#art 912: Cameron Allen and Will Penny
Through July 16. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. The Jepson Café will feature a collaboration between local artists Will Penny and Cameron Allen that investigates ideas of constructed and mediated reality. Part of Telfair Museums’ #art912 initiative. Free for museum members; general admission applies for non-members. Go to telfair.org.
‘Modern Gladiators’ at Roots Up Gallery
“Modern Gladiators,” a contemporary take on modern gladiators by Jared Seff, will open July 21 at Roots Up Gallery, 6 E. Liberty St. Opening reception is 6 to 9 p.m. July 21. Info: Info: jaredseff.com, rootsupgallery.com
Art at West Elm home furnishings
Sonja Robinson will show her work for display and sale at West Elm home furnishings, 214 Drayton St., July 22 to Aug. 22. An opening reception will be from noon to 3 p.m. July 22. Info: sonjarobinsonart.com
Dockery art at Sentient Bean
Savannah native Britton Dockery will show and sell his work from Aug. 1 to Sept. 21 at the Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. An opening reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 4.
Short story competition
Savannah Authors Workshop will sponsor its 2017 short story competition. Each submission must be an unpublished short story of less than 1,500 words and will be accepted from Aug. 1 to Oct. 31. Entries will be anonymous with a single anonymous judge. Authors must not identify themselves anywhere in their entries. Details: email@example.com
DeBenedictis opens at The Butcher
“A Trip Through Sunset Gardens” is an exhibition of paintings by Anthony “weird*eye*one” DeBenedictis from July 21 through Sept. 15 at The Butcher Gallery, 19 E. Bay St. Closing reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 15. Free, open to the public. Info: weirdeyedesigns.com or whatisthebutcher.com/gallery/#/anthony/.
‘I’m Trying To Tell You’
July 28-Nov. 5. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Maggie Mullin O’Hara’s exhibition “I’m Trying To Tell You” incorporates video, performance, photography, sculpture and installation. Includes a site-specific sculptural video installation featuring a year-long performance piece created specifically for the show. Artist talk and reception is at 6 p.m. July 27. Free for museum members; general admission applies for non-members. Go to telfair.org.
Wood, ceramic sculpture at the JEA
Through July 31. The Art Show at the JEA, 5111 Abercorn St, will exhibit works by Marilyn Hartness, a ceramic sculptor from North Carolina, and Edward Jones, a wood sculpture from Rhode Island. Info: 912-355-8111
Illuminating civil rights history
Through July 31. Savannah City Hall Rotunda, 2 E. Bay St. Artist Trice Megginson will present an exhibition titled “Reconstructing the Narrative: Illuminating Savannah’s Civil Rights History.” His work is centered on the social and political history of a place. Free and open to the public from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Art inspired by Kabalistic topics
The Art Show at the JEA, 5111 Abercorn St., will feature the works of Carol Fleischaker Cohen inspired by Kabalistic topics. Artwork is available for viewing from Aug. 1 to 31, with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 6. Info: 912-355-8111
Free family day: William Wegman
1-4 p.m. Aug. 5. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. A family day devoted to the art of William Wegman offers gallery activities such as make your own altered photos and postcards. Guests can also find out more about Savannah dogs available for adoption. Admission is free and open to the public. Go to telfair.org.
Iranian artists work at SCAD Museum of Art
Through Aug. 6. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian presents a solo exhibition titled “Lineages,” featuring signature mirrored sculptural mosaics and an assortment of geometric drawings. Farmanfarmaian’s work will be on view through Aug. 6. Go to scadmoa.org.
‘William Wegman: Improved Photographs’
Through Aug. 13. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. The exhibition highlights the evidence of William Wegman’s hand in his work, as well as his use of humor to find unexpected and surprising ideas within everyday objects and scenarios. Includes drawings, paintings, altered photographs, Polaroids and a selection of early videos from the 1970s. Free for museum members; general admission applies for non-members. Go to telfair.org.
Art Start: Animal Instinct
10:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 13. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Telfair’s youngest patrons are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies and older siblings are all welcome here. Cost: $5 per child. Free for museum members; general admission applies for non-members. Go to telfair.org.
Free admission to museums with African American Programs
Local museums with African American programs will have free admission from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 20. Locations: Telfair Museums Owens-Thomas House, The Davenport House Museum, Ossabaw Island Foundation, Pin Point Heritage Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Beach Institute in partnership with City of Savannah, Research Library and Municipal Archives.
