SCAD professor Sherran Deems was recently diagnosed with cancer and to help her during her time of need, Thirteen, A Savannah Artist Group, is planning “For Sherry”, an exhibition and art auction ending with a reception Sunday, March 13, 3-6:30 p.m. at Chroma Gallery, 31 Barnard St., Savannah, Georgia. Online bidding begins Monday, Feb. 28. Learn more.
Gyun Hur (M.F.A., sculpture, 2009) has been awarded first place in the inaugural The Hudgens Prize competition. Hur, one of five finalists selected from over 350 entries, takes home the coveted grand prize of $50,000. Hur’s work and work by the other four finalists is on display at the Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Bldg. 300, Duluth, Georgia, through Feb. 19. Admission to the center is free during the month of December. Hur will have a solo exhibit at The Hudgens Center in 2011.
Hur’s work is comprised of silk flowers from cemeteries that would otherwise be discarded. She collects, shreads, and arranges the flowers in the design of her mother’s wedding blanket. Read more.
Ruth’s Chris Savannah, 111 W. Bay St., will be celebrating their grand re-opening with a formal artist reception featuring Tiffani Taylor (B.F.A., painting, 2002; M.A., art history, 2003) and a collection of her expressionistic marsh paintings Thursday, Oct. 28, 5-8:00 p.m. A silent auction will take place during the reception with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Tiffani Taylor SCAD Painting Scholarship. The scholarship annually awards a senior painting student with a $500 scholarship for art supplies. If you can’t make it in person to the event, you can make an online donation to the scholarship.
Fringe founder José Reyes (B.F.A., graphic design, 1995) has forged a creative collaboration with Tiffani Taylor (B.F.A., painting, 2002; M.A., art history, 2003). Fringe blends a cocktail of music and visual arts that brings back the original, intimate experience of chamber music in an approachable, exciting way—especially for younger audiences weaned on pop music and even poppier culture. Taylor will be featured as the gallery artist for the Saturday, Oct. 23 concert. The concert includes chamber music, dj spinning electronica, documentaries of the musicians, and short films curated by Gabe Wardell, former executive director of the Atlanta Film Festival. For a full concert lineup, visit the Fringe website online.
A new mixed media series by Amiri Farris (B.F.A., illustration, 1997; M.F.A., painting, 2006) is on display at Friedman’s Fine Art, 28 W. State St., Savannah, Georgia during the Savannah Jazz Festival through Sep. 26. Read the Savannah Now article.
“Tucker Tribute” by Amiri Farris
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Ruth’s Chris Savannah, 111 W. Bay St., will hold a formal artist reception featuring Tiffani Taylor (B.F.A., painting, 2002; M.A., art history, 2003) and a collection of her expressionistic marsh painting Thursday, Sep. 23, 6-8:00 p.m. A silent auction will take place during the reception with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Tiffani Taylor SCAD Painting Scholarship. The scholarship annually awards a senior painting student with a $500 scholarship for art supplies.
“Birds in Flight,” a mixed-media installation by Matt Hebermehl (B.F.A, illustration, 2003), will be on display at Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts Sep. 23-March 23, 2011. The work features five wooden birds suspended from the ceiling of the Eckburg Atrium. An opening reception and preview will be held Thursday, Sep. 23, 6-8 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Patrick Millard (M.F.A., photography, 2008) has been chosen as one of the select artists to be included in the International Festival of NanoArt this fall in Spain. He will be exhibiting his work NanoResponse at the festival, which is dedicated to showcasing artwork created with nanotechnology as its conceptual focus. The festival will take place September 20 – October 10 in San Sebastian, Spain.