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Fall Arts Preview: Art Exhibits 

SEPTEMBER

Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography, and Paris -- Through October 10 at Telfair's Jepson Center. Twilight Visions explores the city of Paris as the literal and metaphoric base of Surrealism. Over 100 works-mainly vintage photographs but also including films, books, and period ephemera.

Philip Perkis: Fifty Years of Photographs -- Through September 19 at Telfair's Jepson Center. One of the country's most widely respected photographers, Perkis creates images that amount to visual poetry, capturing fleeting moments of everyday existence that might otherwise go unnoticed.

2nd Annual Friends of African American Arts Fine Arts Exhibition -- August 29-October 24 at Beach Institute
Presented by Telfair Museums, the Friends of African American Arts (FAAA), and the Beach Institute, juried show features work in a variety of media by artists such as Suzanne Jackson, Preston Russell, Margaret Brennan, and Amiri Farris. Free and open to the public.

Metalpoint Drawings by Dennis Martin -- September 18 -January 30 at Telfair Academy. Martin utilized the tone and delicacy of metalpoint to create exacting, beautifully lit portrayals of his human subjects and imbue them with a timeless quality.

Birds in Flight: An Installation by Matt Hebermehl -- September 23- March 23 at Telfair's Jepson Center. Eckburg Atrium will be transformed with an intriguing installation of five suspended, wooden birds created by community artist Matt Hebermehl

The Art of Kahlil Gibran -- Sept. 29 - Jan. 23 at Telfair's Jepson Center. In September, the Telfair's Kahlil Gibran holdings will make their Jepson Center debut in the Varnedoe and Levitt Galleries. This collection of drawings, watercolors, and paintings spans his career-with works from his first exhibition at photographer Frederick Holland Day's studio in Boston in 1904 to art created during the last years of his life.

Jepson Gospel Brunch Featuring Overcoming by Faith Choir -- September 26, 11 am-3 pm at Telfair's Jepson Center. Starting at 11 am, visit Café Z?um for a delicious a la carte brunch and then head downstairs to the Eckburg Atrium for the 1:30 pm performance. Brunch prices vary. Admission to concert is free. Reservations suggested for brunch; call 790.8833.

2010 Faculty Art Exhibition -- Through Sept. 17 in the AASU Fine Arts Gallery. Gallery hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free. Reception at noon in the AASU Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free.

Longitudes and Latitudes: Stories from Abroad -- Sep. 23- Oct. 12 the AASU Department of Art, Music & Theatre presents a student art exhibition inspired by study-abroad experiences throughout the globe, in the AASU Fine Arts Gallery. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free.

Four Squared Exhibition -- Sept. 17 - Oct. 29 at Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. Opening Reception, Sept. 17, 5 - 7 p.m. Four squared is an exhibition by four artist-mothers and their experiences of making art amongst the chaos of raising young children. Featuring the artwork of Linette Dubois, Ashley Waldvogel Gaddy, Melinda Schawel, and Atsuko Smith.

Psychological Armor-- Presented by the artists of Anonymous Tattoo. Closing Reception: Sept 30, 7 - 10pm. Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. "Through a tattoo one can become stronger, sager, even holier."

Alison Elizabeth Taylor, "Un/Inhabited"-- Sept. 10-Oct. 29 at Pei Ling Chan Gallery, MLK Blvd. Artist Talk: Sept. 24, 5 p.m.; Reception: Sept. 24, 6-7:30 p.m. The SCAD exhibitions department presents this exhibition of two-dimensional works and an installation by Alison Elizabeth Taylor.

JuYeon Kim, "The In-Between"-- Sept. 24-Nov. 7 at Gutstein Gallery, Broughton St. Reception: Sept. 24, 6-7:30 p.m. Savannah College of Art and Design and the National Museum of Women in the Arts present The In-Between, an exhibition featuring commissioned installations by artist JuYeon Kim, created during Spring 2010 sculpture and fibers courses held at SCAD

Chakaia Booker, "Sustain"-- Sept. 29-Nov. 12 at Pinnacle Gallery, Liberty St. Artist Talk: Oct. 8, 5 p.m., Reception: Oct. 8, 6-7:30 p.m. SCAD exhibitions department presents Sustain, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Chakaia Booker. ‘Sustain' pairs Booker's signature abstract sculptures fashioned from found tires with a series of photogravures the artist recently created at SCAD.

Corrina Sephora Mensoff and Christopher Nitsche, "Mooring"-- Sept. 29-Nov. 12, 2010, Hall Street Gallery. Reception: Friday, Nov. 5, 6-7:30 p.m. SCAD exhibitions department presents Mooring, a two-person exhibition featuring works by SCAD Atlanta sculpture professor Corrina Sephora Mensoff and Savannah foundations studies professor Christopher Nitsche.