‘Rodin: The Human Experience’
Sept. 1-Jan. 7. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. “Rodin: The Human Experience” presents 32 figures in bronze by Auguste Rodin, the legendary French sculptor whose contemporaries considered him to be the greatest practitioner of his craft since Michelangelo. This year marks the centennial of Rodin’s death, and Telfair Museums honors this anniversary with exhibitions and educational programs. Free for museum members; general admission applies for non-members. Go to telfair.org.
‘Hattie Saussy: Rediscovery of an Artist’
Through Sept. 24. Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St. Savannah artist Hattie Saussy distinguished herself as a great American painter by effortlessly fusing elements of impressionism into her realist compositions, formulating her own traditional, yet unique, painting aesthetic. View paintings and drawings spanning more than 60 years. Free for museum members; general admission applies for non-members. Go to telfair.org.
Art on the Coast annual show
Arts on the Coast will hold its annual art show, “The Live Oak, The Marsh, and The Sea,” through Sept. 9 at Photopoint Gallery at Elmgren’s Services Garden Center, 30 Cherokee St., Richmond Hill. Cast a vote at the reception for your favorite artwork. Donated original pieces will be raffled to five winners. Beverages and complimentary food during opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. June 29. Free to the public. Call 912-727-5330.
Through Sept. 10. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St.. “Generation” is an exhibition that brings together two generations of Iraqi-Canadian women artists, offering a dialogue between their artworks as to how three members of the same family respond artistically. Free for museum members; general admission applies for non-members. Go to telfair.org.
‘Her + Him’ film
Through Sept. 10. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Akram Zaatari (Lebanese, b. 1966) is a filmmaker, photographer, archival artist and curator who lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon. “Her + Him” tells the story of Egyptian studio photographer Van Leo and a woman known only as “Nadia,” who entered Studio Van Leo in 1957 and asked to be photographed in the nude. The film includes an interview with Van Leo about conventions related to his work. Free for museum members; general admission applies for non-members. Go to telfair.org.
‘God and Modern Man’ exhibit
The Hurn Museum presents “God and Modern Man, What is the Relationship?” through Oct. 15 at The Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St. Pictorial exhibit of God and fallen man asking, “What is the modern relationship between them?” Info: 912-335–8868; Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays.
Area Artist Showcase opens
Through Nov. 10. The Area Artist Showcase at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center will run through Nov. 10. Ten local area artists will be featured, along with permanent exhibits of works from the partnership between the Savannah Children’s Museum and their Carts with HeART program with the Savannah Children’s Heart Center. Another permanent exhibit will include a Savannahian Robert Morris. Open to the public when the convention center is open, or by appointment with Cate Cox, 912-447-4033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through Nov. 26. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. The diversity of animal imagery in “Animal Instinct” reveals the various roles animals inhabit in an anthropocentric world. Free for museum members; general admission applies for non-members. Go to telfair.org.
‘Kahlil Gibran and the Feminine Divine’
Through Jan. 2. Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. Renowned for his literary masterpiece “The Prophet” (1923), Lebanese-American artist and writer Kahlil Gibran began experimenting with the visual arts at a young age. Telfair Museums has the largest public collection of visual art by Gibran in the United States. Free for museum members; general admission applies for non-members. Go to telfair.org.
W.W. Law music exhibit
Through January. Beach Institute African American Cultural Center, 502 E. Harris St. “Law & Music: Discovering Music through the W. W. Law Collection” exhibit will be on display throughout 2017. Info: savannahga.gov/wwlaw, 912-651-6411 or Lspracher@savannahga.gov.
Postwar America artists
“Complex Uncertainties: Artists in Postwar America” at the Jepson Center. Evolving exhibition grounded by works in Telfair’s modern and contemporary collection. Free for museum members; general admission applies for non-members. Go to www.telfair.org.
Walk inside hull-shaped 50th anniversary installation
Gestalt: A Site-Specific Installation by Chris Nitsche at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. As part of the museum’s 50th anniversary, the installation is shaped like a ship’s hull at 75 feet long and 8 feet wide. Access gaps will enable visitors to walk through the inside of the hull. Info: 912-232-1511
Look back at 1996 Olympics
Segments of the City of Savannah’s Civic Magazine focused on the 1996 Centennial Olympics, during which Savannah served as host for the yachting events. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1996 Centennial Olympics, an online exhibit shows photographs and artifacts from the municipal archives, and link to the Civic Magazine segments, that tells the story of the Olympics in Savannah. Visit www.savannahga.gov/olympics to view the materials. The Civic Magazine collection is available at: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/CollectionsA-Z/civic_search.html. Info: 912-651-6411.
Women of Vision permanent display
Savannah College of Art and Design presents the Women of Vision permanent display honoring 10 women. Arnold Hall, 1810 Bull St.