We love living in a town filled with creativity. From local galleries to store windows, everyone in Savannah loves to push the envelope and amp up our historic town’s artistic culture. Karrie Hovey’s …the Garden Grows: Inside and Out at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center fits the bill, providing us with an immersive experience that transforms these humble, everyday (and recycled!) objects into a vibrant garden. Christmas displays, packing foam, plastic bags and old books have been cut, twisted, glued and tied together in an amazing display of craftsmanship and symbolism. By giving these throwaway products new meaning, she expresses concern about how we as a culture treat the environment while providing a place for dialogue between viewers.
And it’s also very pretty :)
If you’re in Savannah, check out the Jepson Center (hours here) any time before August 17. The museum is also participating in the Blue Star Museums program, providing free admission for active-duty military and their families through September 1.
Augusta’s Laney Walker/Bethlehem Revitalization Initiative has received a 2013 National Planning Excellence Award from the American Planning Association and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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Cari Clark Phelps, owner and Creative Director at Clark Creative Communications, was named a 2012 Generation NEXT: Rising Star of Business by Business in Savannah and Savannah Magazine. The publications selected twenty-one under-40 business leaders based on a combination of their business success and philanthropic work. The Generation NEXT winners will be presented their awards on March 21, 2012.
Ms. Phelps founded Clark Creative Communications in 2004 to provide design and communication services to the Savannah community. She has steadily grown the business in billings, service offerings, and geographic reach, culminating in 100% growth in 2011. The company’s design work has won more than 30 ADDY Awards and been featured in national and international publications.
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As Chit Chat readers know, Clark Creative had a booth at the Georgia Organics Conference this year, which was held at the Savannah Convention Center in March.
We were deeply impressed by the organic farmers, food producers, farmer’s markets and CSAs who came by, many of whom said that they desperately needed design help with their business – a logo, website, brochures, packaging – but that cost was a barrier. It became clear to us that in order to help folks in the farm and organics community, we would have to come up with a special price structure. And that’s what we’ve done. Enter the Blue Plate Special – a Get Growing Initiative we designed to provide farming businesses with effective design and web services at a fraction of normal pricing.
So, what’s the catch? The offerings will be simple, straightforward and will not involve the same number of options, revisions, website pages and so on that we normally offer customers. Naturally, there are parameters, so that everyone knows what to expect. But the good news is, we’ll take care of the branding and the farmers can Get Growing! (Then we can all reap the benefits at our Farmer’s Markets and Farm Stands.)
For details, give us a ring at 912-233-1160, or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgia Organics Conference Savannah
The 14th annual Georgia Organics Conference met in Savannah for the first time last week (March 11 & 12). Over 1,000 people registered, many of them traveling in from around the state to take part. More than 100 vendors – including Clark Creative – exhibited at the expo. Organic enthusiasts of all stripes attended educational sessions, visited local farms, and learned of new products and services at the expo, saw the premiere of the GROW movie and attended the farmer’s feast – a meal to end all meals, with chefs from across the state (led by Chef Matt Roher of Cha Bella) cooking with meats, grains, produce and other products all produced by Georgia organic farmers. Monteluce vinyards provided organic Georgia wines. As if that wasn’t enough, we got to witness local trail-blazer Ralinda Walker win the 2011 Land Stewardship Award.
The Clark Creative Booth
At the Clark Creative booth, we got to meet farmers, soon-to-be farmers, cattlemen and women, seed companies, poultry farmers, chefs, natural product makers and local visitors interested in and excited about local products, sustainable production, and above all – growth! The theme of the conference, GO GROW, fit right in with what we do at Clark Creative – we grow brands. We made wonderful contacts and look forward to working with them.
Now – go grow!
Yes we do!
Oh, yes we do!