Four Corners is celebrating our Sculpture show in a special way this year…

Judy Mooney’s Crab Lady

Four Corners is celebrating our Sculpture show in a special way this year. As a special honor to Judy Mooney, Four Corners Gallery will donate a portion of the proceeds from the show to fund a scholarship in Judy’s name offered by the Nobis project.

Nobis Project, an educational non-profit based in Savannah, GA, believes that education has the power to rekindle the   connection between education and citizenry, ethics and empathy. Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Christen Clougherty, recalls a conversation with Judy Mooney.

“Judy was a remarkable woman who embodied many of the core values of the Nobis Project. I remember asking her how she was able to gain the trust of individuals to let her sculpt them. She shared that the most important part of forming relationships is the act of listening. Of really listening, without judgement, and without interruption. Holding the space for others and to be present in their presence. It is this same line of thinking that we introduce educators to during our five-day Savannah program.”

Judy is the reason we have this show. She encouraged my vision of more bronze and clay artists participating in a sculpture show. She had a number of folks she gathered with to sculpt in her studio behind her sweet Savannah home under the oaks, we met and discussed the first sculpture show at the gallery.

Four Corners offers the largest collection of sculptures in the area with diverse subjects.

Artists include Judy Mooney, Glo Coalson, Susie Chisholm, Fran Kaminsky, Mary Adams as well as Mike and Harriet Jandrlich.

by Mike and Harriet Jandrlich

Harriet and Mike Jandrlich create pieces individually and in partnership. Harriet, studying sculpture for over 17 years now strives to capture the spirit of her model in her works. She has a diverse subject matter whereas Mike her husband prefers African art and Modigliani stylizing for his subjects. During their recovery from Irma …unable to use their studio space they had both taken a painting class to feed their creative souls both will have a painting on display along with their sculptures this year.


by Glo Coalson

Glo Coalson is always a crowd pleaser. She has always had a bonding with the land, ancestors and the animals that roam the wild. She has a long history in illustration as well. She has had over thirty children’s books published. She continues to explore subjects through clay and bronze after her education at Columbia University.

Part of Glo’s collection has always reflected early American history of the Low Country representative of some of those peoples that were often unrecognized for their contribution to life here. This year she is offering us a collection of musicians. You can see where she has made loose swipes of the clay with her hands. It is her signature style.


by Mary Adams

Mary Adams is a painter and sculptor who is native to Savannah. She grew up spending months living on the May River with family and friends. Mary began creating sculpture at the Washington Art Association in the 90’s and has studies in Italy with Paul Lucchesi and with Garland Weeks, a noted western sculptor. Mary splits her time between Connecticut and Savannah and teaches sculpting working in water-based clay using models.


Quiet Time by Susie Chisholm

Susie Chisholm continues her quest of how to tackle the scale of life size and larger with her permanent installations all over the country. She had a substantial installation at Perdue University recently consisting of three larger than life figures. Having a childhood full of creativity, it is not surprising Susie is so talented. She painted a number of projects at Savannah science museum this made her creative interest grow even stronger. She took a 60.00 class on sculpture to get her started and never looked back. Susie studied with various artists both here in the states as well as Italy with the University of Georgia. Her public works are varied and displayed throughout the country.

Judy Mooney is a local favorite, with her genuine gumbo heritage and her love of people. She had such an admiration for peoples and yearned to know more about them and their history as she searched for subjects. As a past VP for YMCA Judy was treasured for her community development work. She shared her stories of the people she had met through her art of sculpting a face, body and creation of a scene. Post retirement Judy began studying art and found herself most comfortable with clay. But, to her surprise it seemed sculpture was her next career. Judy always looked toward the sky for her next challenge nothing was too much.

by Fran Kaminsky

It wasn’t until after her retirement in 2001 that Fran Kaminsky’s new passion began to take form. As an admirer and collector of Glenna Goodacre and Frank Hart, she was drawn to the medium by her love of portraits. First encouraged and mentored by renowned Savannah-based sculptor Susie Chisholm, known locally for the Johnny Mercer sculpture in Ellis Square, and the late Judy Mooney, Fran now focuses on her figures during weeklong retreats several times a year in North Carolina.

“When you’re painting, it’s really about color and getting color right to make it look real,” Kaminsky says. “When you’re sculpting, you’re making a three-dimensional object that is real. You don’t have to worry about color for eyes and skin and hair. I just create the illusion, and the viewers eye will do the rest.”

This is an impressive collection of artist’s showing together intertwined in their visions of history, and beauty.