Art RoundUp: May 13 – 19



Dexter Wimberly, an independent curator based in New York, will visit SCAD on Friday, May 13 for a lecture at Alexander Hall (668 Indian St.) at 1pm. Wimberly has exhibited the work of hundreds of artists around the US and abroad. He’s the former Director of Strategic Planning at Independent Curators International (ICI) and is currently the Visiting Curator at Alijira – a Center for Contemporary Art. Click here for more information.



Kipling Collins’ newest exhibition of paintings, Melange, opens at Location Gallery (417 Whitaker St.) on Friday, May 13 with a reception from 5 – 8pm. Profits from the show are designated to Emmaus House. The show will remain on view throughout the month of May. Click here for more information.


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Metanoia, an exhibition of work by Courtney Shea, Austin Smith and Ryan Cox, opens at Lee O’Neil Gallery (2217 Bull St.) on Friday, May 13 with a reception from 5 – 7pm. The works range from traditional still life painting to contemporary installation art. Click here for more information. Stay tuned for our review of the show later today.




Poploquize, a fibers exhibition by Yan Cao, opens at Oglethorpe Gallery (406 E. Oglethorpe Ave.) on Friday, May 13 with a reception from 6 – 10pm. Yan uses cotton, organza, needles and yarn to create cyclical images inspired by Chan Buddhism and the typhoons that plague her hometown in China. Click here for more information.



SCAD’s Ceramics Club presents Out of the Fire, an annual juried show of student work, at Sulfur Studios (2301 Bull St.) on Friday, May 13 from 6 – 9pm. The exhibition “exemplifies the dynamic potential of clay as a medium” and promises to showcase the highest quality of work the department has to offer. Click here for more information.

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Iain Gomez’s exhibition of photographic works documenting the first days of the Chinese Umbrella Revolution, Under the Umbrella, opens at Non-Fiction Gallery on Friday, May 13 with a reception from 6 – 9pm. Click here to read our interview with Iain.



Come out and see the work of the Habersham School’s exceptional students at their Annual Spring Art Show on Friday, May 13 at 6:30pm in the courtyard of Habersham Hall (235 Habersham St.). Click here for more information.




Angel Emmanuel Ramirez’s first solo exhibition, Angel’s Factory, opens at the Whitefield Center (106 E. 37th St.) on Saturday, May 14 with a reception from 6 – 9pm. Ramirez is a fibers artist who specializes in wearable, sculpted fiber art. Click here for more information.



You have until midnight on Sunday, May 15 to submit to Sulfur Studios’ upcoming show, MONO. The exhibition will feature monoprints and monotypes, but any printmaking technique that results in one-of-a-kind word is eligible, including work that is experimental, sculptural or installation-based. There is a $20 submission fee for non-Sulfur members. Click here for more information.


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Deep Speaks, the bi-annual reading by public middle school students in the Deep Center’s Young Author Project, returns on Monday, May 16 at 6pm in the Savannah Theatre (222 Bull St.). Click here for more information.


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Jonathan Schipper, the artist behind the self-destructing installation “Slow Room” in the Jepson Center’s State of the Art exhibit, will return to Savannah on Tuesday, May 17 to give a lecture at 6pm. The lecture, which takes place at the Jepson Center (207 W. York St.) is free for Telfair members and $5 for non members. Click here for more information.


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Seersucker Shots returns to The Book Lady Bookstore (6 E Liberty St.) on Wednesday, May 18 from 6:30 – 7:30pm. This installment celebrates the paperback book release of Harrison Scott Key’s memoir, “The World’s Largest Man”. Click here for more information.



“Stock Characters”, a play based on text messages, debuts at Sulfur Studios (2301 Bull St.) on Thursday, May 19 at 9pm. “Stock Characters” is a simple realism play which pays homage to millennials’ views on love and sexuality. Admission is free! Click here for more information.

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Author: SAI

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

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