Art Alive!

Mark your calendar for AIDS Alabama’s  Art Alive! event on Saturday, July 27th from 6pm-9pm at Canary Gallery! Watch local artists create unique, original artwork during the event. Enjoy scrumptious food from El Barrio and complimentary beer, wine, and sangria. Works created during the event will be available through a silent auction, and other completed pieces of work from the artists will be available for purchase as well.

Featured Artists:

Anna Lyle

Chris Davis

Claire Godbee

Jon Osborne

Michael Molay

Paul Cordes Wilm 

Roger Torbert

Tim Blanton

Work by Eric Johnson Art and jewelry by Hunter Bell will be available in our gallery.

Art Decor Exhibition

A regional fair for the world of beautiful things with the themes garden, home and lifestyle, that will also be held in many other places in Birmingham. Characteristic of the Lifestyle are the impressive venues creating unique meeting places and harmonious settings for the products.

10 reasons every post-grad should move to Birmingham

Here’s a picture of me walking across a stage, shaking hands with my university’s President (hey Dr. Bennett), and being handed the most expensive piece of paper I’ll ever hold. I had no idea what I was doing with my life starting the next morning. Can you see the joy and fear mixing in my eyes?

I graduated from college in May 2019. Starting approximately June 1, 2018, I was asked this question over, and over, and over again. You know the one: “So, what’s next?” Now, this was certainly well-intended and asked out of genuine curiosity. However, for a senior in college with no clue what they’re doing for spring break, much less with the rest of their lives, it can be a bit panic-inducing. College students, post-grads: have no fear! I’ve got your answer to the dreaded question right here- keep reading to find out!

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5 reasons not to miss Trove’s Grand Opening this Saturday in Woodlawn. Hint: massage is one of them.

Looking for something to do this Saturday? Make sure you add the grand opening of a new Birmingham business to your calendar! On Saturday, June 22 from 9AM to 2PM at 5532 1st Avenue N, Birmingham, AL 35212, Trove Design Shop and Melissa Jane, LMT will celebrate a joint grand opening.  Here are 5 reasons not to miss it.

The cutest flower truck. Photo via Trove Design Shop on Facebook
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(Photos) Sneak a peek at artists attending Birmingham Art Crawl’s 5th anniversary celebration June 6 at The Pizitz

Artists at Birmingham Art Crawl. Photo via Birmingham Art Crawl on Facebook

The Birmingham Art Crawl is turning 5! Come out to The Pizitz this Thursday, June 6 from 10AM-9PM for art allll day. There will be poetry readings from Bards & Brews, live music from The Jason Grubbs Trio in the courtyard and access to some tasty eats + drinks! Keep reading to get a sneak peek at what local #BirminghamArtists will be there plus the ultimate guide to a night at The Pizitz!

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Yoga in the Gallery

Join Shannon Hancock and Kerry Burgess in Space One Eleven’s Visual Arts Gallery for a truly unique experience. Practice yoga and view Space One Eleven’s current visual arts exhibition, The BOMB, curated by Atlanta-based artist Larry Anderson. Combine your appreciation of art with an exploration of the idea of Ahimsa, or non-violence, through a yoga class for all levels. The class will combine a lively Ashtanga Yoga-based flow with the deeply relaxing postures of Somatic Yoga. Class will be set to live guitar music and paired with a short talk on the current exhibition.

$15

Drop-in

Open to all ages and skill levels. (Minors should be accompanied by an adult.)

Call (205) 328-0553 ext. 24 or email KristenJMcArthur@SpaceOneEleven.org with questions.

Drop-in Art Night: Mixed Media Valentines

Drop-in Art Night is back February 8, 2019 with a Mixed Media Valentines project led by Birmingham artist Ashley Wingo! Show your loved ones you care by giving them a real work of art this Valentine’s Day. All skill levels and ages are welcome!

The cost is $20, and enjoy a drink on us!
Proceeds support Space One Eleven’s year round art classes and art camps for children and youth.
Payments are accepted at the door in cash, check, or credit card.

For more information on Drop-in Art Night, please contact Kristen J. McArthur at KristenJMcArthur@SpaceOneEleven.org or by phone at (205) 328-0553 ext. 24.

