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Eliot O’Hara Savannah Dock Fire (detail), n.d. Watercolor on paper Gift of Eliot O'Hara Picture Trust care of Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples, Florida, 2005.18

Director's Message Summer at Telfair Museums was a winning mix of fashion, photography, and creativity! The Art of Great Fashion featured Marc Jacobs’ designs and was another record-breaking event in support of our educational outreach and lecture series. We held a kids’ photo contest with the Sand Gnats baseball team, inspired by our Helen Levitt: In the Street exhibit. You can see 12-year-old Jordan Palmer’s winning photo outside the Levitt Gallery through September. Our summer camps were brimming with creative youngsters, some of whom used our new 3D printer to make jewelry and other art. At the Jepson Center, our Marilyn Monroe and Kirk Varnedoe Collection exhibits pleased audiences enormously through much of the summer. They were succeeded by the poignant, evocative Whitfield Lovell: Deep River. The exhibition opened in mid-August, and I am eager to learn the stories and feelings Deep River calls forth among those who experience its remarkable journey. Telfair Academy guests are enjoying Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth-Century Paintings from the Johnson Collection. The gorgeous landscapes, portraits, and narrative history paintings from the Romantic movement hang in elegant splendor in the 19th-century Telfair family mansion. Rarely has an exhibition complemented the galleries’ architectural design so perfectly. Telfair’s national recognition continues to grow. I am proud to announce that our Slavery and Freedom in Savannah project has received the prestigious national Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History. The project is part of Telfair Museums’ ongoing efforts to document the lives of the African Americans, both enslaved and free, who built and worked at Telfair’s two historic homes. In receiving the award, Slavery and Freedom in Savannah is credited with representing the best in the field and providing leadership for the future of history. As we move into fall, Deep River is joined by a Savannah-focused exhibit. Port City: The Savannah Riverfront through Artists’ Eyes opens in September and tells the story of the Savannah riverfront across nearly 300 years. Then and now, the Savannah River is vital to Savannah’s prosperity and character. Port City shows us the riverfront’s changing complexion, even as its fundamental nature stays the same. Continuing our focus on Savannah, in October we are joining forces with local collectors to present Savannah Collects, an exhibit that allows museumgoers to peek through the keyholes of our community’s doors and see the art our neighbors display in their homes. I daresay Savannah Collects will be the favorite show of many visitors; I know I am looking forward to seeing these beloved personal pieces on view. Our member group volunteers continue to find exciting new ways to support Telfair Museums, for which I am deeply grateful. I invite you all to roll the dice with the William Jay Society at September’s Monte Carlo casino night event. The Telfair Academy Guild is mounting a brand-new October event, Rooms With A View: Southern Style. Well-known designers Phoebe and Jim Howard will be at Telfair and will join five of our most prolific local interior designers to create a series of rooms that will transform the Jepson Center! And in November, Telfair Museums celebrates the 20th Telfair Art Fair. We have a terrific lineup of artists participating this year, whose works befit this important anniversary. I hope to see everyone at Arty Party on November 14th! Telfair Museums could not offer innovative exhibits like Deep River, beautiful works like Romantic Spirits, or personal and intimate shows like Savannah Collects and Port City without the enduring support of you, our members. Thank you for your attendance, your time and hard work, your words and letters of encouragement, and your patronage. Because of you, Telfair Museums stands strong. Best regards,

Lisa Grove, Director/CEO




Whitfield Lovell: Deep River and Selected Works August 15, 2014– February 1, 2015 / Jepson Center “It’s dark and a bit cold. Sounds of chirping birds and flowing water fill the air. Then the smell of dank soil hits, and as your eyes adjust, the mournful resonance of the spiritual Deep River rises up and surrounds you. Projections of water, with sunlight twinkling and glancing, ebb and flow. At times they are hypnotic, at times psychedelic, always mesmerizing. This is Whitfield Lovell’s latest installation, Deep River, a deeply haunting, evocative, and poignant exploration of the flight to freedom that has challenged many throughout time.”* Painter and installation artist Whitfield Lovell is internationally renowned for his thought-provoking portraits and signature tableaux. In this exhibition, Lovell utilizes sculpture, video, drawing, sound, and music to create an environment that fully engages our senses and emotions. His art pays tribute to the lives of anonymous African Americans and is universal in its exploration of passage, memory, and the search for freedom. The large scale of the current exhibition allows the viewer to experience three distinct and compelling aspects of the artist’s work, including examples of Lovell’s trademark tableaux, work from his Kin series, and the extraordinary Deep River installation. The multi-media Deep River installation converts a 2,500-square-foot gallery into a unique environment, which the viewer enters and experiences


as a personal journey. The darkened space, which Lovell designed specifically for the Jepson Center, surrounds the viewer with projected images of a flowing river, as the sounds of chirping birds and the river’s rushing currents fill the air. The center of the gallery contains a massive mound of dirt, strewn with everyday objects seemingly abandoned by past inhabitants of the space. Dozens of reclaimed wooden discs, each containing a portrait of a single figure, surround the mound of dirt and populate the installation. Together, these elements create a haunting and mesmerizing passage. The exhibition also features tableaux that Lovell has produced since 2008. The artist creates these unique works by drawing life-sized charcoal portraits on wooden objects such as sections of walls, fences, or barrels. He juxtaposes these drawings with everyday found objects—including clocks, irons, frying pans, and bed frames. Tableaux such as Pago Pago and Autour du Monde feature uniformed soldiers, referencing the service of African Americans through two world wars for a country that still did not acknowledge their civil or human rights. Billie Holiday’s rendition of the song, “I Cover the Waterfront,” plays softly from Pago Pago. A collection of globes is placed in front of Autour du Monde, invoking both the adventure of travel and the dangers for soldiers fighting abroad.


Also included in the exhibition are a number of mixed media drawings from Lovell’s ongoing Kin series. Each of the Kin works features a portrait along with a single object. The pairing of the two creates intriguing narratives that are left open for the viewer’s interpretation. The images come from mug shots, photo IDs, passport images, and photo booth shots that Lovell has collected. Whitfield Lovell’s artwork is filtered through his personal history and memories. His father constantly took candid and posed photos of family and friends. These family photos, combined with Lovell’s extensive travels throughout Europe, the Americas, and parts of Africa, inform much of the artist’s work. In 2007, Lovell was named a MacArthur Fellow. The prestigious fellowship, commonly referred to as the “genius grant,” is bestowed on “individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.” Lovell’s work has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions at national venues such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. *Opening passage excerpted from “Curator’s Notes: Deep River” by Nandini Makrandi Jestice, Chief Curator, Hunter Museum of American Art. Whitfield Lovell: Deep River and Selected Works was organized by the Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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RELATED PROGRAMS / Jepson Center Blank Page Poetry Thursday October 16, 6 pm Telfair presents Words & Shadows: “If Ever These Rivers Should Speak,” a performance of poetic expressions of people and events related to the natural water systems that define Savannah geographically and historically. This performance will encompass spoken word, digitally projected text, drumming, and dance. All of the performers are local and of various ages and, along with poetry, will represent a range of creative disciplines. Admission is free thanks to funding from the City of Savannah.

