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Cultural Arts Gallery
Cultural Arts Gallery is managed by the city of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs. This facility exists as a venue for the promotion and education of the visual arts, via the display of contemporary art, design and fine crafts by local and regional artists. Cultural Arts Gallery serves and responds to the Savannah community with exhibitions and educational programming that strengthen awareness and stimulate dialogue through artistic expression.

Cultural Arts Gallery is a community exhibition space and is host to approximately nine shows per year. Exhibitions range from youth and solo shows to group and traveling exhibitions. Each exhibition includes an artist reception and an outreach program which enriches the learning experience for our visitors. Shows on display are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with occasional night and weekend hours based on programming. There is free off-street parking in the lot adjacent to the building.

The gallery is located at 9 West Henry Street (between Bull and Whitaker streets).

For more information about the Gallery, call (912) 651-6783 or email Arts Coordinator, Ashley Wyndham.


(the other side of the) Worlds Collide by Rob Hessler
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Exhibit: September 8 – 29, 2017
Reception: Friday, September 8, 6-9pm RESCHEDULED: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 6-9PM
 “The Impact of Art on the Community” Panel Discussion: Friday, September 8 at 7pm in the Black Box Theatre. Free and open to the public.
Cultural Arts Gallery, 9 W. Henry St., Savannah, GA 31401



The Other Side of the World is an alternate universe where the people, places, and events of our planet are represented visually by a combination of their physical features and the immediate and long-term impact they’ve had on our surroundings and us. Each of these features, depicted in a drawing, has its own momentum and internal logic.

Within The Other Side of the World there is a being that is able to interact with each person, location, or event and freely determine to what extent that they may experience a given interaction. The purpose of this being, called The One in the Duck Feather Cloak, is twofold: First, it attempts to determine the underlying concept or concepts within a specific environment; and second, it defines connections between the individual parts to create a unified whole.

Each of the first three parts of the series had a different focal point in establishing The Other Side of the World: Part One focused on events; Part Two on places; and Part Three on ideas. (the other side of the) Worlds Collide has the barrier between our real world and The Other Side of the World breaking apart, forcing us in the real world to confront the underlying consequences of our actions.

The majority of the works featured in the series The Other Side of the World are comprised of pen, marker, and pencil on paper.

365 Days - The Story of Two Kennels
Lisa
365 Days: The Story of Two Kennels

Exhibit: 
October 6 - November 2, 2017

Reception: Friday, October 6, 2017 from 5 - 8pm
Cultural Arts Gallery, 9 W. Henry St., Savannah, GA 31401

Artist's Statement:
We recognize individuality by saying, "you look like me but are not me." Because animals do not look like us it is often harder for people to recognize the animals' individuality.

For 365 days, I went to a local animal shelter. Following one cat kennel and one dog kennel, seeing the animals going through that space made it very easy for me to see their uniqueness.

These are the portraits of those animals. Under each portrait you will find their name, age, sex, what brought them to the shelter, how they left that kennel space, and how long they stayed. Some were there for a very short time, others stayed a little longer. This is reflected in the size of their portraits.

All of them were individuals, unique unto themselves.


2017 Gallery Exhibitions
November 10 - December 29
Clair Buckner and Eric Clark

January 5 - 26, 2018
Paul Lewis