ARTfix! Representing the Figure with Andy Jordan

February 3-24
Sundays 2-4

Space One Eleven is offering a four week figure workshop led by artist Andy Jordan. Participants will choose their preferred medium to develop methods for representing the human figure from live models. This class is for intermediate to advanced students

Age: 18+
Cost: $120

the BOMB: Exhibition Opening Reception

Exhibition opening: Friday, January 25, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00pm

On display January 25 – March 1, 2019

Anne Arrasmith Gallery at Space One Eleven

2407 Second Avenue North

Downtown Birmingham

Free and open to the public

Exhibiting artists: Larry Jens Anderson, Temme Barkin-Leeds, Jim Braude, Sarah Emerson, Tom Ferguson, Richard Mafong, Kieran Barnett Moore, Chris Revelle, Claudia Smigrod, Jonathan Terranova, Brad Thomas/Thomas Gleaner, Mark Vallen, Stephen Wilkes

 

Space One Eleven has invited artist Larry Jens Anderson to guest curate “the BOMB.” The exhibition will explore ways artists have been processing this subject as a response to historic and current events. It is by using camp humor, plays on words, ironic twists and other creative methodologies that these artists have arrived at images.

 

Born two years after the atomic bombs were dropped in Japan, Anderson grew up in the age of “duck and cover” and bomb shelters. Anderson notes that in his adulthood, he is now concerned about suicide bombers, IEDs, school bombings, who has a nuclear bomb and the fact they should not have one, and that his concern of this daily news is not unique to him.

 

The exhibition will be on display through March 1, 2019.

 

Larry Jens Anderson was born and lived his first eighteen years in the rural community of Randall, Kansas—population seventy-five. Anderson is retired from teaching art in Atlanta colleges for over 30 years, SCAD Atlanta for 6 years and the Atlanta College of Art before that.  Along with his teaching, he has exhibited extensively. His drawings, paintings, videos, installations touching on human rights issues have been exhibited in such important institutions as the National Museum of Australia, is in the Museum of Modern Art’s book collection, and are included in such local collections as the High Museum of Art plus the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. In addition to his career as an artist and instructor, Anderson was a founding member of TABOO, an artist collective that existed for eleven years curating, producing events, and exhibiting.

 

About Space One Eleven:

Space One Eleven is supported, in part, by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Additional support comes from Space One Eleven’s Board of Directors, friends of Space One Eleven, corporate and individual donors and volunteers.

 

(Event image: Domestic Damocles, Kieran Barnett Moore)

Figure Drawing: Figure, Ground and Space with David Baird

This class will focus on drawing the figure from observation. We will place the figure in relationship to its surroundings by using large abstract shapes and positive and negative spacial relationships. Softer graphite pencil will be used to make the process more painterly and enhance the form using a subtle chiaroscuro.  All skill levels are welcome.  
Saturday, January 12, 10am – 4pm. $145, supplies needed. $50 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit required to hold your place. Call 870-0480 to sign up!

Exploring Encaustic with Maralyn Wilson​

​Dazzling the art community with her innovative Encaustic techniques, Maralyn Wilson will be bringing her creativity to Forstall Art Center! This workshop is for all levels: advanced to beginners. For those of you who are advanced, please bring an idea and supplies to do a specific project. Beginners, don’t worry, you will get all the help and technical advice you need to create your masterpiece. Some of the techniques we will cover will be India ink on rice paper, India ink on wax, collaging, transferring images to the wax, stenciling, and incising. We hope you can join us; it will be a fun and productive day! MOST SUPPIES PROVIDED. $50 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit required to hold your place.

Hallie Ringle of Harlem, New York selected to be Birmingham Museum of Art’s newest Hugh Kaul Curator for Contemporary Art; plans to begin work on November 1st

Hallie Ringle, the Birmingham Museum of Art’s new Curator of Contemporary Art. Photo via the Birmingham Museum of Art

 

The Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) has named Hallie Ringle the new Hugh Kaul Curator for Contemporary Art. Ringle will be coming to Birmingham from her current home of New York where she works in Harlem at the Studio Museum as an assistant curator. She will begin working at the BMA on November 1, 2018.

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