Monthly Archives: December 2010

Dr. Preston Russell donates for auction a literarily inspired painting to benefit the Savannah Book Festival

Dr. Preston Russell, a retired physician, painter, historian and writer, has painted an extraordinary new book-related piece of artwork entitled “The Parlor Library,” to be auctioned off at a special VIP reception for major donors to the Savannah Book Festival on January 18, 2011at the Jepson Center for the Arts.

Since Dr. Russell retired from medicine after 30 years at Memorial Hospital, his paintings have appeared in regional art shows and in homes throughout America and Europe, as well as in museums that include the Telfair and Morris Museum in Augusta.  His book, The Low Country: From Savannah to Charleston, contains 85 of his paintings which capture the mystique of the region.  Preston Russell and his wife, Barbara Hines, co-authored Savannah: A History of Her People Since 1733, and his most recent book is Lights of Madness:  In Search of Joan of Arc. read more…

Savannah Book Festival Announces FREE Lineup of Critically Acclaimed 2011 Festival Authors

The Savannah Book Festival is thrilled to announce that its FREE lineup of critically acclaimed 2011 Festival authors includes the following award winners: read more…

Paula Wallace to Speak on Perfect Porches at Savannah Book Festival

Paula Wallace, president and co-founder of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), as well as an artist, interior designer and author, will speak on Saturday, February 19, 2:30 pm at the Jepson – Neises Auditorium in a free and open-to-the-public presentation.

Her newly published book, Perfect Porches, celebrates outdoor living and features the personal and unique porches of forty homes, including Ms. Wallace’s 1890 row house in downtown Savannah.  In more than 250 stunning photographs of the homes, Perfect Porches illustrates how varied these iconic American spaces can be.  Home owners share colorful stories about using their porches as communal stages for magical and sometimes mythological events, telling of ghosts encountered, arias sung and families reunited. read more…