Noted San Francisco-based artist Karrie Hovey undertakes a residency at Telfair Museums to raise awareness of the creative possibilities of recycled materials and to support the City of Savannah’s recycling effort. Hovey has created her art in venues across the U.S. and China, highlighting issues from recycling to endangered species.
Hovey transforms humble materials into vibrant gardens, using items such as cast-off packing foam and old telephone books. At the Jepson Center, she will create an installation, …the Garden Grows: Inside and Out, in the Eckburg Atrium and public spaces. Hovey also will lead a workshop for teens that results in a collaborative installation at the Jepson Center, coinciding with April’s Free Family Day.
Lecture by Karrie Hovey
March 27, 6 pm
Recycling art workshop for teens
March 29, 10 am–12 pm
Garbage to Gardens Family Day and student installation
April 5, 1–4 pm
The installation and related programs are free and open to the public, thanks to generous funding from the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs.