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2301 Bull Street
Savannah, GA, 31401
United States

9122317105

Sulfur Studios provides affordable studio, exhibition and event space to Savannah's creative community.  

Upcoming Events

Community Potluck for ON::VIEW Artist-in-Resident Annika Pettersson
Sep
22
5:00 PM17:00

Community Potluck for ON::VIEW Artist-in-Resident Annika Pettersson

Bring a snack or drink to share, or just bring yourself and meet our newest Artist-in-Resident Annika Pettersson! Annika will be working in the Residency space from September 11th - October 6th.

During the one-month residency at Sulfur Studios jeweler Annika Pettersson will be working on the project titled: “Remix Resolution”. This project takes its inspiration from the remix culture that was first developed by end of the 20th century and has evolved ever since.

Pettersson aims to produce new and interesting products by recycling already existing media and content. The “Remix resolution” project examines concepts of originality, innovation, authority, simulation, plagiarism, repetition, and inauthenticity.

Check out our Residency page to learn more about her project!

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Open Studio with ON::VIEW Artist Resident Annika Pettersson
Sep
26
10:30 AM10:30

Open Studio with ON::VIEW Artist Resident Annika Pettersson

Come by the ON::VIEW Artist-in-Residency space and see Annika’s progress. She will have public open hours every Wednesday from 10:30AM - 3PM

About her project “Remix Resolution”

During the one-month residency at Sulfur Studios jeweler Annika Pettersson will be working on the project titled: “Remix Resolution”. This project takes its inspiration from the remix culture that was first developed by end of the 20th century and has evolved ever since. "Remix" generally refers to the practice of recombining pre-existing media content.

Remix, in whatever form or medium in which it is implemented, is concerned with recordings. It is founded on the appropriation of existing media content and it manipulates this recorded data to fabricate new products or content.

Every element in a remix has been derived and copied from something else, it is a process requiring the act of copying. The result is not just a faithful reproduction but somewhat different and original in its own right.

Pettersson aims to produce new and interesting products by recycling already existing media and content. The “Remix resolution” project examines concepts of originality, innovation, authority, simulation, plagiarism, repetition, and inauthenticity.


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"Roe v. Wade" - Closing Reception
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

"Roe v. Wade" - Closing Reception

On display: September 20th – 29th

For this National Call for Entry, artists were prompted to submit artwork on the theme of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision that outlawed restrictions on abortions. They were prompted: Why is Roe v. Wade important to you? And does its relevance change with the very real threat of its repeal? This exhibition is presented in conjunction with guest curators Heather MacRae, Chela Gutierrez, and Jeremiah Jossim.

Participating Artists:

Susanna Deal

Rebecca Slivinsky

Jenny E. Balisle

Zara Bell

Shelly Smith

Honor Bowman

Melanie Mills

Axelle Kieffer

Krista Harberson

Greg Eltringham

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Open Studio with ON::VIEW Artist Resident Annika Pettersson
Oct
3
10:30 AM10:30

Open Studio with ON::VIEW Artist Resident Annika Pettersson

Come by the ON::VIEW Artist-in-Residency space and see Annika’s progress. She will have public open hours every Wednesday from 10:30AM - 3PM

About her project “Remix Resolution”

During the one-month residency at Sulfur Studios jeweler Annika Pettersson will be working on the project titled: “Remix Resolution”. This project takes its inspiration from the remix culture that was first developed by end of the 20th century and has evolved ever since. "Remix" generally refers to the practice of recombining pre-existing media content.

Remix, in whatever form or medium in which it is implemented, is concerned with recordings. It is founded on the appropriation of existing media content and it manipulates this recorded data to fabricate new products or content.

Every element in a remix has been derived and copied from something else, it is a process requiring the act of copying. The result is not just a faithful reproduction but somewhat different and original in its own right.

Pettersson aims to produce new and interesting products by recycling already existing media and content. The “Remix resolution” project examines concepts of originality, innovation, authority, simulation, plagiarism, repetition, and inauthenticity.


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ON::VIEW Artist Residency - Artist Talk with Annika Pettersson
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

ON::VIEW Artist Residency - Artist Talk with Annika Pettersson

Join us for an Artist Talk with our current ON::VIEW Artist-in-Resident Annika Pettersson and learn more about her project "Remix Resolution."

“Remix Resolution” is the project that jewelry designer Annika Pettersson will be working with during the 4 week ON::VIEW Residency at Sulfur Studios. The project takes its inspiration from remix culture and applies its methods to the creative process of making jewelry. "Remix" generally refers to the practice of recombining pre-existing media content - to fabricate a new work. The process includes computer aided design(CAD) and 3D-printing. The result of the Residency will be a series of jewelry that can be seen as a collage of pre-existing jewelry designs. 

Annika will have her studio space open to the public On Wednesdays from 10:30AM - 3PM (September 19th, 26th and October 3rd) 

You can also meet the artist and hang out with some great people at the Community Potluck on September 22nd from 5 - 7PM !!

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October First Friday Festivities!
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

October First Friday Festivities!

Join us for October’s First Friday Festivities!

Open Studio Night — Tour our 26 artist studios and see what our studio renters have been working on!

On Display in the Gallery —

Rule of Four showcases four photographers’ adjoining perspectives on the population of, and the perceived distance between, contrasting geographies and landscapes. Rule of Four is on display from October 4th – 6th, 2018, and may be seen during the gallery’s business hours, Thursday – Saturday, noon to 5PM or by appointment.

