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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

"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak
Mar
22
2:00 PM14:00

"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak

Come by Sulfur Studios' ON::VIEW Artist Residency and check out our current Artist-in-Residence, Emily Laychak -- learn about her puppet-making process as she prepares for the final performances of "Judgment Day Circus"

Open Studio Hours: Saturdays from 12 – 5PM and Wednesdays & Fridays from 2 – 5PM

About "Judgment Day Circus":

Drawing from archetypes, myths, symbols, and dichotomies, "Judgment Day Circus" is a puppet production inspired by the chaos and reigning spiritualities of our times. During this residency, multi-media artist Emily Laychak will create and direct a theater of clowns performing a poetic review of our collective process from Genesis to Judgment Day. A variety of local artists are cast in holy roles of revelation, along with a diverse range of puppet styles including marionette, marotte, carnival, shadow, and moving toys, framed by custom constructed scenery and stages.

About the Artist:

Emily Laychak recently returned to 3D art, installation, and performance after having devoted years to a quiet, daily pen & ink practice. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she's lived and grown creatively in New Orleans where her art school education focus in sculpture was unearthed last summer while assisting teaching a class in Carnival Sculpture and Toy Design. Emily processes Everything through art in all forms from fashion to poetic manifestos, illustration to music - viewing it all as equally spiritual and hyper-earthly engagement, often exploring dark themes and fears with a light heart and gentle doodle.

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"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak
Mar
23
12:00 PM12:00

"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak

Come by Sulfur Studios' ON::VIEW Artist Residency and check out our current Artist-in-Residence, Emily Laychak -- learn about her puppet-making process as she prepares for the final performances of "Judgment Day Circus"

Open Studio Hours: Saturdays from 12 – 5PM and Wednesdays & Fridays from 2 – 5PM

About "Judgment Day Circus":

Drawing from archetypes, myths, symbols, and dichotomies, "Judgment Day Circus" is a puppet production inspired by the chaos and reigning spiritualities of our times. During this residency, multi-media artist Emily Laychak will create and direct a theater of clowns performing a poetic review of our collective process from Genesis to Judgment Day. A variety of local artists are cast in holy roles of revelation, along with a diverse range of puppet styles including marionette, marotte, carnival, shadow, and moving toys, framed by custom constructed scenery and stages.

About the Artist:

Emily Laychak recently returned to 3D art, installation, and performance after having devoted years to a quiet, daily pen & ink practice. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she's lived and grown creatively in New Orleans where her art school education focus in sculpture was unearthed last summer while assisting teaching a class in Carnival Sculpture and Toy Design. Emily processes Everything through art in all forms from fashion to poetic manifestos, illustration to music - viewing it all as equally spiritual and hyper-earthly engagement, often exploring dark themes and fears with a light heart and gentle doodle.

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Community Potluck!
Mar
23
5:00 PM17:00

Community Potluck!

Join us on Saturday, March 23rd from 5 – 7PM for a community potluck to welcome our Artist-in-Resident, Emily Laychak! This is a great chance to find out more about her project as well as meet other artists & studio renters at Sulfur Studios. Bring a dish or drinks to share or just bring yourself!

About Emily's Residency project "Judgment Day Circus":

Drawing from archetypes, myths, symbols, and dichotomies, "Judgment Day Circus" is a puppet production inspired by the chaos and reigning spiritualities of our times. During this residency, multi-media artist Emily Laychak will create and direct a theater of clowns performing a poetic review of our collective process from Genesis to Judgment Day. A variety of local artists are cast in holy roles of revelation, along with a diverse range of puppet styles including marionette, marotte, carnival, shadow, and moving toys, framed by custom constructed scenery and stages.

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"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak
Mar
27
2:00 PM14:00

"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak

Come by Sulfur Studios' ON::VIEW Artist Residency and check out our current Artist-in-Residence, Emily Laychak -- learn about her puppet-making process as she prepares for the final performances of "Judgment Day Circus"

Open Studio Hours: Saturdays from 12 – 5PM and Wednesdays & Fridays from 2 – 5PM

About "Judgment Day Circus":

Drawing from archetypes, myths, symbols, and dichotomies, "Judgment Day Circus" is a puppet production inspired by the chaos and reigning spiritualities of our times. During this residency, multi-media artist Emily Laychak will create and direct a theater of clowns performing a poetic review of our collective process from Genesis to Judgment Day. A variety of local artists are cast in holy roles of revelation, along with a diverse range of puppet styles including marionette, marotte, carnival, shadow, and moving toys, framed by custom constructed scenery and stages.

About the Artist:

Emily Laychak recently returned to 3D art, installation, and performance after having devoted years to a quiet, daily pen & ink practice. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she's lived and grown creatively in New Orleans where her art school education focus in sculpture was unearthed last summer while assisting teaching a class in Carnival Sculpture and Toy Design. Emily processes Everything through art in all forms from fashion to poetic manifestos, illustration to music - viewing it all as equally spiritual and hyper-earthly engagement, often exploring dark themes and fears with a light heart and gentle doodle.

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"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak
Mar
29
2:00 PM14:00

"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak

Come by Sulfur Studios' ON::VIEW Artist Residency and check out our current Artist-in-Residence, Emily Laychak -- learn about her puppet-making process as she prepares for the final performances of "Judgment Day Circus"

Open Studio Hours: Saturdays from 12 – 5PM and Wednesdays & Fridays from 2 – 5PM

About "Judgment Day Circus":

Drawing from archetypes, myths, symbols, and dichotomies, "Judgment Day Circus" is a puppet production inspired by the chaos and reigning spiritualities of our times. During this residency, multi-media artist Emily Laychak will create and direct a theater of clowns performing a poetic review of our collective process from Genesis to Judgment Day. A variety of local artists are cast in holy roles of revelation, along with a diverse range of puppet styles including marionette, marotte, carnival, shadow, and moving toys, framed by custom constructed scenery and stages.

About the Artist:

Emily Laychak recently returned to 3D art, installation, and performance after having devoted years to a quiet, daily pen & ink practice. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she's lived and grown creatively in New Orleans where her art school education focus in sculpture was unearthed last summer while assisting teaching a class in Carnival Sculpture and Toy Design. Emily processes Everything through art in all forms from fashion to poetic manifestos, illustration to music - viewing it all as equally spiritual and hyper-earthly engagement, often exploring dark themes and fears with a light heart and gentle doodle.

