Monthly Archives: December 2015

Year in Review

2015 was extraordinary at Judge Realty. As our tenth year in business commenced, we set a goal to make the most of our time and commitment to the community by giving back and highlighting how we got to a decade in business.Year in Review | Judge Realty

Savannah Mossterpiece | As one of the largest highlights in Savannah this year, the event featured the first ever eco-friendly public art project in the Southeast. Using moss as a medium, artist Jamie Bourgeois transformed the facade of the Judge Realty office to reflect sustainability, community and growth. The response from the community was incredible, provoking new conversations of how a city views public art.

To celebrate the installation and the 10 year anniversary, Judge Realty held a fundraiser for Art Rise Savannah, to help raise funds and awareness for public art projects and other community art projects. Local artists donated decorated terra cotta pots as silent auction items. The event was able to raise over $2,500 for Art Rise.Year in Review | Judge Realty

Georgia Trend 40 Under 40 | Each year Georgia Trend magazine chooses a hand-full of Georgian business leaders who have shown exemplary commitment to their community through their business. In the 2015 year, Georgia Trend selected Lori Judge as one of the top 40 under 40 making a difference in the State and community.

In September, Lori was given recognition of the award in Atlanta, Georgia.. Georgia Trend highlighted Lori’s excellence in supporting the arts community, promoting eco-friendly and sustainable communities as well as advancing business.Year in Review | Judge Realty

The Power of the Sun | This year Judge Realty installed solar panels on the roof of the office in downtown Savannah, allowing them to operate solely on solar power energy.

Very few commercial buildings have installed solar panels in historic downtown Savannah. Judge Realty’s goal is that by being one of the first to have a commercial property run solely on solar energy, a city wide trend in committing to saving energy will start.Year in Review | Judge Realty

Judge Realty Permanent Collection | The Judge Realty Permanent Collection started in early 2014. Built to showcase a private collection that is open to the public, the pieces are on rotation for guests and patrons to enjoy at Judge Realty.

Presently, with over 30 pieces in the collection, Judge Realty aims to support local and regional artists and help the creative community thrive. Throughout the 2015 year, Judge Realty increased the collection by acquiring regional artists such as Jimmy O’Neal, Katherine Sandoz and Hiromi Moneyhun.

We look forward to so many new and exciting announcements in 2016. We wish everyone a safe and wonderful holiday season!

Moth-terpieces

Moth-terpieces | Judge Realty Permanent Art Collection

This week we explore the Judge Realty permanent art collection and one of the newest pieces Moth #1 by paper cut artist Hiromi Moneyhun.

Moth #1 was included in the exhibition Story Line: Wiley, Howard and Moneyhun, the marquee visual art event of Westobou Festival held every year in Augusta, Georgia. Curated by Susan Laney of Laney Contemporary, the exhibition explored social, mythical and cultural themes connected by the most foundational of artistic ideas – the line.Moth-terpieces | Judge Realty Permanent Art Collection

Moneyhun, originally from Kyoto, Japan, moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 2004, where she began to expand her craft. Using the tradition of Kiri-e, or Japanese paper cutting, Moneyhun exercises an exacting method to produce hand-cut paper works of astounding complexity and rich detail. Beginning with a line drawing, the artist uses a fine blade knife-wielded technique with a remarkably steady hand to carve the image out of black archival paper. The delicate works are then mounted away from the wall, creating textured patterns of light and shadow.

With no formal training, Moneyhun has developed a unique voice combining traditional Japanese visual art forms with the modernity. The most obvious reference is to Edo period Japanese woodblock prints (moku hanga), which had a major influence on her early budding artist mind.

As with woodblock prints, Moneyhun’s three-dimensional cut paper pieces are the result of a multi-step process, which produces an art that is at once amusingly lighthearted and startlingly alive. Her pieces invite the viewer to reach out and touch the images. Like the works of all the great masters, Moneyhun’s pieces are best appreciated when viewed in person.

The Judge Realty Permanent Collection started in early 2014. Built to showcase a private collection that is open to the public, the pieces are on rotation for guests and passerbyers to enjoy. They are very pleased to add Moneyhun’s Moth #1 to their collection. Presently, with over 30 pieces of art, Judge Realty aims to support local and regional artists and help the creative community thrive.

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