sculpture, paintings, drawings, hand-colored photography, and more will fill the gallery. Join the artists for a gallery reception at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14. Weekdays 9 a.m.-5 pm. Free and open to the public.

‘A Savannah’ -- New works by “Eddie” at the Garrett Gallery in Starland, 2408 Desoto Ave. Wed.-Sat. noon-6 p.m.

‘Operation Home Delivery: Habitat for Humanity Responds to the Gulf Coast Hurricanes’ -- Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity and Savannah College of Art and Design School of Building Arts hosts this exhibit featuring dramatic photos of the heartache and devastation caused by hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the hope and renewal offered by volunteers in the Gulf Coast. Through Sept. 21, at Eichberg Hall, 229 MLK Jr. Blvd.

David Kurt -- This SCAD painting MFA thesis show conducts “time-based experiments with the artistic aura emanating from Hall Street Gallery.” Sept. 21-Oct. 4, opening reception 6-8 p.m. at Hall Street Gallery, 212 W. Hall St.

‘Nether Regions’ -- TruSpace, Savannah’s newest contemporary art gallery in the Starland District, opens its premier exhibition “Nether Regions.” Through Sept. 21. 2423 DeSoto Ave.

‘Rudimental Hybrids’ -- Exhibit features the work of SCAD painting M.F.A. candidate Charles Clary, whose mixed media compositions chronicle the tales of biological creatures spawned from the frequencies of percussion beats. Through Sept. 28 at May Poetter Gallery, 342 Bull St.

‘John, by John Metcalf’ -- Exhibit at Desot O Row Gallery, 2427 Desoto Ave. in Starland, is Sept. 20-26. Opening reception Sept. 21, 7-10 p.m.

‘Classic Savannah’ -- Watercolors by Jessica Barnhill through Sept. 20 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Reception Thurs. Sept. 6, 6-8 p.m. Watercolors of downtown hot spots like Firefly Cafe, Vinnies, Brighter Day, Hang Fire, and Murphy’s Law.

‘Savannah Collects: African Art in Local Collections’ -- African masks, sculptures and objects. Through Oct. 2 at Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 324 MLK Jr. Blvd.

SCAD Gallery Hop -- Friday, Sept. 21, 5-7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Shuttles run between galleries, and refreshments will be served. Participants may join the gallery hop at any of the stops. Features: Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St.; Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 324 MLK Jr. Blvd.; Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St.; May Poetter Gallery, 342 Bull St.

‘Virginia by Design: Thomas Jefferson and the Making of Monticello’ -- SCAD presents this lecture by noted architectural historian Camille Wells, Sept. 18, 6:30-8 p.m., at the Student Center, 120 Montgomery St. Free and open to the public.

‘The Real College Experience’ -- Illustrations by George Sandidge at Dimensions Gallery, 412 MLK Jr. Blvd.

‘Zero Heroes’ -- Paintings by Kevin Strickland, SCAD M.F.A. candidate, through Sept. 13 at Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St.

‘Displaced Identity: The Globalization of Native Americans’ -- Exhibit by collaborative photographers Andrea Robbins and Max Becher and SCAD photography professor Zig Jackson, through Oct. 15 at Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St.

‘Take the Burden’ — Solo painting exhibition by SCAD foundation studies professor Gregory Eltringham, through Oct. 7 at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St.

Chelsea Jones -- Photography by this artist is on display at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave., Sept. 1-30. Reception Thurs. Sept. 13, 6-8 p.m.

‘Glorious Borders: Three Centuries of French Frames’ — Opens August 20 at the SCAD Museum of Art, 227 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., two doors north of the Savannah Visitors Center. Free.

‘Crazy Quilts for Modern Times’ — A vibrant display of handmade quilts created by members of the Georgia Quilt Council, Inc., will be on at the City of Savannah’s Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St., Aug. 13-Sept. 28.

Group Show — The Grand Bohemian Gallery at the Mansion on Forsyth Park is currently featuring artists John Duckworth, Irene Mayo and Jean Claude Roy.

Gwen Flinn and Shirley Daniell — The artists of the month at Gallery 209 are painter Gwen Flinn and jeweler Shirley Daniell. 209 E. River Street.

Sue Gouse and Theresa McGraw — Painter Gouse and photographer McGraw are the artists of the month for September at the JEA, 5111 Abercorn St.

Gallery 440 — New works in clay by Barbara Duch. Other artists include Olivia McKinley, Tim Coy, Dicky Stone, Charlotte Dunlap, Morgan Kuhn, Frances Walter and owner Fran Thomas, at Gallery 440, 440 Bull St.

Jepson Center for the Arts – “Marcus Kenney: Topics in American History,” through Sept. 16; “New Directions in American Drawing,” through Sept. 23; “Philip Morsberger: The Sixties,” through Jan. 20. 207 W. York St. Call 790-8800.

Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences — “19th Century Glass from Savannah Collections,” through Dec. 2. 121 Barnard St. Call 790-8800.