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"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak
Mar
30
12:00 PM12:00

"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak

Come by Sulfur Studios' ON::VIEW Artist Residency and check out our current Artist-in-Residence, Emily Laychak -- learn about her puppet-making process as she prepares for the final performances of "Judgment Day Circus"

Open Studio Hours: Saturdays from 12 – 5PM and Wednesdays & Fridays from 2 – 5PM

About "Judgment Day Circus":

Drawing from archetypes, myths, symbols, and dichotomies, "Judgment Day Circus" is a puppet production inspired by the chaos and reigning spiritualities of our times. During this residency, multi-media artist Emily Laychak will create and direct a theater of clowns performing a poetic review of our collective process from Genesis to Judgment Day. A variety of local artists are cast in holy roles of revelation, along with a diverse range of puppet styles including marionette, marotte, carnival, shadow, and moving toys, framed by custom constructed scenery and stages.

About the Artist:

Emily Laychak recently returned to 3D art, installation, and performance after having devoted years to a quiet, daily pen & ink practice. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she's lived and grown creatively in New Orleans where her art school education focus in sculpture was unearthed last summer while assisting teaching a class in Carnival Sculpture and Toy Design. Emily processes Everything through art in all forms from fashion to poetic manifestos, illustration to music - viewing it all as equally spiritual and hyper-earthly engagement, often exploring dark themes and fears with a light heart and gentle doodle.

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Puppet-making Workshop with Emily Laychak
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

Puppet-making Workshop with Emily Laychak

A puppet styles & storytelling workshop for families led by Artist-in-Residence, Emily Laychak. One Act performances will be created for a kid's show to be performed on April 6th. (The workshop and performances are free and open to the public)

About Emily Laychak's project "Judgment Day Circus":

Drawing from archetypes, myths, symbols, and dichotomies, "Judgment Day Circus" is a puppet production inspired by the chaos and reigning spiritualities of our times. During this residency, multi-media artist Emily Laychak will create and direct a theater of clowns performing a poetic review of our collective process from Genesis to Judgment Day. A variety of local artists are cast in holy roles of revelation, along with a diverse range of puppet styles including marionette, marotte, carnival, shadow, and moving toys, framed by custom constructed scenery and stages.

About the Artist:

Emily Laychak recently returned to 3D art, installation, and performance after having devoted years to a quiet, daily pen & ink practice. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she's lived and grown creatively in New Orleans where her art school education focus in sculpture was unearthed last summer while assisting teaching a class in Carnival Sculpture and Toy Design. Emily processes Everything through art in all forms from fashion to poetic manifestos, illustration to music - viewing it all as equally spiritual and hyper-earthly engagement, often exploring dark themes and fears with a light heart and gentle doodle.

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"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak
Apr
3
2:00 PM14:00

"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak

Come by Sulfur Studios' ON::VIEW Artist Residency and check out our current Artist-in-Residence, Emily Laychak -- learn about her puppet-making process as she prepares for the final performances of "Judgment Day Circus"

Open Studio Hours: Saturdays from 12 – 5PM and Wednesdays & Fridays from 2 – 5PM

About "Judgment Day Circus":

Drawing from archetypes, myths, symbols, and dichotomies, "Judgment Day Circus" is a puppet production inspired by the chaos and reigning spiritualities of our times. During this residency, multi-media artist Emily Laychak will create and direct a theater of clowns performing a poetic review of our collective process from Genesis to Judgment Day. A variety of local artists are cast in holy roles of revelation, along with a diverse range of puppet styles including marionette, marotte, carnival, shadow, and moving toys, framed by custom constructed scenery and stages.

About the Artist:

Emily Laychak recently returned to 3D art, installation, and performance after having devoted years to a quiet, daily pen & ink practice. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she's lived and grown creatively in New Orleans where her art school education focus in sculpture was unearthed last summer while assisting teaching a class in Carnival Sculpture and Toy Design. Emily processes Everything through art in all forms from fashion to poetic manifestos, illustration to music - viewing it all as equally spiritual and hyper-earthly engagement, often exploring dark themes and fears with a light heart and gentle doodle.

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"TONDO IN TOTO" - Closing Reception
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

"TONDO IN TOTO" - Closing Reception

Join us during First Fridays in Starland for the Closing Reception of “TONDO IN TOTO,” our Spring National Call for Entry exhibition exploring the conceptual and compositional challenges of working within a circle.

Featured Artists:

Vanessa Withun

A. Drew Odum

Hank Woodward

Nina Fromal

Christina Colon

June Ford

Sarah Rostamo

Shayla Wigand

Lind Hollingsworth

Michele Perez

Ken Klehm

Will Wright

John Ryan

Jeromy Ross

Exhibition on display: March 21st - April 6th 2019

Juror’s Talk: March 23rd at 2PM

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"Judgment Day Circus" - Puppet shows! at 3PM & 7PM
Apr
6
3:00 PM15:00

"Judgment Day Circus" - Puppet shows! at 3PM & 7PM

"Judgment Day Circus" - A spirited spectacle of poetry & puppetry

Written, Directed, and Designed by Emily Laychak/Eoley Mulally

Cast:

Miss Fortune: Taylor Monette
Narrator: Skippy Spiral
Angel: Eoley Mulally
Devil: Elaina Valore
Sun: Max Von
Moon: Becca Cook
Star: Emily Jane
Evangelist: Jordan Harner
Strongman/alchemist: Chase Wilkinson
Lion/World: Nadia Meyers
Monk: Ty Thompson
Maat: Jhovana Aguilar
Shadow, right: Noel Music
Shadow, left: Bobby Shock
Piano: J. Centrella
Woodwork: J. Centrella and Bill Bruns

About "Judgment Day Circus":

Drawing from archetypes, myths, symbols, and dichotomies, "Judgment Day Circus" is a puppet production inspired by the chaos and reigning spiritualities of our times. During this residency, multi-media artist Emily Laychak will create and direct a theater of clowns performing a poetic review of our collective process from Genesis to Judgment Day. A variety of local artists are cast in holy roles of revelation, along with a diverse range of puppet styles including marionette, marotte, carnival, shadow, and moving toys, framed by custom constructed scenery and stages.

