Imagine a living space with chiming walls, colored lighting to mirror mood, and fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs growing right outside of the window. Now, imagine it all in a 135- square- foot parking space. That’s a reality for some students at the Atlanta campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design.
South Africans living in Georgia are remembering the late Nelson Mandela as a statesman and liberator. Mandela wasn't only a hero to South Africa's black residents. White South Africans praise Mandela for reconciling the country after years of bloody apartheid. One woman says the whites in South Africa initially feared for their lives when the balance of power shifted, but soon realized Mandela's goal was to unite the country, not further divide it.
So many artists, writers, musicians and actors have called New York's Chelsea Hotel home that even a partial list is impressive. Savannah writer James Lough chose to focus on the hotel's last two decades as an "artist colony." He explains how the hotel became a hotbed of creativity -- and criminality -- using a narrative style that puts readers close to the action.
Savannah is making an extra effort to recycle items typically thrown away every year by college students leaving the city for summer break. At the end of May, the city plans to partner with the Savannah College of Art and Design, as well as Goodwill and Keep Savannah Beautiful, to keep the usual piles couches, microwave ovens and other goods from going straight to the landfill.
The Savannah College of Art and Design is the only American university participating in a prestigious Italian exhibition. School officials Tuesday said furniture design students will have their work on display until April 14.
Effingham County near Savannah could be getting a new film studio. Medient Studios has received approval from local officials to begin building a new $90 million movie production facility next to I-16. Film and Television professor Michael Chaney of the Savannah College of Art and Design says the area already has many ties with the film industry.
For the first time in 15 years, the Savannah Film Festival is planning to screen movies in 3-D. After the festival, the Savannah College of Art and Design will also get to keep the 3-D gear, meaning its film students will get to shoot and screen projects in 3-D.
During the economic recession, sales in women's fashion have lagged while sales in their accessories have gained. Women, it seems, won't spend a fortune on a frock when they could pinch pennies on a purse. E-commerce websites and television shows also are contributing to an accent on accessories.
A spokesman for US Congressman John Barrow says, the Democrat is endorsing the "top of his party's ticket" for President. Avoiding the name Barack Obama, the tepid endorsement comes as Republicans try to oust the four-term incumbent by tying him in television ads to the Democratic administration. That might be a tough job since Barrow actually opposes Obama on critical issues.
Officials in Savannah are looking to remove an unsightly downtown highway ramp using money from a proposed penny sales tax. The T-SPLOST up for a vote this month could fund most of a project to tear down the so-called Martin Luther King Junior Bouelvard flyover. The ramp's removal has been one of the city's top economic development priories for years.