ON::VIEW Artist-in-Residency — “Remix Resolution” by Artist Resident Annika Pettersson. This project takes its inspiration from the remix culture that was first developed by end of the 20th century and has evolved ever since. Jeweler, Annika Pettersson aims to produce new and interesting products by recycling already existing media and content. The “Remix Resolution” project examines concepts of originality, innovation, authority, simulation, plagiarism, repetition, and inauthenticity. Find out more about her project here: http://sulfurstudios.org/residency/

Sulfur Studios Street Fair — Join us as we shut down 39th Street between Bull St and Desoto Ave. for over 10 artist vendors, live painting, a food truck and more!

Street Fair Vendors:

Samone Norsworthy

Concrete by edl

Tamara Garvey

David Claeys

Lady Jane

Addie Blackstock

Dragonfly shop

tate ellington

Cindy Male

Gabrielle Torrez

Cohen's Retreat

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"Something Else" by Jia Zeng - Reception
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

"Something Else" by Jia Zeng - Reception

Something else is what hasn’t been defined yet. It is uncertainty. Something is still finding its definition. It can’t be categorized and has to put it aside. It is confusion. It could thrive or decline. It is a middle place between something and nothing. The exhibition is finding the answer of what are we really making? Is it something, nothing or something else? Maybe back to an old question – are we painting or crafting?

 

Artist Bio

 Jia Zeng (b.1995, Xiamen, China) received a B.F.A in painting in 2018 summer from Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA. She has travelled to Hong Kong and France over the past year, showing her work in Savannah and Lacoste. Her painting deals with emotions, using metaphorical and poetic perception. She combines the fiber elements and the found objects in weaving and her small work.

On display: October 11th - 14th

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Punk Mess III
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Punk Mess III

Feeding Tube
Burning Stare (Orlando FL) 
Blazar (Tallahassee FL)
Slac (Tallahassee FL)
Gumming (Richmond VA)
Poor Excuse (Asheville NC)
Adderall (Asheville NC)
Soul Glo (Philly)

(subject to change)

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October Photo Group Critique!
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

October Photo Group Critique!

Join us for a monthly gathering of photographers / photo-based artists who are interested in cultivating a photo community in Savannah. We aim to provide a forum for artists at all levels, digital or analog, to receive critical feedback. All who wish to provide a safe but challenging environment to grow with input from a group of peers are welcome.

*** To show your work, RSVP BEFORE CRITIQUE by emailing us at events@sulfurstudios.org, or post on the Facebook page for the event. We will ask at the beginning of critique if there are others with work who did not reserve a spot, and will limit our session to the first 6 people. Individuals who arrive late are not guaranteed a spot to show their work. Of course you do not have to show work to attend! ***

PRINTED WORK IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED, however we do have a projector for digital work. There is no limit on prints, but 10-20 is a suggested amount for a productive conversation. Digital work should be limited to 20 images on a flash drive. 

Our basic ground rules include:

1) While we understand that photography serves many different purposes, we approach it from the perspective of artists. This means we believe that there is no one correct way to create a photograph, so our conversations are not about right vs. wrong, or solely based on technique. Because of this, we anticipate that presenters

-- are providing a body of work united by an idea rather than a collection of unrelated images,

-- are willing to provide information about where they are trying to take the work so the group can frame their questions appropriately, and

-- are bringing work that is coming from a place of personal exploration and not solely commercial gain.

Feel free to attend critique a few times before showing work to help clarify these ideas, or reach out to us with questions.

2) We ask that you please keep your one-on-one conversations during critique to a minimum so that the group can give respectful attention to the person presenting their work.

3) *** To show your work, RSVP before critique by emailing us at events@sulfurstudios.org, or post on the Facebook page for the event. We will ask at the beginning of critique if there are others with work who did not reserve a spot, and will limit our session to the first 6 people. Individuals who arrive late are not guaranteed a spot to show their work. Of course you do not have to show work to attend! ***

We will be meeting in the Sulfur Studios Annex -- upstairs at 2301 Bull Street (upstairs entrance is on the corner of 39th and Desoto Ave -- look for the blue awning!) and please BYOB. Feel free to invite your friends that might be interested!

Emily Earl and Bridget Conn are the organizers of the photo critique series. Emily is a photographer from Savannah, a co-founder of Sulfur Studios, and the owner/operator of Prismatic Prints, a print shop inside of Sulfur Studios. Bridget is a photographic artist and former director of The Asheville Darkroom, and now an Assistant Professor of Art in Photography at the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern.

*** Email events@sulfurstudios.org for any other questions! ***

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MASH TAB BA CREATIVE PROCESS GOAL SETTING FOR WOMEN
Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

MASH TAB BA CREATIVE PROCESS GOAL SETTING FOR WOMEN

A hands-on fun and edutational two hours discovering your inner creative and how you can effortlessly apply your newfound wisdom to achieving your big and small goals. Door prizes and a contest prize. You are right for this workshop if you are a woman who:

* wants to listen to your inner self

* wants to look towards yourself for direction, not others

* wants to set better goals in the new year

* thinks being creative ONLY means you can draw well

This workshop is not for artists familiar with their creative process. 

This workshop is for the beginner who is afraid of her creativity.