Free Weekend at the Jepson Center November 1-3 Telfair presents three days of free admission to the Jepson Center and Whitfield Lovell:Deep River. Funding is provided by the City of Savannah.


Free Family Day Saturday, November 1, 1– 4 pm We invite families to explore Whitfield Lovell’s earthy installation, participate in storytelling, create drawingson objects in the museum studios, and see demonstrations by artist John Mitchell and others who incorporate historical themes in their work. Funding is provided by the City of Savannah and Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

Left: Whitfield Lovell Deep River: Flight (detail), 2013 Wood cabinet, suitcases, music, stand, chest, sheet music, chains, rope Courtesy of the artist and DC Moore Gallery, New York Above: Deep River (detail), 2013 56 wood discs, found objects, soil, video projections and sound size variable Courtesy of the artist and DC Moore Gallery, New York

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Port City: The Savannah Riverfront through Artists’ Eyes September 12, 2014 – January 4, 2015 / Jepson Center

Since the founding of Savannah in 1733, artists have gravitated toward the city’s waterfront. Drawn from local collections, the Library of Congress, and Telfair Museums’ collection, Port City tells the story of the Savannah riverfront as depicted by artists in prints, drawings, paintings, and photographs from the 1730s to the present. Artists have captured the vibrancy of life on this working river, from important historical events to daily life in Georgia’s port city. The exhibition begins with the best-known early image of Savannah, a 1734 engraving that shows General James Oglethorpe’s famous plan for the city taking shape on the bluff above the river. Moving on, the viewer glimpses Civil War river activity in drawings by William Waud and photographs by George N. Barnard. Eliot Clark’s moody, nocturnal paintings of River Street capture the industrial waterfront of the early twentieth century. Beginning in the 1930s, the old riverfront warehouses became sought-after studio spaces for visiting and local artists from Alexander Brook to Anna Hunter, who are both represented in the exhibition. Vessels plying the river in the twentieth century were documented by talented locals from self-taught artist and sailor William O. Golding to iconic Savannah painter Christopher A.D. Murphy and photographer Jack Leigh. Visitors and residents alike can appreciate the stories that unfold in Port City: The Savannah Riverfront through Artists’ Eyes.

Above: Andrée Ruellan; Savannah, c.1942; Telfair Museum of Art, 1998.8. Opposite top to bottom: Christopher A.D. Murphy; Antioch Docking, c.1925,Telfair Museum of Art, 2007.16.2. Jack Leigh; Moored Ship and Silos, 1986; Telfair Museum of Art, 2007.24.5. Mark Sheridan; River Nocturne (On the River), 1941; Oil on canvas; Telfair Museum of Art, 1941.1. Etching of Savannah, 1734; Collection of Dr. and Mrs. John Duncan.

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RELATED PROGRAMS Jepson Center Lecture: “On the Waterfront: Artists and the Savannah River,” by Harry DeLorme Thursday, September 11, 6 pm Port City’s curator Harry DeLorme, Telfair Museums Senior Curator of Education, shares stories of artists who spent time on the Savannah waterfront, including tales of Savannah’s small but lively riverfront art scene and Factor’s Walk art studios of the 1930s-1980s. Free to museum members or included with museum admission.

Free Family Day Saturday, October 4, 1-4 pm Telfair Museums invites families to enjoy free admission to the Jepson Center to explore the Port City exhibition. The afternoon will include hands-on activities in the museum studios, storytelling, and demonstrations by local artists who have drawn inspiration from the Savannah River. Gallery activities will introduce visitors to the types of ships and sailing vessels found in the art on view. Funding is provided by the City of Savannah and Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

Landscape Painting Workshop Instructor: West Fraser Friday-Sunday, October 10-12, Friday 4 pm, Saturday 7:30 am, Sunday 7:30 am See p. 13 for more information.

Blank Page Poetry Thursday October 16, 6 pm Telfair presents Words & Shadows: “If Ever These Rivers Should Speak,” a performance of poetic expressions of people and events related to the natural water systems that define Savannah geographically and historically. This performance will encompass spoken word, digitally projected text, drumming, and dance. All of the performers are local and of various ages and, along with poetry, will represent a range of creative disciplines. Admission is free thanks to funding from the City of Savannah.

Lecture: “Georgia's Ports: An Economic Engine, Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow,” by Robert S. Jepson, Jr. Thursday, December 4, 6 pm The Jepson Center's own Robert Jepson, a member of the Governor-appointed Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority, offers his unique insight on this important topic. Free to museum members or included with museum admission. A light reception will follow.


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Savannah Collects October 3, 2014 – January 18, 2015 / Jepson Center Telfair Museums has teamed up with local collectors in the greater Savannah area to present Savannah Collects, an exhibit of beloved treasures housed throughout the community. From eighteenth- and nineteenthcentury silver, furniture, paintings, and prints to modern and contemporary art, Savannah Collects will give members and visitors a chance to see the kind of art their neighbors live with. Lenders to the exhibition have each graciously spared one beloved object from their collections for the duration of the show. The diversity of the exhibit reflects Savannah’s wonderfully eclectic tastes in fine and decorative arts. Objects range from a small 18th-century tea caddy made by the English female silversmith Elizabeth Godfrey to whimsical objects, such as a former environmental section of art from the property of famed Georgia selftaught artist Howard Finster. Also on display is a bright orange, bulbous sculpture by contemporary artist Roxy Paine. While exploring a glimpse into hidden Savannah, visitors will enjoy pondering the concept of collecting art and may feel inspired to start or build their own holdings!



RELATED PROGRAMS Jepson Center Director’s Circle Preview Dinner Wednesday, October 1, 6 pm / Exhibition Preview Followed by dinner at Local 11ten Seating at dinner is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Cost is $95 per person. Reservations and pre-payment required by Monday, September 29. Please RSVP to Catherine Renner at 912.790.8844 or Presented by Delta Air Lines.

Savannah Collects Members Opening and Collectors Panel Thursday, October 2, 6 pm Join three prominent collectors from the Savannah area—Eleanore De Sole, John Duncan, and Walter O. Evans—to learn what motivated them to collect and how their collections have evolved over time. Followed by a reception for general membership and guests with paid admission. Includes light appetizers and cash bar for beer and wine.

