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!Continue reading “10 reasons every post-grad should move to Birmingham”
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.Continue reading “5 reasons not to miss Trove’s Grand Opening this Saturday in Woodlawn. Hint: massage is one of them.”
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!Continue reading “(Photos) Sneak a peek at artists attending Birmingham Art Crawl’s 5th anniversary celebration June 6 at The Pizitz”
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.
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 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.
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
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
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)
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.
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.
The final Art On The Rocks offered entertainment to downtown Birmingham with artist collaborations, interactive performances, food, cocktails and Tank and the Bangas.
If it’s special enough to frame, it deserves to be preserved, and that’s exactly what Four Corners Gallery can do with your mementos.
Mary Jean Henke, born in Birmingham, Alabama. A painter for more than 30 years, Henke is one of the owners and founders of Artists Incorporated Gallery in Vestavia Hills, AL.
Birmingham artist with iconic works throughout the city
Does Birmingham have an art scene? I met a talented and very successful local artist who has been creating art here for many years. Brad Morton’s work exemplifies Birmingham’s industrial past, yet is organic and full of movement and life.
You might have seen Brad Morton’s sculptures around the city or even around the country. Meet the man who makes giant metal birds soar through the air.
As a relative newcomer to Birmingham, I still find Sloss Furnaces fascinating and strange. The sheer scale and size of the stacks and structures never fail to impress, but it’s the details, the random industrial stuff inside that captures my attention every time. Check out my photo gallery below, click on pics to enlarge.