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Exhibits & openings this week
Prints by Kent Amber are up at Gallery Espresso; closing reception is Dec. 30

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. ,

Finding Balance - New work from photographer Liza Crowley Judson and jewelry designer Heather Lindsey Stewart. Kobo Gallery , 33 Barnard 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. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. ,

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. ,

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.

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. ,

Prints by Kent Ambler - Ambler is an SC-based print maker who hand carves blocks depicting everything from street scenes to nature. Closing reception: Dec. 30, 6-9pm. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. ,

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.

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