February 12th is recognized as "Georgia Day" and celebrates the anniversary of the state's colonial founding.
To celebrate, SCAD honored 10 women who have had a major influence on Savannah. Sculpted portraits of each of the women were unveiled at Friday's event and will now hang in SCAD's Arnold Hall on Bull Street.
The inaugural "Savannah Women of Vision" event highlighted the lives and contributions of women from Juliette Gordon Low and Flannery O'Connor, to Nancy Lewis and Alice Andrew Jepson.
"There's so many women who made such important contributions to Savannah over the ages, which I wanted to start back in the beginning days of the colony and honor some important women up to the present,” said SCAD Founder/President Paula Wallace.
Wallace hopes Friday's event marks the start of a movement of honoring women in Savannah going forward.