Stories weave the fabric that holds our communities together. We use fiction to help us understand the complex situations in our lives and by sharing these stories, we can begin to relate, to heal and to grow. On July 3, we have the opportunity to listen to stories, both verbal and visual, from a variety of artists at the First Friday Art March in the Starland Arts District.
Starting with Art Rise Exhibitions on DeSoto Avenue, Phillip Sekou Glass will be presenting storytelling workshops for families using masks and colorful characters. Glass, who recently moved to Savannah with an impressive resume of educational and arts experiences, has spent his life including others into the stories he weaves. At the Art March, he will be hosting workshops on mask-making and storytelling for families and kids of all ages.
Outside the exhibition space, the Indie Arts Market will be in full swing with more than 20 local vendors and live music from Waits & Co., XuluProphet and Culture Vulture. Free and open to the public, the Indie Arts Market will be featuring food trucks from Molly MacPherson’s and Starland Cafe.
Up the way on Bull Street, Sulfur Studios will be presenting “Nurture//Nature,” an exhibition of nearly 50 works of art collected from all over the nation exploring nature and humanity’s relationship with it. Further up the street at Non-Fiction Gallery, local photographer Andrew Lyman will be celebrating the closing of his show, “dream boy.” The winning submission for Non-Fiction Gallery’s “Your Art Here” competition earlier this year, “dream boy” demonstrates Lyman’s ability to capture the nostalgia of youth in simple and honest photography.
Closer to Forsyth Park, we find Maureen Patrick’s exhibition at The Sentient Bean, “Airing the Dirty Laundry.” Patrick’s work speaks of the moments we don’t talk about on a daily basis, aren’t supposed to talk about or rarely talk about. Juxtaposed against the silence of that show, Tori Anderson will be exhibiting her paintings of Savannah’s unique light and architecture at the Grand Bohemian Gallery at The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
For more information on the exhibitions and complete listing of locations for this month’s Art March, go to www.artmarchsavannah.com. As always, the First Friday Art March features a free trolley from Old Savannah Tours to take you throughout the Starland Arts District.