Curator of fine arts and exhibitions for Telfair Museums, Courtney McNeil, talks about works by African-American artists in the museums’ permanent collection. You’ll hear about some heavyweights in the art world like Augusta Savage, Romaire Bearden, Sam Gilliam and Whitfield Lovell. She also talks about where the collection will grow from here.
Surfing instructor Atsushi Yamada talks about his Happy Surf Camp Aloha on Tybee Island. Possibility, acceptance, humility, nature, laughter, stillness, competition and children all come up in his words. He talks about his background as a professional snow skier in Japan.
Chatham County Assistant Public Defender Christopher Middleton talks about his job, his community service and the game of chess. Recently recognized by the State Bar for his volunteerism, he sees his personal and public work as flowing from the same well. He also talks about his mentors.
Montclair Art Museum contemporary art curator Alexandra Schwartz talks about the exhibit “Come as You Are,” on display at the Jepson Center. The exhibit highlights the artistic and societal trends of the 1990’s, including globalization, identity politics and information technology.
New School of Etiquette founder Tatia Adams Fox talks about her journey from Savannah “charm school” to the heights of music marketing in New York City. Along the way, she learned a thing or two about “social intelligence.” Now she’s teaching and motivating students in Savannah.
The Georgia Teacher of the Year for 2016, Ernie Lee, talks about getting the most out of students by building positive relationships with them. A former lawyer and actor, he talks about the skills needed for classroom instruction and how he became a teacher. Lee teaches history and civics at Windsor Forest High School.