Final Performances: Saturday, April 6th at 3PM and 7PM


About the Artist:

Emily Laychak recently returned to 3D art, installation, and performance after having devoted years to a quiet, daily pen & ink practice. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she's lived and grown creatively in New Orleans where her art school education focus in sculpture was unearthed last summer while assisting teaching a class in Carnival Sculpture and Toy Design. Emily processes Everything through art in all forms from fashion to poetic manifestos, illustration to music - viewing it all as equally spiritual and hyper-earthly engagement, often exploring dark themes and fears with a light heart and gentle doodle.

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"Topocene" by Coleman Camp - Reception
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

"Topocene" by Coleman Camp - Reception

“Topocene” by Coleman Camp addresses the current state of land and human’s engagement with it. 

This land is our land. Our house, our home, our mother grown old. It has shed itself for us, now only bearing the cost of freedom. Where have you been in this? What are you doing for tomorrow?

On display: April 11th - 13th

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April Photo Group Critique!
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

April 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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March Photo Group Critique!
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

March 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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"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak
Mar
20
2:00 PM14:00

"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak

Come by Sulfur Studios' ON::VIEW Artist Residency and check out our current Artist-in-Residence, Emily Laychak -- learn about her puppet-making process as she prepares for the final performances of "Judgment Day Circus"

Open Studio Hours: Saturdays from 12 – 5PM and Wednesdays & Fridays from 2 – 5PM

About "Judgment Day Circus":

Drawing from archetypes, myths, symbols, and dichotomies, "Judgment Day Circus" is a puppet production inspired by the chaos and reigning spiritualities of our times. During this residency, multi-media artist Emily Laychak will create and direct a theater of clowns performing a poetic review of our collective process from Genesis to Judgment Day. A variety of local artists are cast in holy roles of revelation, along with a diverse range of puppet styles including marionette, marotte, carnival, shadow, and moving toys, framed by custom constructed scenery and stages.

About the Artist:

Emily Laychak recently returned to 3D art, installation, and performance after having devoted years to a quiet, daily pen & ink practice. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she's lived and grown creatively in New Orleans where her art school education focus in sculpture was unearthed last summer while assisting teaching a class in Carnival Sculpture and Toy Design. Emily processes Everything through art in all forms from fashion to poetic manifestos, illustration to music - viewing it all as equally spiritual and hyper-earthly engagement, often exploring dark themes and fears with a light heart and gentle doodle.

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"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak
Mar
16
12:00 PM12:00

"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak

Come by Sulfur Studios' ON::VIEW Artist Residency and check out our current Artist-in-Residence, Emily Laychak -- learn about her puppet-making process as she prepares for the final performances of "Judgment Day Circus"

Open Studio Hours: Saturdays from 12 – 5PM and Wednesdays & Fridays from 2 – 5PM

About "Judgment Day Circus":

Drawing from archetypes, myths, symbols, and dichotomies, "Judgment Day Circus" is a puppet production inspired by the chaos and reigning spiritualities of our times. During this residency, multi-media artist Emily Laychak will create and direct a theater of clowns performing a poetic review of our collective process from Genesis to Judgment Day. A variety of local artists are cast in holy roles of revelation, along with a diverse range of puppet styles including marionette, marotte, carnival, shadow, and moving toys, framed by custom constructed scenery and stages.

About the Artist:

Emily Laychak recently returned to 3D art, installation, and performance after having devoted years to a quiet, daily pen & ink practice. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she's lived and grown creatively in New Orleans where her art school education focus in sculpture was unearthed last summer while assisting teaching a class in Carnival Sculpture and Toy Design. Emily processes Everything through art in all forms from fashion to poetic manifestos, illustration to music - viewing it all as equally spiritual and hyper-earthly engagement, often exploring dark themes and fears with a light heart and gentle doodle.

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"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak
Mar
15
2:00 PM14:00

"Judgment Day Circus" - Open Studio with Emily Laychak

Come by Sulfur Studios' ON::VIEW Artist Residency and check out our current Artist-in-Residence, Emily Laychak -- learn about her puppet-making process as she prepares for the final performances of "Judgment Day Circus"

Open Studio Hours: Saturdays from 12 – 5PM and Wednesdays & Fridays from 2 – 5PM

About "Judgment Day Circus":

Drawing from archetypes, myths, symbols, and dichotomies, "Judgment Day Circus" is a puppet production inspired by the chaos and reigning spiritualities of our times. During this residency, multi-media artist Emily Laychak will create and direct a theater of clowns performing a poetic review of our collective process from Genesis to Judgment Day. A variety of local artists are cast in holy roles of revelation, along with a diverse range of puppet styles including marionette, marotte, carnival, shadow, and moving toys, framed by custom constructed scenery and stages.

About the Artist:

Emily Laychak recently returned to 3D art, installation, and performance after having devoted years to a quiet, daily pen & ink practice. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she's lived and grown creatively in New Orleans where her art school education focus in sculpture was unearthed last summer while assisting teaching a class in Carnival Sculpture and Toy Design. Emily processes Everything through art in all forms from fashion to poetic manifestos, illustration to music - viewing it all as equally spiritual and hyper-earthly engagement, often exploring dark themes and fears with a light heart and gentle doodle.

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"Discovering the Unknown" by Nikita Nagpal - Opening Reception
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

"Discovering the Unknown" by Nikita Nagpal - Opening Reception

Join us for the Opening Reception for Discovering the Unknown on Friday, March 8th from 6 – 9PM.

From Nagpal’s Statement:

 “We are enveloped in a world of creation where we see through the lens of materials. Materials do not just service an idea rather they lead to many ideas. Discovering the Unknown features a series of horsehair wall panels. In all the artworks, each horse hair has undergone immense transformation by various processes like twisting, knotting and bending.” 

 Nikita Nagpal is a textile designer, born and raised in New Delhi, India. Currently based in Savannah, Georgia she explores many ideas by transforming horsehair, through the improvisational movement of the hand. She examines this phenomenon to understand the way 'form' occurs in craft. 

Discovering the Unknown is on display from March 7th – 9th 2019 and may be seen during the gallery’s normal business hours, Thursday – Saturday, noon to 5PM.

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"Call for Memories" Curated by Chelsea Voss
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

"Call for Memories" Curated by Chelsea Voss

Join us for the Opening Reception for Chelsea Voss’ exhibition Call for Memories on Friday, March 1st from 6 – 9PM.

