“Wabi-Sabi” fibers show is all about accepting the beauty of imperfections

Wabi-sabi is a Japanese worldview that is based on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. Although it is hard for many of us to accept the beauty of imperfections, Raven Brown and Thea Milinaire depict the beauty of imperfection perfectly through their art works.     Brown and Milinaire are two SCAD (soon-to-be) alumni. Brown is from Atlanta, GA and Milinaire is from Santa Fe, NM. They met through a mutual friend and...

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Discovering the Mothers of Gynecology Through Art

  I currently work for the Telfair Museums’ Owens-Thomas House and research things that relate to the history of this museum. During the month of March, which is Women’s History Month, I researched the experiences of enslaved women. During this time I stumbled upon the book Birthing a Slave: Motherhood and Medicine in the Antebellum South by Marie Jenkins Schwartz. (1) The cover of the book captivated me and led me to some of the...

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Bin Feng’s American Dream

Some believe that the American Dream is about working hard in order to achieve fame, fortune, and success. Others believe that it’s about working hard to provide a better life for your Chihuahua named Tiny. Everyone has his or her own American Dream; Bin Feng’s exhibition The American Dream asks us to question what our version of this dream is.     Feng was born and raised in Shanghai, China and will soon receive his Masters...

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Preview: Hank Ketelsen’s “Water Study”

In his thesis show, Water Study, Hank Ketelsen will exhibit photographs of the shoreline where the Savannah River and the city of Savannah meet. Since the founding of the city, the river has been used to sustain the local community, but, due to progress and development, the Savannah River is no longer a natural waterway. It is now a freeway for commercial and industrial activity. Ketelsen integrates water samples from the Savannah...

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PULSE Art + Technology Festival opening – Photo gallery

Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts kicked off the PULSE Art + Technology Festival this week by unveiling the incredible universe of Katja Loher. Loher is a New York based artist who was originally born in Switzerland. Her work has been exhibited from Shanghai, China to St. Petersburg, Russia. Loher’s hand blown glass globes are inhabited by what she calls “videoalphabets”, virtual environments populated by choreographed...

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