If you want to feel good about the state of public education in Savannah, you should take a look at the programs at the Savannah Arts Academy. The interior of the building looks a lot like a high school I attended in the 1970s, but there’s a freshness and vibrancy to the work of the students and the faculty.
Once again this year, I attended and photographed one of the three performances of the fast-paced, beautifully produced Junk 2 Funk Fashion Show, which is spearheaded by the visual arts department at the magnet high school. The fashions are made from ordinary “junk.” This year’s theme was “The Savannah Safari,” which obviously inspired some beautiful work.
I took a ton of photos, and I have included a few dozen of them in this post. Within the next couple of days, I’ll post all of these plus many more to the Savannah Unplugged Facebook page.