The Willing Room: Poetic Projections of Home-- Sept.- Oct. 8 at Indigo Sky, 915 Waters Ave. Opening reception is on Sept. 17 from 6-9 p.m. with a gallery talk to follow on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 3 - 5 PM. Exhibition by Kathleen Fritz, installation artist and professor of Interior Design at SCAD. 912/233-7659

OCTOBER

JEA Art Gallery -- The JEA Art Show for October features the works of Margaret Clay, Carolyne Graham, Betsy Haun & Ron Schaffer in a show called "Heart, Spirit & Soul." 5111 Abercorn St.

Raku Sushi/Pizza Night -- At 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Hall Courtyard and Fine Arts Hall room 102 on Oct. 27 the AASU Department of Art, Music & Theatre ceramics program hosts a viewing of kiln fired pottery of AASU art majors. Witness the kiln firing process firsthand. Admission is free.

Photographs by Emily Earl -- Opening Reception October 2, 7pm, Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. An exhibition by local artist and SCAD graduate Emily Earl.

"Fuel to the Fire: The Poster Design of Methane Studios" -- Oct. 11-Nov. 5 at Alexander Hall Gallery. Lecture: Methane Studios, Oct. 21; Reception: Oct. 21, 6-7:30 p.m. The SCAD exhibitions department showcases the recent, screen-printed posters by award-winning Methane partners Robert Lee and Mark McDevitt.

‘Spill' -- Late October - Mid-November at Indigo Sky, 915 Waters Ave Specific dates to be announced; call 912/233-7659 for more info. Juried exhibition presents a wide selection of works by local artists addressing the on-going devastation brought on by the BP Gulf oil spill. The deadline for submission to the exhibition is Sept. 17.

SavFADA Fall Trolley Hop -- Savannah Fine Art Dealers Association hosts their 4th Annual Fall Trolley Hop on Thursday, Oct, 21, 5-8:30pm. This event is free and all are welcome. Participating galleries are Friedman's Fine Art, Ray Ellis Gallery, Chroma Gallery, kobo gallery and the Grand Bohemian Gallery at the Mansion on Forsyth. Hop on the trolley at any of SavFADA's galleries and ride to the others.

The Art of Great Fashion  -- October 18, 6 pm Lasting Impressions by James Hogan Hilton, at Savannah DeSoto Hotel. Telfair Art Guild's annual fall fundraiser will be held Monday evening, Oct. 18, featuring the fashions of designer James Hogan. Tickets for the show are $75 per person. For reservations, call 912/790-8869 or visit www.telfair.org.

Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture Series  -- Distinguished Multi-media Artist Radcliffe Bailey to Speak at Telfair's Jepson Center October 21, 6 pm. Free and open to the public.

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Jepson Gospel Brunch Featuring David Smith & Expected End -- Oct. 24, 11 am-3 pm at Telfair's Jepson Center. Starting at 11 am, visit Café Z?um for brunch and then head downstairs to the Eckburg Atrium for the 1:30 pm performance. Admission to the concert is free. Reservations suggested for brunch; call 790/8833.

The Art of Kahlil Gibran Book Launch -- Oct. 28 at Telfair's Jepson Center, to celebrate the release of the new book, The Art of Kahlil Gibran. The 72-page, hard-cover book documents the Telfair's substantial holdings of Gibran's work.

NOVEMBER

National Arts Program  -- Nov. 15 - Dec. 17 at Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. The City of Savannah's fourth annual exhibition of employee artwork in conjunction with the National Arts Program Foundation's nationwide exhibition. Opening Reception: Nov. 16, 5-7 p.m.

Photographs by Susan Earl and Ann Curry -- Opening Reception November 2, at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Photos by Ann Curry and Susan Earl of the 50th Anniversary Conference, held last Spring in Raleigh, N.C. to celebrate the founding of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.

JEA Art Gallery -- The JEA Art Show for November features the works of Rochelle Frank & Carl Kotheimer. 5111 Abercorn St.

Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum -- Nov. 5- Feb. 6 at Telfair's Jepson Center. This exhibition of highlights from the outstanding collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum will examine the complex and heterogeneous nature of American art in the mid-twentieth century. Featuring thirty-one of the most celebrated artists who came to maturity in the 1950s

Lecture by Virginia Mecklenburg -- November 4, 6 pm at Telfair's Jepson Center. Join Virginia Mecklenberg, curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, for a discussion of highlights from the Modern Masters exhibition. The lecture program is free and open to the public. The opening reception is free to members or with museum admission. Members' Opening Reception to follow.

Modern Masters Highlights Tours  -- Nov. 5-Dec. 17, Fridays at 2 pm at Telfair's Jepson Center. The museum will offer highlights tours of Modern Masters for walk-in visitors. Free to members or with museum admission.

