The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here: THE MEGA ART MARCH kicks off on Friday, May 6 and runs from 5 – 9pm. Over 30 galleries, local businesses, boutiques and even the Telfair Museum will participate this month. Click here for a full listing of all participating locations.
Check out An American Bridge, an exhibition of photography by Robert S. Cooper, at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum (41 Martin Luther King Blvd.) during the Mega Art March before it closes on May 15. The exhibition explores the physical and metaphorical connections between this region’s waterways and the rest of the world. Click here for more information.
Kobo Gallery (33 Barnard St.) will feature FRESH, an exhibition of work by five of Savannah’s best women artists during the Mega Art March. Tobia Makover, Heather Lindsey Stewart, Mary Hartman, Christi Reiterman and Susanne Carmack will display new printmaking, mixed media, jewelry, painting and photo works. Click here for more information.
Savannah Point of View: Twelve Artist Perspectives, an exhibition of thirty-one works by twelve artists celebrating the local landscape of Savannah and the lowcountry, opens at the Cultural Affairs Gallery (9 W. Henry St.) during the Mega Art March. Participating artists include SAI writer Lisa D. Watson, Lind Hollingsworth, Peter Halpern, Vicki Weeks and more. Click here for more information.
2424ArtBiz Gallery (2424 Drayton St. Suite B) will open with an exhibition called EBB & FLOW by Celia Pray during the Mega Art March. Pray’s paintings draw from her experiences of the Caribbean. Click here for more information.
Richard Leo Johnson will give a concert at 7pm in the courtyard of Galerie 124 (124 E. Taylor St.) as part of the Mega Art March. Selections from Johnson’s exhibition Once Was Lost… and Parish Kohanim’s recent exhibition will be on display. Click here for more information.
Caitlin Bevill, a local assemblage artist, will display her new work in an exhibition titled Static Shadows at Escape Savannah (2101 Bull St.) during the Mega Art March. Bevill’s mixed media shadow boxes are inspired by her morbid interpretation of religious symbols and organic materials. Click here for more information.
Mavens & Mystics, the first solo exhibition by Michael Ezzell, will open at Sulfur Studios (2301 Bull St.) during the Mega Art March. Ezzell blends classical mythology with his own conceptions of beauty and vanity in this brand new body of work, all created in the last few months. Click here to read our interview with Ezzell about the show.
MEMENTO., an exhibition of jewelry objects and small sculpture installations by Olivia La Selva, will open at Oglethorpe Gallery (406 E Oglethorpe Ave.) during the Mega Art March. The works explore the power that objects have within our memories. Click here for more information.
Future(s) Anterior, an exhibition of jewelry and conceptual works by Jennifer Lee Hallsey, will open at Non-Fiction Gallery (1522 Bull St.) during the Mega Art March. Click here for more information.
The latest exhibition of oil paintings by Jeff Markowsky and Dana Richardson, Plein Air, opens at the Sentient Bean (13 E. Park St.) during the Mega Art March. Painted outdoors (in traditional plein air style), the works depict Savannah’s urban and rural landscape. Click here for more information.
On the Way, a photo exhibition by MacKenzie Mercurio and Ira Talanchuk, opens at The Florence (1 W. Victory Dr, #B) during the Mega Art March. The show is described as “a photographic journey of two artists viewing the world similarly and separately through their camera phones.” Click here for more information.
Where the Monkey Dropped the Ball, an exhibition of work by Debora Oden, opens at Lee O’Neil Gallery (2217 Bull St.) during the Mega Art March. Click here to read Rachael Flora’s interview with Oden and learn more about the show.
If you haven’t had a chance yet to check out Juliana Peloso’s I’m Your Biggest Fan at Location Gallery (417 Whitaker St.), Friday, May 6 will be your last chance. The closing reception for the exhibition (which showcases over 60 small works of celebrity portraiture) will be held from 6 – 9pm. Click here for more information.
SCAD’s annual illustration exhibit and art sale by SCAD students and alumni, the SCAD Illustration Expo, returns on Friday, May 6 and is open from 10am – 4pm at Poetter Hall (342 Bull St.). Click here for more information.
Maven Makers (415 W. Boundary St. [Area 6]) will host an open house on Saturday, May 7 at 4:30pm which will include demos, workshops, live music, food, and a silent auction of local handmade goods. This is a good opportunity to get a taste of the classes in woodworking, jewelry-making, sewing, ceramics, and leather-working that Maven Makers will offer starting this month. Click here for more information.
Beetnix Superfood & Juice Bar (18 E. Broughton St.) will host their first “Let’s Get Messy” event on Tuesday, May 10 at 7:30pm. Participants are invited to come out and learn mandala drawing from Rubi McGrory. Tickets are $15. Click here for more information.
Come out to see live weaving from SUMO Creations during QuoLab’s event on Wednesday, May 11 at 8pm. The event also includes performances from Other Girls and Luan Joy Sherman. Click here for more information.