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.
POP! POP! POW by Maxx Feist, Marta McWhorter and Peter E. Roberts: open 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 4 at Location Gallery @ Austin Hill Realty, proceeds from 251 Bull St. Gallery are donated to Savannah Philharmonic throughout the exhibition. The artwork is brash, colorful and vibrant to promote good humor for a hopeful future. Members of the Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at the opening.
Media artist McWhorter’s semi-blind contour drawing process defines shape and form in a fairly minimalist form, capturing detail when the room demands it. Feist is a self-taught artist, whose art typically spans underworld subjects highlighted in bright colors and fun abstract shapes, borders, rope-like images, and other whimsical additions. Roberts is a paper-cut assemblage artist with work that has a strong graphic ideation inspired by pop culture.
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.
Henny Penny Cafe and Children’s Activity Area: reopening on June 1, closed due to COVID-19; 1514 Bull St .; hennypennycafe.com. Kids can be creative seven days a week, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
“A return to … commemorating the eighteenth”: noon to 5 p.m. Thursday to Sunday from June 3 to 20; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Opening reception on June 4, fan preview at 5 p.m. 2 p.m. June 5 Artists’ conference live on the IG; 2:30 p.m. Round table on June 12; free at Sulfur Studios; curated by Alexis Javier. Includes Family Tree – A Youth Art Project in partnership with Live Oak Bull Street Library Public Libraries.
Presents 16 artists who create in the spirit of Sankofa, making works that intentionally take a step into the future while looking back to the past in honor of those who came before him, according to Sulfur Studios. Artists exploring the heritage, culture and popular traditions of their ancestral and indigenous roots through a variety of creative practices, sharing their perspectives on the importance of self-awareness and self-esteem.
Savannah 2021 Series: until July 9; Grand Bohemian Gallery, The Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St .; kesslercollection.com or call 912.721.5007. SCAD graduate, multidisciplinary artist Amiri Geuka Farris, opening reception “Dreaming Savannah” 4 pm-7pm June 10; daily exhibition hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free for the public.
Learn more about the artist:Amiri Farris creates ‘sense of chaos’ with Starland Fence Art Project mural
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.
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.
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.
Teachers as pioneers in Savannah: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday 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.
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 appealing 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 of the arts. Sulfur Studios is the flagship program. The general manager is Emily Earl. artssoutheast.org.
Museum of African Art, Savannah: Visits from 1 pm to 5 pm Wednesday to Saturday, the last visit starting at 4 pm; 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.