Dear People of the Future - Artist Phil Musen exhibits new paintings and sculptures sending a message to the people of the future, followed by the burial of a time capsule only to be opened after the artist's death. Opening reception: May 21, 6-10pm. The Co-Laboratory, 631 E. Broad St. , http://zecolab.tumblr.com/
Diane Von Furstenburg: Journey of a Dress - A retrospective of work from the world renowned designer including examples from her personal archives; looks from the 1970s to present-day collections and original wrap dresses. Runs through July 3. Gutstein Gallery , 201 E. Broughton St., http://www.scad.edu/exhibitions
Ellen Susan: Soldier Portraits - Local photographer uses a 150-year old method to capture striking portraits of contemporary soldiers. Runs through July 25. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. ,
Fine Art Photography Show - Exhibit recent work and debut their new books. Eliot Dudik shoots scenes from the coastal Lowcountry and Nathan Larimer studies the relationship between man and nature. Opening reception: May 21, 6-9pm. Oglethorpe Gallery, 406 E. Oglethorpe Ave.
Giving Soles - A group show featuring artists' creations using pairs of Tom's Shoes, a company that gives shoes to a person in need with each pair it sells. OneNine Fine Art, 19 E. Bay St.
Holy Conversations - A collection of mixed media work from artist Tiffani Taylor that combines sheet music with lettering, gold leaf, prayer cards and expressionistic brush strokes. Runs through June 30.Hospice Savannah Gallery , 1352 Eisenhower Dr. , http://www.hospicesavannahhelps.org/
Introversive Indulgence - A collection of new paintings from Helene O'Hagan featuring colorful, textured abstractions. Runs through May 31. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. , http://www.galleryespresso.com/
Lavar Munroe: Art of Illustration - Digitally colored graphite drawing and mixed media pieces with complex compositions. Runs through 6/12. Beach Institute, http://www.kingtisdell.org/
Maureen Kerstein and Ruth Hunter - Kerstein is a founding member of the Plein Air Painters of Savannah and Hunter is a watercolor painter who has exhibited extensively around the country. JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St.
Napoleon Wilkerson - The local artist displays an exhibition of paintings featuring scenes from the Lowcountry, family members and historical events. Runs through May 28. S.P.A.C.E. Gallery , 9 W. Henry St. , http://www.savannahga.gov/arts
Panhandle Slim and Tex - Pop culture portraitist Panhandle Slim and his son Tex show a collection of their colorful paintings. Proceeds benefit The Ronald McDonald House Charity. Opening reception: May 22, 7pm. Hangfire, 37 Whitaker St.
Philip Perkis: 50 Years of Photographs - A retrospective of work from the NY-based photographer's illustrious career capturing intimate moments and pastoral scenes. Runs through 9/19. Telfair Museum of Art, http://www.telfair.org/
Rachel Raab: Travels - an exhibition of large format travel photography from Raab, who is the featured artist at 11Ten for the month of May. Local 11ten, 1110 Bull St.
Works on Paper - A group show featuring local artists demonstrating the diverse range of art made on paper. Includes Betsey Cain, Carmen Aliffi, James Zdaniewski, Gerome Temple and more. Runs through 6/5. Atwell's Art and Frames , 228 W. Broughton St.