It takes a lot more than Andy Warhol’s famous 15 minutes to get from Atlanta to Savannah, but lovers of pop art willing to invest the time will be rewarded with a major exhibition opening March 1 at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts.
“In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary Printmaking from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation” features works by pop icon Warhol and 19 other artists, including Chuck Close, Frank Stella and Keith Haring.
On view through May 17, the exhibit focuses the ways in which color affects both subject and viewer. Warhol screenprints from the 1960s through the ’80s serve as the lens for the exhibition’s study and frame the show’s five sections: emotion, experience, experimentation, attitude and subversion.
“This multifaceted exhibition of American pop artists explains the use of color to influence how people interpret and respond to images,” said Lisa Grove, Telfair Museums’ director and CEO. “The artists in the exhibition drew inspiration from the world around them and used bright colors and repetition as a form of communication.”
Special programming includes a free talk by collector Schnitzer at 6 p.m. March 5; a free disco-themed “Pop Art Pop-up Party” at 6 p.m. April 9; and a free family day, 1-4 p.m. April 11. From 1 to 4 p.m. every Saturday during the show’s run, guests can work with assistants to create a Warhol-esque flower screenprint to take home (regular admission applies).
Noon-5 p.m. Sundays-Mondays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. $12, $5 students. 207 W. York St., Savannah. 912-790-8800, www.telfair.org.
Folk and fine art meet in Commerce
The Commerce Civic Center will be chock-full of regional pottery, paintings and found-object creations during the third Folk to Fine Arts Festival, March 6-8.
Look for works by John “Cornbread” Anderson, Richard E. Roebuck, Betty Bivins Edwards, Marie Elem, the Crocker family and Steve Turpin, among other Georgia makers.
The Civic Center, a repurposed Blue Bell overalls factory, is in the middle of the pedestrian-friendly downtown, home to antique emporiums and other shops in this self-proclaimed “City on the Right Track.” From Spaghetti Junction, it’s a little more than an hour north up I-85.
6-9 p.m. March 6 with a meet-the-artists reception ($15, includes weekend readmission), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 7 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 8 ($7; free for 10 and under). 110 State St., Commerce. 706-335-6417, www.folk-finearts.com.