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.

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)

ARTFix! Printmaking with Paul Williamson

January 5 – February 9, 2019
Saturdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Space One Eleven is offering a six week introductory-style printmaking workshop led by artist Paul Williamson. Invented in China nearly two thousand years ago, printmaking is still a viable and exciting art medium today. This class, for high school-aged through adults, will expose students to several types of printmaking, including monoprinting, collagraphy, transfer, and relief, resulting in students producing multiple prints for each fun and creative printmaking type. Open to all skill levels.

Age 15+
Cost: $240, includes most supplies.

Teaching Artist bio: With a Fine Arts degree from Huntingdon College and a Master’s degree in Art Education from the University of Montevallo, Paul Williamson has been teaching art and exhibiting his artwork for nearly three decades.  This award winning instructor loves motivating his students to succeed in their creativity so that they grow as artists.

Holiday Drop-in Art Night

On Friday, December 14th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Space One Eleven is hosting a Holiday Craft Drop-in Art Night! Join us to create artful hand-made gifts for your friends and family with local Birmingham artists.

Lily Reeves, a sculptor working in a range of media, will teach you how to create mobiles from found objects and hand-made wire sculptures. Sarah Gurganus, a local fiber artist and handwork teacher will help you create lovely holiday ornaments for your window or tree; and print-maker Paul Williamson will guide you through the process of printing your own holiday cards from hand-made woodblock prints.

The cost is $20 per project, and enjoy a drink on us!
Payments are accepted at the door in cash, check, or credit card.

Plan on Dropping in or interested in the event? Let us know on our Facebook Event page! 

For more information on Drop-in Art Night, please call Kristen J. McArthur at (205) 328-0553 ext. 24.

Women with their Work III: Materiality Open Gallery with Artist Talks

Women with their Work III: Materiality is the third and final exhibition in Space One Eleven’s Women with their Work series, which is co-curated by Dr. Jessica Dallow of UAB and Space One Eleven’s Peter Prinz. Artists in the exhibition are Sara Garden Armstrong, Janice Kluge, and Camille Goulet of Birmingham; Erin Cunningham and Beili Liu of Austin; and Shervone Neckles of Queens.

 

Space One Eleven is holding an Open Gallery event, which will include artist talks by Sara Garden Armstrong and Janice Kluge. Free and open to the public.

 

If you are able to attend, please respond to Amanda Crist at (205)328-0553 or AmandaCrist@SpaceOneEleven.org.

16 art classes to register for in Birmingham during the month of October, including candle making at ArtPlay and embroidery at the Birmingham Museum of Art

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Grab your friends and head to an art class at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Photo via Birmingham Museum of Art

Keep your creativity flowing when you register for art classes in Birmingham. From pottery and ceramics to drawing painting and even embroidery, here are 16 classes to choose from.

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