The Savannah Arts Academy‘s 2015 Junk 2 Funk Fashion Show was, predictably, a rousing success. Presented by the arts magnet high school’s visual arts department, the event taps the expertise of students and faculty schoolwide and features tremendous production values. This year’s theme: “Insectum”
As a taxpayer, I’m proud to support a school like Savannah Arts Academy, which has a strong academic record and has provided a welcoming home to some kids who might not fit in so well in other schools. As a lecturer at Armstrong State University, I can say that I’ve been consistently impressed by the students that SAA molds. And I haven’t just been impressed by their academic prowess — Savannah Arts Academy turns out a lot of really nice young adults.
Sports obviously takes a backseat to the arts at SAA, where students across departments learn what it means to put their work on the line through performances like the wildly successful Junk 2 Funk, which handily sold out four shows in the school’s lovely old auditorium.
I wasn’t entirely happy with the shots I got from down front on opening night, so I popped back in with my zoom and stood in the back for the Saturday matinee. There were more models than ever this year, so things moved fast — and I simply couldn’t get good shots of all the looks, models, and designers. Given the number of quality photographers on hand, however, I’m sure we collectively covered just about everything . . .
OK, so this post has a few dozen of my favorite photos, but I am going to post — probably sometime between 2/3 and 2/6 — hundreds more photos to the Savannah Unplugged Facebook page (“likes” much appreciated). If you wish to use these photos for noncommercial purposes, I am giving that right, but I would ask that the watermark not be cropped and that links to this post or to the Facebook page be included. There are no backstage shots here, but I did get a few before opening night that I’ll post to Facebook.