Art RoundUp: Feb. 12 – 18

Roots Up Gallery (6 E Liberty St.) will host a lecture and book signing with Norman Girardot, author of Envisioning Howard Finster, on Friday, February 12 from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Girardot explores the life and significance of Finster, a folk artist he describes as a “backwoods William Blake” and the “Andy Warhol of the South”. Click here for more information.

Dramatic Whimsy, an exhibition of works by Denise Duong and Michael Ezzell, opens at Galerie 124 (124 E Taylor St.) on Friday, February 12 with a reception from 6 – 9pm. The remarkable illustration work will be on display through March 12. Click here for more information.

Head down to The Book Lady Bookstore (6 E Liberty St.) for “a quick hit of lit” on Friday, February 12 at 7pm as they host Seersucker Shots, the Savannah Book Festival’s only poetry reading, at 7pm. You’ll hear readings from Andrea Hollander, Jon Lattimore, Marquice Williams, and Ama Aggrey. Click here for more information.

Michael Mahaffey’s mixed media exhibition I Really Wanna Lose 3 Pounds opens at Gallery Espresso on Friday, February 12 with a reception from 6 – 8pm. Click here to read our interview with Michael before you head over to see the show.

The Savannah Book Festival is going on all weekend. Enjoy works from 40+ bestselling and emerging authors at the free main day event on Saturday, February 13 from 9am – 5pm in and around Telfair, Wright and Chippewa squares. Click here for more information.

Maggie Hayes’ solo exhibition No Man’s Land opens at The Welmont (1930 Montgomery St.) on Saturday, February 13 with a reception from 6 – 9pm. “No Man’s Land” explores modern masculinity amidst the shifting gender dynamics of 2016. Click here for more information.

Don’t miss the first “Coastal Nature, Coastal Culture: Environmental Histories of the Georgia Coast” symposium, happening Thursday, February 18 – February 21 at the Coastal Georgia Center. This symposium will build a bridge between the history of the American South and the booming field of environmental history. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.

State of the Art, an exhibition of works from contemporary artists across America, opens on Thursday, February 18 with a lecture from Seattle-based video artist Susie J. Lee at 6pm. Click here for more information about this unique exhibition.

Francesca Killian will display her illustrations and embroidery works at the Bomb Shelter (637 E. 37th St.) on Thursday, February 18 at 6:30pm. The evening will also feature live musical performances by Tokalos and Nightingale News. Click here for more information.

Submissions to the 2016 Savannah Stopover Poster Competition remain open until  Friday, February 19 at 4pm. The first prize winner will receive two 3-day Stopover Festival passes, a featured interview in the Savannah Art Informer, a $75 gift certificate to Starlandia Creative Supply, a $25 gift card to Starland Cafe and a $25 gift card to Shop the Fox. Prizes are also available for second and third place. Click here for more information or to submit your entry.

Author: SAI

Savannah Art Informer is a program by Art Rise Savannah, a non-profit arts organization in Savannah, Georgia.

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