Top to bottom: Ed Ruscha (American, b. 1937) Ghost Station, 2011 Mixografía® print on handmade paper ~ ed 85 Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight H. Emanuelson Kara Walker (American, born 1969) Keys to the Coop, 1997 Linocut on paper Collection of Arnold and Loralee Tenenbaum Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001) Untitled Collection of Barbara Archer Romare Bearden (American, 1911-1988) A Summer Star, 1982 Collage on board 30 x 40 inches Collection of Walter and Linda Evans Ellsworth Kelly (American, b. 1923) Yellow Curve in Relief, 2009 Oil on canvas, two joined panels The De Sole Family Collection


Opposite top to bottom: Eric Desmazieres (French, born 1948) The Great Battle II, 1978 Etching on paper Collection of Mr. Josh Keller Roxy Paine (American, b.1966) Untitled Collection of Alice and Tom Tisch Elizabeth Godfrey (English, active c. 1720–1758) Tea caddy, 1751-52 Silver Collection of Mrs. Thomas R. McWhorter

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I Have Marks to Make 20th Anniversary December 7, 2014– January 4, 2015 / Jepson Center Telfair Museums and our community partners celebrate 20 years of empowering people through art! The annual I I Have Marks to Make exhibition and program brings together art and performances by participants of all ages and backgrounds. From its beginnings as a small exhibition highlighting art from the City of Savannah’s therapeutics program, I Have Marks to Make has grown to include local hospitals, agencies that serve individuals with special needs, and students from Savannah Chatham County Public Schools. More than an art therapy exhibition, Marks is a celebration of art as an activity that has the power to heal and transform lives. This special celebration will include a free family day; a colorful, thought-provoking exhibition; and a stirring opening program of readings by Marks participants and special guests, followed by a light reception. Sponsored by the City of Savannah.

RELATED PROGRAMS / Jepson Center Free Family Day – “Make Your Mark” Saturday, December 6, 1-4 pm The afternoon includes art-making activities for families and a demonstration by longtime I Have Marks to Make artist and teacher Kenneth Martin. Funding is provided by the City of Savannah and Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

I Have Marks to Make Opening Program and Reception Sunday, December 7, 2-5 pm / Jepson Center All are invited to this moving program of poetry and performances celebrating the opening of the exhibition. A light reception follows. Admission is free, thanks to funding from the City of Savannah.

Art à la Carte Jepson Café

Enrich your visit to the Jepson Café by enjoying a series of homegrown exhibitions. Featuring work by local artists, Telfair changes Art à la Carte installations seasonally.

Panhandle Slim

Through January 2015

Panhandle Slim paints flat, folksy cartoon-like renderings of public figures. He pairs these images with a quote from that person. Recently, he has been appropriating timeworn landscape paintings.

Continuing Exhibitions Romantic Spirits Through February 15, 2015 / Telfair Academy Lecture: “Gardens, Manners, and William Jay—Savannah’s Romantic Spirit” by Dr. Christopher Hendricks, Professor of History, Armstrong State University. September 4, 6 pm / Telfair Academy / Free Admission With the dawn of the nineteenth century, the city of Savannah found itself on the cusp of great change as it developed from a provincial colonial capital to a thriving and nationally important port city. Accompanying this shift was an equally exciting revolution in culture. Americans joined their European cousins in revolting against the rationality of the eighteenth-century in favor of emotional responses to experiences, as they expressed themselves through literature, music, and the visual arts. In conjunction with the Romantic Spirits exhibition, Early American historian Christopher E. Hendricks examines how this exciting age reshaped Savannah’s landscape, society, and architecture. Sponsored by Armstrong State University.

Helen Levitt: In the Street Through September 21, 2014 / Jepson Center Free Family Day: Playing with Photography September 6, 1-4 pm / Jepson Center / Free Admission The photographs of Helen Levitt capture children at play on New York streets in the years before air conditioning and video games. On Family Day, visitors explore an assortment of vintage games and toys and take some photos of their own. Funding is provided by the City of Savannah and Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

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Growing the Collection John Henry Twachtman’s atmospheric painting Mouth of the Seine has been a beloved part of Telfair’s permanent collection since 1942. Twachtman (1853-1902) wielded considerable influence in the world of American art, despite his relatively short life. In 1898, he helped to found the group of artists known as the Ten American Painters, which brought together the most important American Impressionist painters working at that time. He also founded the Cos Cob artist colony, one of the earliest and most important artist colonies in the United States. Less well known than Twachtman’s paintings are his sensitively executed etchings. The end of the 19th century saw the dawn of the Etching Revival, and, like many of his fellow American Impressionist painters, Twachtman embraced the medium of etching as an exciting new mode for original artistic expression. In some cases, he created etchings inspired by the compositions of his own paintings. Such is the case with the etching Mouth of the Seine, donated to Telfair Museums earlier this year by collectors Diane and Ervin Houston. Although Twachtman utilized his painting of the same name as a jumping off point for the composition of this etching, careful observation of the etching reveals that it is an interpretation of the painting rather than a literal reproduction. Telfair Museums is honored to add this fine etching to its excellent collection of American prints. Left to right: John Henry Twachtman (American, 1853-1902) Mouth of the Seine, c. 1884-89 Etching on paper 3 ¼ x 4 ½ inches Telfair Museum of Art; Gift of Diane and Ervin Houston, 2014.1.1 Mouth of the Seine, c. 1884-85 Oil on canvas 15 x 22 1/8 inches Telfair Museum of Art; Bequest of Elizabeth Millar Bullard, 1942.6

Director's Circle Special Events Fine Art | Fine Wine Wednesday, November 5, 6 pm / Telfair Academy / Reception to follow Sure to be a highlight of the season is our first annual Fine Art | Fine Wine event for Director’s Circle members at the Steward level and above. The evening will feature a fascinating talk on art crimes entitled, "Five Forgers and a Biblioklept,” by art crimes expert and Director’s Circle member, James A. Bond. Mr. Bond’s lecture will be followed by an array of elegant hors d’oeuvres featured at tasting stations with fine wine pairings by local sommeliers and wine experts! Cost is $85 per person. Reservations and pre-payment required by Monday, November 3. Please RSVP to Catherine Renner at 912.790.8844. Sponsored by the National Distributing Company, Inc.

Exclusive Travel Opportunity October 10–12, 2014 Enjoy a Director’s Circle exclusive trip with Director and CEO Lisa Grove to the Moshe Safdie-designed Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville Arkansas. Among the trip’s highlights will be a private tour of the major exhibition State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now. Please contact Catherine Renner at for more details and to sign up.

Living History Preview and Dinner Wednesday, December 3, 6 pm / Telfair Academy Rotunda / Dinner to follow, location TBD Watch a Director’s Circle living history performance preview commemorating the 150th anniversary of General William Tecumseh Sherman’s Savannah campaign in the Civil War, commonly known as Sherman’s March to the Sea. Paulette Thompson, Telfair Museums’ assistant curator of history, will give a brief introduction to set the stage, and actors will provide guests with a riveting sneak peek of Telfair’s living history program at the Owens-Thomas House.


