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Non-Fiction Gallery, a program of Art Rise Savannah, is pleased to announce the opening of Greetings from Wonderland, a two-person exhibition by H. E. Ramage and Zander Stefani. The opening reception is Friday, May 19th from 6 – 9 pm. Non-Fiction Gallery is located at 1522 Bull St, Savannah, GA, and the event is free and open to the public.

Using a variety of mediums, both artists present the concepts of spirituality and purgatory in their work. H. E. Ramage and Zander Stefani use painting, sculpture, and installation to manifest visions of intense existential moments. The work of the two artists is united by their passion to find comfort in the uncomfortable.

You can see more of H. E. Ramages work on her website, and find out more about the exhibition on it's website: 

greetingsfromwonder.land
 

The Alexander Collective’s first annual Salon show at Non-Fiction Gallery is happening this Friday April 7th from 6-9pm! 

As part of Savannah’s official First Friday Art March your eyes will be mesmerized with well over 100 entries from AC members, ranging in medium, subject matter, and size. 

I have two pieces in the show, it was great to be a part of!

Exhibition: SCAD Student Showcase | 2.24.2017 | 5-7pm | Alexander Hall | Savannah, GA

Friday, Feb. 24
5-7 p.m.
Alexander Hall, painting studios
668 Indian St.
Savannah, GA

This event is free and open to the public.

This reception is part of deFINE ART 2017, held Feb. 21–24 at SCAD locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, and Hong Kong. DeFINE ART is an annual program of exhibitions, lectures, performances and public events that highlights emerging and established artists and visionaries.


Blackwater Middle School Dance Hallway Scores Bright Makeover for Free

Osagie Ehigie, dance education and arts management teacher at Black Water Middle School, wanted a more vibrant and colorful hallway to inspire his students.

He originally planned to commission just one mural from an artist who could capture the “chaotic energy” of his classroom, and after weeks of research came across Zander Stefani’s website. Stefani is a Savannah, Ga.-based artist who attends the Savannah College of Art and Design.

After doing his research and budgeting for a small mural, Ehigie reached out to the 20-year-old artist who agreed to paint a hallway near the dance room.

Ehigie set a few guidelines for the paintings and asked Stefani to create something vibrant and reminiscent of the energy found in middle school dance rooms. Stefani jumped head first into the challenge.

That mural helps illustrate how students are so accepted here. We celebrate diversity, and students can be anyone they want to be.
— Vicki Gore, Black Water school secretary

“So many schools are so bland, so white and gray,” Stefani said. “I just wanted to invoke an energy in here that will make kids excited to be here.”

Stefani used a mix of spray and acrylic paint to cover over 140 feet of wall in vibrant yellows, greens, blues and oranges. Much of the work is reflective of colors found in nature and in the flow and movement found in dance.

“I wanted the capture the energy that comes with dance, and I wanted to give it an energy that would invoke excitement,” Stefani said.

Black Water is the only middle school in the district with a dance education program. Ehigie teaches about 150 children throughout the year and includes lessons in tap, ballet, hip-hop and jazz.


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RE Group Art Show – at Redefine Gallery

Thursday night (11/17/16) 3rd Thursday, is the opening of the show “Re Group”. Redefine Gallery put out a call to artists and received over 100 submissions from all over the country and overseas. They selected 24 artists whose work was inspiring, and I was lucky to be one of them!

Doors open 6pm-10pm and is free/ all ages.
 

Small Works

SCAD presents “Small Works,” an annual juried exhibition of work by SCAD students, alumni, professors and staff. All works are for sale and measure 18 inches or less in all dimensions. The majority of the art can be purchased for less than $300 per piece, and the exhibition includes photography, paintings, prints, jewelry, fibers, sculptures, artist books, ceramics and illustrations.

Reception: Thursday, Nov. 19, 6-7:30 p.m.

Gallery hours:
Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.
Closed on Sunday

The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Chris Constas at 912.525.4743 or cconstas@scad.edu.


Check out Open Studio Night and see what SCAD painting students have been up to. View work from talented students, explore individual studio spaces, and enjoy live music and refreshments at this annual event.

Open Studio Night showcases the best in SCAD painting and printmaking, and gives you exclusive access to up-and-coming artists. Choose from hundreds of original works of art by SCAD students and alumni on display and available for purchase. Open Studio Night is free and open to the public.

Alexander Hall is located at 668 Indian St., Savannah, GA.