Another adventure in Savannah today. Sunny and 70s, and we stepped out from Skidaway Island on to the Savannah brick to get a taste of SCAD. The Savannah College of Art & Design has an incredible campus mostly within the Savannah historic district. The excitement and creativity of the students and faculty is everywhere! The growth of this world-renowned college has coincided with the rebirth of one of the oldest cities in the United States. As I have explored the many layers of Savannah, this has been one of the most exciting places to discover. We met at the Welcome Center on Bull Street where new life was painted on even the most venerable of structures. Paintings greeted the visitors at every turn. A fabulous sculpture invited prospective students to create a card with a few short lines describing what they aspired to and what inspires them. The cards were then tied on to the hanging cords, pulled and a light bulb turns on with hopes that SCAD would, in the future, throw light on those aspirations! Love that!
Because this is the week of the Savannah Film Festival, we toured the area of the school that related to those areas of study. A theater, a sound studio, film making, photography.I was absolutely dizzy with the possibilities offered to young minds and creative spirits. The areas created for students to work and to gather were just incredible! Do you know a young artist or student interested in architectural history, cinema, design, fashion, fibers, jewelry, film & t.v., industrial design, photography, sound, sequential art, urban design, writing? This is the place to be! The sky is the limit!
The morning ended with a great lunch at Gryphon. The tour left us hungry, for food, but not for inspiration we had a mountain of that!