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Exhibits & openings this week
William Armstrong's much-anticipated seasonal show happens this weekend; opening reception is Friday and show continues Sat. & Sun.

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. ,

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. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. ,

Chakaia Booker, ‘Sustain' - The SCAD exhibitions department presents Sustain, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Chakaia Booker. Sustain pairs Booker's signature abstract sculptures fashioned from found tires with a series of photogravures the artist recently created at SCAD. Highlighting her use of sustainable materials, these prints offer a rare view of the artist's process as she ceremoniously forages the industrial landscape.

Collected Work of Harriett Speer - Speer is a language teacher and self-taught artist who transforms the act of observation into something transcendent. Louise Shipps Gallery at St. Paul's, 34th St and Abercorn St,

Death Mask and Macabre Artifacts - The death mask of General Joseph Wheeler, mourning broaches and bones collected from the gravesite of Button Gwinnett, among other items. Runs through Nov. 15. Georgia Historical Society, 501 Whitaker St. ,

Finding Art in Nature - Three women's views, featuring the work of Doris Grieder, Sonya Ho, & Stephanie Tames. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard 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. ,

Genesis: Painting with light - An exhibition of work from Carl Kotheimer, who uses light to paint on the camera's digital canvas. Music has been selected to set the mood of the work. Reception: Oct. 15, 5-7pm. Goldeneye Gallery, 5 W. York St.

Heart, Spirit and Soul - An eclectic exhibition of paintings, sculptures and other items by artists Ron Shaffer, Betsy Haun, Carolyne Graham and Margaret Clay. JEA Art Gallery, 5111 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. 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. ,

Southern Ease - A group exhibition celebrating the charm of living and working in the Southeast. Artists included; Brynn Carroll, Jan Clayton-Pagratis, Laura Dinello, Nancy Doolan, David Kaminsky, Ikeda Lowe, John Olenyik, Lori Keith Robinson, Cedric Smith, and Daniel Smith. Oct. 21st - Nov 13th. Reception Oct. 21, 5-8pm. Chroma Gallery, 31 Barnard St.

The Art Cure - Paintings by breast cancer survivors plus works donated by other artists. A month long silent auction with proceeds benefiting Susan G Komen Foundation. Horizon Gallery, 206 E. Bay St.,

The Night Gardener - Whimsical new paintings by Lisa Ocampo that will resonate with Lewis Carroll fans. Opening reception (attendees are encouraged to wear costumes): Oct. 22, 6-9pm. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. ,

Tybee Festival of the Arts - Juried art show and live music in South Beach parking lot. Rain or shine. Sat. Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. South Beach Parking Lot, Tybee Island. Free and open to the public,

William Armstrong - Seasonal art show by one of Savannah's most popular artists, William Armstrong, is October 15-17. Opening reception Friday, October 15, 5-10 p.m. at the William Armstrong Art Studio, 145 Habersham Street. Free and open to the public, featuring wine, hors d'oeuvres and more. The exhibit continues Saturday, October 16 from 1-6 p.m. and Sunday, October 17 from 1-5 p.m. The latest exhibit showcases 41 paintings.

Un/Inhabited - Art by Alison Elizabeth Taylor through Oct. 29, at Pei Ling Chan Gallery, MLK Blvd. SCAD exhibitions department presents an exhibition of two-dimensional works and an installation by Alison Elizabeth Taylor who introduces marquetry, or wood veneer inlay, into the vocabulary of contemporary art.