Preview: “Dank Memes: Stories of Cultural Viruses” at Non-Fiction Gallery
Jul22

Preview: “Dank Memes: Stories of Cultural Viruses” at Non-Fiction Gallery

Most of us associate the word “meme” with those hundreds of share-worthy Facebook photos bearing captions that poke fun at politicians and celebrities. However, Dank Memes: Stories of Cultural Viruses, a new exhibition at Non-Fiction Gallery, focuses less on the lighthearted side of memes and more on the cryptic (sometimes troubling) meaning behind these ever-multiplying social concepts that spread instantaneously in the internet age....

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Breaking down the Jepson Center’s “Landmark” exhibition
Jul12

Breaking down the Jepson Center’s “Landmark” exhibition

Since the Jepson Center opened in 2006, Telfair Museums (the collective which encompasses the Telfair Academy, the Jepson Center for the Arts, and the Owens-Thomas House) has added 1,267 artworks to its permanent collection. This year, the Jepson Center celebrates its 10th anniversary with Landmark: A Decade of Collecting at the Jepson Center, an exhibition showcasing the 10 most significant of those acquisitions. Selecting those 10...

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Art Bash Studios uses art as activism, will host painting fundraiser for Rape Crisis Center
Jun19

Art Bash Studios uses art as activism, will host painting fundraiser for Rape Crisis Center

  Typical fundraising events offer wine, snacks and small talk among folks wearing gowns and tuxedos. Wednesday night’s fundraiser at The Art Bash Studio—an event benefiting the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire—has the food, drink and socializing covered, but leave the fancy evening wear at home; acrylic paint doesn’t wash off. Participants in this fundraiser will be making their own paintings, using as their...

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“Nepantla” group show examines international issues and “a space in between”
Jun02

“Nepantla” group show examines international issues and “a space in between”

Lucia Ortiz, a graduating Savannah College of Art and Design senior, collected diverse and imaginative entries, some bearing timely political subtexts, when she invited fellow SCAD students to submit artwork for her group exhibition entitled Nepantla: a space in between. The show opens tomorrow, Friday, June 3, and runs through Sunday, June 5, at Welmont, 1930 Montgomery St., Savannah. The show, which was open to SCAD students in any...

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