$60.00. Register at https://bit.ly/2xezFFP

Only 25 spots. Cutoff date for registration is October 23. No materials fee. No refreshments allowed but we provide bottled water. The Entrance to the 2nd Floor ANNEX is on W. 39th Street and is not handicap accessible. No refunds.

Alice Shapiro is a local award-winning painter and author of four books, Georgia Author of the Year nominee and Pushcart Prize nominee.

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STONO Commemoration
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

STONO Commemoration

This is an artistic collaboration for dialogue, reflection and action. 

There are thousands of histories featuring the people of this region - the Africans, Native Americans, Gullah Geechee, and early African Americans that are absent in the public squares, parks and monuments. They carry 'peaceful violence' yet bury to acknowledgement of the stories that lay outisde the standard script. Now it is time for the ancestors to clearly speak! 

This commemoration is brought to you by the Which Way Savannah Campaign. An organization dedicated to the revitalization of disappeared cultural, historic and artistic legacy.

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September Photo Group Critique!
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

September Photo Group Critique!

Join us for a monthly gathering of photographers / photo-based artists who are interested in cultivating a photo community in Savannah. We aim to provide a forum for artists at all levels, digital or analog, to receive critical feedback. All who wish to provide a safe but challenging environment to grow with input from a group of peers are welcome.

*** To show your work, RSVP BEFORE CRITIQUE by emailing us at events@sulfurstudios.org, or post on the Facebook page for the event. We will ask at the beginning of critique if there are others with work who did not reserve a spot, and will limit our session to the first 6 people. Individuals who arrive late are not guaranteed a spot to show their work. Of course you do not have to show work to attend! ***

PRINTED WORK IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED, however we do have a projector for digital work. There is no limit on prints, but 10-20 is a suggested amount for a productive conversation. Digital work should be limited to 20 images on a flash drive. 

Our basic ground rules include:

1) While we understand that photography serves many different purposes, we approach it from the perspective of artists. This means we believe that there is no one correct way to create a photograph, so our conversations are not about right vs. wrong, or solely based on technique. Because of this, we anticipate that presenters

-- are providing a body of work united by an idea rather than a collection of unrelated images,

-- are willing to provide information about where they are trying to take the work so the group can frame their questions appropriately, and

-- are bringing work that is coming from a place of personal exploration and not solely commercial gain.

Feel free to attend critique a few times before showing work to help clarify these ideas, or reach out to us with questions.

2) We ask that you please keep your one-on-one conversations during critique to a minimum so that the group can give respectful attention to the person presenting their work.

3) *** To show your work, RSVP before critique by emailing us at events@sulfurstudios.org, or post on the Facebook page for the event. We will ask at the beginning of critique if there are others with work who did not reserve a spot, and will limit our session to the first 6 people. Individuals who arrive late are not guaranteed a spot to show their work. Of course you do not have to show work to attend! ***

We will be meeting in the Sulfur Studios Annex -- upstairs at 2301 Bull Street (upstairs entrance is on the corner of 39th and Desoto Ave -- look for the blue awning!) and please BYOB. Feel free to invite your friends that might be interested!

Emily Earl and Bridget Conn are the organizers of the photo critique series. Emily is a photographer from Savannah, a co-founder of Sulfur Studios, and the owner/operator of Prismatic Prints, a print shop inside of Sulfur Studios. Bridget is a photographic artist and former director of The Asheville Darkroom, and now an Assistant Professor of Art in Photography at the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern.

*** Email events@sulfurstudios.org for any other questions! ***

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Open Studio with ON::VIEW Artist Resident Annika Pettersson
Sep
19
10:30 AM10:30

Open Studio with ON::VIEW Artist Resident Annika Pettersson

Come by the ON::VIEW Artist-in-Residency space and see Annika’s progress. She will have public open hours every Wednesday from 10:30AM - 3PM

About her project “Remix Resolution”

During the one-month residency at Sulfur Studios jeweler Annika Pettersson will be working on the project titled: “Remix Resolution”. This project takes its inspiration from the remix culture that was first developed by end of the 20th century and has evolved ever since. "Remix" generally refers to the practice of recombining pre-existing media content.

Remix, in whatever form or medium in which it is implemented, is concerned with recordings. It is founded on the appropriation of existing media content and it manipulates this recorded data to fabricate new products or content.

Every element in a remix has been derived and copied from something else, it is a process requiring the act of copying. The result is not just a faithful reproduction but somewhat different and original in its own right.

Pettersson aims to produce new and interesting products by recycling already existing media and content. The “Remix resolution” project examines concepts of originality, innovation, authority, simulation, plagiarism, repetition, and inauthenticity.

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Garden Tips for a Sustainable Southeastern Landscape - with Lisa Watson
Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

Garden Tips for a Sustainable Southeastern Landscape - with Lisa Watson

GARDEN TIPS FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOUTHEASTERN LANDSCAPE

Artist & Garden Designer Lisa D. Watson shares her native plant knowledge and discusses ways to attract pollinators to your landscape. 

Due to pesticides, habitat loss, pathogens and climate change, our native pollinators have declined in many parts of the United States. Pollinators are essential to maintain agricultural crops and diverse plant communities. 

Think if every household allotted a 10 x 10 foot section of their landscape to a native pollinating garden! Lisa hopes the information she provides will inspire you to create a sustainable garden and help our pollinators thrive in the Southeast. 

Saving the planet, one garden at a time! 

This free lecture is part of Watson's On::View Residency here at Sulfur Studios. 

