Memory, Ephemerality, and Intuitive Making: noon-5 p.m. May 6-9; The Gallery at Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St.; reception 6-9 p.m. and gallery talk 7 p.m. May 7; An MFA Thesis Exhibition by L. Edward Smith; sulfurstudios.org; Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/4jTxuLsYp. The work is a body of portraits of influential women in Smith’s life done in crochet, collaborative installations with his aunt and mother, and automatic writing and drawings resulting from the process of making. The work is all based on memories and ephemeral situations, created in an intuitive process with repurposed materials.
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Savannopoly by Various Artists: exhibit through May 28; Location Gallery @ Austin Hill Realty, 251 Bull St.; locationgallery.net. Gallery profits donated to Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity throughout the run of show.
Inspired by the classic board game Monopoly, but with properties located in the Savannah area. All work done on panels of 6” x 8” with a 1.5” cradle. All the corner pieces are 8” x 8” x 1.5”. Enough to fill two boards, so there will be 80-plus artworks.
Learn more:Don’t expect to pass go or collect $200, but expect to enjoy Location Gallery’s Savannopoly
Mediums include painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media and more with 30 local artists including Stacie Jean Albano, August Alderman, Randy Akers, Lino Azevedo, Andre Bertolino, Angela Burson, Lennie Ciliento, Antoine de Villiers, Joy Dunigan, Tate Ellington, Jenny Eitel, Maggie French, Mary Hartman, Robin Johnson, David Laughlin, Heather MacRae, Michael Mahaffey, Patricia Harper Mathews, Rubi McGrory, Bellamy Murphy, Lisa Ocampo, Michelle Perez, Jose Ray, Peter E. Roberts, June Stratton, Bryan Stovall, Sarah Volker, Lisa D. Watson, Heather Young and Jason Zimmer.
Unique Design X Group: April 28-May 2; Kehoe Ironworks Building at Trustees’ Garden, 660 E. Broughton St.; $10 general public, free for students, seniors; uniquedesignxgroup.com. A commercial platform promoting collectible design, a selection of work by 18 artists, architects and designers from around the world who create collectible-worthy objects which reimagine the idea of furnishing contemporary spaces with functional art.
Learn more:Collectible Design Fair by Unique Design X Group brings international design to Savannah
2021 Savannah Series: April, May, June separate solo exhibitions; Grand Bohemian Gallery, The Mansion on Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton St.; kesslercollection.com or call 912.721.5007. Savannah native, painter Dottie Turner Leatherwood, “A Conversation with the Savannah Landscape,” exhibit through May 15. SCAD graduate, multi-disciplinary artist Amiri Geuka Farris, “Inspire and Surprise, Art in Public Spaces,” opening reception 4-7 p.m. May 27, exhibit through June 27. Public artist, Savannah resident Jerome Meadows, a talk entitled “The Importance of Art in Public Spaces,” on the significance of public art to the community and how it reflects our society at large on 6 p.m. May 27.
Learn more:Dottie Leatherwood is bringing her love of Coastal Georgia to the Mansion on Forsyth Park
Somewhere Along the Continuum by Matt Toole: through April 30, ON-VIEW Pop Up Gallery, Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. Toole’s sculptures are actual objects found in the Coastal Georgia. They are parts of a larger environmental collective that people have been drawn to for millennia. Organisms that grow and thrive in Savannah, as well as objects from the industrial components of our city, are represented in these works of art. Presented in conjunction with ReNew, our Main Gallery Exhibition highlighting repurposed materials, Matt Toole’s Somewhere Along the Continuum will speak to a creative environmental consciousness and will be evolving through the month.
ReNew, a national juried exhibition: noon-5 p.m. April 18; The Gallery at Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St.; sulfurstudios.org/renew. Artists asked to consider “How can we take the debris of what was and create new forms, new thoughts, new experiences?” Also hosting an evolving site-specific installation in Sulfur Studios On::View Pop-up Gallery, featuring work by Savannah’s Matt Toole of Toole Sculpture Works. For this exhibition, Starlandia and Sulfur Studios is partnering with Live Oak Public Libraries to present ReInvent!, a Youth Art Project.
Neosublime by Kathy Varadi: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.; through April 27; sulfurstudios.org/sentient-bean-kathy-varadi; Varadi is a contemporary artist developing the concept of a new sublime. Varadi is an MFA student at Georgia Southern University, and received her BFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. sulfurstudios.org/sentient-bean-kathy-varadi
Two artists of the month for April: through April, Gallery 209, 209 E. River St.; gallery209savannah.com; Napoleon Wilkerson art includes portraits of family, friends, students, cultural and historical. Subjects reflects their various emotions and different activities and experiences. Shirley Daniell designs unique jewelry and accessories created for the wearer to make a clear statement. Also available at Gallery11 in City Market.
“We Remember” on the holocaust: through April 30; JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St.; savannahjea.org/about-us/art-gallery. An exhibition of photographs by Marlene Seidman-Robinowich and delegates of the 2019 International March of the Living, with writing and art from local high school and middle school students. Series of photographs documenting multiple death camps preserved throughout Poland, as well as images capturing the vibrant display of life in Israel. For more information, on the March of the Living, visit motl.org.
Learn more:‘We Remember’ exhibition at Savannah JEA provides Holocaust education through images
“Hey Y’all” by Kay Wolfersperger: through May 22 in the Drive Thru Art Box, at Green Truck Pub, 2430 Habersham St.; 2 p.m. May 1 artist talk via IG Live @sulfurstudios; The pandemic pushed us to extremes in every aspect of lives. Hey Y’all is a reminder that we are all in this together and that we can rebuild connection, one hello at a time, according to Sulfur Studios; sulfurstudios.org/drivethruart.
John Newton: May 2-May 31; JEA Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St.; self-taught artist, lives in rural Effingham County; fascinated by vivid colors associated with Hispanic culture, combines acrylic paints with aluminum cans and bottle caps to create his mixed media works. Now retired founder of La Voz Latina, a monthly bilingual newspaper for South Georgia’s Hispanic community.
Civil War Medicine in Savannah: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. extended through the summer; Massie Heritage Center, 207 E. Gordon St.; admission price varies. Near the end of the Civil War in 1865, Massie School was converted into a Union hospital by Gen. William Sherman. Learn more about this pivotal role Massie served, including about Civil War surgery and pharmacology with a visually engaging exhibit on display in our Heritage Classroom.
ARTS Southeast: New nonprofit with a mission to make Savannah a destination for art and culture in the Southeast by supporting established and emerging artists and engaging a diverse community with programming by developing awareness and appreciation of the arts. Sulfur Studios is flagship program. Executive Director is Emily Earl. artssoutheast.org.
Savannah African Art Museum: Tours from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, with last tour beginning at 4 p.m.; 201 E. 37th St.; savannahafricanartmuseum.org. Virtual tours noon Monday-Friday on the museum’s Facebook. Workshops continue online.
Irritable Pelican Artisan Gallery: 10 a,m.-4 p.m.; 802 1st St., Tybee Island; irritablepelicanartisangallery.com.