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Exhibits & openings this week
Work by Preston Orr is at Gallery Espresso

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. ,

Featured Artist: Joel Cothran - The local artist is the artist of the month at Local 11Ten. His work features airbrushed messages that are often existential in nature. Local 11ten, 1110 Bull 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. ,

Kristen Allen & Chase Baltz - Work by two young artists. Allen is a painter interested in color and contrast. Baltz is illustration oriented with an eye toward editorial-style work. Opening reception: Jan. 5, 7-9pm. JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St. ,

Mixed Media by Preston Orr - Orr is a local artist who incorporates printmaking techniques with spray paint and natural materials preserved in resin. Reception: Jan 31, time TBA. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull 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.

Not My Mother's Dream - New art from Randy Parker including paintings, etchings, sculptures and furniture. Black Dog Studio, 539-541 East Liberty Street, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 4:30 pm.

Structures of Chaos - A solo exhibition of work by Timothy Jackson. Runs through Jan. 28. Opening reception: Jan. 14, 5-7pm. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery , 9 W. Henry St. ,

Things I Saw - An exhibition of work by Vancouver photographer Jim Roche. Runs through Jan. 27. Closing reception: Jan 26, noon. AASU Fine Arts Gallery