Arty Party Preview -- Nov. 12, 7-10 pm in Telfair Square. This highly anticipated event allows members an exclusive opportunity to preview and purchase the featured art and to mingle with the participating artists at a chic cocktail reception. The ticket price for the Arty Party is $75 per person for current and renewing members, and $100 per person for non-members (includes a one-year membership for first-time members only). Please call the museum at 912.790.8869 for reservations.

16th Annual Telfair Art Fair -- Nov. 13, 10 am-5 pm and November 14, 12-4 pm in Telfair Square. Held under a large, lighted tent adjacent to historic Telfair Square, the 2010 Art Fair is free and open to the public throughout the weekend. The annual event showcases a variety of original art for sale, with something to suit every taste and budget. This year, the Children's Art Fair in the Square will provide kids with fun and exciting activities and projects.

Modern Masters Free Week -- Nov. 13-19 at Telfair's Jepson Center. During this Free Week at the Jepson Center, visitors will enjoy free admission to exhibitions including Modern Masters, No Ordinary Folk, and The Art of Kahlil Gibran. The Jepson Center is closed on Tuesdays.

Jepson Gospel Brunch  -- Nov. 21, 11 am-3 pm at Telfair's Jepson Center. Starting at 11 am, visit Café Z?um for brunch and then head downstairs to the Eckburg Atrium for the 1:30 pm performance. Admission to the concert is free. Reservations suggested for brunch; call 790.8833.

Fall 2010 Senior Graduation Art Exhibition -- Nov. 8- Dec. 9 the AASU Department of Art, Music & Theatre presents this show in the AASU Fine Arts Gallery. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays, holidays excluded. Admission is free.

Candida HÖfer, "Infinite Moments" -- Nov. 17-Dec. 31 at Pinnacle Gallery, Liberty St. The SCAD exhibitions department presents Infinite Moments, an exhibition of photographs by artist Candida HÖfer. The selected works portray monumental interiors of cultural public spaces such as museums, theaters and palaces that are at once unoccupied and yet hauntingly affected by their former inhabitants.

Nall, "Beyond the Frame"-- Nov. 5-Dec. 10, 2010, Pei Ling Chan Gallery, MLK Blvd. Reception: Nov. 5, 5-7:30 p.m. The SCAD exhibitions department presents an exhibition spanning the fine art and design practice of the Alabama-based artist Nall.

Le Mistral - A Month in the Home of Dora Maar -- Late November - early December at Indigo Sky Gallery, 915 Waters Ave., 912/233-7659. Specific dates to be announced; call for more info. This exhibition by Jerome Meadows presents a collection of works created during his month long residency at the Dora Maar House in Menerbes, France.

DECEMBER

"After Color" -- Dec. 9-Jan. 28, Hall Street Gallery Reception: Jan. 28, 6-7:30 p.m. The SCAD exhibitions department presents the acclaimed group exhibition After Color, guest curated by Amani Olu. After Color showcases the photo-based works of nine contemporary artists who help redefine the potential of black-and-white photography.

Christmas Pottery Sale -- Dec. 1-2: The AASU Department of Art, Music & Theatre presents the 22nd annual faculty and student sale from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day in AASU Fine Arts Hall, Room 102. John Jensen, AASU professor of art, and select students in the AASU art program create hand-crafted pottery and ceramics ranging from fine art to functional items for this sale.

Gadsen Elementary Art Show -- Reception to be announced. The children of Valarie Walker's class will present their artwork at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.

JEA Art Gallery -- The Art Show at the JEA beginning December 1 will feature the works of Carol Duggar, Dottie Farrell & Beth Ramsey in a show called "Encore: Three Broads with a Brush."

Small Works Exhibition -- Mid-December at Indigo Sky Gallery, 915 Waters Ave. Specific dated to be announced; call 912/233-7659 for more info. Curated by Carmela Aliffi, this exhibition presents numerous works by members of the Creative Force Artist Collective and guests.

Telfair Artists Trunk Show -- Dec. 4 & 5 at Telfair Museum Stores. The Telfair's first-ever artists' trunk show on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 am to 5 pm, in the Jepson Center. Gift-wrapping station and refreshments in the Eckburg Atrium

Jepson Gospel Brunch featuring Savannah Children's Choir -- December 5, 11 am-3 pm at Telfair's Jepson Center. At 11 am, visit Café Z?um for brunch and then head downstairs to the Eckburg Atrium for the 1:30 pm performance. Admission to the concert is free. Reservations suggested for brunch; call 790/8833.

I Have Marks to Make -- Dec. 5- Jan. 3 at Telfair's Jepson Center. "I Have Marks to Make" enters its sixteenth year at Telfair Museums, emphasizing the role that visual, language, and performing arts can play in the lives of individuals with disabilities and for those in rehabilitation from injury or illness. Taking place in the second floor education spaces of the Jepson Center, the exhibition will feature work by nearly one hundred artists of all ages. Opening reception Dec. 5, 2-5 pm. Reception and exhibit free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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