Posted on November 29, 2018 by Amanda Surowitz
Returning to Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center on December 9, 2018 is the annual exhibition “I Have Marks to Make: Celebrating the Power of Art to Change Lives,” on view through January 11, 2019.
For 24 years, the exhibition has brought together individuals of all ages from the Savannah community to celebrate the power of art to transform lives. Works in the exhibition were drawn from community partner organizations, and more than half were created as a result of Telfair’s Therapeutic Outreach program. Partners include the Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision, Inc., EmployAbility, and Ruth Byck Adult Daytime Care Center.
Inspired by the Jepson Center’s “Contemporary Spotlight” artist Pam Longobardi, many of this year’s participants created artwork using materials collected by Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers and the Chatham County Conservation & Recycling Education Center. Sand toys, bottle caps, candy wrappers, and other miscellaneous items were transformed into colorful works of art to promote local recycling efforts and a healthy environment.
Other submissions, including sculptures, acrylic paintings and drawings, come from the museums’ Veterans Art program and the Chatham County Exceptional Children’s Program.
The public opening of “I Have Marks to Make” will take place December 9, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. at the Jepson Center. For more information, call (912) 790-880 or visit www.telfair.org.