Monday, April 19, 2010

Daniel Amrhein at AASU BFA exhibition

The opening reception for AASU's BFA exhibition is this Friday, 6:30 pm, Suite 1216 on the 1st floor of the Savannah Mall. The artists will each give a short talk about their work. Refreshments are provided by Bonefish Grill and Polk's Fresh Produce Market. This event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition will run from April 23-May 9th, Mon.-Fri. 2-8 pm, Sat. 12-8 pm, and Sun. 12-6 pm.

Come check this out, my boyfriend will be there along with his awesome paintings and jewelry!

painting copyright Daniel Amrhein

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Barcelona chair

This little illustration is for a blog about the first 24e Furniture Design Awards tomorrow night. I could not pass up the opportunity to depict one of my very favorite chairs, Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona chair! I painted it a nice red-orange because I am a little bit obsessed with that color right now.
So, if anybody's out there, what is your favorite chair?

Friday, February 12, 2010

spread the love

Confession: I love Valentine's Day. I don't love the cheesy, stereotypical ads, or the marginalization of single people, or the emphasis on indiscriminate consumption. However, when you scrape all that away, it's just a day to tell people that you love them, and I think that's pretty awesome.
While you're at it this Valentine's Day, how about showing a little love to local businesses? Besides helping the local economy, shopping local can be a great way to find a gift that is as unique as your relationship.
I've been doing a series of Valentine's Day blogs for the South, highlighting interesting places to stay, shop, and play in Savannah. Check it out, and enjoy!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Inn Love

Need some help creating some Valentine's Day magic? Check out my latest blog at, Guide to Valentine's Day: Inn Love? Stay tuned for the rest of the series this week!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Check out some of my latest blogs on the South:
Choices: Romeo + Juliet
Sounds of the South
Diana Eng: Fashion Geek
Check Your PULSE
Two Weeks of Psychotronic Cinema
I wish I could go to the Romeo and Juliet performance, but alas, I will be working. The pics from past performances look amazing, and I'm sure this performance will be just as fabulous!

Thursday, January 28, 2010


I can't wait for spring. Don't get me wrong, I've been enjoying the cool weather, but I'm tired of gray and brown. I want, nay, I need fuchsia, violet, scarlet, some happy orange, yellow, and gold. I need some green trees. I need the sun shining through little baby leaves of chartreuse. Patience, you say? What's that?

Friday, January 15, 2010


Sometimes the daily grind gets me down, but when I look around me and remember that I'm living in this gorgeous, historic city, it makes even the tedious errands and chores seem pleasant.
Lately I have been trying to leave early enough that I can park at the Savannah Civic Center and walk to work. It's kind of a hike, but it allows me to enjoy quite a few squares and beautiful old houses on my way.
I did these quick pen and ink drawings a while back, and totally forgot I had done them. They're a nice excuse to go sit in the park, and a good exercise for my rusty drawing skills! I am definitely going to be doing more of these when it gets a little warmer out.

This statue features General James Oglethorpe, the founder of Georgia. Mr. Oglethorpe is facing south, towards Spanish Florida, hence the drawn sword. You'd think this monument would be in Oglethorpe Square, but you'd be wrong. For some reason it's actually in Chippewa Square. Random movie fact: The Forrest Gump park bench scene was shot on the north end of Chippewa Square!
I love this house! This sketch really doesn't do it justice at all. When I lived by Forsyth Park, I would walk by this house every day on my way to class. I think it deserves a better portrait, so this will be first on my list of plein-air sketching spots.