Woodlawn, Birmingham has a brand new two-story tall mural. A balloon, piloted by an intrepid child seems to be coming in for a landing on the open, grassy area across from REV Birmingham’s Social Venture.
If you only have time (or cash) for ten events next week, have I got a list for you! That’s right, it’s a top ten, for events coming next week! I try to include youtube links to music when I can, so don’t click things if you’re at work and aren’t using headphones. In the spirit of different strokes for different folks and not actually having seen them yet, I’m not going to rank any of these.
Amos Lee – Playing at the Alabama Theatre Feb 28th, doors open 7.30PM. Read more
So I’ve noticed there hasn’t been an “upcoming events” post in a while – we seem to be focusing on single events. And to top it all off, birmingham365 is giving me an error page on my laptop. So I’ll do it myself! Coming up this week in Birmingham (keep in mind that none of the artist links should be considered worksafe unless your job is to listen to music)…
In its 3rd year, Sloss Fest has become quite the anticipated event within Birmingham.
For the past week, teaser photos have been posted by the twitter and Instagram account to spark interest into the line up, and its finally here!
The Birmingham Museum of Art has been hard at work preparing for the creation and opening of the largest contemporary art exhibition in the museum’s history.
“What I love about contemporary art is that there is no right or wrong way to look at it. You don’t have to have a lot of background about art. What you bring to the work is how you interpret it.”
-Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
See Bham Now’s special preview of what visitors have in store.
“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.” -Elie Wiesel
Here’s an activity I do with my art students: we walk through the hallways and class rooms as I point to different things like the carpets, the windows, the computers, and so on, and I ask them if what I am pointing to is art.