Photographer Jill Stuckey talks about her colorful images of Ossabaw Island. Longtime island caretaker Roger Parker talks about his work as Georgia’s “saltwater cowboy.” The couple are featured in a new book, “Ossabaw Island: A Sense of Place,” published by Mercer University Press.
Wilmington Island artist Lisa Rosenmeier talks about her work painting running shoes and pets. Known for her bright colors and heavy lines, the former Utah resident creates focused compositions, highlighting individuality. She talks about her move to Savannah and her artistic inspirations.
Historic cartography expert Max Edelson of the University of Virginia talks about British maps of Georgia. He explains how maps reflected the hopes and fears of Colonial settlers. They drew Georgia into being and documented its changing vision.
Art dealer Chris Murray talks about the photography exhibit “Elvis at 21.” On display at the Jepson Center for the Arts, the images capture Elvis Pressley in 1956, while the musician was still on the cusp on stardom. The photos were taken by Alfred Wertheimer.
Sculptor, poet, performer, activist and educator Vanessa German delivers a powerful presentation about art and love. As she describes it, art and love are the same thing. And they have the power to heal individuals and communities. She spoke as part of Telfair Museums’ “State of the Art” exhibit at the Jepson Center for the Arts.
Visual artist Michael Mahaffey talks about his stencil and spray paint creations. Often referencing strong women from television and movies, they take a dark, humorous and subversive hit at modern life. His work has strong overtones of LGBT culture.
Courtney McNeil, Curator of Fine Arts and Exhibitions at Telfair Musems, talks about the exhibit “Monet and American Impressionism.” The exhibit presents four works by Claude Monet, six Impressionist works from the museums’ permanent collection and scores of traveling pieces that all highlight the art of Impressionists in the United States.
Artist, historian and writer Deborah Willis of New York University talks about the intersection of history, culture and identity in black images. Telfair Museums presented this lecture in connection with the exhibit “Mickalene Thomas at Giverny.” It was the 2015 Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture.
Savannah painter Isaac McCaslin talks about his large, oil-based “landfills of the mind.” These monumental works have earned him a reputation as one of the area’s most gifted painters. Inspired by junk yards and Renaissance masterpieces, his art deals with death, decay, value and rebirth.
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.