SCAD - Savannah College of Art & Design - pops up all over town. The SCAD Museum of Art showcases amazing contemporary art. There is a wonderful courtyard/garden area that features this very cool installation of oversize plastic chairs and sofas, which I found caught my fancy.
|Chairs SCAD Museum of Art Courtyard|
|Garden Party @ SCAD - Savannah|
|Sofa With Pink @ SCAD - Savannah|
The SCAD shop on Bull Street - ShopSCAD - is another place where I like to wander. It features student and other artists work and artsy fun things and jewelry, and offers an online store. And being right down the street from our favorite coffee place, Gallery Espresso, makes it a great place for frequent browsing.
I was quite taken by the huge painting in the window, The Guardian by Alea Hurst, a SCAD student, The painting features an Indonesian mask as the subject's head. I am all about altering heads in both my collage and assemblage - animal heads, appliance heads, musical instrument heads - so this really spoke to me. Here's my little tip-o-the-hat to The Guardian. More about Alea below.
|Shop SCAD - homage to The Guardian by Alea Hurst|
See Alea Hurst's work at her website aleahurst,com
Here's a great interview with Alea at Common Creative about her work and what drew her to masks.