2007 Black Heritage Festival call for entries -- The 18th Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival will include a juried exhibition that will be displayed Feb. 5-28, 2007. Artists are encouraged to submit works that incorporate the theme, “Our Journey – A Story Unfolding.” The theme celebrates the journeys of Africans and African Americans, and tells the ever-unfolding story of their courage, commitment, dedication and fortitude throughout an enduring path to freedom and justice.
• Submit art work in jpg format, 300 dpi, 4x6 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Artists may submit up to five works in any medium, two or three dimensional
• Each submission should include the name of the artist, phone number and e-mail address
• Each submission should include the title of the work, medium and dimensions
The deadline for entries is Jan. 2, 2007. Artists will be notified via e-mail if their submissions are accepted.
‘Upcycle of Waste’ -- As recycling is a significant and important part of society today, one Savannah College of Art and Design student has made a difference by transforming Savannah landfill and dumpster debris into art. M.F.A. candidate Chris Burton presents “Upcycle of Waste,” his furniture design thesis exhibition that features construction and demolition debris made into furniture and furnishings. “Upcycle of Waste” will be on display Jan. 8-19 at Red Kite Studio, 1522 Bull St. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Free and open to the public.
‘Now with Kung Fu Grip’ -- Work by Michael Scoggins, Jan. 4–31 at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 East Liberty St. Reception: Jan. 12, 5–7 p.m.
‘Home is where the Art is’ -- Gouache paintings and sewn paper collages by Darla Elam Jan. 3– Feb. 28 at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, at Hospice House, 1352 Eisenhower Drive. Reception, Thursday, January 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Gallery.
2CarGarage Gallery to open -- Bringing new works by nationally recognized artists to Savannah beginning Dec. 7. 30 W. Broughton Street, Suite 205.
‘Creeks, Coves and Sounds’ -- New exhibition of the paintins of M.L. Kolbe and Tom Sadler at Mansion on Forsyth Park. Through January 6.
JEA Artist of the Month (January) -- Photography by Michael Weinman will be on display at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Jan. 1-31. Opening reception Jan. 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Jepson Center for the Arts – Exhibits include: “I Have Marks to Make,” the 12th annual exhibition celebrating the therapeutic and rehabilitative aspects of art, Dec. 3-Jan. 7. Kirk Varnedoe Collection, Dec. 13-Feb. 18, includes works by Richard Avedon, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Elizabeth Murray, Robert Raschenberg, Richard Serra, Frank Stella and more. 207 W. York St. Call 790-8800.
Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences -- “Andrée Ruellan at 100,” through Jan. 28. The exhibition includes the Telfair’s signature Ruellan work, Savannah, depicting the Barnard Street ramp leading to the river, circa 1942. Also: “Spirit of Mexico: Photographs by Bravo, Levitt, and Perkis” through Jan. 28. This exhibition consists of over 30 black and white photographs examining Mexico’s landscape and people by renowned photographers Manuel Alvarez Bravo (Mexican, 1902-2002), Helen Levitt (American, b. 1913), and Philip Perkis (American, b. 1935). 121 Barnard St. Call 790-8800.