ATLANTA - The Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta presents its spring gallery hop Thursday, April 9, 6-8 p.m. The gallery hop features new exhibitions at all three SCAD-Atlanta galleries: ACA Gallery of SCAD, Trois Gallery and Gallery See. Free shuttles run between the galleries, departing from the south side of the main academic building at 1600 Peachtree St., beginning at 5:45 p.m. Participants may join the gallery hop at any one of the three locations. Light refreshments are provided. The event is free and open to the public, and complimentary on-site parking is available at the main campus.
The spring gallery hop features:
Desert Jewels: North African Jewelry and Photography from the Xavier Guerrand-Hermès Collection
ACA Gallery of SCAD, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta, Ga.
April 8-May 3
This exhibition showcases approximately 80 previously unexhibited pieces of North African jewelry and 27 late 19th- and early 20th-century photographs. Collected by Xavier Guerrand-Hermès, this work illuminates the diversity and beauty of traditional North African design. Crafted from silver, coral, amber and other semi-precious stones, the jewelry includes wedding necklaces, hair ornaments and fibula. Moroccan, Algerian and Egyptian jewelry shows common threads of Berber culture, as well as local variations in materials and motifs. The exhibition is organized by the Museum for African Art, New York. SCAD Style events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Angelo Filomeno: Mortality's Alchemist
Gallery Trois, 1600 Peachtree St., Atlanta, Ga.
March 23-May 31
Artist talk, 6 p.m., April 9.
Italian-born, New York-based artist Angelo Filomeno's first solo exhibitions in Savannah and Atlanta feature a series of embroidered silk panels. Using Gothic references such as skulls and visual imagery analogous to rays of light and botanicals often seen in Albrecht Dürer's 16th-century engravings, Filomeno incorporates his own love for silk fiber and embroidery with themes of vanitas, life and seductiveness.
Gallery See, SCAD-Atlanta, 1600 Peachtree St., Atlanta, Ga.
The 30x30 exhibition presents a monumental painting installation commemorating SCAD's 30th anniversary. The configuration is created from 30 individual paintings commissioned by SCAD to represent the university's evolution since its founding in 1978. The completed canvases, made by faculty, staff, students and alumni, are hung together to celebrate SCAD's impressive growth.
Philip Liu, M.F.A. visual effects student and SCAD alumnus (B.A., digital media, 2011) and Joseph Lenz, M.A. visual effects student and SCAD alumnus (B.F.A., visual effects, 2011) were recognized by the game company Naughty Dog for game art created submitted to a Fan Art Competition based on their upcoming game "The Last of Us." This project was created in an independent study with Luis Cataldi, chair of the SCAD interactive design and game development. See full game art.
SCAD professor Craig Stevens, a photographer, printmaker and educator, has received the inaugural $5,000 Susan Carr Educator Prize from the American Society of Media Photographers. Stevens has taught photography at SCAD for 25 years.
"Baby You're a Rich Man," a book by writing professor Chris Bundy, has been published by C&R Press. The book, illustrated by SCAD alumnus Max Currie (B.F.A., sequential art, 2012), follows the story of Ken Richman, a down-on-his-luck, B-level variety star on Japanese television who is forced to go into hiding when he becomes the target of an escaped prisoner. "Baby You're a Rich Man" will be released in May.
B.F.A. fashion student Katherine Absher was named the 2013 Liz Claiborne Design Scholar by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. The prestigious $25,000 award is presented each year to the student who best addresses through fashion the lifestyle and needs of women, as judged by a panel of fashion industry experts.