Head on out to IBERIABANK in Fultondale on September 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 for Art After Dark, a free event featuring an evening of live music, snacks and the opportunity to meet some of Jefferson County’s brightest artisans.
Thanks to IBERIABANK (Directions here) and the North Jefferson Arts Alliance, you’re invited to mix and mingle with local creatives while enjoying the musical stylings of Birmingham’s own Glen and Libba, the award-winning acoustic duo that’s been playing in various incarnations in Birmingham since 1978. The best part is that admission to Art After Dark is FREE!
Come out and experience endeavors by local artists, who will be exhibiting their work and sharing their creative visions. You can even take home some local flair!
Art After Dark Featured Artists
Portia Williams won the 2017 Black Creek Arts Festival “Best in Show” designation for her self-taught mixed media pieces that feature her eclectic tastes and experimentation with color, texture and design. She fuses a mixture of paint, found objects and personal pieces into her work.
Williams’ bio highlights her bold ventures into painting and beyond.
“Art is the process of revelation, and it is my wonderful challenge to channel and interpret the unimagined and unspoken into the realm of the perceived—to express beyond what the written or spoken word can convey.
“I am a largely self-taught mixed media artist with a passion for creative connection and fearless innovation.”
You’ll also get a chance to meet and experience the photography of Pam Smith, owner of Nature Reflections Photography.
Smith and holds a B.S., M.S. and Ed.S degrees in music education from Jacksonville State University. After a successful career as a band director, she retired in June 2011 to purse her interest in nature photography.
A safari to Africa in 2002 awakened a serious passion for nature photography, and she has returned to Africa six times to experience the its wonders and beauty. Don’t miss her up-close and personal photos and DVDs of wildlife and the natural world via her globe-trotting travels.
Kerry Leasure, with Here a Chick There a Chick will showcase her one-of-a-kind statement jewelry that combines her love of the written word with antique and found treasures.
“I create jewelry out of vintage and found objects,” Leader told Bham Now. “Each piece tells a unique story.”
“I’m a southern chick, mom to three chicks and I find the objects for my pieces here, there—you get the idea!”
The Cottage Industry Soap Company will also be on hand with handmade bath and body products, all made from premium, upscale and organic ingredients.
The North Jefferson Arts Alliance is a collaborative nonprofit organization with volunteer and members dedicated to ensuring that arts education and expression are constant in the lives of the citizens of Northern Jefferson County.