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Exhibits & openings this week
Cindy Tower explores abandoned sites at Alexander Hall Gallery

2D*2.5D*3D - A collectionof work from three artists: Amanda Hanlon (linoleum block relief prints ironwork), Carol Williams (assemblage of found objects), and Dicky Stone (turned wood sculptures. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard St. ,

2nd Annual FAAA Fine Arts Exhibition - The exhibition highlights artwork created members of the Friends of African American Arts, featuring work in a variety of media from artists including Peggy Blood, Phil Starks, and Luther Vann. Opening reception: 8/29, 3-5pm. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. ,

Catalytic Factures - A mixed media show by Anne Woodward, featuring boldly colorful abstracts. Part of the gallery's Summer Exhibition series. Islands Framing Gallery, 463 Johnny Mercer Blvd. ,

Cindy Tower: Abandoned -- The SCAD exhibitions department presents Abandoned, a solo exhibition by Cindy Tower, Winter 2010 Distinguished Visiting Faculty in the SCAD painting department. Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St.

Fashion in Focus - Photos and evening wear from the SCAD Museum collection, including original couture. Runs through Sept. 30. SCAD Museum, 227 MLK Jr. Blvd,

Featured Artists: Diane Dean & Shirley Daniell - Dean is an artist who works with acrylics, mixed media and encaustic. Daniell is a jeweler who creates bold designs that are "not for the timid." Gallery 209, 209 E. River St.

Group Show - A mixed media exhibit featuring Elise M. Wille, Chelsea Nicolas, Lucas Rager, Jolie Bair, Juliana Peloso, Christopher Berinato, Lindsay Schmitt, Trevor Williams, and Gabrielle Hague. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. ,

No Ordinary Folk - An exhibition of sculpture, drawings and paintings from self-taught folk artists from around the Southeast, including Ulysses Davis, William Golding, Bessie Harvey and more. Runs through January 3, 2011. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. ,

Paintings by Dennis Roth - A collection of recent work from Roth who specializes in watercolor landscapes. Runs through Aug. 31 at JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St.

Philip Perkis: 50 Years of Photographs - A retrospective of work from the NY-based photographer's illustrious career capturing intimate moments and pastoral scenes. Runs through 9/19. Telfair Museum of Art,

Stracts - A collection of mixed media portraits by local artist Rachel Raab. Seed Eco Lounge, 39 Montgomery St. ,

The Portraits of Arthur Milton - A Savannah native, Milton's solo exhibition includes large scale portraits of people including Lou Rawls, Dolly Parton, his family members and more. Runs through Sept. 3.

The Science of Art - A juried exhibition dealing with interpretations of science featuring Jasmine Begeske, Christine Drake, Phil Hendrickson, Aimee Howard, Melissa Precise, Rosalyn Richards. Runs thru Aug. 31. Desotorow Gallery , 2427 Desoto Ave. ,

Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography and Paris - Through vintage photographs, films, books, and period ephemera, Twilight Visions explores the city of Paris as the literal and metaphoric base of Surrealism during the 1920s and 30s. Runs through Oct. 10. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. ,

Watercolors - Painter Sid Denham exhibits his work at the newly opened gallery at St. Paul's Episcopal. Runs through Oct. 3. Opening reception: Aug. 29, 12pm. Closing reception: Oct. 3, 12pm including ceremony honoring Louise Shipps. Louise Shipps Gallery at St. Paul's, 34th St and Abercorn St,