Disaster Preparedness Workshop

Join United Way of Central Alabama’s Financial Stability Partnership as they host Plan & Prepare: Disaster Preparedness Workshop. At this free event, learn how to be better prepared as an individual or family, document storage tools, receive tips to build an emergency kit, and create a disaster checklist. The lunch and learn will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 11:30am-1:00pm. Representatives from ABC 33/40, ServisFirst Bank, 211 Connects Alabama, Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services Disaster Preparedness, Jefferson County EMA, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and Jefferson County Department of Health will be present. Please register for this free event at https://www.uwca.org/event/disaster-preparedness-speed-networking-free-lunch-learn/.

Judith Tankard: Garden Artists of the Arts and Crafts Movement

Join renowned author and landscape historian Judith Tankard for a visual journey through one of the most iconic eras in garden design.

Join renowned author and landscape historian Judith Tankard for a visual journey through one of the most iconic eras in garden design. Drawing from the newly revised edition of her classic Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement, Tankard will discuss the important principles of garden design in the early 1900s and explore the role these gardens played in the visual arts, including examples from the BMA’s own collection. Prior to the talk, please join us for complimentary drinks outdoors in the Red Mountain Garden Club Memorial Garden. A book signing will follow the lecture.

 

Judith B. Tankard received an M.A. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and taught at the Landscape Institute, Harvard University for 20 years. She is the author of 10 books on landscape history.

 

Proceeds benefit the Red Mountain Garden Club Memorial Garden at the Birmingham Museum of Art. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact 205-297-8088.

 

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Red Mountain Reading Series at Jefferson State Community College

The Red Mountain Reading Series presents a reading and workshop by Max Everhart. Everhart is the author of the Eli Sharpe mystery series including Go Go Gato, Split to Splinters (#2), and Ed, Not Eddie (#3). Split to Splinters was a finalist for the Shamus Award in the Best P.I. Original Paperback category in 2016. His other books are Alphabet Land, a crime thriller featuring a “problem-solver” known only as The Rook, and All the Different Ways Love Can Feel, a short story collection. His fiction has won or been nominated for Best of the Net, AWP Intro Journals Award, Glimmer Train’s New Writer Award, and the Pushcart Prize. His stories, essays, and articles have appeared in gravel, The Citron Review, Everyday Fiction, CutBank, Elysian Fields Quarterly, Potomac Review, Shotgun Honey, juked, Slow Trains Journal, The State, News and Press, OC87 Diaries, and Portable Magic: The Authors First Anthology.

Max lives with his family in South Carolina and is an English instructor at Florence Darlington Technical College. Find him on the web atmaxeverhart.com, or check out his parenting blog at breakfastwithharry.wordpress.com.

The reading will take place at 11:30 am and the workshop at 2:30 pm. Both events will be held in the Health Sciences Building 156, Shelby-Hoover Campus, 4600 Valleydale Road, Birmingham, AL 35242. Both events are free and open to the public.

Red Mountain Reading Series at Jefferson State Community College

The Red Mountain Reading Series presents Daniel “Jose” Carr. Trumpeter extraordinaire and member of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, Carr also serves as Director of Music Education for the AJHF. Per the AJHF Facebook page, Carr “has been a mainstay of Birmingham’s jazz community. He currently hosts a Tuesday night jam session at B.O.S.S. Ultra Bar and Lounge located in downtown Birmingham.” His lecture will also feature a musical performance and jam session with students—bring your instruments! Co-sponsored with the JSCC Black History Committee.

This event will take place at the Shelby-Hoover Campus of Jefferson State, 4600 Valleydale Road, Birmingham, AL 35242, in the Health Sciences Building Multipurpose Room. The reading is free and open to the public.

A Weather Eye: Dutch Painters Invent Atmosphere

Join us for the the principal lecture of the exhibition Opulence in Disguise: The Netherlands Golden Age, featuring John Walsh, Director Emeritus of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

Join us for the the principal lecture of the exhibition Opulence in Disguise: The Netherlands Golden Age, featuring John Walsh, Director Emeritus of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

A renowned expert on Flemish art, Walsh has written a number of articles and catalogs on the subject of 17th century Dutch paintings and is the author of many acclaimed books, including Jan Steen, The Drawing Lesson, and The J. Paul Getty Museum and Its Collections: A Museum for the New Century.

Prior to his directorship at the Getty, Walsh was a paintings curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has taught courses on the history of art at Columbia and Harvard University, and he is currently a visiting professor in the Department of the History of Art at Yale University.

Sixteenth Eivor and Alston Callahan Asian Art Lecture

In this special lecture, art historian John Seyller Ph.D, will illuminate the illustrious career of a previously unknown Mughal court painter, Abd al-Karim, who until recently was only known as the Bodleian Painter.

In Pursuit of Excellence: The Art of ‘Abd al-Karim, Master Painter of Bijapur

In this special lecture, art historian John Seyller Ph.D, will illuminate the illustrious career of a previously unknown Mughal court painter, Abd al-Karim, who until recently was only known as the Bodleian Painter. Dr. Seyller will demonstrate how this unknown artist, under the tutelage of his master Farrukh Beg, affected the traditions of painting in Bijapur and went on to create a lasting legacy for his work.