Submit your event at savannahnow.com/calendar. Events printed in chronological order as space allows. Info: 912-652-0365
Winter Student Art Exhibition: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through Jan. 18; Savannah Arts Academy, Gallery on Washington, 500 Washington Ave.; Artworks have been adjudicated by professors from the Savannah College of Art & Design.
“Dearest Savannah” by Nicholas Silberg: Through Dec. 9; Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St.; 6-9 p.m. Dec. 7 First Friday reception; sulfurstudios.org/onview-artist-in-residency. An adlib patchwork of words, phrases, and sayings about our community, printed by the artist and walk-in community participants. Participants invited to print anytime the artist is present in the space.
Vanessa Withun: through Dec. 31, reception 4-6 p.m. Dec. 9; JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St. A representational artist of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent, she combines elements of traditional realism with a contemporary style.
“Capturing the Soul - Portrait Photography from the W. W. Law Collection”: through Dec. 17; Beach Institute African-American Cultural Center, 1st Floor Main Gallery, 502 E. Harris St. Thirty portraits from collection, highlights evolving nature of photography, portraiture as an art form, as well as material culture through time. The images date from the 1870s-1990s, and document the lives of individuals both prominent and anonymous.
Luba Lowry and Marisa Alvarez: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. through December; Gallery 209; Gallery209savannah.co.m. Lowry offers Savannah scenes and Koi fish paintings. Alvarez is a jeweler who creates unique pieces using silver, gold filled and semi -precious stones.
“Sultry” by Sonja Robinson and Ashley Inniss: through January, opening reception 5-7 p.m. Jan. 12; Art Gallery, room 137, Social Science Building, Savannah State University; free. An intimate exchange of rich elements, textures and radiant light.
Donate your art for ISCAP art sale: 1-4 p.m. Feb. 9 sale; Asbury Memorial UMC, 1008 E. Henry St.; Carol Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Seeking climate, environmental, repurposed materials and love planet Earth art. Proceeds to Student Climate Art Project and Asbury Memorial UMC’s Children’s Educational Fund.
“American Abolitionists & Anti-Slavery Activists: Conscience of the Nation”: through February; Beach Institute African-American Cultural Center, 502 E. Harris St.; americanabolitionists.com. Photographs and engravings of historic abolitionists and anti-slavery activists; begins in the 18th century with early colonial American anti-slavery activists.
Art Showcase Savannah: through May 21; Savannah Convention Center, One International Drive; free. Art featuring local and SCAD artists.
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters: daily through May 26, prices vary; noon-4 p.m. Sundays through May 26 free for Chatham County residents with proof of residency; 124 Abercorn St. Tours subject to availability; telfair.org/visit/owens-thomas/.
“South by Southwest” by Meredith Gray: Exhibit through Dec. 12; Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive; HospiceSavannah.org/ArtGallery. A portion of sales from show benefits hospice programs. Encaustic artist and photographer features images taken during her time in Savannah and most recently in her soon-to-be home of Santa Fe, N.M.
WWI exhibit features items from Savannah: 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through December in City Hall first floor rotunda; First Tuesday Tours in Council Chambers; First Tuesday Tours register at savannahga.gov/FirstTuesdayTours, 912-651-6412 or 912-651-6412. Features artifacts, documents and photographs.
The Art of Photographs of “Savannah Square by Square”: store hours through Dec. 29; Blick Art Materials Upstairs Gallery, 318 E. Broughton St.; savannahsquarebysquare.com. Original photographs and illustrations from the coffee-table book first published by Historic Savannah Foundation in 2015.
“Behind Us” by Michelle Perez: Through Jan. 2; The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave.; sulfurstudios.org/art-services-overview/. Series of paintings that playfully interprets stories and theories of multiple and alternate realities. Some paintings are made on recycled glass windows using highly saturated colors and figures that move in and out of abstraction.
"The Language of Vision, Early 20th-Century Photography": Through Jan. 13; Jepson Center; Museum members free/non-members general admission; Telfair.org. Work from Telfair Museums’ permanent collection artists: Ralph Steiner, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Walker Evans, and Helen Levitt.
“Look! I'm Over There” by Marcus Kenney: Through Jan. 26; 6 p.m. Jan. 24 artist talk; Laney Contemporary, 1810 Mills B Lane Blvd.; free; laneycontemporary.com. Large-scale sculptural pieces constructed of found objects.
"Savannah Families Abroad -The Consumption of Culture in the 19th Century": Through Jan. 27; Telfair Academy; Museum members free/non-members general admission; Telfair.org. Featured will be souvenirs of what art and furnishings American travelers collected in the 19th century.
"Monet to Matisse, Masterworks of French Impressionism": Through Feb. 10; Jepson Center, 207 W. York St.; admission prices vary; telfair.org.
The Hurn Museum presents "Native Son": Through March 31; The Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St.; 912-335-8868. A 50-year retrospective of Rudolph Valentino Bostic's work.
#art912 "Walking the Horizon": Through April 21; Jepson Center; museum members free/non-members general admission; telfair.org. An exhibition of the late Savannah-based artist Bertha Husband (Scottish, 1948-2017) in tribute to her legacy in the art world.