 Taking inspiration from Nicolas Bourriand’s manifesto on relational aesthetics, Call for Memories subverts the object-based art scene by offering an interactive experience. As a group meditation on the life events that define us, the exhibit asks participants to reflect upon those memories that define them--whether they are painful, beautiful, or a combination thereof.

 Curator Chelsea Voss is a graduate student enrolled in the Business Design and Arts Leadership program at SCAD, with a B.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Florida. Her body of work over the past 10 years as an artist and curator explores the intersection of psychology and neuroscience. The concept for Call for Memories was born from her experience watching Alzheimer's steal her father's memories and sense of self. 

Call for Memories is on display from February 28th – March 2nd 2019 and may be seen during the gallery’s normal business hours, Thursday – Saturday, noon to 5PM.

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Tintype Portraits - Open Studio with Jemma Castiglione
Feb
28
12:00 PM12:00

Tintype Portraits - Open Studio with Jemma Castiglione

About "Tintype Portraits":

Over two years ago, a younger Jemma could be found creating tintypes out of the back of her Accord. The production back then involved scraping together odd materials and a toy Holga camera. During her stay at Sulfur Studios' ON::VIEW Artist Residency, she will expand this process into a month long experimentation of tintype portraiture. Community is one of the most rewarding parts of the photographic medium. People are connecting over mutual visual interests daily. We are united through the camera as a device of capturing reality. There is an interest in older photographic methods like tintype but the education just isn’t around or practiced by enough people to be readily available. Throughout the length of this residency, Jemma will be creating around 30 tintypes in pursuit of spreading the importance of traditional photographic art.

Open Studio Hours: Thursdays & Fridays from 12 – 4:30PM and Saturdays from 1 – 5:30PM

Jemma will be scheduling portrait sessions for the following time slots:

Thursdays & Fridays: 12 - 1:30PM // 1:30 - 3PM // 3 - 4:30PM
Saturdays: 1 - 2:30PM // 2:30 - 4PM // 4 - 5:30PM

** TO SCHEDULE YOUR SESSION PLEASE EMAIL: **

jemmacastiglione@gmail.com

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Drum Folk: A Riddimic Rescue
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Drum Folk: A Riddimic Rescue

DRUM FOLK: A RIDDIMIC RESCUE

JOIN US IN A NEW FOLK AND FUNK CULTURAL MOVEMENT BUILT WITHIN THE CLASSIC TRADITIONS OF GULLAH-GEECHEE CULTURAL LEGACY

DATES: WEDNESDAY FEB. 6TH 2019
WEDNESDAY FEB. 13TH 2019
WEDNESDAY FEB. 27TH 2019

COST: $12 PER 1.5HR SESSION

- LEARN ABOUT: JUBA, HAND JIVE, RING PLAY, RING SHOUT, TAMBOURINE, RIDIMMIC MOVEMENT, VOCALIZATION, ALONG WITH THE VARIOUS REGIONAL DRUM LEGACIES CONNECTING NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURE.

- APPRECIATE AND CONTINUE TO BUILD FOLK CULTURE WHICH RESPECTS THE DRUM FOLK HISTORY, TRADITIONS, AND NUANCES OF AFRICAN AND INDIGENOUS EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA: GULLAH-GEECHEE. FODAMO, DRUM FOLK RESPECTS THE DRUM AS A VOICE—ONE WHICH SPEAKS MOTIVATION, POWER, AND TRANSFORMATION!!

- IT IS FOR ALL INSTRUMENTALISTS, MOVERS, VOCALIST, ARTISTS!!!!! -------------------------------------------------MAAFOOBEY!!!-----------------------------------------------------
RIDDIMIC RESCUE IS FACILITATED BY PROFESSIONAL AND RENOWNED PERCUSSION ACTIVISTS, SCHOLARS AND PERFORMERS

REIMAGINE AND CREATE IN A SUPPORTIVE ENSEMBLE ENVIRONMENT, A GENUINE COMMUNITY—A MAKE NOT TAKE CIRCUMSTANCE. NO PAVED ROADS BEFORE HAND— ONLY ALL OF THE TRAILS, OPTIONS AND CHOICES YOU CREATE!!!! COME DRUMFOLK!!

A Which Way Savannah Campaign Initiative
The WWS (Which Way Savannah Campaign) is not an advocacy group. It does not seek to relay any type of simple reform measures for the city. It rather identifies consummate existential concerns of the city in hopes of transforming them. These changes concern basic historical, educational, artistic and rooted-cultural agency which might produce long term structural and systemic transformation. A part of the WWS treatment is to supply specific educational and cultural information, programs and resources that might stimulate deeper awareness and participation in genuine (and little known) regional archives.

David Pleasant, born in Savannah, grew up on Sapelo Island and in Darien. He is founder of the WWS, ‘Which Way Savannah’ Campaign—a movement dedicated to replacing local narratives of oligarchy, The Confederacy, and colonialism with counter narratives of Escape, Rebellion and Freedom for African, Gullah-Geechee, Native American and Poor people. Pleasant is a Drum- folk master and true Griot of the present. A choreographer, composer, independent scholar and writer, his work spans categories of jazz, pre-Spirituals, dance theater, Hip-Hop, Broadway, network TV, recording, and documentary film.


Pleasant has spent over 35+ years introducing Gullah-Geechee (early African American culture) to national and international participants. He is an award winning performing artist who has collaborated across various genre lines with artists such as: Audra Mc Donald, Wynton Marsalis, STEP AFRIKA, Cecil Taylor, Erykah Badu, ABC News Division, Urban Bush Women, Arrested Development, Charles Gayle and others.


David works as guest lecturer at a variety of institutions including: Smithsonian Institute, Fulbright Senior Specialist seminars, NYU Encuentro Brazil, Ministry of Education, Rome and Schomburg Center NYPL. At Schomburg Center, Pleasant and actor Chadwick Boseman developed innovative theater and music programs for the Junior Scholars program. Pleasant’s involvement in JS evolved from his work with the African Burial Grounds project, NYC. His recent work at Princeton University’s, Princeton and Slavery project, engaged historians Eric Foner and Martha Sandiweiss—and again paired him with director Regina Taylor. Pleasant, as Drumfolk Riddim Specialist, collaborated with Taylor in developing the original and second version of the highly touted Gospel play, CROWNS. David Pleasant is a sought after artist for his amazing percussion genius, cultural awareness and experiences.

