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Demystifying the Monumental Burden of Public Art - Artist Talk by Jerome B. Meadows

Cultural / Educational / Exhibits
May 27, 2021

Part of the 2021 Savannah Series, join nationally renowned artist Jerome B. Meadows for an artist talk about the importance of public art!

The Grand Bohemian Gallery, located in The Mansion on Forsyth Park in Savannah, Ga., continues its 2021 Savannah Series -- an annual presentation of art exhibits and artist talks showcasing talented local artists as well as the region's inspiring landscapes -- with a free artist talk by nationally renowned artist Jerome B. Meadows.

Jerome B. Meadows' talk, entitled "Demystifying the Monumental Burden of Public Art," will delve into the importance of public art and its purpose in service to our spaces and places. Jerome will reflect on his 29-year career as a public space designer to discuss the continuous shifts in means and materials of the art form, how public art reflects the diversity of cultures and locations and how it serves the needs of a specific time, place and circumstance.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

NOTE: The Grand Bohemian Gallery is observing COVID-19 protocol, and all guests are required to wear a face mask and practice social distancing. For more information, please visit or call 912.721.5007.

Jerome B. Meadows is a full-time studio artist working and residing in a historic Ice House in Savannah, Ga. Originally from New York City, he holds a BFA degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA degree from the University of Maryland. Meadows has been self-employed as a visual artist and public space designer since 1992. His focus in the arts has been in the design and fabrication of large-scale public art projects, including site layout, landscape issues along with the conceptualization and fabrication of sculptural components all fully integrated into a cohesive whole. These projects are located throughout the United States.

Meadows' sculptural work for the Portsmouth, N.H. African Burying Ground was awarded a 2013 NEA Art Works Grant for "The creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence." In 2010, Meadows was the recipient of a Brown Foundation Residency Fellowship at the Dora Maar House in Menerbes, France. In 2009, he was commissioned to undertake a precedent-setting exhibition at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Ga. entitled “Reframing A Perceptual Paradigm (RAPP),” affording Meadows the opportunity to function as both artist and curator in selecting over 130 works from the Museum’s collection and juxtaposing them in a multi-gallery installation along with his own original artworks, serving as both commentary and counterpoint to how people perceive art and experience museums.


Mansion on Forsyth Park, Kessler Collection

700 Drayton St
Savannah, GA 31401
Event Times
From: 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM

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