Last week I posted some lovely vignettes from my friend Thomas’ home and mentioned that the reason I was back in Savannah was to photograph the opening of his gallery, Anomalous Art Gallery.
The gallery opening was actually a joint venture between Thomas and his good friend Douglas who renovated the historic home (dubbed the Savannah Heritage House), which is now available for rent for weddings, parties, and future art shows ;).
Although I was the event photographer the night of the opening, I returned the next day wearing a different photography hat. My goal was to get a feel for the space (and the art within it) in natural light sans people.
Below are some of the vignettes which illustrate the spirit of the space and its personality juxtaposed to the ambiance of the night before.
Mrs. Grant adorned the front room with her colorful and vibrant art of wildlife and nature scenes.
Mrs. Grant’s work hangs in between two bright windows.
“Tybee Morning” by Mary Ann Grant
A view of the room where Mrs. Grant’s art was on display.
Nathan Mullins’ placed his business cards on the window sill.
This rug was placed on the floor in front of Nathan’s artwork and was a piece of art itself.
A view of the entryway from the back of the house.
An etched pane on the front door shows West Broad Street in Savannah during the time of street cars.
Eric Clark’s “Amber Waves of Grain” looks real as it is seen from a distance at the back of the house.
Thomas Jordan’s “Purple Heart” is seen in a parcel of stark shade and sun.
Thomas’ asemic writing, on a piece he calls “Golden Window,” is artistically placed in a window pane.
The view of the staircase from the top landing.
A wooden arched door separates the courtyard from the outside.
The shadows cast by the pergola on the wall of the courtyard make the space look like an exotic locale.
The lanterns from the night before sitting on the bar.
The vines cast a mysterious shadow on the courtyard wall.
Latticework supports the vines on one wall of the courtyard.
Thomas poses on the front porch.
The rounded arched door still looks exotic from the other side.
For a bride and groom looking for an outdoor wedding venue with a gazebo-like feel, the Savannah Heritage House is definitely the place! The romantic courtyard is perfect for a Savannah elopement or a small, intimate wedding under the shade of the pergola and hanging vines with the bonus being the ample room inside of the house for a reception or cocktail hour.
Check out their website if you’re interested in booking the space or leave a comment here expressing your interest!