On Sunday, August 9, 2009, the Beach Institute concludes its series, Images of Ourselves: A Contemporary View with an exhibit of works by Atlanta artist Stacey Brown.
The solo exhibition of twenty new Savannah inspired works in cracked glass, collage and watercolor will be on display through October 3, 2009.
The opening reception, sponsored by the Savannah Chapter of the Links, Inc., will take place at 3pm in the West Gallery of the Beach Institute with a gallery talk by the artist.
Painting since the age of ten, Brown uses acrylic paint on glass and then breaks it into fragments. He then meticulously reconstructs the fragments by hand, drawing on his graphic design background to create a strong composition with unique attributes.
He pulls his inspiration from daily scenes of the urban experience, and engages audiences with some of the most innovative expressions of life in contemporary art today.
These particular works will feature the eclectic daily life of Savannah residents, as well as the lush landscapes and architecture that makes Savannah unique.
Brown’s work has garnered popular attention as shown by features in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Décor Magazine, and on BET’s hit reality show College Hill.
In the Foundation’s continuing efforts to expose the young people in our community to the opportunities available to them in the arts the Beach Institute will host forty children from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Savannah for a workshop with Stacey Brown.
In this workshop students will have the chance to delve into the creative process of the artist and try their hand at watercolor under Mr. Brown’s guidance.
This event is free and open to the public. Funding for this exhibit was provided in part by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs. For additional information, contact (912) 234-8000 or visit www.kingtisdell.org .