Telfair Museums is paying special attention to Savannah and Georgia artists in two new exhibitions this fall.
Cut and Paste: Works of Paper, an exhibition featuring unusual paper works, kicked off with a virtual lecture July 30 and opened to the public Aug. 1 at the Jepson Center. Wellknown Savannah artist Betsy Cain is among 11 Georgians whose work is highlighted in the show, which recently has been traveling to different museums throughout the state in partnership with the Georgia Museum of Art, the University of Georgia, and the Lyndon House Arts Center.
And opening Aug. 14 at the Jepson Center will be Late Night Polaroids: Photographs by Emily Earl, a solo exhibition by the Savannah-based artist and co-owner of Sulfur Studios. Earl collected the works on view over eight years as she roamed Savannah streets at night with her Polaroid ProPack Camera. Late Night Polaroids is part of Telfair’s #art912 series, which highlights local artists.
Both exhibitions will be on view at the Jepson Center through the end of the year.
“While Telfair is known for showcasing great art from diverse artists around the world, past and present, we’re especially excited when opportunities arise to devote significant attention to artists here in Savannah and across Georgia,” said Courtney McNeil, Telfair’s chief curator and deputy director for curatorial affairs. “These two exhibitions invite visitors to experience unique perspectives originating from our city and our state, from intimate portraits of historic district nightlife to cutting-edge techniques that give flat paper new dimensions.” Telfair Museums’ three sites currently are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday and closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Face masks are required. For more information on admissions and safety procedures, visit telfair.org/ hours-admission. The museum is offering a free virtual artist talk with Earl at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 via Zoom. To register, visit zoom.us/webinar/register/ WN_ 4-FBCwWCRxuTYkj9CMVz5g.