After six years, Sulfur Studios announces a new non-profit in Savannah called ARTS Southeast. Their mission is to make Savannah a destination for art and culture in the Southeast by supporting established and emerging artists and engaging a diverse community with creative programming by developing awareness and appreciation of the arts.
By merging into a nonprofit, they aspire to connect with more artists and supporters of the arts and get more funding, which will provide more significant opportunities to local and regional artists.
During April, ARTS Southeast and Sulfur Studios present events that all share a reclaimed material aspect to commemorate Earth Day, ReNew Exhibition, ReInvent Youth Project and local Savannah artist Matt Toole pop-up installation Somewhere along the Continuum which speaks to create environmental consciousness. Virtual artist talk with the artist via Instagram Live @sulfurstudios and Youtube on April 17.
Photo Courtesy of ARTS Southeast
“ReNew Exhibition,” sponsored by Starlandia Art Supply, is on display in the Main Gallery of Sulfur Studios from April 1-18.
ReInvent youth project showcase is an opportunity for children to work with reclaimed paper material. Kids can pick up collage art kit supplies at one of these locations: Starlandia, Sulfur Studios or Bull Street Library. All entries submissions are due by April 18 at the Bull Street Library. Finished projects will be on display for the ReInvent showcase at the library.
“We work on so many projects,” said Executive Director Emily Early. “With the non-profit, we’re going to be able to add more educational programming. We have already started by partnering with the Live Oak Public Library system. We’ve put together a different kids’ art activity every month for the last few months that relate directly to the exhibitions we have on display at Sulfur.”
Sulfur Studios presents ON:: View Pop Up Gallery from April 1 through April 30 with local Savannah artist Matt Toole’s “Somewhere along the Continuum.” His site-specific installation features objects found from the Low Country of Savannah as well as industrial components of our city. He is the owner of Toole Sculpture Works, LLC and lead instructor at Toole Skool in Savannah. In conjunction with this exhibition, there will be an artist talk with Matt Toole via Instagram on April 17.
“[Matt Toole] is super awesome, he built this wall out of reclaimed packing material, and then built all of these little boxes made from old milk crates that fit right into the wall. You can open the doors in the boxes to reveal beautiful dioramas made with reclaimed materials. It really is something that has to be experienced.” explains Earl.
With your support, ARTs Southeast will continue to make Savannah a destination for arts and culture. Learn more about their supporter program at artssoutheast.org/supporter-program.
To donate to ARTS Southeast visit: artssoutheast.org/donate