BETH LOGAN: Art Patrol Recommendations for March

“Cypress House” by Stephen Hall in the JEA Gallery

The main gallery of Arts Southeast’s Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull Street, shows large format black and white portraits of Savannah residents by Monica Jane Frissel and Adam Scher from March 3 through April 22. The artists’ Nomadic Photo Ark, a fully contained photo darkroom and small office, is travelling around the country collecting stories and portraits and you can be part of their journey by visiting to schedule a photo session.  The opening reception is part of First Friday in Starland on March 3 and more portraits will be added throughout the course of the show. 

Savannah newcomer Sandra Dutton was the subject of my Connect Savannah cover story on September 14. View “Around and About,” her solo show of acrylic landscapes, city scenes and portraits, from March 1 through April 30 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull Street.

The JEA Gallery at 5111 Abercorn Street, shows paintings by former SCAD advertising and design professor Stephen Hall through the end of March. A relative newcomer to the medium, he has an intuitive understanding of color and composition, citing such artists as Paul Cezanne, Edward Hopper and Takanori Oguiss as his inspiration. There is an opening reception on Thursday, March 2 from 5-7 pm.

Mixed media artist Cora Ennis Morris shows her beautiful photo encaustic work from March 14 through April 11 at 208 Wine Bar, 208 East Bay Street. With a BFA in Painting & Printmaking, Morris is represented locally by the Grand Bohemian Gallery, Plant Riverside. Join her for her opening reception on Tuesday, March 14 from 6-8pm.

Later this month, Location Gallery at 251 Bull Street features three paper craft artists: Jon Arge, Thom Mizelle, and curator Peter E. Roberts. With gallery proceeds benefiting The Savannahian, the “Paper Quips” show opens on Friday, March 23.

Members of Telfair Museums’ supporter group, Friends of African American Art, exhibit their work at Savannah State University’s Kennedy Fine Arts Gallery through May 30. The group show was curated by local abstract painter Betsy Cain and features a host of both established and up-and-coming artists including Nancy Acosta, Tony Artemisia, and Bobby Bagley.

Finally, if you have not yet seen the photography shows at Laney Contemporary, 1810 Mills B. Lane Blvd., you simply must! Christy Bush’s collection entitled “Familiar” and Tabitha Soren’s work entitled “Relief” are accessible, moving, and powerful. They hang through March 25.

About The Author

Beth Logan

I am originally from Portrush, Northern Ireland, and emigrated to San Francisco after attending the University of Belfast. My photographer - and ex - husband brought us to Savannah, and it has been my passion to get to know and to be involved in the local art community ever since. I look forward to profiling artists,...
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