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Exhibits & openings this week
Work by Panhandle Slim and son Tex is at Lulu's Chocolate Bar; opening reception is Thursday night from 6-8:30 p.m.

Birds in Flight - An installation by Matt Hebermehl of his signature, patterned bird forms hanging in the Jepson's atrium. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St.

Chakaia Booker, ‘Sustain' - SCAD exhibitions department presents a solo exhibition featuring the work of Chakaia Booker. Sustain pairs Booker's signature abstract sculptures fashioned from found tires with a series of photogravures the artist recently created at SCAD.

Collected Work of Harriett Speer - Speer is a language teacher and self-taught artist who transforms the act of observation into something transcendent. Louise Shipps Gallery at St. Paul's, 34th St and Abercorn St

David Wolobah - An exhibition of colorful landscapes by Wolobah, who is visiting from Monrovia, Liberia. SSU Social Sciences Building Gallery

Death mask and macabre artifacts - The death mask of General Joseph Wheeler, mourning broaches and bones collected from the gravesite of Button Gwinnett, among other items. Georgia Historical Society, 501 Whitaker St.

Debbie Mueller & Tad Willis - The featured artists at 209 include Mueller, who works with pottery and ceramic, and Willis, a self-taught painter. Gallery 209, 209 E. River St.

Facing the Sun - French expressionist Jean Claude Roy debuts new work. Grand Bohemian Gallery , 700 Drayton St.

Four Squared - An exhibition by four artist-mothers about their experiences of making art amongst the chaos of raising young children. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery , 9 W. Henry St. Closes Oct. 29.

Heart, Spirit and Soul - An eclectic exhibition of paintings, sculptures and other items by artists Ron Shaffer, Betsy Haun, Carolyne Graham and Margaret Clay. JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St.

Kobo Group Show - Featured artists include Doris Grieder (fibers), Sonya Ho (encaustic painting) and Stephanie Tames (pine needle art). Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard St.

Mapping the Past - Collection of historical maps dating back as far as the late 16th century depicting North America, Great Britain and the world. SCAD Museum, 227 MLK Jr. Blvd

No Boundaries - An multi-media exhibition of work by people with disabilities in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. SSU King-Frazier Student Center

No Ordinary Folk - An exhibition of sculpture, drawings and paintings from self-taught folk artists from around the Southeast. Runs through January 3, 2011. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St.

Panhandle Slim, Tex Monroe and Friends - Local folk artist Panhandle Slim and his son Tex host an exhibit featuring their paintings along with work by some of Tex's Kindergarten friends. Opening reception (costumes encouraged): Oct. 28, 6-8:30pm. Lulu's Chocolate Bar, 42 MLK Jr. Blvd.

Rights, Relationships and Roadtrips - A collection of photos shot during the 50th anniversary conference of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Reception: Nov. 2, 6-8pm. Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.

Southern Ease - A group show celebrating Southern living. Featuring Jan Clayton-Pagratis, Laura Dinello, David Kaminsky, John Olenyik, Lori Keith Robinson, Cedric Smith and more. Chroma Gallery, 31 Barnard St.

Spill - Juried exhibition featuring 25 works exploring responses to the Gulf oil disaster. Gallery Talk: Oct. 31, 3-5pm. Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave.

Art Cure - Work by breast cancer survivors plus works donated by other artists. Month long silent auction benefits Susan G Komen Foundation. Closing reception: Oct. 29, 5-9pm. Horizon Gallery, 206 E. Bay St.

The Gift of Family Photography - A touching collection of portraits of hospice patients and their families. Hospice Savannah Gallery , 1352 Eisenhower Dr.

The Night Gardener - Whimsical new paintings by Lisa Ocampo that will resonate with Lewis Carroll fans. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

Tiffani Taylor auction - New work featured at re-opening of Ruth's Chris. Silent auction proceeds benefit SCAD Scholarship fund. Opening reception (ft. live music by Roger Moss): Oct. 28, 5-8pm. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, 111 W. Bay St.

Watercolor Extravaganza - Watercolor classes with painter Dennis Roth as well as live demos, refreshments and sale prices for paintings and giclees. October 30-31, classes held at 9am, noon and 3pm. Studio Phase 3, City Market cs