Drain event -- Drain, the Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture, and aquaspace gallery will hold a fundraising event April 28, 6-9 p.m. that includes: Screening of Sisyphean Desires, Systems and Devices; screening of 60 Seconds of Play; and audiovisual performance by Matthew Akers and Jim Gladman. The venue is 2CarGarage Contemporary Art Gallery, 30 West Broughton St., Suite 205. Students $5, non-students $7.
An Evening in Monte Carlo -- This Telfair fundraiser is May 5, 7-11 p.m. at the Jepson Center for the Arts. A “funny money” evening of blackjack, poker, craps and roulette. Tickets $75 per person for members and $85 per person for non-members. To reserve tickets, call Meg Beckum at 790-8864. Artists interested in donating to the silent auction should contact Kim Pannell at 844-2621 or kpannell@DarbyBank.com.
‘Art Saves Lives’ -- Indigo Sky Community Gallery at 915 Waters Ave. presents the work of the late Zoe Briscoe, who was largely responsible for the research for the Yamacraw Square Public Art Project. Through May 19. Hours by appointment (233-7659).
Joel Wittkamp -- This SCAD industrial design professor will display 30 years of products created by his company April 23-May 18, 8 a.m. -6 p.m., at Gulfstream Center for Furniture and Industrial Design, 3116 Montgomery St. Free, with a reception April 27, 6-8 p.m.
‘Whigmaleerie’ -- This word (pronounced whig– ma–LEER–ee) is of Scottish origin, which evolved into our modern word “whim.” The show at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St., features the illlustrations of Julie Collins Rousseau April 26-May 17. Reception Thursday May 10 6-8 p.m.
‘About Girls’ -- Exhibit April 27–May 19 at the Whitney Gallery showcases works by Carrie Christian, Adela Holmes, Leslie Kneisel, Melody Postma and June Stratton. Reception Friday April 27, 5:30–8:30 p.m. 415 Whitaker Street.
Nathan Abels & Hannah Jones -- An exhibition featuring new paintings by Nathan Abels and Hannah Jones is on display at 2CarGarage Contemporary Art Gallery, 30 W. Broughton St., through April 28.
Brienna McLaughlin -- This SCAD graduate painting student explores the tragic role of the Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens) as the ultimate disposable pet in her thesis exhibition, on display May 3-16, at Alexander Hall Auditorium, 668 Indian St. Free and open to the public.
‘Art for Hope’ -- Art by local artists will be exhibited and sold, with proceeds going to benefit the Urban Hope after-school program. Music by Catfish Classic, free hors d’ouvres and door prizes. April 26 as 6 p.m. at Asbury Memorial Church at Henry and Waters. Suggested donation of $5.
‘Handstrung’ -- Jewelry by Arlene Geller at Gallery 440, 440 Bull St. Wednesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment, call 790-1144.
Architectural Abstracts -- by Siddharth Parasnis April 20 through June 3 at Chroma Gallery, 31 Barard St.
‘The Beauty of Living’ -- Paintings by Helen Freeman will be presented at Epworth Center for the Arts on Sunday, April 29 12:30-3 p.m. Free and open to the public. The paintings will be on display for patrons only during the evenings performance of the Epworth Player’s The Exact Center of the Universe. The Epworth Center is at 2201 Bull St. in the social hall of Epworth United Methodist Church.
‘Extended Play’ - Featuring Preston Orr, Lorie Corbus, and Jameid Ferrin will show new mixed media at Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave., April 9-May 6.
‘Woman’s Image’ -- Eclectic show at Grand Bohemian Gallery at The Mansion on Forsyth through May 6 features new work from artists such as Betsy Cain, Katherine Sandoz, Summer Wheat, Mary Hartman and John Duckworth.
Installation at Pinnacle -- SCAD hosts Karen Rifas as she constructs a site-specific installation April 6-30 at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. Free.
‘Who We Were and How We Will be Forgotten’ -- Photos by Alexi Gibson through April at Black Orchid Gallery, 131 Drayton St.
Roger Surprenant -- Eclectic photography exhibit at Moon River on Bay Street through May 18.
‘Eye of the Storm: Reflections on Violence’ - Advocacy posters on display at the Starfish Cafe in April to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence. Starfish Cafe, 719 East Broad St.
‘Between Sea and Sky’ -- Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Dr., showcases new paintings by Daniel E. Smith, through April 30.
‘Anonymous at Angel’s’ - Every week, at various Union Mission sites, creative expression is offered to community members. Unsigned drawings and paintings are often left behind. Through April 30 at Angel’s BBQ at 21 West Oglethorpe Lane. Hours are Tuesday, 11:30-3, and Wednesday–Saturday, 11:30-6.
Albert Seidl at JEA -- Work by Albert Seidl will hang at the Jewish Educational Alliance during April. This exhibit is to part of the celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month. The JEA is at 5111 Abercorn St.
Ray Ellis -- European watercolors of France, Italy and the Adriatic Coast by this Lowcountry artist. March 30-April 28 at Compass Prints, 205 W. Congress St. Meet Ray Ellis Friday, March 30, 3-6 p.m.
Ivan Hinds -- The work of this Guyana-born artist will be on display thru May 31 at Alvida Art Gallery, 7303-D Abercorn St.
Call for Entries -- To donate now to the Starfish Café Gala’s Silent Art Auction, contact Laura Webb at 238-2777 ext 101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Celebrating Musicians’ -- Sketches and Paintings by Sandy Branam at Off the Wall Gallery in 45 Bistro of The Marshall House, 123 E. Broughton St., thru May 31.
‘Continental Shifts’ -- Installation work by premiere Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carrie April 6-30, at Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. Free and open to the public.
Ann Ward & Hank Weisman — The “Artists of the Month” at Gallery 209 for April are engraver Ann Ward and woodturner Hank Weisman. Gallery 209 is at 209 E. River Street and is open 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. most nights.
Visiting Artist series -- San Francisco painter Siddharth Parasnis, whose bold architectural abstracts have garnered acclaim in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Through June 3. Chroma Gallery, 31 Barnard St.
Fran Thomas@Gallery 440 — Stop by for Fran’s latest show. Upstairs is the studio of Frances Walter, Charlotte Dunlap and Cissie Victor. Other artists include Olivia McKinley, Tim Coy, Dicky Stone, Morgan Kuhn, and Jorges Alvarez. Gallery 440 is at 440 Bull St. Open Wed-Sat 11-5.
Jepson Center for the Arts – 207 W. York St. Call 790-8800.
Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences — 121 Barnard St. Call 790-8800.