Here are the art galleries and exhibits to see in Savannah GA this week
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Looking for art in the Savannah area? Do not go further. Here is our list of exhibitions, galleries and museums. Send content to [email protected]
11th Annual Empty Bowl Fundraiser: noon-2pm 7 Nov; downtown on Reynolds Square. Due to COVID-19. Take-out style catering. unitedministriessavannah.org.
Ceramic art display with handmade bowls donated by various local artists from the Savannah area. Tickets are $20 and include homemade soup prepared by Emmaus House’s new executive chef, Brandi Kelsey. Take-out style catering. For the benefit of the Maison Emmaüs soup kitchen. Online Art Auction (bit.ly/OnlineAuction11).
Lists of galleries
Submit your event to [email protected] Published online. Events printed in chronological order as space permits. Info at 912-652-0365, leave a message. Art exhibits practice COVID restrictions with face masks and social distancing.
Expedition Fun by Bryson Thurston: 7am-7pm daily 10 Nov-Jan 11; The Sensible Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.; reception 5-7pm 11 Nov; fb.me/e/1npfHfO00.
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.
“Follow the thread”: December 1 to 31; JEA, 5111 Abercorn Street; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., reception on December 5. Savannah Fiber Guild Show. Group involved in fiber arts – spinning, weaving, dyeing, quilting, knitting, basket weaving, rug making, paper handling, needle felting and crocheting are just a few -some of the professions that our members are exploring. We have a strong sense of community service and volunteerism.
TwentyATE – Sharonna Ray Solo Show: November 8; Cedar House Gallery, 122 E. 36th St. at Abercorn Street; sharonnaray.com or [email protected]; cedarhousegallerysav.com.
Mixed media paintings from my Cotton Candy Collection, Chocolate Collection, Blueberry Collection and Strawberry Cheesecake Collection. Each of these collections has a sentimental story linked to his life.
“My solo exhibition is also a conceptual event that highlights the excellence of black entrepreneurs in our community. This group of entrepreneurs and I come together for a creative collaboration to bring my vision to life. »
Entrepreneurs joining the reception on November 5 include: Sweet Soirees by Nicole, a dessert boutique on Waters Avenue, will be offering sweets to complement the Cotton Candy collection. Mijah Mullen of Destined for Sweetness of Macon, catering sweets to complement the chocolate collection. Janae Carter of The Chrysalis Experience, event organization for design and decoration. Monique from Mo’Vegan in Savannah will serve appetizers.
IMPACT Exhibition: on view until November 28) featuring over 40 artists who have either: rented a studio with us, shown with us, collaborated with us, or artists who have had a big impact on Savannah itself. IMPACT will be in the main gallery and will also spill over all the walls on the ground floor of the studio. Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St., sulfurstudios.org.
Art on Taurus: fundraiser for Arts Southeast, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 13; Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St., sulfurstudios.org. Tickets on Eventbrite.com. Block party, on 39th street between Bull and Desoto. Oyster roast, live painting (with Amiri Farris, Julio Cotto, Maxx Feist, and a few others!), DJ Miss Paradise (+ plus TBA), with art activities for kids. IMACT exhibition, raffle, silent auction.
Tittybats in the Drive Thru Art Box: through December 8, The Drive Thru Art Box at the Green Truck Pub, 2430 Habersham St.; 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 18 artist talk at cocktail hour; sulphurstudios.org/drivethruart. The artist, Matt, creates hilarious, interesting and sometimes scathing designs, putting them on T-shirts, patches and enamel pins.
After: For Savannah-based punk rock artist Tittybats, it all started on a napkin in a bar
Call for applications : deadline December 5; Sulfur Studios – 2301 Bull Street; sulphurstudios.org/onview-residency-app. ON View Artist Residency plus 5th Dimension Apartment. Artist Residency provides free, high-visibility studio space for an artist to complete a targeted project.
Spooky Tales: until November 12 in the main gallery, until December 31 in the discussion gallery; Location Gallery @ Austin Hill Realty, 251 Bull St. The opening will have some unusual guests interacting with the crowd, Courtesy of Front Porch Improv.
By Lisa Ocampo, Tiffany Star O’Brien, Lee O’Brien and Peter E. Roberts, this is a holiday show with art inspired by the spooky, surreal and spectacular with wicked prose from each artist . A variety of mediums include paintings, mixed media, assemblages and sculptures. Proceeds from the show’s gallery are donated to Front Porch Improv programs.
“Regular Climbing”: 8 Nov-Dec 5 in ON ::See Artist in Residence Rebecca Braziel; Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St., sulfurstudios.org; 2 p.m. November 20 workshop; 2 pm Nov 27 artist talk; 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., closing reception on December 3; studio hours 12-4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.
Ephemeral Bodies: Eternal Souls: until November 7, Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. Sinéad Hornak is Sulfur Studios ON :: See the artist in residence. Focus on the bodily confinement of the human soul, documenting the gradual decay of our bodies into a fleeting, abstract state.
Hornak will chronicle the soul’s journey into existence through abstract collages and multimedia works in a series of book pages. Each page will be individually displayed in the window, creating a tapestry of abstract pasted pages composing this overarching narrative of the soul escaping from bodily confinement.
Work of Benjamin Jones 1994-2020: Through Dec. 22, Laney Contemporary, 1810 Mills B Lane Blvd.; laneycontemporary.com.
New sculptures, including singularly eccentric bunnies, skulls and elephants, emerged when Jones discovered stored boxes of straight pins and discarded polystyrene bunny shapes he had saved over decades ago. ten years. Carefully embellishing each shape with papier-mâché and colored pins, the materials spoke to Jones like discarded and reborn objects from his past and materials for his future, like sculptural cushions haunting us with a war-era mentality. depression or homemade Fabergé eggs, they exude a renaissance sense of the culture of reuse needed during the virus lockdown.
The acupuncture down of the rabbits and the neighboring pierced skulls seem protected by a layer of experience and armour.
Social distancing on the lawn and in the gallery. a personal selection of drawings and sculptures reveals the continuities of a creative life, and the links between past iconography and renewed energy.
“White wig” by Mehryl Levisse: until December 12 at the SCAD Museum of Art, scadmoa.org/exhibitions/white-wig. Levisse’s multifaceted practice explores notions of subjectivity and identity related to queer experience. Using gendered symbols and images associated with pageantry, masquerade and cabaret, the artist produces an extravagant visual language that interrogates commonly accepted conceptions of masculinity and femininity. Levisse’s performances and installations act as stages on which the genre is remixed and obscured. Master of ceremonies, the artist orchestrates the space to question the limits of the body and the societal codes that constitute our behavior.
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.