Trevor Poudrier explores darkness, consciousness and light
Nov18

Trevor Poudrier explores darkness, consciousness and light

Earlier this month, visitors to Southern Pine Company’s STEAM ROOM (an alternative exhibition space at 620 E 35 St.) peeled back the curtain and stepped inside a cave of blind darkness, waiting with shallow breath for the shadows of friends to appear ahead of them. They were there to experience Trevor Poudrier’s exhibition, Fleeting, and Other Bodies.     Inside the industrial space, visitors passed under the kind of...

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11 Local Fibers Artists to Get Hype About
Oct17

11 Local Fibers Artists to Get Hype About

  In honor of Thursday’s Fibers Exhibition Series (presented as part of the Textile Society of America’s Biennial Symposium), we’re turning our focus to fibers this week. Before you go check out work by some of the biggest national (and international!) names in the fibers game on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 6 – 9pm, how about giving a little love to some of the most exciting, innovative fibers artists living right here in Savannah?...

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Dear Savannah, Stop Asking Artists for Free Art
Aug25

Dear Savannah, Stop Asking Artists for Free Art

Imagine working your 40 hour work week, and then being asked to hand over your paycheck to charity. What are you feeling right now? I bet it’s similar to what most artists feel every time someone asks us to donate to this week’s charitable event. This occurrence is an epidemic here in Savannah. I’m entering my eighth year living and working in the Hostess City. Before the Southeast, I lived in the rustbelt of Ohio, steeped in a mighty...

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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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Artists on Art: Lisa D. Watson on the magic and business of folk art
Jun16

Artists on Art: Lisa D. Watson on the magic and business of folk art

I was a foreigner to steamy Georgia when my friend drove me a few hours to Rabbittown, Georgia from Atlanta. The perspiration was worth it as we approached a hill of awe-inspiring whirligigs. It was 1994 and folk art was hot in the South. I was an outlander to the southern trend but soon appreciated its charm and especially the artist R. A. Miller (1912 – 2006). My whirligig broke down in sunny California, but I still have the...

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Process of Rediscovery: Richard Leo Johnson exhibits long-lost photos
Jan14

Process of Rediscovery: Richard Leo Johnson exhibits long-lost photos

“It’s a crazy story,” Richard Leo Johnson begins. It’s so crazy that both Johnson and his friend Russ Powell have to interrupt each other to tell it the right way. Here’s the gist: In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Johnson was a photographer shooting in black and white around Arkansas and Louisiana. He and Powell, then his assistant, rented a storage unit to store five boxes of photography as they made the move from Little Rock to...

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