“Color Me Inspired” Honoring Black History Month
Color Me Inspired by Nae’Keisha Jones: February 1 to 28; artists’ reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on February 6; JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn Street; 912-355-8111. At least 30 coins honoring Black History Month. Among the works, his new venture of a limited-edition home decor collection will make its official debut.
The exhibition exemplifies the idea of inspiring the next creative individual to have a positive impact on their community. Jones, the founder and creator of Canvas Chats, wanted to curate a place that sparks inspiration, inspiring creatives of all ages to create works of various art forms that reflect the upliftment of their communities. She included an interactive element and collaborated with JEA family staff and children to showcase their creations alongside her own.
The public can join the “Color Me Inspired Challenge” to showcase their own creations virtually from the opening reception until the end of the month via Instagram by tagging her naekeisha.jones using the hashtags #canvas cats and #color me Inspired .
To donate to the “Color Me Inspired Challenge”, there will be two bins during the exhibition: one for mini canvases (6 x 6 inches to 8 x 10 inches) and a pack of brushes; and a separate bin for canned food and non-perishable food.
Lists of galleries
Submit your event to [email protected] and put the gallery listing in the subject line. Published online. Events printed in chronological order as space permits. Art exhibits practice COVID restrictions with face masks and social distancing.
Betsy Cain, the nature of not knowing: until March 19, reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on January 14; Laney Contemporary Fine Art, 1810 Mills B Lane Blvd.; 912-438-4442, [email protected], laneycontemporary.com.
Solo exhibition of Savannah-based artist Betsy Cain. A new way to explore new shapes and ideas, a mapping of possibilities. Cain’s lines are responsive and his processes move fluidly from medium to medium, the gallery states. Her calligraphic, dance-like linework on the picture plane is a spatial record of movement. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional works intertwine and inform each other in this vast, innovative selection, an aggregate of concentrated responses to solitary time, reflection, the subtlety of color, and how all of these are grounded in nature. and experience.
“A Conversation in Color: until February 8; The Drive Thru Art Box at the Green Truck Pub, 2430 Habersham St.; sulphurstudios.org/drivethruart. An evolving installation by Jon Witzky and Samantha Mack. Two artists engage in a dialogue through nocturnal contributions to a canvas of diffused light. On alternating evenings, one artist contributes while the other is absent, altering the color, texture or qualities of the light in the installation. Gestures can be subtle or drastic and done in any medium, but artists dictate that materials can only be added or changed – never removed. The project echoes the rhythms of verbal expression, drawing on the ideas of each part to arrive at surprising conclusions that are greater than the sum of their parts.
“18 Months” by Rob Hessler: noon to 5 p.m. until January 30; The ON View Gallery at Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St.; sulphurstudios.org/18-months-rob-hessler. Includes a video installation of the RPGs & Baby Makes 3 podcast by Rob Hessler and Gretchen Hilmer, featuring the episode “Processing IRL Player Death with Family Therapist”. A triptych of images that represents Hessler’s journey through one of the most eventful periods of his life, according to the artist.
ON::View Revue – Annual Artist-in-Residence Exhibition: Noon to 5 p.m. until January 22; The Sulfur Studios Gallery, 2301 Bull St.; sulfurstudios.org/onview-revue. After a nearly year-long hiatus due to Covid, the ON::View residency program returned in June, hosting five artists in residence: Bridget Conn, Kimberly Riner, Kellie Martin, Sinead Hornak and Rebecca Braziel.
Through media ranging from fibers to paint, ceramics to photography, these five artists challenged the community to contemplate grief, inclusivity, impermanence, memory, relationships, and more. Featuring works created during each artist’s residency and afterwards, this exhibition reviews their recent explorations and presents them in conversation with each other.
Expedition Fun by Bryson Thurston: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until January 11; The Sensitive Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.
The solo exhibition blurs the lines of adventure and misadventure through a playful series of mixed media paintings, created in 2021; inspired by time spent on Tybee Island and Savannah in late spring. The cowboys, explorers and characters found in his paintings are reminiscent of a child’s adventure fantasies and seem to have a story of their own. Bryson chooses to leave plenty of room for the imagination: the series invites the viewer’s inner child to play, reigniting a sense of joy and curiosity we all once knew.
$300 and under by various artists: until January; Location Gallery @ Austin Hill Realty, 251 Bull St. Featuring a variety of mediums including painting, photography, mixed media and more, this exhibit features over 30 Savannah artists, with all works costing $300 or less.
Participating artists: Stacie Jean Albano, Carmela Aliffi, Jamie Azevedo, Lino Azevedo, Claire Barrett, Angela Burson, Lennie Ciliento, Antoine deVilliers, Laurie Darby, Emmy Dudley, Joy Dunigan, Tate Ellington, Maxx Feist, Tamara Garvey, James Graham, Beth Logan, David Laughlin, Calli Laundre, Heather MacRae, Marta McWhorter, Jennifer Nolan, Lisa Ocampo, Jan Pagratis, AJ Perez, Michelle Perez, Dana Richardson, Peter E. Roberts, Shelley Smith, Troy Wandzel, Lisa D. Watson, Paula Gomez Williamson, Jon Witzky, Calvin Woodum, Rose Marie Woulfe and Heather Young.
ARTS South East: New non-profit organization whose mission is to make Savannah a destination for art and culture in the Southeast by supporting established and emerging artists and engaging a diverse community with programming by building awareness and culture. appreciation of the arts. Sulfur Studios is the flagship program. The executive director is Emily Earl. artssoutheast.org.
Petty Pelican Artisan Gallery: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 802 1st St., Tybee Island; irritablepelicanartisangallery.com.
Savannah African Art Museum: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 201 E. 37th St.; savannahafricanartmuseum.org. West African gallery tours start every hour, every hour, with the first tour starting at 11am, the last tour at 4pm. Central African Gallery tours start every hour, with the first tour beginning at 11:30am and the last tour at 3:30pm. Masks are mandatory for all visitors and staff inside the museum. Admission fee; donations appreciated; savannahafricanartmuseum.org.
This article originally appeared on Savannah Morning News: Here are the art galleries and exhibits to see in Savannah this week