David Pleasant, www.davidpleasant1.com, wwwpleasantinstitute.com, nowgriot1@aol.com

Osunkemi Liz Coleman (Universal Vibrations) says: I am a percussionist and educator specializing in African and African Diaspora music genres. As a cultural arts consultant, I work with community-based and academic institutions to create and develop multicultural program activities for youth and adults. For over twenty years I have been performing for diverse audiences in venues ranging from schools and hospitals to some of the world’s great stages.

Liz Osunkemi, iyamoopo@gmail.com

© 2018 David Pleasant

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"I DON'T MIND" by Sarah Mabry - Reception
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

"I DON'T MIND" by Sarah Mabry - Reception

Join us for the Opening Reception of Sarah Mabry's B.F.A. Exhibition, "I DON'T MIND", on display at Sulfur Studios.

"I DON'T MIND" is a body of work that confronts the unhealthy ways that people deal with grief. The works are comprised of cellular structures of life-threatening illnesses that have taken away or impacted the lives of those closest to the artist. The images are reconstructed to look like non-objective abstract paintings in an attempt to hide what they truly are.

"I DON'T MIND" is on display from February 22nd through February 23rd and may be viewed from 12:00PM-5:00PM.

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Tintype Portraits - Open Studio with Jemma Castiglione
Feb
22
12:00 PM12:00

Tintype Portraits - Open Studio with Jemma Castiglione

About "Tintype Portraits":

Over two years ago, a younger Jemma could be found creating tintypes out of the back of her Accord. The production back then involved scraping together odd materials and a toy Holga camera. During her stay at Sulfur Studios' ON::VIEW Artist Residency, she will expand this process into a month long experimentation of tintype portraiture. Community is one of the most rewarding parts of the photographic medium. People are connecting over mutual visual interests daily. We are united through the camera as a device of capturing reality. There is an interest in older photographic methods like tintype but the education just isn’t around or practiced by enough people to be readily available. Throughout the length of this residency, Jemma will be creating around 30 tintypes in pursuit of spreading the importance of traditional photographic art.

Open Studio Hours: Thursdays & Fridays from 12 – 4:30PM and Saturdays from 1 – 5:30PM

Jemma will be scheduling portrait sessions for the following time slots:

Thursdays & Fridays: 12 - 1:30PM // 1:30 - 3PM // 3 - 4:30PM
Saturdays: 1 - 2:30PM // 2:30 - 4PM // 4 - 5:30PM

** TO SCHEDULE YOUR SESSION PLEASE EMAIL: **

jemmacastiglione@gmail.com

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Tintype Portraits - Open Studio with Jemma Castiglione
Feb
21
12:00 PM12:00

Tintype Portraits - Open Studio with Jemma Castiglione

About "Tintype Portraits":

Over two years ago, a younger Jemma could be found creating tintypes out of the back of her Accord. The production back then involved scraping together odd materials and a toy Holga camera. During her stay at Sulfur Studios' ON::VIEW Artist Residency, she will expand this process into a month long experimentation of tintype portraiture. Community is one of the most rewarding parts of the photographic medium. People are connecting over mutual visual interests daily. We are united through the camera as a device of capturing reality. There is an interest in older photographic methods like tintype but the education just isn’t around or practiced by enough people to be readily available. Throughout the length of this residency, Jemma will be creating around 30 tintypes in pursuit of spreading the importance of traditional photographic art.

Open Studio Hours: Thursdays & Fridays from 12 – 4:30PM and Saturdays from 1 – 5:30PM

Jemma will be scheduling portrait sessions for the following time slots:

Thursdays & Fridays: 12 - 1:30PM // 1:30 - 3PM // 3 - 4:30PM
Saturdays: 1 - 2:30PM // 2:30 - 4PM // 4 - 5:30PM

** TO SCHEDULE YOUR SESSION PLEASE EMAIL: **

jemmacastiglione@gmail.com

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February Photo Group Critique!
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

February 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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Tintype Portraits - Open Studio with Jemma Castiglione
Feb
16
1:00 PM13:00

Tintype Portraits - Open Studio with Jemma Castiglione

About "Tintype Portraits":

Over two years ago, a younger Jemma could be found creating tintypes out of the back of her Accord. The production back then involved scraping together odd materials and a toy Holga camera. During her stay at Sulfur Studios' ON::VIEW Artist Residency, she will expand this process into a month long experimentation of tintype portraiture. Community is one of the most rewarding parts of the photographic medium. People are connecting over mutual visual interests daily. We are united through the camera as a device of capturing reality. There is an interest in older photographic methods like tintype but the education just isn’t around or practiced by enough people to be readily available. Throughout the length of this residency, Jemma will be creating around 30 tintypes in pursuit of spreading the importance of traditional photographic art.

Open Studio Hours: Thursdays & Fridays from 12 – 4:30PM and Saturdays from 1 – 5:30PM

Jemma will be scheduling portrait sessions for the following time slots:

Thursdays & Fridays: 12 - 1:30PM // 1:30 - 3PM // 3 - 4:30PM
Saturdays: 1 - 2:30PM // 2:30 - 4PM // 4 - 5:30PM

** TO SCHEDULE YOUR SESSION PLEASE EMAIL: **

jemmacastiglione@gmail.com

*Please note that this afternoon’s portrait session is shorter due to the Community Potluck that is scheduled for 5PM.

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"Civilized Nature" by Yi Lu - Reception
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

"Civilized Nature" by Yi Lu - Reception

Exhibition Statement:

As human civilization develops, people have come to dominate the landscape. Landscaping has been an important part of human history for a long time. People have made efforts to shape their environment into an attractive display. The passion for landscaping and the enthusiasm for controlling the natural environment appeared in the past when humans started to learn and interact with nature and the landscape, promoting a pleasing relationship between humans and nature. Most of the subjects in this body of work communicate a sense of strangeness. They are often overlooked by people, but my photographs reveal that people are passionate about modifying the natural environment. By documenting the controlled natural environment in our surroundings, this body of work explores how modified trees and bushes and indoor plants reflect human culture, how we understand the landscape, and how we appreciate and control nature. 

