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Exhibits & openings this week
The Jepson Center hosts a unique exhibit by Matt Hebermehl. ‘Birds in Flight' features his signature flying bird forms hanging from the ceiling of the Atrium. The exhibit opens with a reception this Thursday, Sept. 23, 6-8 p.m.

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

5"x7" Art Auction - Over 200 donated works including photos, paintings and ceramics from local artists such as Betsy Cain, Carolyn Graham, Lori Keith Robinson and more. Proceeds benefit for Hospice Savannah. Closing reception and final bids: Oct. 8, 5:30-7:30pm. Hospice Savannah Gallery , 1352 Eisenhower Dr.,

Abandoned - Solo exhibition by Cindy Tower featuring large-scale oil paintings depicting dilapidated factories, weathered buildings and overgrown landscapes. Runs through Sept. 24. Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian 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 of the airport. Airport Art Gallery, Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport,

Birds in Flight - An installation by Matt Hebermehl of his signature, patterned bird forms hanging in the Jepson's atrium. Opening reception: Sept. 23, 6-8pm. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St.,

Featured Artist: Minseon Gu - Gu, an Atlanta based artist, blends traditional Korean styles with artisan paper to create beautifully textured works on canvas and hand-painted 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 that are "not for the timid." Gallery 209, 209 E. River St.

Four Squared - An exhibition by four artist-mothers about their experiences of making art amongst the chaos of raising young children. 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 Betsy Cain, Harry Delorme, Jeff Doran, Matt Hebermehl, Bertha Husband and Milutin Pavlovic. Atwell's Art and Frames , 228 W. Broughton St.

Jazz Improvisations - Artist Amiri Farris exhibits a collection of vivid paintings and mixed media works celebrating jazz musicians. Runs through Sept. 27. 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.

Longitudes and Latitudes - An exhibition of student work inspired by study-abroad experiences. Runs through October 12. AASU Fine Arts Gallery, 11935 Abercorn St.

Mapping the Past - Collection of historical 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 - A group art show celebrating the idiosyncrasies of our great nation. The Co-Lab, 631 E. Broad St.,

Nature Graphics - A diverse collection of nature photography by Dr. Michael Weinman. Runs through Oct. 30. Merril Lynch Building, 7414 Hodgson Memorial Dr.

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. ,

Noteworthy Art - The annual exhibition of Gretsch guitars used as canvases by local artists. Part of the Savannah Folk Music Festival. Ellis Square Visitors Center, Barnard and Bryan Sts.,

Picturing the Beast - A group exhibition of limited edition trade portfolio prints highlighting the uses of animal imagery in contemporary printmaking. Runs through Sept. 24. Hall Street Gallery, 212 W. Hall St.,

The Take Off - Oil and acrylic paintings by artists Overstreet Ducasse, Dree Rhodesis and Roosevelt Watson, collectively known as the DEEPressionists. Runs through Oct. 15. SSU Social Sciences Building Gallery

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

Tiffani 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 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.

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. Slate Grey Studios, 4117 Montgomery St.

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