Savannah is well known for the school of art and design. The city is home, in fact, to many talented artists as well as institutions displaying meaningful, unique and beautiful works of art. While visiting Savannah, we would encourage you to take in some culture. Here are some art exhibitions in the city taking place this winter.
Seeing Savannah: Lyn Bonham’s View of Citizen Advocacy
Running until Dec 16, 2012 at the Jepson Center for the Arts.
Photographer Lyn Bonham created fine art portraits, family relationships and wedding images for the past 25 years in Savannah. Since 2000, she has captured images of people involved in Savannah-Chatham Citizen Advocacy. This exhibit will feature a number of her striking black-and-white images of citizen advocacy relationships.
Low Country Memories: Works by Preston Russell
Running until January 9, 2013 at the Telfair Academy.
For nearly 40 years, artist Preston Russell has created paintings inspired by the people, architecture, and history of Savannah and the Low Country. Often incorporating ghost-like figures from the past, Russell’s canvases possess a somewhat mysterious quality and a surprising element of tension, further heightened by the artist’s unique compositional choices. Russell, who is primarily self-taught, has lived and worked in Savannah since the early 1970’s and was a founding member of Gallery 209 on River Street.
Marquita Willis Exhibit: Skies the Limit
Running until December 29. Tuesday thru Saturday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Beach Institute
Marquita Willis displays her artwork in galleries in the South and on the coast. She has produced illustrations for a children’s book “I Saw it Coming,” as well as drawing and paintings for entertainer Chaka Khan.
Hopefully one of these artists peaked your interest. If not, don’t worry, Savannah is full of other types of culture and entertainment. We hope that when planning your visit to Savannah, you will consider our Savannah vacation rentals in the historic district for your lodging.