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Exhibits & openings this week
‘The Artist's Hand' is a unique tribute to local cultural figure Robyn Reeder, featuring a collaborative and interactive exhibit featuring work by many of Savannah's most notable cutting-edge artists. Opening reception Sat. Nov. 12, 6-10 p.m. at The Soda Shop on Liberty St.

Alter-Ego: A Decade of Work by Anthony Goicolea - This midcareer survey consists of approximately 30 works, including photographs, drawings, videos, and mixed-media installations by this Cuban-American, Georgia born artist. Through January 8. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 West York St.,

Betsy Cain: In Situ - Savannah painter Cain's first solo show at the Jepson looks at "how a place inhabits you over time. A personal excavation of meanings." Show runs through Dec 4. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St.,

Beyond Utility: Pottery Created by Enslaved Hands - Although made for utilitarian purposes, the 19th century jars, jugs and other vessels exemplify the work of experienced artisans who were enslaved people, including David Drake, also known as "Dave the Potter." Show runs through Dec. 17. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St.,

From the Top - "Unseen views from Savannah's Signature Buildings." A collection of high rise and architectural photography by artist Tim Foster. Art is displayed in the 2nd floor, formerly the cafe. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St.,

Holy Windows, Batman! - "...a cathedral view" by Erica Rollings features modern interpretations of historic cathedral windows from around the world. Nov. 3-Dec. 1, Liquid Sands Gallery, 5 W. York St.

Magic Passion Love - An opportunity to co-create positive energy with other artists. Nov. 9-Jan. 8 at Caraway Cafe. Artist submissions received by November 1 are eligible for a cash prize. Denise Elliot-Vernon, Eric Wooddall and Doug Chayka are the judges of the theme entries. Art will be on display at Caraway Cafe until January 8 and available for purchase. The winner will be announced at the artist reception on Thursday, November 10 from 6-8 p.m. Singer Jill Chang will perform throughout the evening. Caraway Cafe, Abercorn & Broughton Streets

Midway - Tobia Makover will exhibit never-before-seen multimedia photo encaustics that center around this small Georgia town, rich with Civil War and Civil Rights history. Nov. 17-22. Oglethorpe Gallery, 406 E. Oglethorpe Ave.

Projectives - Recent photographs by Elise Marie Wille. Exhibition runs Nov. 2-30. Reception Nov. 18,6-9 pm. A series of platinum/ palladium inkblot-like tests that focus on the psychological responses to the medical and creature-like imagery. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.,

Ray Ellis: New prints - The Ray Ellis Gallery/Compass Prints, Inc. will release three new limited edition prints for the 2011 season. ‘Egrets Rising' and ‘Sailing by the Pines' and ‘Morning Sail' are all from oils painted this year. Ellis will be signing new editions Friday, Nov. 11 from 3-6 p.m. Come by the gallery to preview the prints or call early and reserve a low number. Also on exhibit: "Before the Painting": A collection of 24 small preliminary sketches from the archives. The exhibition will be up until Dec. 24. Gallery Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ray Ellis Gallery , 205 W. Congress St.

Real Abstractions - Recent works by Carol Taylor, Oct. 22-Nov. 15. Taylor edits and distills her subjects down to the basic elements (color, shape, value and line) and principles of design (rhythm, balance and repetition) that abstract the imagery. Dragonfly Studio, 1204 Highway 80, Tybee Island

St. Paul's Small Works Show - St. Paul's Episcopal Church hosts 2nd Annual Small Works Art Market. Artists' reception on Sunday, November 13 from 3-5 p.m. The show provides an opportunity for the community to purchase one-of-a-kind, two-dimensional art for gifts or to add to their personal collections. All artworks featured in the show are no larger than 18" x 18", with a price tag no larger than $250. Nov. 6-Jan. 2. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1802 Abercorn St.
State of Nature - Collage by Marcus Kenney; old wall paper, shopping bags, children's book illustrations, receipts, taxidermy, personal letters and reproductions of proverbial paintings are jumbled together in a disarming melange of imagery. Nov. 3-Dec. 3. 1704 Lincoln, 1704 Lincoln St.

The Artist's Hand (A show of appreciation for Robyn Reeder) - A collaborative and interactive exhibition featuring work by Andrew Brodhead, DRZ, Matt Hebermehl, Adolfo Hernandez, Panhandle Slim, Rachael Perisho, RAABstract, Jose Ray and Zteven. Nov. 12-Dec. 4. Reception Nov. 12, 6-10 pm. Nine artists create a portrait from a template image on panel. Defining the exhibition is a portrait of Robyn Reeder, an influential and beloved figure in the Savannah community. You are invited to curate your own version of the exhibition: a square from one artist's portrait of Robyn can be lifted from the wall and traded with a square from another artist's portrait of her. A portion of proceeds to benefit the Lewis Cancer and Research Pavillion. The Soda Shop, 409 E. Liberty St.,

The Fog - Opening of the public art installation "The Fog". A 46,000 sq. ft. outdoor contemporary art exhibition made from miles of reclaimed cotton fabric and twine. Saturday, November 12. Opening reception, 4 p.m. - dusk, is free and open to the public. Nestled in the wooded grounds of the historic Savannah Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center, just 2.3 miles west of I-95, on highway GA 204 (Abercorn Extension) west to 681 Fort Argyle Road, Savannah, Ga. 31419. Created and presented by local artists Toni Dammicci and Emily Brodowski in cooperation with the Savannah Ogeechee Historical Society.