Plants and artwork will be available for purchase after the lecture.

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"Out of Context" Closing Reception & First Friday in Starland
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

"Out of Context" Closing Reception & First Friday in Starland

Join us on Friday, September 7th for the Closing Reception of "Out of Context", in conjunction with First Fridays in Starland. For this nation-wide Call for Entry, Sulfur Studios invited artists to submit work in all media inspired by graffiti and street art to be displayed in a gallery setting. Artists were asked: How does the context of the gallery change the impact the work has on the viewer? What happens when the work is removed from the street and placed in a white box environment? How does this transition from public to private spheres alter the reception of the work’s message? Does this in some way legitimize street art, or remove its integrity? Entries were juried by a committee of Sulfur Studios members, with special guest curator Adolfo H Alvarado

Out of Context Artists:

Rebecca Rolfes, Ruth Spellman, Caleb Kennedy, Anne Bessac, Carmela Aliffi, Phoebe Teeters, Zechariah Rosenmeier, Andre Bertolino, Evan Stolers, Jay Hollick and Susan Harmon

"Out of Context" is on display from August 24th - September 8th, 2018, and may be seen during the gallery’s normal business hours, Thursday – Saturday, noon to 5PM. Also come check out the show on Saturday, August 25th as we do a Juror Talk, Tour and Demo with Adolfo.

Also happening during First Friday at Sulfur Studios: 

Open Studio Night -- your opportunity to tour our studios and see what our studio renters have been working on!

The culmination of Lisa D. Watson's ON::VIEW Artist-in-Residency project "Antidotes."

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Sins of Godless Men, King of Summer, Rahm, To Forget
Sep
3
7:00 PM19:00

Sins of Godless Men, King of Summer, Rahm, To Forget

With their blend of chaotic and calm Sins of Godless Men are traveling on the road with good buddies King of Summer. This date marks the end of the road dates to bring us back home for one last hurrah. 

Sins of Godless Men brings forth pure and unadulterated rock music with no holds bared live show. “The only way to really sum up their style is pure, unfiltered rock. It hits you like a brick..."
-Hissing Lawns Music Blog www.sinsofgodlessmen.bandcamp.com for music

King of Summer (Atlanta/Savannah) https://kingofsummeratl.bandcamp.com/
four XL monster energy cans filled with piss. Loud heavy pop rock from HELL.

To Forget (Charleston, SC) https://toforget.bandcamp.com/
Loud/quiet/heavy/light/fast/slow

Rahm (Jacksonville, FL)
https://rahm-band.bandcamp.com/releases
Groove Metal, Melodic Hardcore

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ON::VIEW Artist-in-Residency Community Potluck!
Aug
18
5:00 PM17:00

ON::VIEW Artist-in-Residency Community Potluck!

Come welcome ON::VIEW Artist Resident Lisa D. Watson ! Lisa will be working on her site-specific project "Antidote," during our August session, which runs from August 14th - September 9th. Bring some food or drinks to share or just bring yourself and learn more about Lisa's plans for her Residency. 


During her On::View Residency at Sulfur Studios, Watson will explore combining her current professions and transform the area into “a green space”. “It’s a rare opportunity to incorporate living plants into works of art,” says Lisa. 

Roadways, bridges and sprawl are common themes in Watson’s artwork. She has been concerned with vulnerable natural habitats and human encroachment since she was a child as she watched roadways cut thru neighboring woodlands. Artwork can reflect these issues, native and drought tolerant gardens along with landscape education may just be the antidote to these sprawling problems, one garden at a time. 

A few repetitive shapes using collaged wall pieces, linoleum printing experimentation and three dimensional planters will be explored during the month. The unconventional planters will explore the ways foliage has an incredible way of breaking thru human infrastructure. 

Lisa welcomes those who may need garden advice to bring photos of their landscapes. She will share her knowledge on native, drought and/or salt tolerant plants, rain catchment ideas and a non-toxic weed killer recipe. Sharing knowledge is a way to give back to the Savannah community, but she also wants people to assess their own gardens and make sustainable changes.

Lisa will also have the space open to the public on the following dates: August 18th, 24th, 25th, 31st, September 1st, and 8th

In the final week, passersby may slow down and be transported into the installation, creating an antidote as they walk by or enter the space.

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August Photo Group Critique!
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

August Photo Group Critique!

Join us for a monthly gathering of photographers / photo-based artists who are interested in cultivating a photo community in Savannah. We aim to provide a forum for artists at all levels, digital or analog, to receive critical feedback. All who wish to provide a safe but challenging environment to grow with input from a group of peers are welcome.

*** PRINTED WORK IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED, however we do have a projector for digital work. There is no limit on prints, but 10-20 is a suggested amount for a productive conversation. Digital work should be limited to 20 images on a flash drive. ***

 

Our basic ground rules include:

1) While we understand that photography serves many different purposes, we approach it from the perspective of artists. This means we believe that there is no one correct way to create a photograph, so our conversations are not about right vs. wrong, or solely based on technique. Because of this, we anticipate that presenters

-- are providing a body of work united by an idea rather than a collection of unrelated images,

-- are willing to provide information about where they are trying to take the work so the group can frame their questions appropriately, and

-- are bringing work that is coming from a place of personal exploration and not solely commercial gain.

Feel free to attend critique a few times before showing work to help clarify these ideas, or reach out to us with questions.

