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Cracked Earth, SCAD Concert & Telfair Museum Exhibits

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Quote of the day

True love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have.

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

What is the Cracked Earth Monument?


The Savannah Gas Company’s globe at DeRenne Avenue isn’t the only large representation of Savannah’s earth. The River Street waterfront is home to “A World Apart”, a World War II Monument that honors Chatham County citizens who lost their lives in the Pacific Theater and Europe. Before it was dedicated in 2010, the Cracked-Earth Monument, more commonly known as the Cracked Stone Monument, took nearly ten years to plan and finance. To symbolize the division of the globe into two parts, the huge bronze and copper globe is cut in two. Visitors can cross between the halves to read the names of 527 Chatham County veterans who were killed during the war on the inner walls. The globe also contains a Purple Heart as well as a WWII Victory Medal. Eric Meyerhoff designed the sculpture, and Ken Brandell from Key Largo in Florida built it.

During the design stages of the Cracked earth Monument, there was much controversy. It was originally intended to be erected at Oglethorpe Square. But residents protested that the monument, which measures 25-foot in width and 19-foot, was too high and would be too large and overpower the square. The city demanded that the design be reduced to 25%. However, the Veterans Council of Chatham County (who proposed the project) rejected the idea. Some suggested that bronze figures in life-size be removed from the design. The location was then moved to River Street. River Street’s history was more closely tied to World War II, with Liberty ships having been constructed in its shipyards.

Susan Chisholm created the original design that featured eight bronze figures of life-size to represent members of the Army, Navy, Army Air Corps, Marines, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, women in the armed forces, and nurses.

The Cracked Earth Monument may not have been big enough for the squares but it is well-suited for Riverfront. It attracts people who want to pay tribute to those who died in World War II.

Around Town


Keith Urban’s fan club donates over 400 stuffed monkey’s to Memorial Health Children’s Hospital
Memorial Health is going bananas! Over 400 stuffed monkeys were rolled into the Dwaine and Cynthia Willet Children’s Hospital Saturday in preparation for Valentine’s Da… Read more.
Keith Urban’s fan club donates over 400 stuffed monkey’s to Memorial Health Children’s Hospital
Memorial Health is going bananas! Over 400 stuffed monkeys were rolled into the Dwaine and Cynthia Willet Children’s Hospital Saturday in preparation for Valentine’s Da… Read more.
Award-winning Savannah poet shares his passion for art with community
The Governor of Georgia recognized Marquice Williams for his spoken word poetry and his work to spread his passion. Williams teaches speech, writing, and poetry to children at the Deep… Read more.
Award-winning Savannah poet shares his passion for art with community
The Governor of Georgia recognized Marquice Williams for his spoken word poetry and his work to spread his passion. Williams teaches speech, writing, and poetry to children at the Deep… Read more.
SCAD presents ‘Black Artists in Music’concert
From Beyonce to Sam Cooke, Whitney Houston to Stevie Wonder, this Black History Month you can enjoy a show featuring the music of true icons. Read more.
SCAD presents ‘Black Artists in Music’concert
From Beyonce to Sam Cooke, Whitney Houston to Stevie Wonder, this Black History Month you can enjoy a show featuring the music of true icons. Read more.
Jason Aldean coming to Savannah: Enmarket Arena to play host to Rock ‘n’ Roll Cowboy Tour
Jason Aldean brings his Rock ‘n’ Roll Cowboy Tour to the Enmarket Arena on Saturday, October 1. Read more.
Jason Aldean coming to Savannah: Enmarket Arena to play host to Rock ‘n’ Roll Cowboy Tour
Jason Aldean brings his Rock ‘n’ Roll Cowboy Tour to the Enmarket Arena on Saturday, October 1. Read more.

What’s Happenin’


Today

Bruce Davidson: Face to Face » Telfair Museums
Bruce Davidson: Face to Face is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Bruce Davidson: Face to Face » Telfair Museums
Bruce Davidson: Face to Face is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Contemporary Spotlight: New Acquisitions from the Brandywine Workshop » Telfair Museums
Contemporary Spotlight: New Acquisitions from the Brandywine Workshop is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Contemporary Spotlight: New Acquisitions from the Brandywine Workshop » Telfair Museums
Contemporary Spotlight: New Acquisitions from the Brandywine Workshop is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond » Telfair Museums
Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond » Telfair Museums
Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Sips at The Station
Sips at the Station is Savannah’s best networking event benefiting our community and encouraging guests to discover all things local! Read more.
Sips at The Station
Sips at the Station is Savannah’s best networking event benefiting our community and encouraging guests to discover all things local! Read more.

Wednesday

Thursday

The Legendary Shack Shakers, Pine Hill Haints (CANCELED)
The Legendary Shack Shakers, Pine Hill Haints (CANCELED) Hosted By Intrinsic Events and The Wormhole Presents. Event starts on Thursday, 17 February 2022 and happening at The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub… Read more.
The Legendary Shack Shakers, Pine Hill Haints (CANCELED)
The Legendary Shack Shakers, Pine Hill Haints (CANCELED) Hosted By Intrinsic Events and The Wormhole Presents. Event starts on Thursday, 17 February 2022 and happening at The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub… Read more.
Creative Coast February Social @ Service Brewing | Service Brewing Co.
Creative Coast February Social @ Service Brewing happening at Service Brewing Co., 574 Indian Street, Savannah, United States on Thu Feb 17 2022 at 05:30 pm to 07:30 pm Read more.
Creative Coast February Social @ Service Brewing | Service Brewing Co.
Creative Coast February Social @ Service Brewing happening at Service Brewing Co., 574 Indian Street, Savannah, United States on Thu Feb 17 2022 at 05:30 pm to 07:30 pm Read more.

Friday

Flosstradamus at Elan Savannah (Fri, February 18th)
Flosstradamus at Elan Savannah (Fri, February 18th) Hosted By Elan Savannah. Event starts on Friday, 18 February 2022 Register or Buy Tickets, Price… Read more.
Flosstradamus at Elan Savannah (Fri, February 18th)
Flosstradamus at Elan Savannah (Fri, February 18th) Hosted By Elan Savannah. Event starts on Friday, 18 February 2022 Register or Buy Tickets, Price… Read more.
Cheating Alethia back at The Wormhole
Cheating Alethia w/ White Lighter Club and Sleeper Signal (Nashville) Hosted By The Wormhole. Event starts on Friday, and happening at The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music… Read more.
Cheating Alethia back at The Wormhole
Cheating Alethia w/ White Lighter Club and Sleeper Signal (Nashville) Hosted By The Wormhole. Event starts on Friday, and happening at The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music… Read more.
Cole Swindell DOWN TO THE BAR TOUR 2022 at Savannah Civic Center – Johnny Mercer Theatre 7:30 PM – Live Nation
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Cole Swindell DOWN TO THE BAR TOUR 2022 at Savannah Civic Center – Johnny Mercer Theatre 7:30 PM – Live Nation
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Ken Trimmins Quartet
Ken Trimmins Quartet Hosted By Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant. Event starts on Friday and happening at Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant, Savannah, GA. Register… Read more.
Ken Trimmins Quartet
Ken Trimmins Quartet Hosted By Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant. Event starts on Friday and happening at Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant, Savannah, GA. Register… Read more.

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“My paintings are like an unfolding of events,” says artist Deborah Oden about her work in ‘Tilting At Windmills,’ now on display at RO3 Gallery. Read more about this body of work via the link in our bio.


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