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Exhibits & openings this week
Whimsical work by Jessica Knapp at Gallery Espresso; reception Thursday

Aldwyth: Work v./Work n. - Collage and assemblage 1991-2009 by this reclusive Hilton Head artist, now in her 70s. Jepson Center for the Arts through 5/17

Ellen Susan: Soldier Portraits - Local photographer uses a 150-year old method to capture striking portraits of contemporary soldiers. Runs through July 25. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St.

Fibers Guild - The Fiber Guild of the Savannah's present works by their members and includes spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet, basketry, quilting, dyeing and jewelry. Runs through 4/30. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery , 9 W. Henry St.

Hank Weisman - This local woodturner is Artist of the Month for April 2010 at River Street's Gallery 209, at 209 E. River St.

Hard Time, Long Time - An exhibit of original tattoo designs by local artist Kenny Ward. Runs through 4/30. Stranded Tattoo Studios, 131 Drayton St.

It's Spring Again - Constructed wall hangings and paintings by Jessica Knapp. A bizarre blend of adorable and blood-thirsty. Runs through April 29. Reception: 4/15, 6-9pm. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. ,

Lavar Munroe: Art of Illustration - Digitally colored graphite drawing and mixed media pieces with complex compositions. Opening reception: 4/18, 3-5pm. Runs through 6/12. Beach Institute

Lens-Based Image - A group show guest curated by Meryl Truett featuring mixed-media lens-based work. Runs through April 21. Desotorow Gallery , 2427 Desoto Ave.

New Dawn at Horizon Gallery - The Horizon Gallery is under new ownership and they will celebrate their grand opening this weekend. Open house reception: 4/18, 3-7pm. Horizon Gallery, 206 E. Bay St.

New paintings of the South - Ray Ellis unveils a collection of paintings inspired by the greater Savannah area. Ray Ellis Gallery , 205 W. Congress St.

Painters' Reel: Contemporary Painters of Georgia - The exhibition features 11 contemporary painters from across the state, representing a cross-section of Georgia's vibrant visual art scene. Organized by the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon. Runs thru May 17. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St.

Philip Perkis: 50 Years of Photographs - A retrospective of work from the NY-based photographer's illustrious career capturing intimate moments and pastoral scenes. Runs through 9/19. Telfair Museum of Art,

Rules of Play - Exhibition by Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea who depicts seemingly impractical objects that belie complex, thought-provoking and clever observations about the constructs of power in our globalizing society. Gallery talk and reception: 4/30, 5-8pm.Gutstein Gallery , 201 E. Broughton St.

Selected Work by Robert Friedman - A local artist who made a name for himself with ceramics, exhibits a collection of work including sculpture and primal acrylic paintings. Runs through April 30. Opening Reception 4/18, 5-7pm. JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St.

Seven - Seven members of SCAD's Foundations department hold a group show. Works on display range from sculptures in clay, to photographs, paintings and ink drawings. Runs through 4/18. Indigo Sky Gallery, 915 Waters Ave.

Spring Doubts: New Work by Matt Hebermehl - Colorful motifs are a big part of this solo show from local painter Matt Hebermehl. Local 11ten, 1110 Bull St.

The Nude Show - A group featuring different artists' concepts of nudity. Reception: 4/24, 6-10pm. The Co-Laboratory, 631 E. Broad St.

Through the Woods - A solo show by California artist Clare Rojas whose work pulls imagery from a variety of traditions to create poignant allegorical narratives. Runs through 5/9. Reception: 4/30, 6-8pm. Pinnacle Gallery , 320 E. Liberty St.

Where the Winged Things Are - Photo exhibit by Carly Jurach incorporating models dressed in custom made costumes inspired by birds. Reception: 4/17, 7pm. Indigo Arts Center, 703D Louisville Rd.

Work by Jeff Zeigler - A collection of folk and abstract paintings by local artist Jeff Zeigler. Opening Reception: 4/1, 7pm. The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.

Works of Ordinary Madness - An eclectic collection of work by Heath Rich, including drawings, paintings and other pieces. Opening reception: 4/16, 6-9pm. Slate Grey Studios, 4117 Montgomery St.