2) We ask that you please keep your one-on-one conversations during critique to a minimum so that the group can give respectful attention to the person presenting their work.

3) *** To show your work, RSVP before critique by emailing us at events@sulfurstudios.org, or post on the Facebook page for the event. We will ask at the beginning of critique if there are others with work who did not reserve a spot, and will limit our session to the first 6 people. Individuals who arrive late are not guaranteed a spot to show their work. Of course you do not have to show work to attend! ***

We will be meeting in the Sulfur Studios Annex -- upstairs at 2301 Bull Street (upstairs entrance is on the corner of 39th and Desoto Ave -- look for the blue awning!) and please BYOB. Feel free to invite your friends that might be interested!

Emily Earl and Bridget Conn are the organizers of the photo critique series. Emily is a photographer from Savannah, a co-founder of Sulfur Studios, and the owner/operator of Prismatic Prints, a print shop inside of Sulfur Studios. Bridget is a photographic artist and former director of The Asheville Darkroom, and now an Assistant Professor of Art in Photography at the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern.

 

*** Email events@sulfurstudios.org for any other questions! ***

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Breaking Through - Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition - Opening Reception
Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

Breaking Through - Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition - Opening Reception

“Breaking Through” is a group exhibition of contemporary jewelry. It is curated by Qiong Wu, who is an M.A candidate majoring in both Business Design & Arts Leadership and Jewelry Design at Savannah College of Art and Design.

“Breaking Through” involves about 40 pieces of jewelry from 4 artists: Shuoyuan Bai, Zihan Yang, Miao He, and Xiangyin Shi. Each artist conveys their stories and understanding of issues through their one of a kind artworks. 

The name “Breaking Through” contains two meanings. The first meaning refers to the contemporary jewelry breaking through the boundary and limitation of traditional jewelry making techniques and materials. The second meaning implies the exhibition is breaking through the current situation of the art market in Savannah and brings the new art form to the market.

Exhibition Schedule:
Friday, August 3rd, 6 pm – 9 pm (Opening Reception)
Saturday, August 4th, 12 pm – 5 pm (Fun Jewelry Event)
Sunday, August 5th, 12 pm – 5 pm

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August First Friday Festivities!
Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

August First Friday Festivities!

Join us on Friday, August 3rd from 6 – 9PM for a fully loaded evening of open studios, contemporary jewelry, arts & crafts vendors, art installations and the Sulfur Studios Street Fair! 

On display in the Gallery: "Breaking Through" is a group exhibition that aims to increase the awareness of contemporary jewelry in the Savannah community. Curated by Qiong Wu, an M.A. candidate majoring in Business Design & Arts Leadership and Jewelry Design at SCAD, the exhibition involves about 40 pieces of jewelry from 4 artists: Shuoyuan Bai, Zihan Yang, Miao He, and Xiangyin Shi. Breaking Through runs from August 3rd – 5th, and may be seen during the gallery’s business hours, Friday – Sunday, noon to 5PM. 

ON::VIEW Artist-in-Residency: "Shoemaking Demystified," by Michelle Quick. 

Quick has been busy working in the Artist Residence space in the front of Sulfur Studios since June 12th, hosting several workshops and demonstration days with the public, as well as a panel discussion on slow fashion moderated by Doris Treptow-Kovacs, Professor of Fashion at SCAD. She has used the ‘on-view’ aspect of the residency to demystify the process of shoemaking and educate viewers about how an object that they interact with every day– shoes - are made. Come see how she transformed the studio space into a development lab and shoe production facility. 

Upstairs in the Annex: Kevin Clancy’s immersive installation, "What So Proudly We Hail’d". Clancy will be receiving an M.F.A. in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2018 and received a B.S. in visual arts from Bethany College, West Virginia, in 2009. He explores political meta-narratives in his art practice using loaded symbols such as the United States flag as a critique of social, cultural and ethical systems. (Also look for a performance in the Cultural Arts Gallery at 9 W. Henry St. from 5-8PM on August 3rd, and a closing reception there as well on Saturday August 4th from 12-5PM.)


Sulfur Studios Street Fair: on 39th Street, between Bull Street and Desoto Avenue, with Chazitos Cuisine Food Truck. 

Street Fair Vendors: 

Addie Nicole DesignTaunya Benton DesignMMB by handTate Ellington Illustrations, Indio Vintage, Strawberry Moth, A little Hercules, Gnam Gnam Gelato of SavannahNina Fromal as well as Sulfur Studios Members Joanne J Morton and Jennifer Murphy.

As usual during First Fridays in Starland, the public is invited to tour our studios and meet the artists working here. People are encouraged to step into each open artist space and ask questions and learn about the artists and their processes, and purchase any work that may be for sale.

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"QUANTUM" A Comedy Written + Directed by Colby Magratten
Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

"QUANTUM" A Comedy Written + Directed by Colby Magratten

Welcome to Apolzarts Summer College for Gifted Youths! 

QUANTUM is a world premiere comedy coming to Savannah! Get ready for summer camp and a lesson in physics!

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Sulfur Studios Annex
July 26th and 27th
Doors- 8:00 PM
Start- 8:30 PM

Pay what you can! Suggested donation $5-10.