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First Tuesday Tours 5:30–7 pm, OT


Lecture: “Gardens, Manners and William Jay – Savannah’s Romantic Spirit” by Dr. Christopher Hendricks 6 pm, TA

Introduction to 3D Printing 4-week class


Savannah Collects Director’s Circle preview 6 pm, JC, followed by dinner, Local11ten


Savannah Collects Collector’s Panel Discussion and Opening Reception 6 pm, JC

4–6 pm, JC



JC, Through January 18, 2015

"Try This!" 3D Printing class

Savannah Collects Exhibition Opens

10 am–12:30 pm, JC


Free Family Day: Playing with Photography

10 am–12:30 pm, JC

"Try This!" Linear Perspective class

1–4 pm, JC

Free Family Day: River City


1–4 pm, JC

TAG meeting and program 10 am, JC


WiBiTAG Meeting 5:30 pm, Roots Up Gallery, 6 E. Liberty St.


Portfolio Builder: Youth Drawing 1 6-week class

Free Port City Sketch Walk 3–6 pm


First Tuesday Tours 5:30–7 pm, OT


Workshop: Landscape Painting with West Fraser Friday–Sunday, October 10–12 / Various locations

4:30–6 pm, JC

Director’s Circle Trip: Crystal Bridges Museum

Still-life Painting 6-week class


10 am–1 pm, JC

Lecture: “On the Waterfront: Artists and the Savannah River,” by Harry DeLorme

TAG meeting and program 10 am, JC

6 pm, JC



1–4 pm, JC

Port City: The Savannah Riverfront through Artists’ Eyes Exhibition Opens JC, Through January 4, 2015


River and Ports Oil Sketching 6-week class 1–4 pm, JC


Painting 6-week class FOT event: An Evening with John Duncan 5:30 and 7 pm, OT


Art on Tap 5 pm, JC Blank Page Poetry 6 pm, JC


Video Game Development 5-week class

Sketch Booking is Hip! 8-week class

4:30–6 pm, JC

12–2 pm, JC

Rooms With A View: Preview Party and Tasting


Art on Tap 5 pm, JC


Drawing 6-week class 10–1 pm, JC


Monte Carlo 7 pm, JC

6:30 pm, JC


Rooms with a View: Lecture and Luncheon 10 am, Savannah Theatre, JC


Rooms with a View: Muffins and Mimosas 10 am, JC


FAAA meeting 6 pm, JC





Deep River Free Weekend JC


"Try This!" The Elements and Principles of Art class 10 am–12:30 pm, JC

Free Family Day: Can You Dig It? 1–4 pm, JC


First Tuesday Tours


Director’s Circle Preview Living History 6 pm, TA, followed by dinner TBA


Lecture: “Georgia's Ports: An Economic Engine, Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow” by Robert S. Jepson, Jr. 6 pm, JC


Cool Yule 10 am–5 pm, JC/OT

5:30–7 pm, OT

"Try This!" Color Theory


Free Family Day: Make Your Mark!

Fine Art | Fine Wine Director’s Circle Steward Level and Above 6 pm, TA


TAG meeting and program 10 am, JC



10 am–12:30 pm, JC 1–4 pm, JC


Cool Yule 12–5 pm, JC/OT

I Have Marks to Make Opening and Reception 2 pm Opening / 3–5 pm Reception, JC

5:30 pm, Jepson Center



December 9, 5:30–7:30 pm

20th Annual Telfair Art Fair


Telfair Arty Party 7 pm, Telfair Square


20th Annual Telfair Art Fair Telfair Square, Free, Includes Family Activities

FOT event: Holiday Tour and Reception


Film Screening: Savannah in the Civil War Remarks by director, Michael Jordan 6 pm, TA


Art on Tap 5 pm, JC


Art on Tap 5 pm, JC

SAVE THE DATE January 15, 2015, 6 pm


All three sites are now open: Sunday & Monday: 12 pm–5 pm Tuesday–Saturday: 10 am–5 pm The Jepson Center is open late for selected after-hour events.


The Telfair Academy is now offering daily guided tours! Weekends: Tours on the hour Saturday 10 am–4 pm Sunday 12 pm–4 pm Weekdays: Tours daily Monday–Friday 1 pm ART + HISTORY + ARCHITECTURE

A Collectors' Evening January 21, 2015, 6 pm

Opening Performance of PULSE Art + Technology Festival January 28, 2015, 6 pm

Director’s Circle Preview Visual Blues: Art of the Harlem Renaissance February 28, 2015

Telfair Ball and Bash TA–Telfair Academy 121 Barnard St. on Telfair Square OT–Owens-Thomas House 124 Abercorn St. on Oglethorpe Square JC–Jepson Center 207 W. York St. on Telfair Square


LEARN Enhance your artistic skills at the Jepson Center! Contact Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823 or to reserve your space now!

Youth Classes

Teen & Adult Classes

Portfolio Builder: Youth Drawing I

“Try This!” Art Introduction Series

Ages: 10–14 Thursdays, September 11–October 16, 4:30–6 pm Members $100, Non-members $125

New students welcome! This six-week class is designed to help upper-elementary and middle school students improve their drawing skills and begin the process of developing a portfolio. In this session, students focus on measurement and proportion, value, and linear perspective in a variety of black and white media. Youth Drawing 1 is a great class for students to develop their art portfolios, and all materials are provided.

Video Game Development

Ages: 10–16 Thursdays, October 23–November 20, 4:30–6 pm Members $100, Non-members $125

In this five-week class, students build their own video game. Suitable for beginners to intermediate-level participants who want to join the fun! Explore, play, and create video games while learning computer programming from scratch using Game Maker. Prior programming experience is not required and all materials are provided.

Ages: Teen to Adult Instructor: Kip Bradley First Saturday each month, 10 am–12:30 pm All materials provided Each class, Members $65, Non-members $75

September 6: 3D Printing—Learn how to design and 3D print. In this class, you are introduced to the basics of 3D modeling and work to design your own object. All software is introduced, with a focus on whatever software suits you best. Beginners welcome! October 4: Linear Perspective—Learn one- and twopoint perspective and how it applies to drawing from observation. November 1: The Elements and Principles of Art— Explore the principle elements and vocabulary of design and how artists apply these to create compositions. December 6: Color Theory—Explore the fundamentals of color interaction, such as color intensity, temperature, and value.

Port City Sketch Walk

Ages: Teen to Adult Saturday, October 4, 3–6 pm Free, registration required

Meet first at 3 pm at the Jepson Center to tour the exhibition Port City and discuss the variety of ways the Savannah River and our port have been depicted, before setting out on a 2 ½-hour tour of River Street with your sketch book. Moving as a group, we will stop at three River Street locations and seek out opportunities to produce Port City-inspired sketches of the riverfront. We will conclude with a review of sketches.

Scholarships for Education: The Kathy Von Hollen Gift Thanks to an individual contribution from Kathy Von Hollen on behalf of the Margaret F. Perryman Charitable Trust, nearly 500 students—ages 4 to 14—received free scholarships to participate in Telfair’s art camps, workshops, and Head Start programs. Alongside caring professional artists, these students explored museum galleries and developed skills in sketching, painting, design, and photography. Visit the Jepson Center community gallery to see some of their incredible art on display! If you would like to sponsor a child in one of our art programs, please contact Molly Taylor, Director of Development, at 912.790.8865.

