The Hospice Savannah Art Gallery is located at 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A percentage of sales support our life-enriching programs and services.
West Looks East: Three Weavers in the Saori Way
April through June, 2018
The public is warmly invited to meet weavers Suzanne Hokanson of Whitemarsh Island, Treesa Germany of Wilmington Island and Deborah Brooks of Tybee Island during their opening reception on Friday, April 13, 2018 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Each weaver independently encountered free-style weaving or Saori where self-expression, experimentation and serendipitous discovery are valued. While in traditional weaving regularity and uniformity are important, in Saori Weaving there are no mistakes- only beauty without intention.
Suzy Hokanson is an experienced weaver deeply affected by the aesthetic of the Bauhaus art school in Germany and the Japanese aesthetic of wabi sabi, or the art of imperfection. She enjoys textures and colors in all kinds of fibers in addition to her own handspun yarns. Treesa Germany grew up and received a degree in art in Houston, Texas before starting her own pottery supply company, and attaining an MFA in sculpture. After moving to Savannah she began knitting again and found the lure of yarns addictive. She started to spin and dye her own fibers and discovered Saori Weaving through the Savannah Fiber Guild. Deborah Brooks taught Interior Design for 38 years, retiring from SCAD in 2014. A lifelong lover of kinesthetic learning, she now finds delight in Saori free style weaving and the world of fibers.
Join beloved volunteer photographer Les Wilkes as he shows a retrospective of his ten years of photography at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery in July. His reception is between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 15. Les will highlight his favorite shots of patients and families and also feature his favorite “We Honor Veterans” photo shoots. We would love local veterans of the armed services to attend – please help us spread the word!
Call for Entries! Miniature Masterpieces for Hospice Savannah…
..back by popular demand! A silent auction of tiny art to be displayed from August 3 through the closing reception on Friday, September 14, 2018.
Works can be in any media, but cannot be larger than 12″ by 12″ including frame, if framed. Artists are limited to a maximum of two pieces and Hospice Savannah will establish the minimum price, up to a maximum of $100, with bid increments of $10. Proceeds support Hospice Savannah’s life enriching programs and services. There is an option to be reimbursed 50% of your sale price.
Entries must be received no later than July 16 and MUST be accompanied by the entry form. Full details are on the entry form – downloadable here.
New work by local artists is featured in our Gallery every quarter. A volunteer committee meets each November to decide on shows for the following year. Click here for information about showing your work. If you have further questions, please contact Beth Logan.