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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.

Mudaphorically Speaking

Mudaphorically Speaking

Ceramic Sculpture & Mixed Media
by Clair Buckner & Eric Clark 

Exhibit: November 17 - December 28, 2017
Reception: Friday, November 17, 2017 from 6pm - 8pm
Cultural Arts Gallery, 9 W. Henry St., Savannah, GA 31401

From Artist Clair Buckner:

Why do we talk about the weather? Why do puns elicit groans?
Double entendres sprinkled with alliteration offer layers of interpretation. Improvising with ideas inspired by found objects and popular phrases, my work is familiar and taps into our social collective of shared experiences and language. When we find common ground and build upon our shared experiences, we can connect and relate on a rudimentary level.

This connection is at the core of my work.

Muddy metaphors and found object phrases are how I choose to share my ideas. Incorporating mix media with ceramics and photography gives me the freedom to play with words and materials. My goal is to encourage connections and invite the viewers to play along.

Laughter is only contagious if you get it.

From Artist Eric Clark:

My current body of work is an exploration of material and metaphor. These works are a composite of familiar everyday items that are hand sculpted to create arrangements that are both aesthetically pleasing and have an autobiographical narrative. The sculptures have become a snapshot of self-reflection that includes subjects of love and desire, hard work, communication issues and the challenges of overcoming adversities. My intent is to create a sense of commonality through subject matter, yet present it in a way that is unique and promotes dialog.

2017 Gallery Exhibitions
January 5 - 26, 2018
Paul Lewis