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Adult Classes 3D Printing

Sketch Booking is Hip!

Thursdays, September 4–25, 4–6 pm Members $100, Non-members $125

Learn how to design and 3D print. Discover the basics of 3D modeling and design, and print your own object. Explore how digital design can reveal new ideas and provide fresh inspiration for all your future projects. Play with computers, learn pro skills, and—best of all—walk away with the knowledge to design and print in 3D! This four-week class is suitable for beginners to intermediate-level participants wanting to join the fun. No coding or prior 3D printing experience required.

Still-life Painting

Instructor: Atsuko Smith Thursdays, September 11–October 16, 10 am–1 pm Members $175, Non-members $200

Instructor: Kip Bradley Wednesdays, September 17–November 5, 12–2 pm Members $95, Non-members $120

The more technology is integrated into our lives, the cooler low-tech activities like sketch booking become. It’s time to enjoy the simplicity, growth, and delight that comes from sketching. This eight-week class introduces you to keeping a sketch book and assists you in developing your own methods. It provides a strong introduction to drawing and watercolor techniques, while helping you develop the habits of incorporating sketching into your everyday life! Artists of all levels are welcome and materials are provided.


Instructor: Carl Fougerousse Fridays, September 19–October 24, 10–1 pm Members $175, Non-members $200

Gain an introduction to painting or continue developing your skills while exploring the traditions of still-life painting. Drawing from the works on exhibit in the museum as tools for learning, students study, discuss, and create their own still-life paintings. Specific emphasis in this class is given to the elements and principles of art, good painting techniques, and use of color theory. Your experienced instructor provides step-by-step, one-onone instruction and demonstrations. This six-week class is fun, informative, and inspirational, and it builds your confidence in your artistic creations!

Take full advantage of the museum as a place of study! This six-week drawing class allows new and developed artists to capitalize on the works in our collection to build skills. The course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of drawing. It concentrates on the use of line, value, proportion, spatial relationships, and compositional planning. Students will use a variety of drawing tools to draw an array of real objects in the galleries and the studios, as well as drawing live models.

River and Ports Oil Sketching


Mondays, September 15–October 20, 1–4 pm Members $175, Non-members $200

Build mini oil painting kits from cigar boxes and use them to explore techniques of value and color blocking, to create fast plein air sketches. Set out to experience and document the beauty of Savannah, armed only with a cigar-box 'easel' containing everything you need from paints to brushes and canvas. This six-week class is perfect for new painters, as well as experienced artists interested in new working methods.

Instructor: Carl Fougerousse Tuesdays, October 14–November 18, 1–4 pm Members $175, Non-members $200

Start with the basic materials, add the right tools and techniques, and let painting become a lifelong passion! In this six-week class, we work with still life, landscapes, and portraits. View paintings in the galleries and then work in oils while exploring a variety of subjects. Explore painting techniques, composition, color, and creative expression in an upbeat and encouraging atmosphere. Learn brushwork, layering, applying paint to the surface, and color mixing techniques, and apply them to express yourself in paint.

Adult Workshop West Fraser Landscape Painting Workshop

Instructor: West Fraser October 10–12 / Friday 4 pm, Saturday 7:30 am, Sunday 7:30 am Members $225, Non-members $275 Document Savannah’s River and Port with featured artist West Fraser, one of the leading American artists in the representational and plein air tradition. Fraser has built his career on richly painted, atmospheric vistas of cities, coasts, and landscapes throughout the U.S. and internationally—from the pristine Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia to the hill towns of Tuscany.

Complementing the exhibition Port City, Fraser conducts this painting workshop as an introduction to capturing the extraordinary environment of our river and port with oil or acrylic paint en plein air. Fraser focuses on working quickly, entirely on location, making well-designed compositions with emphasis on color and light. Through demonstrations, Fraser shows how to reduce a complex scene to its essence and how to use unified shapes to create a center of interest with strong composition, contrast, and color. Each student has the opportunity to produce a small work on panel in oil or acrylic paint. The class meets Friday at 4 pm at the Jepson Center to take a personal tour of the Port City exhibition and participate in preliminary preparations and discussion. We meet Saturday morning at 7:30 am on the waterfront, just past the Trustees Garden. There, West Fraser leads a brief discussion of color, composition, and value. Then students set up in a loose group formation to work on individual paintings. On Sunday at 7:30 am, we meet on the grounds of Fort Pulaski. West provides individual mentorship Sunday as students work on their paintings.


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ART START Stroller Tours Third Thursdays / 9:30–10:15 am / Jepson Center Adults with infants from 2-18 months and their siblings are welcome. Tour is included with museum admission; always free to members. Ten infant spaces are available; pre-registration is available online at or by contacting Glenna Barlow at 912.790.8821. Telfair Museums is excited to introduce its newest program, open to our youngest visitors. Join us for a monthly gathering where parents and caregivers can enjoy a morning at the museum while also engaging infants with art. Babies thrive on dynamic environments, so we’ll explore a different set of artwork each month in a gallery all to ourselves. There will be board books for the little ones afterward and adult conversation for you and like-minded art lovers. Finish your visit with a leisurely talk over complimentary coffee and tea in our café. Strollers, crying, and older siblings are all welcome here! September 18: Ship-Shape — Explore the shapes that make up boats and ships in our Port City exhibition.

November 20: Peeking at Portraits — Get to know the people in our paintings in the Telfair Academy.

October 16: Rolling on the River — Find yourself walking through a river of light and sound in the immersive installation that is Deep River.

December 18: Color/Contrast — Discover different ways colors are combined in abstract and representational works in Savannah Collects.

Telfair Tots Third Thursdays / 10:30–11:30 am / Jepson Center Adults with preschoolers aged 2 ½ –5 and their younger siblings are welcome. Activity fee is $5 per participating child; regular museum admission for caregivers; always free to adult museum members. To register, please contact Glenna Barlow at 912.790.8821 or visit Start your day with art! Once a month, preschoolers and their adult companions are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Younger siblings are welcome to tag along. Come play and learn with us! September 18: Water, Water Everywhere — In Savannah, water’s all around us. Join us as we look at paintings and photos of the Savannah River in Port City and explore what sinks or floats by creating your own sailboat. October 16: Dress Up, Dress Down —There are all sorts of reasons to play dress up: holidays, festivals, or just for fun. Come dance and move with costumes as we learn about masks and clothing from around the world in the ArtZeum, and make your own special headdress.

November 20: Sense Intense — You can discover art with all of your senses, not just sight. Explore sound and smell with Deep River and activate your sense of touch in Savannah Collects. Then use your own hands to create multi-media sculptures. December 18: Silver and Gold — These shiny metals aren’t just for jewelry. Take a walk with us to explore the various metals and materials used in sculptures around the museum. Then you‘ll create your own modified brass rubbings in silver and gold.

Education programs sponsored in part by Mr. and Mrs. Dwaine L. Willett.



