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Exhibits & openings this week

Art at War: Changing Attitudes - The Beach Institute in conjunction with the Hurn Museum highlights the historical shift in the way artists depict war. Previously glorifying it, they now stress its horror and depravity. May 5 - Aug 30. Hours: Tue-Sat 12-5 pm. Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St.,

Brian Antoine Woods - Brian Antoine Woods artworks are on display at the Midtown Municipal Building from January 24- June 29. Woods' work illustrates the oral history of his family, the Rakestraws, a generation of settlers, slaves, farmers, and pioneers who experienced the evolution of cotton first-hand. Woods has performed volunteer work and teaching with the 21st Century afterschool program and at the City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs Spring Break art camp. Midtown Municipal Building, 601 E. 66th St.

Ceaseless Horizon - Recent Text Paintings by Bertha Husband April 28 through June 29. Exhibition included with admission. Six large acrylic paintings which draw upon cartography, historical text and image painted over the textual background, which sometimes reveals an unforeseen message. Ships of the Sea Museum, 41 MLK Jr. Blvd.

Creatures - An exhibition of recent works by local artist Gabrielle Hague. Show runs through June 30. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

Doing Their Part: Girl Scouts in WWII - The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum hosts this exhibit in honor of their outstanding wartime contributions on the homefront. This temporary exhibit will be in place throughout 2012 in celebration of the Girl Scout's 100th Anniversary. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave., Pooler

Girl Scout Centennial Exhibit - As part of an ongoing rotating art exhibition in Savannah's City Hall Rotunda, the City has mounted a photograph exhibit in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts. The exhibit features historic images from the collections of the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace and the Girl Scouts First Headquarters, depicting the Savannah Girl Scouts' interaction with the City of Savannah during the early to mid-20th century, including Girl Scout events at City properties and Girl Scouts with City officials at City Hall.

Gold Series - The newly renovated Massie Heritage Center presents this solo exhibition by Jessica Scott-Felder through July 30. The Massie Heritage Center is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Massie Heritage Center, 207 E. Gordon St.

Gullah Living - Work by Tybee artist Samantha Claar from June 8-29. Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St.

Happy Medium - A collaborative show featuring Kalin Allen, Sam Bryer, John Faircloth, Cheralynn Johnston, Heather MacRae, William Ruller, William Singer, Ben Tollefson, Jen Small and Jane Winfield. June 29-July 11, with a reception June 29, 6-9 pm. Gallery Hours Mon-Fri 2-6 pm. Ashmore Gallery, 412 MLK Jr Blvd.

Ink & Bones - Street level art pieces by Corey Houlihan, made of spray paint, acrylic paint and markers on found wood, skateboard decks and sometimes canvas. Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.

Stranger in Paradise: The Works of Rev. Howard Finster - Exhibition features 168 works by visionary north Georgia artist Howard Finster. Reception Thurs. June 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy Finster-inspired food and live banjo music by Joe Flanders. At 6:30 pm, Tommy Littleton, former director of Finster's Paradise Gardens will provide a recollection of Finster. At 7 p.m., Film Screening: "Athens, GA/Inside-Out." Folk art and rock and roll converge in this rarely-screened classic documentary about Athens, Georgia, in the 1980s. Free to members. $5 non-members admission special. Exhibit up through the summer. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St.

The Voice Within - The works of Mary C. Leto & Mira B. Scott. Paper making lecture by Mary C. Leto in August (date TBA). Mary C. Leto is a conceptual artist specializing in hand made paper and books. Mira Scott's work is influenced by the expressionist style of Gauguin known as Synthetism. July 7-Aug. 17, reception Sat. July 7 6-8 p.m. Picture This Gallery, 78D Arrow Road, Hilton Head

Vibrant Life - Work by local folk/abstract artist Jeff Zeigler. Currently one can call (912) 655-4204, or e-mail in order to set up viewing time appointments. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, July 18, 7-11pm. Decisions Business Center, 2702 Hopkins St.

Visions of The Prophet - May 26-September 16 at the Telfair Academy. Selected works from the Telfair's collection of Gibran's visual art.