The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Contemporary Artists in Focus Week
Kojo Griffin, Untitled, 2000; oil, acrylic, mixed media on wood panel, 60 x 48 inches; Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum Purchase made possible by a gift from Jo and Bob Loyd, 2001.4, photo: Dan Wayne.

SAVANNAH, GA.- Telfair Museum of Art presents Contemporary Artists in Focus Week. Inspired by the exhibition A Consuming Vision: Selections from the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the Telfair presents activities and lectures for visitors of all ages. A unique opportunity to interact with major contemporary artists! Renowned Georgia-based artist Kojo Griffin invites the public, including school groups, to watch him work on a large-scale drawing in the Jepson Center for the Arts, Eckburg Atrium. He will create the 12-foot drawing on a large freestanding wall on-site April 6th – 10th, and the completed work will be on view in the atrium through the 12th, and in the Morrison Community Gallery through the end of April.

Griffin has a background in psychology which provides a basis for his examinations of human behavior through art - psychological dramas played out by compelling cartoon-like figures. In a daring move, Griffin has recently undertaken a major stylistic shift, which he will discuss with longtime Atlanta-based artist and lecturer Charles H. Nelson at their April 9th evening lecture.

Griffin will also present an afternoon drawing workshop for high school students. Students are invited to come and talk with Griffin about his wall drawing project, and will then be led in a communal drawing activity in the museum’s studios. These works will be on display in the Morrison Community Gallery. Interested school groups should call 790-8827 to make a reservation.

The Telfair is also pleased to welcome one of the country’s foremost sculptors, Chakaia Booker. Booker, fresh from a one-woman show at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington , is well-known for transforming the lowly rubber tire into powerful sculptures in works that recall the human figure or mask-like forms, as well as large-scale outdoor abstractions.

She will take part in a discussion with high school students at the Jepson Center (11 am, April 12th), and will present an evening lecture and conversation (7 pm) with Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art acting curator Christopher Cook.

Booker’s work has been shown at major museums, including the Whitney Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In this talk, Booker will provide an overview of the development of her work followed by conversation and questions from the audience, facilitated by Cook.

Today's News

March 24, 2007

Claes Oldenburg Coosje van Bruggen - Sculpture

Irish artist Garrett Phelan at IMMA

Artfinder Galerie Features "Gala a Green Masterpiece"

From Folk to Modern: Kentucky Pottery, 1900-1950

Kent Anderson Butler: Little Sunshine

Dorothy Wordsworth and the Hidden Histories of Women

Contemporary Artists in Focus Week

Daria Martin, Harpstrings and Lava

Spring Thesis Exhibitions at CCS BARD

Green Light for Plans to Save Merseyside Landmarks

Ile Seguin Project: New Academic, Art, And Science Center

Early Modern Assemblage: Creating Antiquities

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Conservation reveals Wellington Collection work was painted by Titian's Workshop

2.- New dinosaur discovered after lying misidentified in university's vaults for over 30 years

3.- Unseen Texas Chainsaw Massacre outtakes and stills sold for a combined $26,880

4.- National gallery reveals conserved Italian altarpiece by Giovanni Martini da Udine

5.- London's Tate Modern evacuated after child falls, teen arrested

6.- Bavarian State Minister of the Arts restitutes nine works of art

7.- Boy thrown from London's Tate Modern is French tourist visiting UK

8.- Child thrown from London gallery has broken spine, legs and arm

9.- £10 million Turner masterpiece may leave British shores

10.- Tourists banned from sitting on Rome's Spanish Steps

Related Stories

Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful