Art on Tap: Jepson Unplugged @Jepson Center for the Arts

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Coy Campbell

IF YOU haven’t seen "Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s" at the Jepson, it’s your final chance. An ambitious, well-rounded exhibition with a strong focus on themes of globalization and gender and identity politics, it’s a must-see. Whether you were born in the '90s or came of age in the Clinton era, "Come As You Are" is a fascinating look at a pivotal period in the fine art world.

To bid the traveling exhibit farewell, the Jepson Center is transforming into a coffeehouse, complete with a tapas-style menu, cash bar with wine and beer, and live entertainment.

Coy Campbell of Savannah folk/Americana band Nightingale News will perform acoustic interpretations of iconic ‘90s hits as guests chill in the lounge.

Campbell got a chance to take in the exhibition at the opening celebration.

“I missed a lot of the ‘90s in regards to visual art—I was very much consumed in studying music,” says Campbell. “I missed all the names of the people that are in that exhibit, so that’s been very revelatory and fantastic.”

The full set of cover songs, handpicked by Campbell, range from Nirvana to Pixies to R.E.M. to Neutral Milk Hotel.

“I’m excited to work with these songs and get behind the lens of these songwriters,” he says. “I don’t know what other art form allows that. Who gets to remake their favorite movie without going to great extents?”

Friday, September 18, 8 p.m., $12 for members, $15 for non-members

About The Author

Anna Chandler

Connect Savannah Former Arts & Entertainment Editor Anna Chandler started writing about music after growing hoarse from talking about it nonstop. Born in Tennessee and raised in South Carolina, she has been a proud Savannahian for 8 years. She sings & plays guitar & accordion in COEDS and Lovely Locks.
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