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Tintype Portraits - Open Studio with Jemma Castiglione
Feb
15
12:00 PM12:00

Tintype Portraits - Open Studio with Jemma Castiglione

About "Tintype Portraits":

Over two years ago, a younger Jemma could be found creating tintypes out of the back of her Accord. The production back then involved scraping together odd materials and a toy Holga camera. During her stay at Sulfur Studios' ON::VIEW Artist Residency, she will expand this process into a month long experimentation of tintype portraiture. Community is one of the most rewarding parts of the photographic medium. People are connecting over mutual visual interests daily. We are united through the camera as a device of capturing reality. There is an interest in older photographic methods like tintype but the education just isn’t around or practiced by enough people to be readily available. Throughout the length of this residency, Jemma will be creating around 30 tintypes in pursuit of spreading the importance of traditional photographic art.

Open Studio Hours: Thursdays & Fridays from 12 – 4:30PM and Saturdays from 1 – 5:30PM

Jemma will be scheduling portrait sessions for the following time slots:

Thursdays & Fridays: 12 - 1:30PM // 1:30 - 3PM // 3 - 4:30PM
Saturdays: 1 - 2:30PM // 2:30 - 4PM // 4 - 5:30PM

** TO SCHEDULE YOUR SESSION PLEASE EMAIL: **

jemmacastiglione@gmail.com

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Tintype Portraits - Open Studio with Jemma Castiglione
Feb
14
12:00 PM12:00

Tintype Portraits - Open Studio with Jemma Castiglione

About "Tintype Portraits":

Over two years ago, a younger Jemma could be found creating tintypes out of the back of her Accord. The production back then involved scraping together odd materials and a toy Holga camera. During her stay at Sulfur Studios' ON::VIEW Artist Residency, she will expand this process into a month long experimentation of tintype portraiture. Community is one of the most rewarding parts of the photographic medium. People are connecting over mutual visual interests daily. We are united through the camera as a device of capturing reality. There is an interest in older photographic methods like tintype but the education just isn’t around or practiced by enough people to be readily available. Throughout the length of this residency, Jemma will be creating around 30 tintypes in pursuit of spreading the importance of traditional photographic art.

Open Studio Hours: Thursdays & Fridays from 12 – 4:30PM and Saturdays from 1 – 5:30PM

Jemma will be scheduling portrait sessions for the following time slots:

Thursdays & Fridays: 12 - 1:30PM // 1:30 - 3PM // 3 - 4:30PM
Saturdays: 1 - 2:30PM // 2:30 - 4PM // 4 - 5:30PM

** TO SCHEDULE YOUR SESSION PLEASE EMAIL: **

jemmacastiglione@gmail.com

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Drum Folk: A Riddimic Rescue
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Drum Folk: A Riddimic Rescue

DRUM FOLK: A RIDDIMIC RESCUE

JOIN US IN A NEW FOLK AND FUNK CULTURAL MOVEMENT BUILT WITHIN THE CLASSIC TRADITIONS OF GULLAH-GEECHEE CULTURAL LEGACY

DATES: WEDNESDAY FEB. 6TH 2019
WEDNESDAY FEB. 13TH 2019
WEDNESDAY FEB. 27TH 2019

COST: $12 PER 1.5HR SESSION

- LEARN ABOUT: JUBA, HAND JIVE, RING PLAY, RING SHOUT, TAMBOURINE, RIDIMMIC MOVEMENT, VOCALIZATION, ALONG WITH THE VARIOUS REGIONAL DRUM LEGACIES CONNECTING NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURE.

- APPRECIATE AND CONTINUE TO BUILD FOLK CULTURE WHICH RESPECTS THE DRUM FOLK HISTORY, TRADITIONS, AND NUANCES OF AFRICAN AND INDIGENOUS EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA: GULLAH-GEECHEE. FODAMO, DRUM FOLK RESPECTS THE DRUM AS A VOICE—ONE WHICH SPEAKS MOTIVATION, POWER, AND TRANSFORMATION!!

- IT IS FOR ALL INSTRUMENTALISTS, MOVERS, VOCALIST, ARTISTS!!!!! -------------------------------------------------MAAFOOBEY!!!-----------------------------------------------------
RIDDIMIC RESCUE IS FACILITATED BY PROFESSIONAL AND RENOWNED PERCUSSION ACTIVISTS, SCHOLARS AND PERFORMERS

REIMAGINE AND CREATE IN A SUPPORTIVE ENSEMBLE ENVIRONMENT, A GENUINE COMMUNITY—A MAKE NOT TAKE CIRCUMSTANCE. NO PAVED ROADS BEFORE HAND— ONLY ALL OF THE TRAILS, OPTIONS AND CHOICES YOU CREATE!!!! COME DRUMFOLK!!

A Which Way Savannah Campaign Initiative
The WWS (Which Way Savannah Campaign) is not an advocacy group. It does not seek to relay any type of simple reform measures for the city. It rather identifies consummate existential concerns of the city in hopes of transforming them. These changes concern basic historical, educational, artistic and rooted-cultural agency which might produce long term structural and systemic transformation. A part of the WWS treatment is to supply specific educational and cultural information, programs and resources that might stimulate deeper awareness and participation in genuine (and little known) regional archives.

David Pleasant, born in Savannah, grew up on Sapelo Island and in Darien. He is founder of the WWS, ‘Which Way Savannah’ Campaign—a movement dedicated to replacing local narratives of oligarchy, The Confederacy, and colonialism with counter narratives of Escape, Rebellion and Freedom for African, Gullah-Geechee, Native American and Poor people. Pleasant is a Drum- folk master and true Griot of the present. A choreographer, composer, independent scholar and writer, his work spans categories of jazz, pre-Spirituals, dance theater, Hip-Hop, Broadway, network TV, recording, and documentary film.


Pleasant has spent over 35+ years introducing Gullah-Geechee (early African American culture) to national and international participants. He is an award winning performing artist who has collaborated across various genre lines with artists such as: Audra Mc Donald, Wynton Marsalis, STEP AFRIKA, Cecil Taylor, Erykah Badu, ABC News Division, Urban Bush Women, Arrested Development, Charles Gayle and others.


David works as guest lecturer at a variety of institutions including: Smithsonian Institute, Fulbright Senior Specialist seminars, NYU Encuentro Brazil, Ministry of Education, Rome and Schomburg Center NYPL. At Schomburg Center, Pleasant and actor Chadwick Boseman developed innovative theater and music programs for the Junior Scholars program. Pleasant’s involvement in JS evolved from his work with the African Burial Grounds project, NYC. His recent work at Princeton University’s, Princeton and Slavery project, engaged historians Eric Foner and Martha Sandiweiss—and again paired him with director Regina Taylor. Pleasant, as Drumfolk Riddim Specialist, collaborated with Taylor in developing the original and second version of the highly touted Gospel play, CROWNS. David Pleasant is a sought after artist for his amazing percussion genius, cultural awareness and experiences.

