In lieu of Valentine flowers go to “My Heart through Art” benefiting Black Warrior Riverkeeper on February 8

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“My Heart through Art” at the Liz Lane Gallery in Homewood on Friday, February 8th, 5:30PM  to 7:00PM. Photo from the Black Warrior Riverkeeper Facebook page

Forget flowers for Valentine’s Day. We just found the best place to purchase a gift for a loved one and show your deep affection for our rivers

Don’t miss “My Heart through Art” at the Liz Lane Gallery in Homewood on Friday, February 8th, 5:30PM  to 7:00PM.

Collection of postcard sized art

“My Heart through Art” at the Liz Lane Gallery in Homewood

Featuring regional artists Liz Lane, Joan Curtis, Lorrie Lane, Ashley Spotswood, Sister Art Pottery and many more, the event will have available for purchase a large collection of postcard sized art perfect for sending to one’s Valentine.

Original works, including paper, ceramic and canvas pieces, will begin at $20. Each artist has graciously donated work for this show, so all sales from this collection will go directly to Black Warrior Riverkeeper.

Support nature and clean water

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Michael Kendrick and Rebecca Bearden found impressive biodiversity in the lower Black Warrior River’s floodplain. Photo by Nelson Brooke, Black Warrior Riverkeeper

“Art is fed by nature, and without it, art would have little foundation to grow,” said Liz Lane, owner of Liz Lane Gallery. “As artists, we owe our profession to the air we breathe, the earth we walk on, the water we drink, and the beautiful rivers Black Warrior Riverkeeper protects.”

On the evening of February 8th, visitors will enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres. There is no admission cost, but optional donations to Black Warrior Riverkeeper will be accepted.

“We are so grateful that talented artists love nature the way we do and have donated time, ideas and original art to support local water quality,” said Charles Scribner, executive director of Black Warrior Riverkeeper.

Available till Valentine’s Day

“My Heart through Art” at the Liz Lane Gallery in Homewood

If you miss the opening, the collection will be available for purchase the night of the show through Valentines Day, February 14th. A full list of the participating artists can be found at


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Pat Byington
Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.
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