Cultivation; Recurrence in White’ -- An MFA thesis exhibition by Jeff Tackett, featuring a binary mixed media installation that explores themes of loss, dormancy, and conscious reconciliation. Opening Reception: Friday May 4, 8-11 p.m., 325 East Bay Street, Third Floor above B. Matthews Eatery.
‘Remnants’ -- Masters thesis exhibit by Aliza Lelah, May 4-26 at Rosewood Contemporary Art, 113 E Oglethorpe Ave. Lelah works with fabric, using a needle and thread as her tools and references old black and white photographs. Gallery hours Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Opening reception May 4, 6-9 p.m.
‘Psychic Automatism’ -- Interesting event at desot O row Gallery in Starland. Using a format pioneered by Andre Breton, Zack Hone has photographed long exposure night scenes in and around Savannah with a view camera strapped to his back. Brian Gilson will be using the same automatic drawing style as he will illustrate on the gallery walls around the prints. He will be doing live illustrations the opening night of May 4. Opening reception starts at 6 p.m. Friday, May 4. Show runs May 2-9 at desot O row 2427 DeSoto Ave, between Bull and Whitaker off 41st. Gallery hours Tues-Sun. 12-4 p.m.
Margaret Dulohery -- eGarrett Gallery presents the paintings of native Savannah artist Margaret Dulohery. Exhibit opens Friday, May 4, 7-9 p.m. 2408 Desoto Ave.
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. The event is free and open to the public, and will include a reception on May 11, 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.
Student art show -- Savannah Arts Academy/ Historic Preservation Academy student work is displayed for National Preservation Month. Area high school student posters will be on display April 26-May 15 as part of Historic Savannah Foundation’s Preservation Month at 109 West Broughton Street.
Tybee in the Spring -- This popular art show will be held in Memorial Park on Tybee May 12 and 13th from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Local artists featured include painter Gale Bolton, Debbie Zepp, Nancy Adams and Allen Fireall. For more information, see www.dancingfishes.com or call 786-4060.
‘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. 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.
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).
‘Architectural Gestures’ -- by Siddharth Parasnis, April 20 through June 3 at Chroma Gallery, 31 Barnard St.
‘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.
Roger Surprenant -- Eclectic photography exhibit at Moon River on Bay Street through May 18.
Jay Kuhr@JEA -- Photography by UGA graduate Jay Kuhr will hang at the Jewish Educational Alliance during May. The JEA is at 5111 Abercorn St.
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.
Christina Bates & Bryan Attaway — The artists of the month at Gallery 209 are painter Christina Bates and clay artist Bryan Attaway. Gallery 209, River Street’s original cooperative art gallery, has been at 209 E. River Street in Savannah, Georgia for thirty-two years. The Gallery is open seven days a week from 10:30 AM to 9:30 PM most nights. For more information, call 912-236-4583 or see the web at www.gallery209.com.
Gallery 440 — Gallery 440 between Monterey Square and Forsyth Park announces the addition of works by Fran Schroeder. Fran Thomas, internationally recognized artist and owner of the gallery is currently showing her latest contemporary work in mixed media. Other artist include, Olivia McKinley, Charlotte Dunlap, Frances Walter, Morgan Kuhn, Tim Coy and Dicky Stone. Gallery 440 is open from 11-5, Wed-Sat. Call 790-1144 or after hours by appointment 507-8440.
Jepson Center for the Arts – 207 W. York St. Call 790-8800.
Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences — 121 Barnard St. Call 790-8800. ç