David Pleasant, www.davidpleasant1.com, wwwpleasantinstitute.com, nowgriot1@aol.com

Osunkemi Liz Coleman (Universal Vibrations) says: I am a percussionist and educator specializing in African and African Diaspora music genres. As a cultural arts consultant, I work with community-based and academic institutions to create and develop multicultural program activities for youth and adults. For over twenty years I have been performing for diverse audiences in venues ranging from schools and hospitals to some of the world’s great stages.

Liz Osunkemi, iyamoopo@gmail.com

© 2018 David Pleasant

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Tintype Portraits - Open Studio with Jemma Castiglione
Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

Tintype Portraits - Open Studio with Jemma Castiglione

About "Tintype Portraits":

Over two years ago, a younger Jemma could be found creating tintypes out of the back of her Accord. The production back then involved scraping together odd materials and a toy Holga camera. During her stay at Sulfur Studios' ON::VIEW Artist Residency, she will expand this process into a month long experimentation of tintype portraiture. Community is one of the most rewarding parts of the photographic medium. People are connecting over mutual visual interests daily. We are united through the camera as a device of capturing reality. There is an interest in older photographic methods like tintype but the education just isn’t around or practiced by enough people to be readily available. Throughout the length of this residency, Jemma will be creating around 30 tintypes in pursuit of spreading the importance of traditional photographic art.

Open Studio Hours: Thursdays & Fridays from 12 – 4:30PM and Saturdays from 1 – 5:30PM

Jemma will be scheduling portrait sessions for the following time slots:

Thursdays & Fridays: 12 - 1:30PM // 1:30 - 3PM // 3 - 4:30PM
Saturdays: 1 - 2:30PM // 2:30 - 4PM // 4 - 5:30PM

** TO SCHEDULE YOUR SESSION PLEASE EMAIL: **

jemmacastiglione@gmail.com

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Tintype Portraits - Open Studio with Jemma Castiglione
Feb
8
12:00 PM12:00

Tintype Portraits - Open Studio with Jemma Castiglione

About "Tintype Portraits":

Over two years ago, a younger Jemma could be found creating tintypes out of the back of her Accord. The production back then involved scraping together odd materials and a toy Holga camera. During her stay at Sulfur Studios' ON::VIEW Artist Residency, she will expand this process into a month long experimentation of tintype portraiture. Community is one of the most rewarding parts of the photographic medium. People are connecting over mutual visual interests daily. We are united through the camera as a device of capturing reality. There is an interest in older photographic methods like tintype but the education just isn’t around or practiced by enough people to be readily available. Throughout the length of this residency, Jemma will be creating around 30 tintypes in pursuit of spreading the importance of traditional photographic art.

Open Studio Hours: Thursdays & Fridays from 12 – 4:30PM and Saturdays from 1 – 5:30PM

Jemma will be scheduling portrait sessions for the following time slots:

Thursdays & Fridays: 12 - 1:30PM // 1:30 - 3PM // 3 - 4:30PM
Saturdays: 1 - 2:30PM // 2:30 - 4PM // 4 - 5:30PM

** TO SCHEDULE YOUR SESSION PLEASE EMAIL: **

jemmacastiglione@gmail.com

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Tintype Portraits - Open Studio with Jemma Castiglione
Feb
7
12:00 PM12:00

Tintype Portraits - Open Studio with Jemma Castiglione

About "Tintype Portraits":

Over two years ago, a younger Jemma could be found creating tintypes out of the back of her Accord. The production back then involved scraping together odd materials and a toy Holga camera. During her stay at Sulfur Studios' ON::VIEW Artist Residency, she will expand this process into a month long experimentation of tintype portraiture. Community is one of the most rewarding parts of the photographic medium. People are connecting over mutual visual interests daily. We are united through the camera as a device of capturing reality. There is an interest in older photographic methods like tintype but the education just isn’t around or practiced by enough people to be readily available. Throughout the length of this residency, Jemma will be creating around 30 tintypes in pursuit of spreading the importance of traditional photographic art.

Open Studio Hours: Thursdays & Fridays from 12 – 4:30PM and Saturdays from 1 – 5:30PM

Jemma will be scheduling portrait sessions for the following time slots:

Thursdays & Fridays: 12 - 1:30PM // 1:30 - 3PM // 3 - 4:30PM
Saturdays: 1 - 2:30PM // 2:30 - 4PM // 4 - 5:30PM

** TO SCHEDULE YOUR SESSION PLEASE EMAIL: **

jemmacastiglione@gmail.com

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Drum Folk: A Riddimic Rescue
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Drum Folk: A Riddimic Rescue

DRUM FOLK: A RIDDIMIC RESCUE

JOIN US IN A NEW FOLK AND FUNK CULTURAL MOVEMENT BUILT WITHIN THE CLASSIC TRADITIONS OF GULLAH-GEECHEE CULTURAL LEGACY

DATES: WEDNESDAY FEB. 6TH 2019
WEDNESDAY FEB. 13TH 2019
WEDNESDAY FEB. 27TH 2019

COST: $12 PER 1.5HR SESSION

- LEARN ABOUT: JUBA, HAND JIVE, RING PLAY, RING SHOUT, TAMBOURINE, RIDIMMIC MOVEMENT, VOCALIZATION, ALONG WITH THE VARIOUS REGIONAL DRUM LEGACIES CONNECTING NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURE.

- APPRECIATE AND CONTINUE TO BUILD FOLK CULTURE WHICH RESPECTS THE DRUM FOLK HISTORY, TRADITIONS, AND NUANCES OF AFRICAN AND INDIGENOUS EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA: GULLAH-GEECHEE. FODAMO, DRUM FOLK RESPECTS THE DRUM AS A VOICE—ONE WHICH SPEAKS MOTIVATION, POWER, AND TRANSFORMATION!!

- IT IS FOR ALL INSTRUMENTALISTS, MOVERS, VOCALIST, ARTISTS!!!!! -------------------------------------------------MAAFOOBEY!!!-----------------------------------------------------
RIDDIMIC RESCUE IS FACILITATED BY PROFESSIONAL AND RENOWNED PERCUSSION ACTIVISTS, SCHOLARS AND PERFORMERS

REIMAGINE AND CREATE IN A SUPPORTIVE ENSEMBLE ENVIRONMENT, A GENUINE COMMUNITY—A MAKE NOT TAKE CIRCUMSTANCE. NO PAVED ROADS BEFORE HAND— ONLY ALL OF THE TRAILS, OPTIONS AND CHOICES YOU CREATE!!!! COME DRUMFOLK!!

