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Past articles by Kristopher:

SavArtScene: Deep Center receives largest NEA grant yet further funding imperative work

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) just announced their second round of awards for fiscal year 2019 and Savannah's Deep Center is among the recipients of over $80 million in arts funding awarded to communities across the nation.Deep Center has been receiving NEA funding for years now, but this round of grants includes $200,000 for Deep Center's programming, more than double their largest… → Read More

SavArtScene: What can I do to help

A couple of weeks ago, when writing about Roots Up Gallery's fifth year anniversary, I began the article with a quote from gallery co-owner Francis Allen, → Read More

SavArtScene: Learn about the future of design at PULSE Art + Technology Festival at Savannah's Telfair Museums

Telfair Museums' PULSE Art + Technology Festival returns Jan. 23 to 27 with another packed installment of fun-filled programming for all ages.This year's → Read More

SavArtScene: 'Crossing Horizons' by Cynthia Knott to open 200th anniversary of Savannah's William Scarbrough House

Painter Cynthia Knott has had a love affair with the sea for her entire professional career. Her oceanic oeuvre is suffused with mystery and reverie that → Read More

SavArtScene: Best of 2018 picks from Savannah arts community, part 2

As I mentioned in this column a couple of weeks ago, the end of the year is typically when we see an extreme proliferation of the listicle — → Read More

SavArtScene: Golden age of hip hop focus of Savannah native’s book

A.J. Kush is a Savannah native and hip hop aficionado who grew up in the late 1980s and early ’90s. Now based in Atlanta, Kush works as a teaching → Read More

SavArtScene: Best of 2018 picks from Savannah arts community

It's about that time of year where many “best of” lists come out. It's a good way of taking stock of the year gone by (and also, people love lists), so in that vein, I've asked a number of people in the Savannah arts community to give me their thoughts on their favorite arts experiences of 2018.I asked each person about the most notable art event of 2018 they were personally involved in and also… → Read More

Historic sites continue to mine for stories of enslaved people

The newly rechristened Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters recently unveiled its decades-long research and reinterpretation project on the lives of → Read More

SavArtScene: Holiday shopping in Savannah is an art piece or two

'Tis the season to buy other people stuff they may or may not want with money you may or may not have to spare. Purchasing vast amounts of mass produced → Read More

SavArtScene: Historic sites continues to mine for stories of Savannah's enslaved people

The newly rechristened Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters recently unveiled its decades-long research and reinterpretation project on the lives of → Read More

SavArtScene: 40 years and counting, Savannah College of Art and Design continues to build up creative community

Savannah is a true jewel of the South. Situated on the eastern seaboard between the South Carolina Lowcountry and the marshy flatlands that flank → Read More

SavArtScene: Poetry performance lifts up Savannah's ‘Voices Along the Corridor’

It's OK if poetry isn't your thing. Blank Page Poetry isn't your typical poetry performance.And it doesn't matter what church you go to (or if you go at → Read More

SavArtScene: Art-centric Halloween fun benefits Hospice Savannah

Cartomancy is the art of divining someone's fortune with the aid of a deck of cards. Tarot cards are typically what comes to mind, but despite the claims → Read More

SavArtScene: Refugee artist finds new home, renewed hope in Savannah

Sarmad Khazraji's English is good, but to his occasional dismay, he's not as proficient as he'd like to be in order to convey the complexities of thought → Read More

SavArtScene: Impressionist show at Jepson features Monet and more of the best

It seems hard to imagine now, but there was a time when Impressionist painters like Claude Monet were considered the scourge of the art world.While → Read More

SavArtScene: Christmas comes early with Savannah Art Box

How do you best connect producers with consumers? That's the ever-present problem that plagues sectors from agriculture to art, and Sulfur Studios thinks → Read More

SavArtScene: Fall into art this season

The Savannah art scene continues to build from strength to strength, creating a larger and more cohesive arts community with each step. Hopefully this → Read More

SavArtScene: Savannah's Lisa Watson 'saving the planet one garden at a time'

Lisa D. Watson has two abiding professional loves: her art practice and gardening. Up to this point, Watson has split her efforts between the two, but → Read More

SavArtScene: Jack Leigh exhibit 'The Light, The Heat' captures summer in Savannah

Photographer Jack Leigh is probably the most iconic artist associated with Savannah.His photograph of the “Bird Girl” statue featured as the → Read More

SavArtScene: Consider art a way to dream, solve problems

The arts have been around ever since humans gained the capacity for abstract thought. The arts have been indispensable to human evolution by laying the → Read More