Saturdays (once a month), 1– 4 pm / Jepson Center Family Days are fun, educational, and FREE! Enjoy hands-on art projects, gallery exploration activities, story time and much more, designed to engage the whole family! Create DIY masterpieces, play art detective, use our mobile Art Cart, or explore the interactive children’s ArtZeum. Everyone can get in on the art and the action! Stay a little while, or enjoy the entire afternoon.

Funding is provided by the City of Savannah and Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

Playing with Photography September 6 Come play with us. The photographs of Helen Levitt capture leisure time over the past 70 years. You can do both—get behind the lens to take some photos and try out our assortment of vintage games.

Port City October 4 Explore the Port City exhibition. The afternoon will include hands-on activities in the museum studios, storytelling, and demonstrations by local artists who have drawn inspiration from the Savannah River. Gallery activities will introduce visitors to the types of ships and sailing vessels found in the art on view.

Deep River November 1 We invite families to explore Whitfield Lovell’s earthy installation, participate in storytelling, create drawings on objects in the museum studios, and see demonstrations by artist John Mitchell and others who incorporate historical themes in their work.

Make Your Mark December 6 This program includes art-making activities for families, a demonstration by longtime I Have Marks to Make artist and teacher Kenneth Martin, and a 2 pm performance by artist Liz Gibson.

Sketch Walk October 4, 3–6 pm Teens and Adults / Free, registration required. In addition to the Free Family Day activities at the Jepson Center, teens and adults can also enjoy a sketch walk on Oct. 4. Meet first at 3 pm at the Jepson Center to tour the exhibition Port City and discuss the variety of ways the Savannah River and our port have been depicted, before setting out on a 2 ½-hour tour of River Street with your sketch book. Moving as a group, we will stop at three River Street locations and seek out opportunities to produce Port City-inspired sketches of the riverfront. We will conclude with a review of sketches. Register with Kip Bradley at

Docents Are you interested in becoming a docent? Training begins in September and we hope to see you there! Docents are volunteers who inform visitors how to better appreciate and understand Telfair Museums’ architecture, permanent collection, and traveling exhibitions. Docents work in both the Telfair Academy and the Jepson Center for the Arts, leading tours and assisting with educational programs for visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Becoming a docent allows you to enrich your own understanding of the visual arts while serving your community by sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm with others. Docents receive special training from curators and artists with each new exhibit the Telfair hosts. Please contact Jillian Luse at 912.790.8827 or for more information on becoming a docent. We’re looking forward to seeing you this fall!

Mark your Calendar for PULSE 2015 Telfair’s PULSE Art + Technology Festival will be back starting January 21, 2015 with another amazing lineup of creative technology and interactive design. Try your hand at virtual reality by taking a spin on Globacore’s bicycle-driven game, using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Become proficient in 3D printing at a PULSE workshop. You also will want to see renowned artist Miwa Matreyek’s fascinating performance, which combines live action with animation! Engage in PULSE during the week and don’t forget Free Family Day on the weekend. PULSE will cover the Jepson Center and feature a wild array of inventive tech that you can try yourself. PULSE has been recognized by the American Association of Art Museum Directors as a “Next Practice in Museum Education” case study. Best of all, most PULSE events are free admission!


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150th Civil War Anniversary Telfair commemorates the 150th anniversary of a key moment in Civil War history: the end of General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” and Union troops’ occupation of Savannah in December, 1864.

RELATED PROGRAMS / Telfair Academy Film Screening Thursday, December 11, 6 pm / Free to members or with paid museum admission Filmmaker Michael Jordan returns to Savannah for a special screening of his award-winning documentary, Savannah in the Civil War, in observance of the 150th anniversary of the taking of Savannah by Union troops. From Secession to Sherman's "March to the Sea," Savannah was the setting for countless scenes in our nation's bloodiest conflict. The stories told in the film involve new types of warships, battles on land and sea, black Savannahians fighting for their freedom, Union prisoners attempting to escape, and white Southerners mourning the loss of six Sunday school classmates in the first battle of the war. In this 90-minute film, numerous historic sites, countless rare images, and dozens of historians and actors help bring the war to life, from the home front to the front lines. Savannah in the Civil War won two prestigious bronze Telly Awards in 2014. After the screening, Michael Jordan will participate in Q&A discussion, and Telfair Museums will display a bronze sculpture of the figure on Savannah’s Confederate monument, created by artist David Richards in 1879.

Living History Program December 12, 13, and 14, 6 pm and 7 pm / Cost: $20 per adult/ $5 per child Telfair Museums presents “The Eve of Occupation,” a new dramatic living history program interpreting the Union occupation of Savannah from the perspective of the Telfair household. From the beginning of the Civil War, Savannahians had viewed the conflict and its horrifying consequences as distant spectacles. On December 10, 1864, everything changed. Sixty thousand Union troops maneuvered on the outskirts of the city. Confederates, numbering only ten thousand, successfully retreated to Hardeeville. Lacking military defenses, on December 21, Mayor Richard Arnold made a plea for the peaceful surrender of the city: “…we… the people of Savannah… do hereby resolve that we seek to have peace by laying down our arms, and submitting to the national authority under the Constitution… laying aside all differences and burying by-gones in the grave of the past, we will use our best endeavors to bring back the prosperity and commerce we once enjoyed.”

Telfair Museums Receives Prestigious National Award: “Slavery and Freedom in Savannah” project wins Leadership in History prize Slavery and Freedom in Savannah, a multi-year project organized by Telfair Museums, encompassed a book, an exhibition, a three-day city symposium, and multiple community partnerships. In June, the project received the Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). Called the Leadership in History Award, now in its 69th year, it is America’s most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history. In making the announcement, AASLH said, “the winners represent the best in the field and provide leadership for the future of state and local history.” Telfair began to reinterpret the history of the Owens-Thomas House with the preservation of the slave quarters in the mid-1990s. At that time, we began introducing visitors to a broader spectrum of its former inhabitants—white and black; men, women, and children; enslaved and free. Today, through our Mansion to Museum exhibition, we have expanded the story to include the inhabitants of the Telfair mansion, as well. The Slavery and Freedom in Savannah project began with a three-day symposium in October 2011, featuring lectures and discussions with national and international scholars of U.S. and African American History. More than 500 people attended, and most of the information presented is included in the book and was featured in the exhibit. “Although rural and plantation-based slavery are somewhat familiar to visitors to the south, urban slavery is rarely interpreted,” notes Tania Sammons, our Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Historic Sites, who directs the project. “But as the book and exhibit point out, urban slavery was instrumental to the slave-based economy in Savannah and throughout North America. This part of the story has national significance and fills an important gap in our understanding of our collective American past.” Learn more at



Owens-Thomas House First Tuesdays at the Owens-Thomas House September – November, 5:30 – 7 pm Have you visited the Owens-Thomas House lately? The Friends of the Owens-Thomas House invite all Telfair Members to “First Tuesdays,” a private, after-hours excursion into a behind-the-scenes, interpreter-led tour of the house. See the exciting ongoing progress at the site and enjoy social time with treats and libations on the back porch. Reserve your “First Tuesday” space soon. Tours are limited to 16 people. RSVP to Cyndi Sommers at 912.790.8880 or

New Print Installation in the Library On view beginning October 13 Thanks to the generosity of John and Virginia Duncan, the Owens-Thomas House library has a fresh look this fall. Beginning October 13, original print portraits of Savannah-related figures will grace the wall of the upstairs room, prompting stories of the city’s founding. Prints include images of notables such as Savannah’s founding father General James Oglethorpe; Native Americans Tomochichi and his nephew Tooanahowi; and Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon, patron of Bethesda Orphanage.