A Which Way Savannah Campaign Initiative
The WWS (Which Way Savannah Campaign) is not an advocacy group. It does not seek to relay any type of simple reform measures for the city. It rather identifies consummate existential concerns of the city in hopes of transforming them. These changes concern basic historical, educational, artistic and rooted-cultural agency which might produce long term structural and systemic transformation. A part of the WWS treatment is to supply specific educational and cultural information, programs and resources that might stimulate deeper awareness and participation in genuine (and little known) regional archives.

David Pleasant, born in Savannah, grew up on Sapelo Island and in Darien. He is founder of the WWS, ‘Which Way Savannah’ Campaign—a movement dedicated to replacing local narratives of oligarchy, The Confederacy, and colonialism with counter narratives of Escape, Rebellion and Freedom for African, Gullah-Geechee, Native American and Poor people. Pleasant is a Drum- folk master and true Griot of the present. A choreographer, composer, independent scholar and writer, his work spans categories of jazz, pre-Spirituals, dance theater, Hip-Hop, Broadway, network TV, recording, and documentary film.


Pleasant has spent over 35+ years introducing Gullah-Geechee (early African American culture) to national and international participants. He is an award winning performing artist who has collaborated across various genre lines with artists such as: Audra Mc Donald, Wynton Marsalis, STEP AFRIKA, Cecil Taylor, Erykah Badu, ABC News Division, Urban Bush Women, Arrested Development, Charles Gayle and others.


David works as guest lecturer at a variety of institutions including: Smithsonian Institute, Fulbright Senior Specialist seminars, NYU Encuentro Brazil, Ministry of Education, Rome and Schomburg Center NYPL. At Schomburg Center, Pleasant and actor Chadwick Boseman developed innovative theater and music programs for the Junior Scholars program. Pleasant’s involvement in JS evolved from his work with the African Burial Grounds project, NYC. His recent work at Princeton University’s, Princeton and Slavery project, engaged historians Eric Foner and Martha Sandiweiss—and again paired him with director Regina Taylor. Pleasant, as Drumfolk Riddim Specialist, collaborated with Taylor in developing the original and second version of the highly touted Gospel play, CROWNS. David Pleasant is a sought after artist for his amazing percussion genius, cultural awareness and experiences.

David Pleasant, www.davidpleasant1.com, wwwpleasantinstitute.com, nowgriot1@aol.com

Osunkemi Liz Coleman (Universal Vibrations) says: I am a percussionist and educator specializing in African and African Diaspora music genres. As a cultural arts consultant, I work with community-based and academic institutions to create and develop multicultural program activities for youth and adults. For over twenty years I have been performing for diverse audiences in venues ranging from schools and hospitals to some of the world’s great stages.

Liz Osunkemi, iyamoopo@gmail.com

© 2018 David Pleasant

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February First Friday Festivities!
Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

February First Friday Festivities!

Join us on Friday, February 1st from 6 – 9PM for a fully loaded evening of open artist studios, soft tactile sculpture, hand-cut paper collage, and the Sulfur Studios Street Fair with Prowl food truck!

On display in the Gallery: "SOFT: A Sculpture Exhibition"

A Nation-wide Call for Entry show featuring soft sculpture work that ranges from abstract to realistic, poignant to absurd.

Featuring: Sarina Angell, Kelly Boehmer, Kevin Clancy, Becca Cook, Doris Grieder, Antonia Larkin, Lindsay Obermeyer, Shannon Owen, Blaine Steiner and Hannah Surace

ON::VIEW Artist Residency: "Analog Collage Collaboration," by Artist Resident Sabine Remy

Remy travelled to Savannah from Dusseldorf, Germany to work on this site-specific project, engaging the community and other artists in collaborative collage-making. During her Residency she also hosted a collage workshop as well as Open Studio Days.

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

Sulfur Studios Street Fair: Located on 39th Street, between Bull Street and Desoto Avenue.

The Sulfur Studios Street Fair will take place every other month during First Fridays in Starland, highlighting different vendors, food truck and artists!

Featured vendors:

Shop Indio
Lizzie Daiss
Four and Fourteen
Phil Musen
Dian llc
Revival Reliquary
Siamese Dreams Vintage
Tate Ellington
Nea Hanna
Female Companion
Just Because Co.

with Prowl food truck !!

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"Soft - A Sculpture Exhibition" - Closing Reception
Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

"Soft - A Sculpture Exhibition" - Closing Reception

Join us for the Closing Reception of "SOFT: A Sculpture Exhibition" on February 1st in conjunction with First Fridays in Starland. Sulfur Studios invited artists to submit work for this nation-wide call for entry exhibition asking: How does working in soft materials affect the presence and impact of sculptural forms? What can be gained/what is compromised when rigidity is abandoned for flexibility?

"SOFT: A Sculpture Exhibition" is on display from January 18th through February 2nd, with an Opening Reception on January 18th. The exhibition may also be seen during the gallery’s normal business hours, Thursday – Saturday, noon to 5PM.

Participating Artists:

Sarina Angell
Kelly Boehmer
Kevin Clancy
Becca Cook
Doris Grieder
Antonia Larkin
Lindsay Obermeyer
Shannon Owen
Blaine Steiner
Hannah Surace

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ON::VIEW Artist Residency - Open Studio with Sabine Remy
Jan
25
2:00 PM14:00

ON::VIEW Artist Residency - Open Studio with Sabine Remy

Sabine Remy is an analog collage artist from Dusseldorf, Germany who collaborates with other (collage) artists all over the world / in each continent in different projects.
She will continue to develop her open collage studio practice at Sulfur Studios, working specifically with American paper material for herself, and will host a workshop initiating collaborative projects which will end up in an exhibition in the studio at the end of the residency - assembling a magazine with contributions of all participants.

Open Studio Dates: January 11th from 2 – 5PM & January 25th from 2 – 5PM

About the ON::VIEW Artist-in-Residency Program:

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 that 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 facing Bull Street to incite the curiosity of people as they pass by at any time of day or night.

Instagram: @onviewresidency

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