Here are the art galleries, exhibits to see in Savannah this week
Looking for art in the Savannah area? Do not go further. Here is our list of exhibitions, galleries and museums.
Teachers as pioneers in Savannah: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 12 to July 31; Massie Heritage Center, 207 E. Gordon St .; $ 9 for adults, $ 7 for seniors.
This exhibition from the 19th century to the present pays homage to many Savannah educators who fought against rigid societal norms and laws to pave the way for progress. The narrative spans over two centuries and describes the evolution of Savannah’s education system, focusing on its pioneers. Themes include a reimagined director’s office from 1856, the African-American experience in education, kindergarten and the progressive movement, youth organizations and empowerment, and contemporary icons.
Submit your event to [email protected] Posted online. Events printed in chronological order according to available space. Info at 912-652-0365, leave a message. The art shows the practice of COVID restrictions with face masks and social distancing.
Zoom in, zoom out, an artistic project for young people: Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St., partnered with local artist Matt Toole of Toole Sculpture Works and the Bull Street Library, 2002 Bull St. Boxes and material kits available through May 31 at Sulfur Studios and at the library. Add adventure elements to the house. Return the completed box to the library by May 31st for display in the Zoom In, Zoom Out storefront. Thinking of the space and the objects around you, create your own little world in a box. It could be a large version of something tiny or a tiny version of something big – as long as it fits in the box the only limit is your imagination!
Memory, ephemeral and intuitive creation: from noon to 5 p.m. on May 9; The Gallery at Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St .; A master’s thesis exhibition by L. Edward Smith; sulfurstudios.org; Facebook event: fb.me/e/4jTxuLsYp.
SCAD 2021 Senior Fibers Fair: From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. from May 13 to 16; The Gallery at Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. The traveling group exhibition features emerging artists Lindsey Blankenship, Carl Johnson, Anya Molyviatis and Jessi Harrington-Newton
Civil War Medicine in Savannah: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 15, presentations on time; Massie Heritage Center, 207 E. Gordon St. Towards the end of the Civil War (winter 1864-1865), Massie School was transformed into a Union Hospital. Join us for a living history presentation on the field of medical science during this time. Learn about Civil War surgery, pharmacology, Massie’s role as a Civil War hospital, and other medical institutions in Savannah’s history.
Savannopoly by various artists: exhibition until May 28; Location Gallery @ Austin Hill Realty, 251 Bull St .; locationgallery.net. Profits from the gallery are donated to Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity throughout the exhibition. Inspired by the classic Monopoly board game, but with properties located in the Savannah area.
Setting the Limits, Peggy Jo Aughtry: until June 8; The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave .; Emerging American artist Peggy Jo Aughtry discovered a natural talent for art after fatal complications from routine surgery in 2011 left her with debilitating physical and emotional wounds. She works with oil pastel and acrylic. Also see art online at http://sulfurstudios.org/sentient-bean-peggy-jo-aughtry.
Savannah 2021 Series: May, June separate individual exhibitions; Grand Bohemian Gallery, The Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St .; kesslercollection.com or call 912.721.5007. Native of the savannah, painter Dottie Turner Leatherwood, “A Conversation with the Savannah Landscape”, exhibition until May 15th. SCAD graduate, multidisciplinary artist Amiri Geuka Farris, “Inspire and Surprise, Art in Public Spaces”, opening reception 4 pm-7pm May 27, exhibition until June 27. Public Artist Jerome Meadows, Savannah Resident, Lecture entitled “Demystifying the Monumental Burden of Public Art” on the importance of public art to the community and how it reflects our society as a whole on May 18, 27 .
Learn more about the artist:Amiri Farris creates ‘sense of chaos’ with Starland Fence Art Project mural
“Hey Y’all” by Kay Wolfersperger: through May 22 in the Drive Thru Art Box, Green Truck Pub, 2430 Habersham St .; 2 p.m., May 1 artist talk via IG Live @sulfurstudios; The pandemic has taken us to extremes in all aspects of life.
John Newton: until May 31; JEA Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St .; self-taught artist, lives in the rural county of Effingham; fascinated by the vivid colors associated with hispanic culture, combines acrylic paints with aluminum cans and bottle caps to create his works in mixed media. Now retired founder of La Voz Latina, a monthly bilingual newspaper for the Hispanic community in South Georgia.
Work by Paul Michael Glaser: From June 1 to 30; JEA, 5111 Abercorn Street, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Reception on June 6 (artist absent); 1:45 pm June 6 Virtual Reception with Virtual Zoom with Artist, $ 95, includes 50% off “Striped Tomato” if you purchase it, contact DeeDee Gordon at [email protected] to purchase a ticket. Abstracts, body shapes and portraits are represented in his collections, as are everyday creatures and objects that catch the eye with their colors, unique digital brushwork and other mundane things.
Civil War Medicine in Savannah: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. during the summer; Massie Heritage Center, 207 E. Gordon St .; the entrance fee varies. Towards the end of the Civil War in 1865, the Massie School was converted into a Union hospital by General William Sherman. Learn more about this central role played by Massie, including Civil War surgery and pharmacology with a visually engaging exhibit on display in our Heritage Classroom.
ARTS South East: New non-profit organization with a mission to make Savannah a destination for art and culture in the Southeast by supporting established and emerging artists and engaging a diverse community with programs by developing awareness and appreciation Arts. Sulfur Studios is the flagship program. The general manager is Emily Earl. artssoutheast.org.
Museum of African Art, Savannah: Visits from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, the last visit starting at 4 p.m. 201 E. 37th St .; savannahafricanartmuseum.org. Virtual tours for lunch from Monday to Friday on the museum’s Facebook. The workshops are continuing online.
Irritable Pelican Artisan Gallery: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 802 1st St., Tybee Island; irritablepelicanartisangallery.com.