Here are the art galleries and exhibits to see in Savannah this week
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Betsy Cain, the nature of not knowing: January 7 to March 19, reception from 6 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.
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.
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.
White elephant: until January 2; a group exhibition of Sulfur Studios supporters; sulphurstudios.org.
Change of plans – illustrations by Kay Wolfersperger: until January 2; Foxy Loxy Cafe first floor, 1919 Bull St. Savannah; foxyloxycafe.com. She studied at the Savannah College of Art and Design and earned two BFA degrees, one in graphic design and one in fiber. She has held numerous positions in the design industry, now as a freelancer. .
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.