By Mariah Lynn Howington
The Endangerment, Extinction & Decay Exhibition was hosted by the Twelve Tribes in their Yellow Café on 401 E. Hall St. in Savannah, GA, and is going to open as a café and gallery in a couple months. Holly Broderick, a Savannah School of Art and Design student, and the Artist’s for Science SCAD Club organized a fabulous evening on Friday, May 23. The exhibition showcased SCAD student’s art works from the painting, illustration, fibers, and graphic design departments of SCAD.
The handcrafted features of café were showcased alongside of the art on display, and the exposed walls of the building created a dynamic backdrop for the art works while corresponding with the theme of the show. The Twelve Tribes made their signature drink, Matai, including many other homemade refreshments.
Holly Broderick’s artwork showcased animals, while utilizing her graphic design background to draw impeccable fine details. Sarah Geraci and Sumo Morgan’s weavings were reminiscent of nature, and contained elaborate patterns and colors. The art on display contained themes deriving from life, death, animals, sacred geometry, and captivated the viewers to investigate their own mortality.
Interviews from attendees:
Jake O – “It was pretty interesting, it had a different atmosphere. The artist’s had some pretty sweet art, and the building was beautiful.”
Austin W – “I liked the use of the unique space and how it was utilized with a wide variety of art.”
Overall, the Endangerment, Extinction & Decay Exhibition was a success and the participating artists sold several art works and prints. The Artist’s for Science Club excelled at pulling together a fabulous event that had a great turnout, with beautiful and inspirational art as the star of the evening.