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With the onset of the academic year, our sweet little college town's art exhibition offerings have just about doubled. Just in time for chillier weather, return indoors and check out some art. Here are some of the shows that open this week; for more information on art openings, visit our calendar at rochestercitynewspaper.com. All events are free to attend and take place 6-9 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

On Friday, September 7, Steve Carpenter Gallery & Art Center (176 Anderson Ave.) will hold a reception for the New York Figure Study Guild's 5th Annual Art Exhibition, featuring more than 80 works by masters at depicting the human form. The reception takes place 7-10 p.m., and the show remains up through September 14. On Sunday, September 9, 3-6 p.m., four of the participating artists will work from a live model before a gallery of spectators in "A Figure in Time: Artists at Work." For more information, call visit nyfigurestudyguild.com.

A reception for "Eve's Garden: The Lost Creation" will take place Saturday, September 8, 5-8 p.m., at Axom Gallery (176 Anderson Ave., 2nd floor). The exhibition of paintings and prints by Keith Howard will remain on view through September 29, and the artist's talk will take place September 18, 6-8:30 p.m. For more information, visit axomgallery.com

Spectrum Gallery at Lumiere Photo (100 College Ave.) will present photographs by Brian Oglesbee on Friday, September 7, featuring images from three bodies of work, including his "Aquatique" water series, "Figure Foliage," and "Street-Light." The show remains on view through September 29. For more information, call 461-4447, or visit lumierephoto.com.

Nazareth College (4245 East Ave.) will host receptions for two new shows on Friday, September 7. The Arts Center Gallery will present the Annual Faculty Show through September 19, and the Colacino Gallery, also located in the Arts Center, will host "Selected Work, Models, & Verses" by Jim Quinn, with highlights the artist's work from the past 20 years. Both receptions take place 5-7 p.m. For more information, call 389-5073, or visit artscenter.naz.edu.

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