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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. 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.

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

Jerome Lawrence - The artist was diagnosed in 1982 as paranoid schizophrenic, but continued to paint. Jerome literally painted himself out of the corner his illness had driven him to. His commissioned works are featured in collections around the Southeast, and he has exhibited at the High Museum of Art and the Carter Center. 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. The Butcher art gallery, 19 E Bay St, downtown Savannah, Georgia. Exhibition runs 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. Percentage of sales will benefit the work of Hospice Savannah. 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 August 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.

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. Decisions Business Center, 2702 Hopkins 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