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Exhibits and openings this week
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Savannah-centric art from West Fraser at the Telfair Academy.

A Native Son: Paintings by West Fraser - Fraser was born in Savannah in 1955 and spent most of the past three decades working in the South Carolina Lowcountry and coastal Georgia. He is well known for his landscapes (many, though not all, of which are painted en plein air) and city scenes. Telfair Museums present this show through May 6. Telfair Academy, Telfair Square

Alexander Art Forum 2012 - New work in a variety of media. Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

American Villages - Show by Christine Sajecki features her encaustic paintings. May 4-June 1. Opening Reception: Friday, May 4, 6-8pm. 1704Lincoln, 1704 Lincoln St.

April Art Show at JEA - Featured artists at the JEA Art Gallery this month are Sharon McIntosh & Barbara Duch, whose paintings and sculptures both have a strong link with water and the ocean. Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.

Brian Antoine Woods - Brian Antoine Woods artworks are on display at the Midtown Municipal Building from January 24- June 29. Woods' work illustrates the oral history of his family, the Rakestraws, a generation of settlers, slaves, farmers, and pioneers who experienced the evolution of cotton first-hand. 601 E. 66th St.

Ceaseless Horizon - Recent Text Paintings by Bertha Husband April 28 through June 29. Exhibition included with admission. Six large acrylic paintings which draw upon cartography, historical text and image painted over the textual background, which sometimes reveals an unforeseen message. Ships of the Sea Museum, 41 MLK Jr. Blvd.

Excavation - Paintings by Jeff Markowsky explore themes of rites of passage, transformative nudes, and urban landscapes, April 25-May 1. Reception Friday April 27 6-9 p.m. Oglethorpe Gallery, 406 E. Oglethorpe Ave

Founding Fathers - The camera-less photography of Taylor Curry. Opening reception Fri., April 27 from 6-9 p.m. Closing reception Sunday April 29 3-5pm Indigo Sky Community Gallery, 915 Waters Ave.

Girl Scout Centennial Exhibit - As part of an ongoing rotating art exhibition in Savannah's City Hall Rotunda, the City has mounted a photograph exhibit in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts.

Greatest Story Ever Told - Beach Institute in conjunction with the Hurn Museum presents paintings from ages past to present, portrayed aspects of the Easter celebration. March 20-April 30. Hours: Tue-Sat 12-5 pm Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St.

Hot Glass Rocks! - New work by Chattanooga based artist Chris Mosey. Artist reception Mother's Day weekend Friday May 11, 5-9pm and Saturday May12, 1-5pm. Light refreshments Friday night. Liquid Sands Gallery, 5 W. York St.

In God's Country - The Gallery at St. Paul's presents an exhibition of works by artist Bobi Perry. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1802 Abercorn St.

Kobo Spring Show - Kobo Gallery's Annual Spring Exhibition features new artists Betsy Cain, David Kaminsky, David Peterson, Jan Clayton Pagratis, Melinda Borysevicz, and Daniel E. Smith. Reception: Friday, May 11th 2012, 6-9 p.m. Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10:30-5:30 p.m., Sunday, 11-5 p.m. Kobo Gallery, 33 Barnard St.

Leo Villareal - Leo Villareal is a pioneer in the use of LEDs and computer-driven imagery and known both for his light sculptures and architectural, site-specific works. This exhibition, his first major traveling museum survey, seeks to place Villareal's body of work within the continuum of contemporary art. February 3- June 3. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St.

SketchCrawl 2012 - May 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., sketching starts upstairs in the Jepson Center. Free. Sponsored in party by Savannah Art Association and Telfair Museums. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St.,

Sojourn - Creative journey of artist Gertrude Palmer. Original watercolors of Doc's Bar, The DeSoto, Starfish Cottage, and Tybee Lights, all painted plein air during her residence at Chez Moi gallery on Tybee. Dragonfly Studio, 1204 Highway 80

Spring Art Exhibit - Grand Bohemian Gallery , The Mansion on Forsyth

The Greatest Story Never Told - The Butcher welcomes the art of Nik Dudukovic in a solo show merging the nostalgia of turn-of-the-century cartoons and illustrations with the draftsmanship. The Butcher, 19 E. Bay St.

The Oh My Darlin' Show - Featuring work by Hannah Bailey, Brian Sparrow & Jessica Ream by reCREATE (Savannah's Creative Collective). April 20-May 4. A show of three friends telling tales through prints, sculptures and other mixed media works inspired by their memories, dreams, nightmares and inner whimsies. reCREATE, 10 W. Liberty St.

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