For all intents and purposes, the fall season started last Wednesday. Now if only the weather would catch up. Hopefully, art walkers will be met with mild temperatures as they wander to and from downtown’s galleries. The mainstays of the French Quarter have plenty of new shows.

Ben Timpson has created work from found and recycled organic materials for IMAGO at SCOOP. Smith-Killian Fine Art presents Natural and Notable, locally inspired paintings by Jennifer Smith Rogers. Preview is a sneak peek at Johnson Hagood’s work for his 2011 show at the Greenville County Museum of Art. Rhett Thurman reflects on 40 years of painting in Charleston at the Sylvan Gallery. Robert Lange Studios has a new show by Nathan Durfee called The Soft Embrace of a Porcelain Night. Mary Martin Fine Art has Textured Drawings by Jean-Claude Gaugy. Richard “Duke” Hagerty has his show Sex and Death at Corrigan Gallery, J. Christian Snedeker will show Southern Landscapes at Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art, and Terri Katz Kasimov has mixed media work at Carolina Galleries.

Don’t forget to wander a little bit off the beaten path. Make sure you also check out The Angel Show at Nina Liu and Friends, which features work by artists who regularly use angels as their subject matter, as well the Keris Knives Collection at Galleons Lost. Close to Home, a show by painter Mary Sayas, will be on view at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery. And finally, MOJA’s I-8-TEE exhibit at the Gaillard also opens on Friday.