Named after the quarry that once sustained our area and the street on which we are now located, Harbinger opened Florida Mining, our gallery space, last year.
When Harbinger changed location, a driving force behind the master-planning vision was to include space that would be a vehicle for emerging artists, and a way to support the arts in our community. In return, incorporating art into our business has served to enhance our lives here at Harbinger and those of our visitors. It also serves to inspire innovation, promote creativity and foster collaboration – all qualities that are important in our business.
Florida Mining has become a home where emerging to mid-level artists are able to showcase their work, where novice curators are able to hone their skill and where we have an ever changing, always interesting environment to work in. Beyond what we can put on the walls, we’ve offered our community a space that could hold people within its walls, too. Florida Mining donates the gallery as an inspiring venue for non-profit groups to gather. With only the expectation of sharing our space, we have simply opened our doors and let art, in its many forms, happen. It’s taken root not only in the building, but has crept into our minds and into our soul.
If you haven’t had a chance to see the gallery, now is the time. Currently on display, Triple Threat: 3 Artists Redefining Savannah, will be open until April 24th. The show is an exhibition of new paintings by three of Savannah’s most notable emerging artists, Matt Hebermehl, Michael Porten, and Troy Wandzel. Be sure to come by before the 24th to see for yourself! In May we are excited to present another group show, Floridians, opening on May 4th and continuing through June 15th. Chromatically driven, this group of work will be a playful and exuberant look at innovative painting and installation art. And what’s next? You’ll just have to wait and see!
Visit www.floridamininggallery.com to learn about more about our current and upcoming shows and to be added to our guest list.