Returning to Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center on December 9 is the annual exhibition I Have Marks to Make: Celebrating the Power of Art to Change Lives, on view through January 11, 2019.
"For 24 years, the exhibition has brought together individuals of all ages from the Savannah community to celebrate the power of art to transform lives," the museum says in a statement.
Works in the exhibition were drawn from community partner organizations, and more than half were created as a result of Telfair’s Therapeutic Outreach program. Partners include the Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision, Inc., EmployAbility, and Ruth Byck Adult Daytime Care Center.
Inspired by the Jepson Center’s Contemporary Spotlight artist Pam Longobardi, many of this year’s participants created artwork using materials collected by Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers and the Chatham County Conservation & Recycling Education Center. Sand toys, bottle caps, candy wrappers, and other miscellaneous items were transformed into colorful works of art to promote local recycling efforts and a healthy environment.
“Telfair is proud to continue this annual exhibition which demonstrates that art making is a powerful tool for personal expression and healing,” said Harry DeLorme, Telfair Museums' Senior Curator of Education.
I Have Marks to Make Public Opening
December 9, 2pm-4pm / Jepson Center
Free and open to the public
Telfair presents an opening program of poetry readings and performance followed by a 3pm reception for participants and their families.