Christmas at the Owens-Thomas House On view in late November Beginning the week of Thanksgiving, daily tours at the Owens-Thomas House will reflect the observance of the Christmas season by the people who lived and worked in the households of the Richardson family in the 1820s, the Owens family in the 1850s, and the Thomas family in the 1870s. Above Left to Right: John Faber, Jr. after William Verelst (Dutch, 1695? – 1756); Tomochici and his nephew Tooanahowi, 1734; Mezzotint on paper. Selina Hastings, Contess of Huntingdon,1773; Mezzotint on paper. Samuel Ireland (British, 1744 – 1800); General James Oglethorpe, 1785; Copperplate engraving on [laid or wove] paper. Unknown artist after John Russell. Collection of Dr. and Mrs. John Duncan.

Friends of the Owens-Thomas House Fall Events Friends of the Owens-Thomas House (FOT) is a core Telfair Museums Member Group and has broad appeal to anyone interested in decorative arts, architecture, social history, gardens, and preservation. FOT supports dynamic programs geared to present a fresh experience in historic preservation and Savannah’s layers of history. As an FOT member, you are invited to view collections in private homes, enjoy lectures by historians and artists, and participate in trips to historic towns and gardens.

An Evening with John Duncan

Tour and Reception

Tuesday, October 14, 5:30 and 7 pm Owens-Thomas House

December 9, 5:30–7:30 pm Owens-Thomas House

FOT members are invited to hear John Duncan speak about his Savannah-related prints on view in the Owens-Thomas House library. Learn how Mr. Duncan acquired these prints and how print collecting became his passion, as well as hearing stories about the individuals depicted in the historic prints. Mr. Duncan will give two presentations to two groups of 20. A reception at the Owens-Thomas House will follow or precede each presentation. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Cyndi Sommers at 912.790.8880 or


Back by popular demand, the Friends of the OwensThomas House will celebrate the holiday season with a wassail. Please join us in the front courtyard for a short tour and reception. Please RSVP to Cyndi Sommers at 912.790.8880 or



Monte Carlo: A Night of Gaming, Glitz, and Glamour Presented by the William Jay Society Saturday, September 20, 7 pm / Telfair Academy Indulge in the opulence and refinement of the French Riviera in its most beautiful era with an evening of high stakes, succulent food and drink, and dancing. Named in honor of the man whose talent still endures in Savannah, the William Jay Society (WJS) is a group of young professionals aged 21 and older who support Telfair Museums. Society members enjoy art-related social activities while volunteering their time and creativity to broaden the influence of the museum in Savannah and the surrounding community. The group’s premier event is the fun-filled Monte Carlo fundraiser, which features casino gaming tables, cocktails & hors d‘oeuvres, a silent auction, and live entertainment. Black tie preferred. Proceeds from this annual event support the museum's educational outreach and general programming. Tickets are available for purchase at or by calling 912.790.8866.

Royal Flush Sponsor: South magazine

Patron Tickets

Advance Tickets

6 pm / Southern Hospitality Patron Hour / $150

Member $75 / Non-member ticket $90

Patrons will receive listing in related online and print publications and complimentary champagne during the exclusive VIP hour.

At-the-Door Tickets Member ticket $95 / Non-member $110

Diamond Sponsors: Karsman, McKenzie, & Hart; Roden + Love, LLC; The Conner Law Group Club Sponsors: The Kennickell Group; Oliver Maner LLP; Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians

Rooms With A View: Southern Style October 23–25 / Jepson Center Rooms With A View: Southern Style, Telfair Academy Guild’s fresh and exciting event, will take place October 23 through October 25 and will feature five local interior designers, along with nationally acclaimed designers Phoebe and Jim Howard. Six “rooms” will be constructed in the Jepson Center and will transform it into a dazzling show house. To buy tickets for one of more of the events, please visit or call Marcya Burton at 912.790.8866.

Preview Party and Tasting Event

Muffins and Mimosas

Thursday, October 23, 6:30 pm / Jepson Center

Saturday, October 25, 10 am / Jepson Center

Preview the lavishly decorated rooms and mingle with friends from the community while enjoying cocktails and cuisine by local restaurants including Alligator Soul, a.lure, 17hundred90, Garibaldi's, The Olde Pink House, 45 Bistro, Savannah Coffee Roasters, Vic's on the River, Maison de Macarons, and Leoci's Trattoria. Tickets for the Preview and Tasting are $85.

Enjoy an intimate opportunity to mingle with each local designer as they share their inspirations and advice with guests. Tickets are $35.

Lecture and Luncheon

Inspiration Sponsors: Georgia Power, The Kessler Collection

Friday, October 24, 10 am / Savannah Theatre and Telfair Museums Our featured designers and guests, Phoebe and Jim Howard, present a lecture at the Savannah Theatre. A delicious luncheon follows at the Telfair Academy, and diners enjoy another opportunity to view the rooms. Tickets to the lecture and luncheon are $75. Lecture tickets only are $40.


Presenting Sponsor: Ben Carter Enterprises Media Sponsor: Savannah Magazine Portfolio Sponsor: Circa Lighting


20th Annual Telfair Art Fair Saturday November 15, 10 am–5 pm & Sunday November 16, 12–4 pm / Telfair Square The Telfair Art Fair is FREE and open to the public on Saturday and Sunday. This beloved outdoor event in the heart of Historic Savannah features 80 national and local artists set up around Telfair Square. For the past 20 years, Art Fair has attracted thousands of Savannah’s visitors, area residents, and families. The Fair features a wide variety of original art for sale in a broad range of prices and media—offering something to suit every taste and budget. Participating artists are eligible for judging and have an opportunity to win $12,000 in cash awards, including the $5,000 Carolyn Luck McElveen Best of Show award. Proceeds from the Telfair Art Fair benefit Telfair Museums’ educational programs, exhibitions, and acquisitions. Join us throughout this fabulous weekend featuring great art, great friends, and great entertainment. Take advantage of early free parking at the Bryan Street Garage on Saturday morning. Artists will hold any items you purchase until Sunday at 4 pm. For more information, or to purchase Arty Party tickets, please call Marcya Burton at 912.790.8866 or visit

Arty Party Friday, November 14, 6 pm / Telfair Square Telfair Museums’ members help kick off this fabulous weekend at the Arty Party, the preview bash for members only, in Telfair Square. This highly-anticipated event allows patrons an exclusive opportunity to preview and purchase the featured art and meet the artists at a chic cocktail reception.

