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Exhibits & openings this week
Nature photography by Dr. Michael Weinman is on display through October at the Merrill Lynch building on Hodgson Memorial Drive

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. ,

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

Artsy's 4th Anniversary - The River Street frame and print shop celebrates it's 4th year in business. Reception: Oct. 1, 7-10pm. Artsy's, 427 E. River St.

Birds in Flight - An installation by Matt Hebermehl of his signature, patterned bird forms hanging in the Jepson's atrium. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St.

Desoto Strut - Monthly art block party returns from summer hiatus. Features group exhibits at the Starland Gallery and Desotorow Gallery. Open studios. Coffee and cupcakes. Fire spinning and more. Saturday, Oct. 2, 5-10pm. Desoto Row, between 40th and 41st 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. ,

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,

Nature Graphics - A diverse collection of nature photography by Dr. Michael Weinman. Runs through Oct. 30. Merrill 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. ,

The Art Cure - Paintings by breast cancer survivors plus additional works donated by other artists. A month long silent auction with proceeds benefiting Susan G Komen Foundation. Opening reception: Oct. 1, 5-9pm. Horizon Gallery, 206 E. Bay 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.,

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.,