Cast: 
Katie Beyoglides
Elena Ramage
Sam Lowe

Written + Directed by Colby Magratten

Follow us on Instagram! @quantumsavannah

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"Another Trip Into the Void" - Opening Reception
Jul
27
6:00 PM18:00

"Another Trip Into the Void" - Opening Reception

Another Trip Into The Void is an arts exhibition with a focus on psychedelic, surreal, and abstract art featuring 7 artists from across the United States and Europe. The exhibition takes place July 25th - 28th at Sulfur Studios in Savannah, GA. 

A public Artist Reception and Psychedelic Costume Contest will be held on Friday,
July 27, 2018 from 6-9 PM. We are expecting a lively and exciting
event to take place, as there will be the opportunity to meet and talk with several of
the participating artists and enjoy some out of this world art. Food and
refreshments will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to take part in the
Psychedelic Costume Contest in order to get into the full spirit of the exhibition;
winners of the contest will receive prizes at the end of the night. Look to the muses
of Salvador Dali and Frida Kahlo to find inspiration to create an otherworldly outfit!
All ages are welcome to this event. This exhibition aims to give joy to the young and
young at heart with this fun and dynamic show.


We plan to create an exciting and inspiring environment for this event by linking
community art to a festival atmosphere. The Artist Reception is free and open to the
public to attend.

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"QUANTUM" A Comedy Written + Directed by Colby Magratten
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

"QUANTUM" A Comedy Written + Directed by Colby Magratten

Welcome to Apolzarts Summer College for Gifted Youths! 

QUANTUM is a world premiere comedy coming to Savannah! Get ready for summer camp and a lesson in physics!

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July 26th and 27th

Sulfur Studios Annex
Doors- 8:00 PM
Start- 8:30 PM

Pay what you can! Suggested donation $5-10.

Cast: 
Katie Beyoglides
Elena Ramage
Sam Lowe

Written + Directed by Colby Magratten

Follow us on Instagram! @quantumsavannah

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ON::VIEW Artist Residency Community Potluck!
Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

ON::VIEW Artist Residency Community Potluck!

Join us in welcoming this month's ON::VIEW Artist-in-Resident Michelle Quick! Come hang out, meet Michelle and learn about her work. Feel free to bring food or drinks to share, or just bring yourself!

Michelle will be working in the ON::VIEW Artist Residency space through August 4th. Find out more info about her work here ---> http://sulfurstudios.org/residency/

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Slow Fashion Discussion Panel
Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

Slow Fashion Discussion Panel

Current ON::VIEW resident Michelle Quick hosts a discussion panel focused on the life-cycle of garments and fashion products. Local artists, designers, and retailers will discuss the importance of a circular fashion system and how to keep garments and products out of the landfill through sustainable design practices, secondhand sales, donating, and upcycling. 

45 min discussion with 15 min Q & A from the audience. Moderated by Doris Treptow-Kovacs , Professor of Fashion at SCAD. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

*** We will be having several live give-aways at the event, check comments for details ***

Panel members include:

Joseph Malson is an artist and clothing maker who is currently a co-manager of Civvies on Broughton. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD.

Krystal Sokolis is an artist who works in a variety of mediums including wood, leather, painting, and textiles. She received her BFA in Accessory Design from SCAD and is currently pursuing her MFA with a focus on Sustainable Design. She runs Ophilya Handmade (http://www.ophilya.com/), where she creates one-of-a-kind accessories from upcycled materials. Krystal recently founded The Revival Society (https://therevivalsociety.org/), a collaborative team of designers working to solve issues of waste in the Savannah community.

Raine Raine is a co-manager and buyer at Civvies on Broughton. They are interested in the sociopolitical lifetime of garments and the way the fashion industry, marginalization, and emerging slow fashion movements affect trends.

Kori Nicole, also known as K. Nicole (www.iamknicole.com), is pursuing a BFA in fashion marketing and management with a minor in fashion photography at SCAD, presenting an interesting twist on fashion design as a crochet designer of handmade clothing, accessories, and home decor pieces. She has showcased her creations on a variety of platforms, including the Aesthetic Art Show and SCAD Residence Life Fashion Show in Savannah. K.'s crochet designs are available House of Strut, a local Savannah boutique. She also has a YouTube channel where she shares her design visuals, beauty tips, and blog work to inspire her growing following of 1,904 subscribers.
This event is free and open to the public.

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July Photo Group Critique!
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

July Photo Group Critique!

Join us for a monthly gathering of photographers / photo-based artists who are interested in cultivating a photo community in Savannah. We aim to provide a forum for artists at all levels, digital or analog, to receive critical feedback. All who wish to provide a safe but challenging environment to grow with input from a group of peers are welcome.

*** PRINTED WORK ONLY There is no limit on prints, but 10-20 is a suggested amount for a productive conversation. ***

Our basic ground rules include:

1) While we understand that photography serves many different purposes, we approach it from the perspective of artists. This means we believe that there is no one correct way to create a photograph, so our conversations are not about right vs. wrong, or solely based on technique. Because of this, we anticipate that presenters

-- are providing a body of work united by an idea rather than a collection of unrelated images,

-- are willing to provide information about where they are trying to take the work so the group can frame their questions appropriately, and

-- are bringing work that is coming from a place of personal exploration and not solely commercial gain.

Feel free to attend critique a few times before showing work to help clarify these ideas, or reach out to us with questions.

2) We ask that you please keep your one-on-one conversations during critique to a minimum so that the group can give respectful attention to the person presenting their work.