Children's Activities Saturday, November 15, 10 am–2 pm / Telfair Square Free exciting children’s art activities ramp up the fun.

Presenting Sponsor: Carolyn Luck McElveen Collector Sponsor: City of Savannah Artist Sponsor: Blick Art Materials Apprentice Sponsors: Downtown Neighborhood Association First Citizens Bank The Pinyan Company Willis Insurance Services

Exclusive: "Mimosas, Muffins, and Masterpieces!" Saturday, November 15, 10 am–12 pm / Telfair Square / Taste of Savannah Ticket holders only All Taste of Savannah ticket holders will have the exclusive opportunity to sip delicious mimosas and savor yummy pastries free of charge while strolling through the artists’ booths at the Telfair Art Fair. On Saturday morning, Telfair Square will be the only place to buy same-day tickets for Taste of Savannah before the event begins.

A Collectors’ Evening January 15, 2015, 6 pm / Telfair Academy / Presented by the Gari Melchers Collectors’ Society Save the date! This is your chance to play curator for a night and influence Telfair Museums’ permanent collection. The evening will showcase our curators as they each present a work of art they wish to have added to the Telfair’s collection. Patrons will enjoy a seated dinner and cocktails, then cast secret ballots to determine Telfair Museums’ next acquisition, which is made possible by the evening’s proceeds. The night also will include a live auction, offering the opportunity to bid on fantastic art- and wine-related items and experiences. Individual tickets are $150. Patron tickets are $250 for an individual or $500 for a couple and include recognition in the invitation, event program, and online. To purchase tickets visit or call Marcya Burton at 912.790.8866.

Sponsored by The Bouchillon Ham and Dekle Group, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, The Village on Skidaway Island; Judge Realty and Iocovozzi Fine Art. ART + HISTORY + ARCHITECTURE



Member Groups Membership provides art lovers and Telfair supporters with a wide array of opportunities to enjoy unique social, cultural, and educational benefits that come with participating in important museum support groups. For more information on Telfair's member groups, please visit our website at or call 912.790.8866.

Friends of African American Arts (FAAA) FAAA increases knowledge and awareness of AfricanAmerican art and history, promotes the private acquisition of African-American art, promotes the acquisition of African-American artworks for Telfair Museums, and supports the mission of the museum.


Telfair Academy Guild (TAG) / WiBiTAG (Women in Business in

Thursday, October 30, 6 pm / Jepson Center


The Gari Melchers Collectors’ Society supports and promotes the expansion of the museum’s permanent collection and provides its members with exclusive programs and educational opportunities that enhance their enjoyment and appreciation of art.

TAG and WiBiTAG support the goals and activities of Telfair Museums through volunteerism. Membership is open to anyone who is a member of the museum and is interested in supporting the Guild’s activities. TAG meets every 2nd Monday from September to May. WiBiTAG meets bimonthly on a Wednesday.

Monthly TAG Meetings & Programs Monday, September 8, 10 am / Jepson Center Monday, October 13, 10 am / Jepson Center Monday, November 10, 10 am / Jepson Center

Gari Melchers Collector’s Society

General Meeting Thursday, October 1, 5–6 pm / Jepson Center Join us for wine and a brief business meeting in the Luck Board Room prior to the general Members’ Opening for the exhibition Savannah Collects.

Kleisner Collection Visit Thursday, November 6, 6 pm

WiBiTAG Meetings

Wednesday, September 10, 5:30 pm / Roots Up Gallery at 6 East Liberty Street

Speaker: Jared Hall from Music Series at Trinity United Methodist Church Wednesday, November 12, 5:30 pm / Jepson Center

Enjoy a tour of the elegant home and collection of Karen and Ted Kleisner. Location details will be communicated in a forthcoming Melchers newsletter. Wine and light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Asa Davis at

Save the Date: A Collectors’ Evening January 15, 2015 / Telfair Academy

Friends of the Owens-Thomas House (FOT)

Rooms with a View October 23–25

William Jay Society (WJS) WJS is a group of young professionals aged 21 to 40 who support Telfair Museums. Programs include artrelated social activities, as well as volunteering time and creativity to broaden the influence of the museum in Savannah and the surrounding community.

Monte Carlo: A Night of Gaming, Glitz, and Glamour Saturday, September 20, 7 pm / Telfair Academy

FOT is dedicated to supporting the Owens-Thomas House. Located on Oglethorpe Square, the site encompasses the main house, urban slave quarters, a carriage house, and a parterre garden created in the mid-twentieth century to replace the original working garden.

An Evening with John Duncan Tuesday, October 14, 5:30 and 7 pm / Owens-Thomas House

Holiday Wassail Tour and Reception December 9, 5:30–7:30 pm / Owens-Thomas House

Art on Tap Third Thursdays, 5–8 pm / Jepson Center Join us for Happy Hour and experience the sights, sounds, and latest exhibitions! Each month, the Jepson Café features a different brewery or winery, which is on hand to answer questions about their products. Price includes one drink ticket, light appetizers, and museum admission. Cash bar for beer and wine and the Jepson Café is open for dinner. Get your tickets at

September 18: SweetWater Brewing Company, Atlanta, GA

November 20: Monday Night Brewing, Atlanta, GA

October 16: Coastal Empire Beer Co., Savannah, GA

December 18: Southbound Brewing Company, Savannah, GA TELFAIR.ORG

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SHOP! 1 An artful way to light up the night–Italian fresco tile lamp with patina shade, 24”. $245


2 Silicone is the “new black!” Assorted bags. $12-$26 3 Glass jewelry by Josh Bass. Organic design, contemporary look. Prices vary. 4 As always, a great selection of Holiday greeting cards. Get yours early! Prices vary.


5 New children’s books. Lots of great new titles. Prices vary. 6 Phrase trays, gift boxed. $22 7 Whitfield Lovell: Deep River catalogue. $19.95 6

Cool Yule

December 6, 10 am–5 pm & December 7, 12–5 pm / Jepson Center & Owens-Thomas House


Holiday shopping and Member’s Double Discounts are offered again this year during Cool Yule weekend. Discounts apply to all shoppers at two of our Telfair Museums sites!* Exclusively at the Jepson Center store, we present a children’s book signing on Saturday the 6th and the annual Artists Trunk Show all weekend. Several local children’s book authors and illustrators will be reading and signing their books, and local artists offer hundreds of unique gifts that your friends and family will love. Make it an afternoon at the Jepson—the store provides free gift wrapping, a children’s activity table, and refreshments! Finish off your day with a bite to eat at the Jepson Café! *Artist consignment items are excluded.



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Telfair Magazine - September-December 2014  
Telfair Magazine - September-December 2014