Thread + Ink
a fiber + print exhibition at Glynn Visual Arts
May 13 - June 21, 2019Thread + Ink features seven highly acclaimed fiber and print artists and instructors from Georgia State University and the Atlanta College of Art. This exhibition showcases innovative and original print processes, textiles and mixed media providing a lively interchange among disciplines. Themes reflect a broad range of perspectives which comment on an array of contemporary issues giving insight into our culture and our time.

Participating Artists:
Matthew Sugarman – Professor of Art & Director of Printmaking – Georgia State University
Judith Krone – Instructor in Textiles & Screen-Printing – Georgia State University
Nicole Benner – Instructor/Lecturer in Textiles – Georgia State University
Jess Jones  - Instructor – Georgia State University
Stephanie Kolpy – Instructor/Lecturer Drawing, Painting, Printmaking & New Media – Georgia State University
Norman Wagner – Professor Emeritus - Atlanta College of Art
Jack Michael – Instructor in Printmaking - Georgia State University

Exhibition Dates:
May 13 - June 21, 2019

Opening Reception:
Thursday, May 16, 2019
5:30 - 7:00pm

garden+scapes : land+scapes : mind+scapes

April 1 – May 10, 2019
Opening Reception
Thursday, April 4th, 2019
5:30 – 7:00pm

Flowers as subject matter for art is not new. There is a reason flowers have such staying power in our imaginations. They consistently evoke beauty and a range of emotions, colors, ideas, memories, abstractions and more. Whether in a single stem, an arrangement, a gardenscape, as part of an overall landscape, growing in the wild, or in our own imagination, mindscapes, flowers have power and we are drawn to them. This exhibition will feature all types of flora and fauna depicted realistically or abstractly in a variety of mediums.

R : I : S : E

Glynn Visual Arts is proud to present our first exhibition of 2019, RISE. This exhibition features the work of photographer, Paula Eubanks and Sculptor, Syd Summerhill. The exhibition runs from January 2 – February 16, 2019 at Glynn Visual Arts, 106 Island Drive, SSI, GA 31522. The Opening Reception and Artist’s Talk will be held Thursday January 10, 2019, 5:30 - 7:00pm at Glynn Visual Arts. Light refreshments will be served.

Photography by PAULA EUBANKS

The surrealistic photography of Paula Eubanks makes a statement about sea level rise in a unique and provocative way. A native of the Georgia coastal area and a scholar of the historic architectural sites along with the ecology of Georgia's barrier islands, Paula addresses the issue of sea level rise through juxtaposing images of the historic coastal buildings with imagery of water within those architectural boundaries creating beautiful and thought-provoking imaginings and compositions. The Sea Level Series is crafted using images made in historic coastal buildings, like Fort Clinch and Fort Pulaski where sea level is measured, and structures on Ossabaw, Saint Simons and Cumberland Islands, combined with images of water.  Usually the beach is a place for play and appreciation of great beauty where a view of the water is highly valued. As sea level rises, that same charismatic water could become a threat.


Syd Summerhill’s elegant marble and bronze sculptures are exhibited coast to coast and are held in significant collections throughout the country. His range and intimate knowledge of the materials with which he works have led to a prolific body of work from maquettes to monumental pieces. His figurative work, whether in marble, stone, wood or bronze, are light, warm and graceful. Syd is a member of The National Sculpture Society and co-founder of the Art City School of Sculpture in Southern California. He is largely self-taught and his work has won awards across the country. He now lives and works on Saint Simons Island. 

Glynn Visual Arts presents 6 to 8 gallery exhibitions annually in a wide range of styles and mediums. We strive to bring a variety of interesting, beautiful and thought provoking art to our community.


The Thompson Collection

a very special exhibition of African-American art
On loan to Glynn Visual Arts
February 18 – March 29, 2019

Glynn Visual Arts presents a very special private collection of African-American Art.  The work will be on loan to Glynn Visual Arts and on exhibit from February 18 – March 29, 2019 at GVA’s 106 Island Drive location on Saint Simons Island. The opening reception will take place on Thursday February 28th from 5:30 – 7:00pm at Glynn Visual Arts. The work has been collected by Sea Island residents, Brenda and Larry Thompson over many years, from an array of notable and highly sought after African-American artists. Brenda and Larry are themselves notable residents of our area and GVA is so grateful for their willingness to share this amazing collection with the public for a short time.