3) *** To show your work, RSVP before critique by emailing us at events@sulfurstudios.org, or post on the Facebook page for the event. We will ask at the beginning of critique if there are others with work who did not reserve a spot, and will limit our session to the first 6 people. Individuals who arrive late are not guaranteed a spot to show their work. Of course you do not have to show work to attend! ***

We will be meeting in the Sulfur Studios Annex -- upstairs at 2301 Bull Street (upstairs entrance is on the corner of 39th and Desoto Ave -- look for the blue awning!) and please BYOB. Feel free to invite your friends that might be interested!

Emily Earl and Bridget Conn are the organizers of the photo critique series. Emily is a photographer from Savannah, a co-founder of Sulfur Studios, and the owner/operator of Prismatic Prints, a print shop inside of Sulfur Studios. Bridget is a photographic artist and former director of The Asheville Darkroom, and now an Assistant Professor of Art in Photography at the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern.

*** Email events@sulfurstudios.org for any other questions! ***

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Shoemaking Process Demonstration with Michelle Quick
Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

Shoemaking Process Demonstration with Michelle Quick

Join current ON::VIEW resident Michelle Quick as she demonstrates key stages of the shoemaking process, showcasing the transformation of 2D materials into a 3D object. 

Ongoing demonstrations, stop in at any time. This event is free and open to the public.

Michelle Quick is a footwear and accessory designer, maker, and educator. She hails from Detroit, Michigan and attributes her early interest in the construction of products to the city’s extensive manufacturing history. Quick first started to design and produce fashion accessories in the early 2000’s at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she received her interdisciplinary BFA degree with a focus on fibers, fashion, and sculpture.

After working in production for a small shoe manufacturer in Chicago, she pursued a Master’s degree in Fashion Footwear at the prestigious Cordwainers at London College of Fashion. Upon completing her degree, Michelle continued to work in footwear production, specializing in bespoke shoemaking techniques, patterning, and sample making.

She joined the Accessory Design department at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2011. Michelle believes it’s important for young designers to understand the power and responsibility of the decisions they make during the design process. She has led study trips to Europe and Asia, exposing students to all levels of material sourcing and manufacturing.

In addition to teaching, Michelle also runs her own bespoke leather goods company, MBQ Handmade, creating one-of-a-kind products for a diverse clientele.

Other times to meet Michelle: July 13th, 20th, 27th, and August 1st - noon to 5pm

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ON::VIEW Residency presents - Artist Talk with Rebecca Slivinsky
Jul
7
12:00 PM12:00

ON::VIEW Residency presents - Artist Talk with Rebecca Slivinsky

Pop in on Saturday, July 7th from 12 - 5PM and see what ON::VIEW Artist Resident Rebecca Slivinsky has been up to! 

Spray paint your own t-shirt with Rebecca Slivinsky. $20 each. (Or bring your own t-shirt with a $5 donation to Planned Parenthood).

The Artist Talk will begin at 2PM.

Slivinsky questions an ideal standard of beauty that is forced upon women within western culture in searching for the correlation between unrealistic beauty expectations and the ways in which women are portrayed in the media. She explores this by purchasing magazines that can be found in common places, searches for images of women displayed in different ways, and ultimately alters the image by gesturally applying, pouring, spraying and wiping cleaning products across the image in an attempt to force the viewer to examine the way women are seen in the world and ultimately subverting the meaning of the original image. 

For more info on this artist please visit: www.rebeccaslivinsky.com

To bolster our ongoing mission to provide a vibrant and supportive home for Savannah's creative community Sulfur Studios now offers the new ON::VIEW Artist-in-Residency Program. 

The Residency provides free, high visibility studio space to an artist to complete a 4 week, site-specific project which engages the community. Residents are encouraged to meet the public and share their practice during special events and studio visits, and to utilize the large windows to incite the curiosity of people as they pass by at any time of day or night. To learn more about Sulfur Studios' ON::VIEW Artist Residency visit: http://sulfurstudios.org/residency

Follow along with the residents via instagram @onviewresidency

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July First Friday Festivities!
Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

July First Friday Festivities!

It's that time again -- brave the heat and see some awesome art this First Friday! 

ON::VIEW Artist in Residency -- Artist Becky Slivinsky has been working on her on-going project "Objet de Desir" during the month of June in her Residency. Slivinsky questions an ideal standard of beauty that is forced upon women within western culture in searching for the correlation between unrealistic beauty expectations and the ways in which women are portrayed in the media. She explores this by purchasing magazines that can be found in common places, searches for images of women displayed in different ways, and ultimately alters the image by gesturally applying, pouring, spraying and wiping cleaning products across the image in an attempt to force the viewer to examine the way women are seen in the world and ultimately subverting the meaning of the original image. Small prints, t-shirts, and posters by the artist will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates.

On display in the gallery: "Neighborhoods - A Sulfur Studios Members Only Exhibition." Artist Members were prompted: What makes your neighborhood great? What are its challenges? How is it changing? For the better, for worse and for whom? Artists offer a unique perspective on their environments and can highlight issues and recognize benefits that may be missing from our current dialogue. Featuring: Mia MerlinHeather MacRae, Margaret Froelicher, Jeffrey Hicks, Becky Slivinsky, Jia Zeng, John Schmidt, Marsha Lieberman, Emily Earl, Michelle Perez, Anya MitchellMolly HaydenAlexis Javier and Jennylyn Pawelski

On display from Thursday, July 5th through Saturday, July 14th.
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday, noon - 5PM or by appointment

Want to become an Artist Member so you can be included in shows like this in the future??? Check out our website for more info: sulfurstudios.org/memberships

As usual during First Fridays in Starland, the public is invited to tour our studios and meet the artists working here. People are encouraged to step into each open artist space and ask questions and learn about the artists and their processes, and purchase any work that may be for sale.

