Well we’ve turned the corner from the slower days around the holidays to the busy cultural pace of late winter and spring in Savannah.

There are myriad things going on this weekend, but I just wanted to post a reminder about two notable ones going on tonight: The Sketchbook Show!!! opening tonight at Ashmore Gallery at 412 MLK and Seersucker Live at 7:30 p.m. upstairs at The Sparetime at Congress and MLK.

Seersucker Live is a reading and performance series that has thrown fuel on the increasingly vibrant literary scene in Savannah. From the event Facebook page:

Kick off your Friday night with Brand New Writing and Performances by:

Stephen Corey
Poet & Editor of The Georgia Review

Liza Wieland
Author of Quickening & A Watch of Nightingales

Alice Friman
2012 Georgia Author of the Year in Poetry

Hosted by:
Christopher Berinato & Zach Powers

With:
Joseph Schwartzburt & Erika Jo Brown

Music by:
Brian Dean

The action starts at 7:30pm sharp, bar open at 6:30

Tickets:
$10 ($5 with student I.D.)

This is the second year for the Sketchbook Show!!!, which features a ridiculously long list of artists — a total of 122 — whose sketchbook pages will be plastered throughout the three-story Ashmore Gallery, right next to Creative Approach on MLK.

Click here for the Facebook invite with the full list of contributors, many of whom are SCAD students.

Click here for Jason Kendall’s recent interview with show curator Justin Harris.

A few images of last year’s show at the former Little Beasts Gallery — a much smaller space than Ashmore:

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And one of a 1,000 or so pieces you’ll see tonight — or later in the week. The show runs through next week with a closing reception next weekend.

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