In my Man About Town column in Do in the Savannah Morning News, I focus on the three openings tonight at the Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center.

The centerpiece of those shows is Journey to the Beloved Community: Story Quilts by Beth Mount. You can read more about that show and related ones on the Telfair website and the Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy website.

In my column today, I mention some of the content of artist Beth Mount’s recent talk at TEDxCreativeCoast. I’m embedding that talk here — it’s well worth a watch and a listen.

One of Beth Mount’s story quilts

I didn’t have space to elaborate in my column, but please note the following upcoming events that are not part of tonight’s exhibit, as detailed on the museum website:

I Am The Beloved Community: Story Quilts of Our Savannah

August 10-December 16 / JC / Second Floor Gallery

Organized by Loop It Up Savannah of West Broad Street, this exhibition is a collection of neighborhood story quilts made by the children of the West Broad Street YMCA, Boys and Girls Club of the Coastal Empire and the seniors of the City of Savannah Hudson Hill Golden Age Center and documented by international students from the Savannah College of Art and Design English as a Second Language Department

Waddie Welcome and the Beloved Community Program

September 27 / 6 pm / JC

Lecture will feature Beth Mount, Tom Kohler, and Susan Earl. Free and open to the public.

Eye to Eye: The Making of We

Opening reception Friday, September 28 / 7 pm

September 28 – October 24 / Indigo Sky Gallery, 915 Waters Avenue

Coordinated by Jerome Meadows, five Savannah artists exhibit original art created in response to the interplay and personal dynamics that exist between people involved in collaboration with Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy.

Here’s Beth Mount at TEDxCreativeCoast: