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Exhibits & openings this week
‘The Willing Room' opens Sept. 17 at Indigo Sky

2D*2.5D*3D - 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 - 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. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St.

Abandoned - Solo exhibition by Cindy Tower featuring large-scale oil paintings depicting dilapidated factories, weathered buildings and overgrown landscapes. Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St.

An Arsenal of Nothing - Stream of Consciousness from the Mississippi Delta. A collection of metalworks, paintings, photographs, & other unnecessary nonsense by Shelley Smith. Sol Restaurant, 1611 Habersham St.

Arrivals and Departures - An exhibit featuring work by Savannah Art Association members past and present in the new art gallery on the ticketing level. Airport Art Gallery, Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport

Fashion in Focus - Photos and evening wear from the SCAD Museum collection, including original couture from some of the most famous names in fashion. SCAD Museum, 227 MLK Jr. Blvd

Featured Artist: Minseon Gu - Gu blends traditional Korean styles with artisan paper to create textured works on canvas and fans. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

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, Gallery 209, 209 E. River St.

Four Squared - Exhibit by artist-mothers about their experiences of making art while raising young kids. Reception: Sept. 17, 5-7pm. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 9 W. Henry St.

Inaugural Fold - Paintings, drawings and sculpture curated by Arthur Kouwenhoven and Casey Belogorska, including works by local artists. Atwell's Art and Frames, 228 W. Broughton St.

Jazz Improvisations - Amiri Farris exhibits vivid paintings and mixed media celebrating jazz musicians. Friedman's Fine Art, 28 W. State St.

Lineage - A series of large scale abstract line drawings by Alexis Javier Perez. Local 11ten, 1110 Bull St.

Mapping the Past - Maps dating back as far as the late 16th century depicting North America, Great Britain and the world. SCAD Museum, 227 MLK Jr. Blvd

Merica - Group show celebrates U.S. idiosyncracy. Co-Lab, 631 E. Broad St.

No Ordinary Folk - An exhibition of sculpture, drawings and paintings from self-taught folk artists from around the Southeast. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St.

Guitar Art - Annual show of Gretsch guitars used as canvases by local artists. Part of Savannah Folk Music Festival. Ellis Square Visitors Center, Barnard and Bryan

Picturing the Beast - Group show of limited edition trade portfolio prints highlighting uses of animal imagery. Hall Street Gallery, 212 W. Hall St.

Tease - Solo exhibition by Elizabeth Winnel featuring expressionistic mixed media. Reception: Sept. 17, 7-10pm. Mr. Beast, 1522 Bull St.

The Willing Room: Poetic Projections of Home - Artist Kathleen Fritz has built a 500 sq. ft installation using poems to explore human relationships. Reception: Sept. 17, 6-9pm. Artist Talk: Oct. 3, 3-5pm. Indigo Sky Gallery, 915 Waters Ave.

Thinc Art debut - Grand opening of new gallery space in ThincSavannah. Features work by Matt Hebermehl, Rachel Raab, Chris Kienke and more. Opening reception: Sept. 16, 4-6pm. ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard St. 3rd Floor,

Taylor Scholarship Benefit - Local artist Tiffani Taylor hosts an opening reception for a collection of her paintings at Ruth's Chris on Sept. 23 at 6:30pm. Silent auction during the event benefits the Tiffani Taylor Scholarship at SCAD. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, 111 W. Bay St.

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

Wall Works - Paintings by Heath Ritch, Chad Hoover, Milutin Pavlovic, Julio Garcia, Todd Schroeder, and Morgan Santander done directly on the walls of the exhibition space. Opening reception: Sept. 17, 6-9pm. Slate Grey Studios, 4117 Montgomery St.

Watercolors - Sid Denham exhibits his work at the newly opened gallery at St. Paul's Episcopal. Closing reception: Oct. 3, 12pm. Louise Shipps Gallery at St. Paul's, 34th St and Abercorn St.