ART PATROL: Beth Logan's Recommendations

Be sure to support the “LOVE SHAX” show opening this Saturday, October 8 at Location Gallery, 251 Bull Street. 26 LGBTQIA artists have created over 150 birdhouses (each measuring approximately 4.5 by 3.5 inches) as a benefit for First City Pride Center, the inclusive advocacy, social and service organization for the safetQy, empowerment, wellbeing, and education of Greater Savannah’s LGBTQIA community. Celebrating Gay Pride Month, the opening features music by DJ Jose Ray and the show hangs through the end of the year.

Cleo the Gallery’s new home is in Starland at 104 E. 40th Street, Studio B. Skilled curator Jeanette McCune pays each artist upfront as ‘rent’ for time spent in her space and offers  tiered levels of membership to those who would like to support this unique vision. Find out more at  McCune’s newest show “Play (Date)” features work by Max Simon, Lucie Howson, Garrett Gould and Lucy Anderson. The public is invited to an opening reception on First Friday, October 7, from 6-9pm. 

A reminder that the Ossabaw Island Foundation’s annual art auction includes jewelry, basketry, photography, mixed media, wood engravings, and paintings by such Savannah luminaries as Betsy Cain and Marc Hanson. On-line bidding for art, workshops, and Ossabaw outings ends at 9pm on Tuesday, October 29. Got to for the link.

The JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn Street, holds a virtual reception via Zoom for Paul Michael Glaser this Sunday, October 9 from 2-4pm. The American actor and director, best known for his role as Detective Starsky on the 1970’s TV show Starsky & Hutch, shows sketches and illustrations in pencil and charcoal, along with digitally created paintings. Glaser’s show runs through October 30.

So delighted to see the return of the Gordonston Art Fair! Check it out this Saturday, October 8 between 10 and 4pm in Historic Gordonston’s Juliette Gordon Low Park, one block north of Henry off Skidaway Road. Full details at