Art RoundUp: Focus-On-Fibers Edition


The Textile Society of America’s Biennial Symposium, Cross Currents: Land, Labor and the Port, takes over Savannah this week with exhibitions at six gallery spaces across the city. In response, a few satellite exhibitions organized by other groups have also popped up. This week belongs to you, fibers artists!

Here are the events we’re most looking forward to in Savannah’s art world over the next seven days:


Art Rise Savannah and the Textile Society of America present Cross Currents: Land, Labor and the Port: An Exhibition Series on Thursday, October 20 with receptions for seven exhibitions across six local gallery spaces from 6 – 9pm.

At the Cultural Arts Gallery (9 W. Henry St.): Arimatsu to Africa: Shibori Trade, Techniques and Patterns, curated by Yoshiko Wada
Indigo and Beyondcurated by Catherine Ellis

At Jelinek Creative Spaces (101 N. Fahm St.): Between: Layering Context in Patchworkcurated by Molly Evans Fox

At The Whitefield Center (106 E. 37th St.): Cotton, Beads & Sugar: Textile Triangulations of Coastal Exchange Between India, Africa, and the United States, curated by Namita Gupta Wiggers

At Kaufman Gallery (422 Acton Court): Flotsamcurated by Sarah Kabot

At Oglethorpe Gallery (406 E. Oglethorpe Ave.): Source & Sequence: Digital Weaving, curated by Janice Lessman-Moss

At Non-Fiction Gallery (1522 Bull St.): The Woven Cosmos: Visualizing the Invisible Through Textile, Modern Science, and Ancient Worldviewscurated by Isaac Facio and Elizabeth Pope




Sulfur Studios (2301 Bull St.) will host a pop up show titled Crystal Skins//Desert Dreamin’ on Thursday, October 20 from 6 – 9pm featuring the fibers artwork of Michael Birch Pierce and Liz Robb. Click here for more information.


MFA students from SCAD’s fibers program will exhibit their work in a group show titled Shelter in Place at Sulfur Studios (2301 Bull St.) with an opening reception on Thursday, October 20 from 6 – 9pm. Exhibiting artists include Alia Dadarkar, Sam Ahern, Leah Blair, Lexi Hansen, and more. Click here for more information.



SCAD will host a reception for Pamela Wiley’s exhibition Now the Once at Pinnacle Gallery (320 Liberty St.) on Thursday, October 20 from 6 – 8pm. The exhibition showcases Wiley’s latest body of work which transcends the boundaries of traditional quiltmaking. Click here for more information.


Aint-Bad Magazine will host a launch party (featuring an exhibition of Justin M. Zielke’s latest artworks) for their newest issue at Sylvester & Co. (205 West Broughton St.) on Thursday, October 20 from 5 – 9pm. Click here for more information.



SCAD will host an opening reception for Cross-Pollination, a group exhibition of fibers, photography, furniture, prints, handmade luxury accessories and household goods by SCAD alumni, on Thursday, October 20 from 6 – 8pm at Gutstein Gallery (201 E. Broughton St.). The exhibit examines work that quantifies, organizes and seeks to understand the natural world, our role within in and the potential for collaboration. Click here for more information.


Don’t miss the SCAD Painting Department’s bi-annual open studio night on Friday, October 21 from 5 – 7pm at Alexander Hall (668 Indian St.). This is your chance to check out the grad studios, view amazing art, and meet some remarkable young artists. Click here for more information.



The Book Lady Bookstore (6 E. Liberty St.) returns with another installment of Seersucker Shots on Monday, October 24 at 7pm. This edition features a reading by poet Frank X. Walker, plus an open mic for contributors to SSU’s Estuary literary magazine. Click here for more information.


The Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show returns on Tuesday, October 25 from 7:30 – 10:30pm at the Sentient Bean (13 E. Park Ave.). This open mic welcomes poets, rappers, musicians and everyone in between. Signups open at 7pm. Click here for more information.


The Savannah Art Association will host their 2016 Paint Out at the Jepson Center for the Arts (207 W. York St.) on Thursday, October 27. The event will start at 11am with a demo of Hobein materials, then a 1:30pm watercolor workshop led by Spencer Meagher. Register for the workshop and pay the $30 fee here. 

Author: SAI

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

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