Featured image: “39th Street” Acrylic on Canvas by Heather MacRae

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Friends Helping Friends Fundraiser Kickback
Jun
23
7:00 PM19:00

Friends Helping Friends Fundraiser Kickback

Good food, great music, uplifting vibes, and wonderful people. During the event we will be raffling off and having a silent auction of different items from local artists, musicians, and local shops. All proceeds will go to help Joseph Solo Davis pay back a loan I received from a great friend to help pay legal fees. Anything is plenty. Everyone is welcome to come enjoy themselves. 

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"Exploring" by Cara K. Griffin - Closing Reception
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

"Exploring" by Cara K. Griffin - Closing Reception

An exhibition about an exploration of material manipulations to describe reality through inference and interaction. Griffin's expansive imagination is best expressed through her figurative abstractions of the human condition. A modern deconstructionist, she dismisses the control of explaining and describing, and ignites curiosity by implying and suggesting
form and figure. Her visual perspective is highly influenced by her “eagle eye,” an
undiagnosed legally blind eye, only treated in adulthood. As a result, from early on, she
unconsciously learned to understand visual imagery as an assumption of reality. The
daughter of a space architect and classical organist, she attended Savannah College
of Art and Design for Painting and Illustration. In addition to her inexhaustible
enthusiasm for visual expression, she has been a stylist for over 10 years, a display artist,
a buyer, a yacht and automotive painter, body painter, illustrator, art teacher, and yoga
instructor for 8+ years. Chaos and imperfection continue to fascinate her as she uses
turbulent surfaces to tell the stories of exploring material manipulations in her work.

The Closing Reception on Friday, June 22nd is free and open to the public, and will be
accompanied by refreshments and DJ Jose Ray.

"Exploring" is on display from June 14th through the 23rd and may be seen during the
gallery’s business hours: Thursday – Saturday, noon – 5 PM or by appointment. 

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June Photo Group Critique!
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

June Photo Group Critique!

Join us for a monthly gathering of photographers / photo-based artists who are interested in cultivating a photo community in Savannah. We aim to provide a forum for artists at all levels, digital or analog, to receive critical feedback. All who wish to provide a safe but challenging environment to grow with input from a group of peers are welcome. 

*** Ideally photographs should be in printed format, but we will provide a laptop with digital projector for folks who don't have prints ready to show. For digital presentations, please bring no more than 20 images on a flash drive -- we will not look at websites during critique, only photos you have chosen to show for the evening. There is no limit on prints, but10-20 is a suggested amount for a productive conversation. ***

Our basic ground rules include:

1) While we understand that photography serves many different purposes, we approach it from the perspective of artists. This means we believe that there is no one correct way to create a photograph, so our conversations are not about right vs. wrong, or solely based on technique. Because of this, we anticipate that presenters
-- are providing a body of work united by an idea rather than a collection of unrelated images, 
-- are willing to provide information about where they are trying to take the work so the group can frame their questions appropriately, and
-- are bringing work that is coming from a place of personal exploration and not solely commercial gain. 
Feel free to attend critique a few times before showing work to help clarify these ideas, or reach out to us with questions.

2) We ask that you please keep your one-on-one conversations during critique to a minimum so that the group can give respectful attention to the person presenting their work. 

3) *** To show your work, RSVP before critique by emailing us at events@sulfurstudios.org, or post on the Facebook page for the event. We will ask at the beginning of critique if there are others with work who did not reserve a spot, and will limit our session to the first 6 people. Individuals who arrive late are not guaranteed a spot to show their work. Of course you do not have to show work to attend! ***

We will be meeting in the Sulfur Studios Annex -- upstairs at 2301 Bull Street (upstairs entrance is on the corner of 39th and Desoto Ave -- look for the blue awning!) and please BYOB. Feel free to invite your friends that might be interested!

Emily Earl and Bridget Conn are the organizers of the photo critique series. Emily is a photographer from Savannah, a co-founder of Sulfur Studios, and the owner/operator of Prismatic Prints, a print shop inside of Sulfur Studios. Bridget is a photographic artist and former director of The Asheville Darkroom, and now an Assistant Professor of Art in Photography at the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern.

*** Email events@sulfurstudios.org for any other questions! ***

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Blis. // Puddle Splasher // King of Summer // BiRDPERSON
Jun
17
8:00 PM20:00

Blis. // Puddle Splasher // King of Summer // BiRDPERSON

Blis. (Atlanta indie rock on Sargent House Records)
FFO: Brand New, Pedro The Lion
https://blismusic.bandcamp.com/

Puddle Splasher (New Jersey pop rock)
FFO: Pixies, Superchunk
https://puddlesplasher.bandcamp.com/

King of Summer (Atlanta pop rock)
FFO: Weezer, Dillinger Four
https://kingofsummeratl.bandcamp.com/

BiRDPERSON (Statesboro emo punk)
FFO: The Wonder Years, Modern Baseball
https://birdpersonband.bandcamp.com/

ALL AGES
8:00PM
$5

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