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Exhibits & openings this week
‘Memoirs of a Plastic Person,' featuring work by Dick Bjornseth opens at Desotorow with a reception this Friday

AASU Undergraduate Art Exhibit - A group show, titled "9+1", featuring work that includes pottery, photography and design by 10 senior art majors at AASU. Reception: Dec. 3, 5:30pm. Savannah Mall, first floor, 14045 Abercorn St. ,

in a Manger - A collection of Nativity sets from around the world. Presented by the Council of Catholic Women. Exhibit is two days only: Dec. 4, 4-7pm & Dec. 5, 9:30am-1pm, 3-5pm. St. Frances Cabrini Church, 11500 Middleground Rd.,

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. ,

Christmas Artist Market - Features a variety of gift-sized art perfect for the holidays. Louise Shipps Gallery at St. Paul's, 34th St and Abercorn St,

Cool Yule - A trunk show featuring work by a dozen local artists and crafters. Also art labs for kids and more. December 4, 10am-5pm. Jepson Center - Eckburg Atrium, 207 W. York St. ,

Fragmented Desires - A collection of new work by local artist Laurie Darby based off European damask patterns found on wallpaper, upholstery and other items. Runs through Jan. 23, 2011. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. ,

Gestures of Breakfast - A collection of new paintings by Erin De Rosa. Runs through Jan. 2. Seed Eco Lounge, 39 Montgomery St.

I Have Marks to Make - An exhibition featuring work made by a diverse group of individuals from the community with disabilities or in a therapeutic context. Opening reception: Dec. 5, 2-5pm. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. ,

Le Mistral - A collection of works created by Jerome Meadows during a residency at the Dora Maar house in southern France. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave.,

Memoirs of a Plastic Person - Artist Dick Bjornseth explores cultural revisionism and mid-20th century iconography through a series of photographs involving dolls, candy and other items. Opening reception: Dec. 3, 7-9pm Desotorow Gallery , 2427 Desoto Ave. ,

Modern Masters from the Smithsonian - Paintings and sculptures from mid-20th century artists taken from the Smithsonian collection. Runs through Feb. 6, 2011. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. ,

National Arts Program - Annual art exhibition program for City employees and families, with close to 100 works of art on display. Runs through Dec. 17. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery , 9 W. Henry St.,

New Work 2010 - Featured artist is Peter Polites, who paints detailed landscapes inspired by the coastal marshes. Show also includes work by Meryl Truett, Tiffani Taylor, Maureen Kerstein and others. Runs through Jan. 1. Off the Wall Gallery (45 Bistro), 123 E. Broughton St. ,

Nice People Who Make Cool Things - A holiday sale featuring a variety of goods made by 10 different local artists. Ceramics, metals, textiles, prints and more. Two days only: Dec. 4 & 11, 10am-4pm. 2323 Barnard St. Barnard at 40th 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. ,

Open Windows and Doors - A collection of minimal, composition-focused paintings by Amanda Hanlon as well as ceramics by Neil Austing. Runs through Jan. 2, 2011. Hospice Savannah Gallery , 1352 Eisenhower Dr. ,

The Art of Kahlil Gibran - Pieces from the Telfair's collection of Gibran's work, a visionary artist best known for writing "The Prophet," one of the best selling works of the 20th century. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. ,

Tibby Llewellyn - A mix of framed and wearable batik works from Llewellyn, a self-taught artist. Gallery 209, 209 E. River St.

Tybee Arts Association Auction - Original pieces of art auctioned in memory of Anne Monaghan. 25 percent of proceeds benefit Hospice Savannah. December 4, 7 p.m. at the American Legion on Tybee, 14 Veterans Dr.

When the world goes sour and the milk blows up - A colorful meditation on existential crises by Joel Cothran. Mr. Beast, 1522 Bull St. ,