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Exhibits & openings this week
Pieces hanging in the City Hall rotunda were created by SCAD students, who explored the qualities that make space unique. They will be on display for the next six months as part of the City's Art in City Hall program.

All is well (Damn right it is) - New works by local artist Eric David Wooddell. Mandalas and collages inspired by the amazing times we live in. Ghost Town Tattoo, Montgomery & Congress Sts.

Art in City Hall - A group show featuring work by SCAD students who used Savannah City Hall as a subject to explore the qualities that make a space memorable and rich with meaning. City Hall, 1st floor rotunda, Bay and Bull Sts.

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.

Chittlin' Circuit Review - Works by artist and muralist, Rik Freeman, in conjunction with the Black Heritage Festival. A series of oil paintings based on the origin and roots of "Blues" music. Opening reception: Feb. 6, 3-5pm Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St.

Confronting History: Jacob Lawrence - The John Brown and Hiroshima print series by Jacob Lawrence. Part of the Evans collection, and on display in conjunction with the Black Heritage Festival. SCAD Museum, 227 MLK Jr. Blvd

Digital Explorations in Sculpture - Savannah-based sculptor Andrew F. Scott einterprets traditional forms and ideas, bringing them into a modern context in works ranging from digitally-printed and laser-cut sculpture, to wall reliefs and prints. Part of Pulse Festival. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St.

Dislocate: Reactions to Transition, Relocation and Identity - A group show of artists responding to the challenges of living in new places. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave.

Faith Ringgold: Story Quilts and Freedom Quests - Ringgold is a celebrated African American painter, mixed media sculptor, performance artist and illustrator. Features 60 pieces from across four decades, including a number of Ringgold's most recent works. SCAD Museum, 227 MLK Jr. Blvd

Georgia Artists for SBF - Three renowned Georgian artists, including Rose Leavell, Steve Penley and Cindy Wallace are part of an exhibit in conjunction with the Savannah Book Festival. Jepson Center - Trustees Gallery, 207 W. York St.

Heresy - Interpretations of Medieval woodcuts exploring the imagery of alchemy and witchcraft from Savannah artist Mary Ann Blackstone. Closing reception: Feb. 24, 6-9pm. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

Irene Mayo - Mayo is a New York native whose impressionistic paintings are inspired by life in the Lowcountry. Opening reception: Feb. 3, 6-8pm JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St.

Kinetic Potentials - Works by Jeff Doran exploring energy transfer with ink, water and urethane. Runs through March 25. Opening reception: Feb. 3, 6-8:30pm. ThincSavannah, 35 Barnard St. Suite 300

Lowcountry Perspectives - Paintings depicting African American life in the Lowcountry by local artists including Richard Law, Allen Fireall, Carol Lasell Miller and Amiri Farris. Opening reception: January 13, 5:30-7:30pm. Hospice Savannah Gallery , 1352 Eisenhower Dr.

Making the Invisible Visible - Two interactive installations by artist Zach Liberman: Manual Input Sessions allows to create digital shapes and sounds with their hands; Janus Machine processes 3-D portraits of gallery visitors. Through Feb. 6.

New Beginnings Youth Art Exhibition - A show celebrating the talent of local middle-school and high-school students. Works included in this year's juried exhibition are based on the 2011 Black Heritage Festival theme, "Our Culture is Our Journey." Opening reception: Feb. 9, 6:30-8:30pm. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 9 W. Henry St.

Richard Law - The local, self-taught artist whose work reflects his Lowcountry upbringing. Part of the Black Heritage Festival. Opening reception: Feb. 11, 6pm. SSU Social Sciences Building Gallery

SCADDY Awards exhibit - A show featuring the best examples of advertising art created by SCAD students, in conjunction with their annual SCADDY awards program. Gutstein Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St.

Second Line Mural - A large scale indoor mural by painter Adolfo Hernandez. Second Line , 306 W. Upper Factors Walk

Yada Yada Yada - Joel Cothran shows a collection of new work utilizing language, color and airbrush technique. Opening reception: Feb. 4, 6-8pm Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. cs