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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.

Call for Artists - The City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs is seeking artists to exhibit at Gallery S.P.A.C.E. in 2013. Exhibiting at Gallery S.P.A.C.E. provides artists with an opportunity for a public reception, promotion, and exhibition experience, as well as exposure to Savannah's visual art community. In conjunction with an exhibition, artists are required to develop and present a learning opportunity to the public such as a workshop, lecture or demonstration. All mediums will be considered for a non-degree seeking solo or group exhibition, including video and installation pieces. Proposals should be professionally presented and should include a cover letter; a resume; an artist statement; a previous exhibition record; 10-12 digital images of work to be considered; and a self-addressed, and a stamped envelope if the proposal needs to be returned. Deadline for submissions is September 7 at 4 p.m. Proposals should be submitted to Debra Zumstein, Arts Programs Coordinator, City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 W. Henry St., Savannah, GA 31401. Guidelines are available online at Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St.,

Candy Colored Series - Paintings by local artist Diane Kuenzli. Her landscapes filled with dancing trees are vivid layers of color. Show will hang through August 15. Dragonfly Studio, 1204 Highway 80

Deborah Oden - Curated by Casey Roland Belogorska and styled by Arthur Bennett Kouwenhoven, Jr. Show runs through August 31. Local 11ten, 1110 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

Gallery S.P.A.C.E. - A collection of work that explores the phenomenology of perception. A. Baxter Frost presents, "Perception". This unique art exhibit will be open to the public and on display August 10 - 31. The opening reception will be held Friday, Aug. 10, 5-7 p.m. Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St., Savannah

Jerome Lawrence - The artist was diagnosed in 1982 as paranoid schizophrenic, but continued to paint. The show will be on display until October 28. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 34th and Abercorn

Journey to the Beloved Community - Story quilts By Beth Mount, who partners with the Telfair Museum and sculptor and artist Jerome Meadows to bring this celebration of Citizen Advocacy relationship-building to town. July 19 - October 14. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St.

Luc Ebner - Ebner works with oil on glass to explore multiple visual perspectives. Opening reception Fri. Aug. 10 from 7pm - 10pm at The Butcher art gallery, 19 E Bay St, downtown Savannah, Georgia. Exhibition runs from August 10 through September 4. The Butcher , 19 E. Bay St.

Savannah & The Lowcountry: Homes, Squares & Marshes - A show of watercolors, oils and acrylics by Savannah artists Mimi Diamond and Wayne Chambers will hang through August 30 in the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, located directly across from the Health Department. Hospice Savannah Art Gallery , 1352 Eisenhower Dr.

Stranger in Paradise: The Works of Rev. Howard Finster - Exhibition features 168 works by visionary north Georgia artist Howard Finster. Exhibit up through Aug. 19. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St.

The Efflorescent Present - Mixed media work of Jessica Sornson. Each piece in this series has transformed from a rusty old saw blade into a fully functioning clock with organic designs. Exhibit runs August 6- 31. A reception for the artist will be held on Friday, August 17 from 6-8 pm. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

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