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    Pretty, Much: new work by Virginia Eckinger, Claire Lewis Evans and Anne Herbert

    Presented by PaperWorkers Local at PaperWorkersLocal, Birmingham

    January 15 - February 21, 2016

    New Art Work by Virginia Eckinger, Claire Lewis Evans, and Anne Herbert

    ...more


    Artbreak: Photography

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    February 16, 2016

    On the third Tuesday of each month, the Curator of Education and/or Education Department staff lead visitors on a thirty to forty-five minutes exploration of one work of art in the galleries....more

    Lit House 2: Art. Live Music. Positive Vibes.

    Presented by DoReMe Media Group at Syndicate Lounge, Birmingham

    February 17 - February 18, 2016

    Wednesday, February 17th we are opening up #LitHouse again at Syndicate Lounge. This time we bring you performances by Dirty Souf, Kudoz, The PRBLMS, and ATL-Based group Yako Pack....more

    Duty Free Night

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    March 18 - February 18, 2016

    Friday March 18th, 5-8 pm
    Duty Free Night! In coordination with Third Friday.
    Sip on a cocktail and get your total purchase tax free!*
    Guest bartender is Martha Council - 100% of...more

    Creative Roundtable: The Art of Storytelling

    Presented by Birmingham Creative Roundtable at Lyric Theatre, Birmingham

    February 18, 2016

    This February, Birmingham Creative Roundtable will be celebrating our 3 year anniversary!  We wanted to plan something extra special to share this milestone with you.  This month, our...more

    Third Friday in Forest Park and Tour de Loo

    Presented by Forest Park and South Avondale Merchant Association at Forest Park and South Avondale, Birmingham

    February 19, 2016

    Shop local and enjoy your neighborhood restaurants and shops in Forest Park!

    During the Third Friday events, the Forest Park merchants' loos are transformed into art installations by...more

    Wire Welding Skills

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    February 21, 2016

    Spend an evening learning the basics of wire, or MIG (metal inert gas) welding from Julie Carpenter. You will learn while create something special to take home. This fast paced class is great for...more

    InstaBiz: Instagram Masterclass For Retail Business Owners

    Presented by Small Talk Social

    February 21, 2016

    With over 400 million active monthly users, Instagram has gone from a just a "hip smartphone app" to one of the most popular social media platforms in the world.

    During this extensive...more

    Slow Art Sunday: G.E. Mask and Scarification

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    February 21, 2016

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    Beginner Pottery Workshop-Hand Built Mug

    Presented by Lana B. Hobbs Pottery

    February 23, 2016

    This is a one time pottery workshop that is two hours long. Students will make a hand built mug during the class session. All supplies are included for details visit...more

    Fine Folk Art III - Gallery Exhibit

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana

    January 15 - February 25, 2016

    The Shelby County Arts Council announces our January art exhibit: Fine Folk Art III. Much like the title suggests, these artists from all over come together in their mutual love of Folk Art. Fine...more

    BSC Faculty Exhibition

    Presented by Birmingham-Southern College

    February 5 - February 25, 2016

    Birmingham-Southern College is displaying artwork from its faculty in the Art Department from Feb. 5-25 in the Durbin Gallery of the Kennedy Center/Azar Studios on campus.

    The gallery...more

    Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., printmaker

    Presented by Samford University School of the Arts at Swearingen Hall Art Gallery - Samford University, Birmingham

    February 1 - February 25, 2016

    Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. was a successful computer programmer for AT&T when he saw a printing press at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, and stopped in his tracks. At age 40, he decided that his...more

    Reading Between the Lines: Charles Brooks and the American Presidential Campaign Exhibit

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    January 5 - February 26, 2016

    In honor of the 2016 presidential elections, the Birmingham Public Library will exhibit Reading Between the Lines: Charles Brooks and the American Presidential Campaign in the Fourth...more

    Haitian Vodou Ceremonies, Songs, and Sacred Objects

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    February 26, 2016

    This lecture will discuss Haitian Vodou ceremonies that are dedicated to spirits, called loa. Songs, drumming, and sacred objects such as flags, rattles, and drums are used in the salutation of...more

    Watercolor Workshop with Amy Collins

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    February 27, 2016

    Join Amy Collins in this fun, one-day workshop where she will share her illustrative style of painting with watercolor. Her subject matters varies from landscapes, figures, animals, and still...more

    Microlove

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    January 29 - February 27, 2016

    An annual event featuring miniature paintings and handcrafted jewelry by a 70 artists. 

    Opening receptions:
    Friday, Jan 29, 5:00 - 8:00 pm: sweet treats and...more

    Painting in Watercolor

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    February 27, 2016

    Join Cynthia Massey Parsons for a one-day comprehensive painting in watercolor workshop. Parsons is a Signature Member of the Watercolor Society of Alabama, and she has taught numerous watercolor...more

    Fashion on the Rocks

    Presented by CAB Consulting Agency at Saturn Birmingham, Birmingham

    February 27, 2016

    Fashion on the Rocks is the CAB Agency's flagship event that consists of a fashion centered mixer which hosts a variety of young fashion entrepreneurs and enthusiasts. The FOTR stage gives the...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Children of the Marquis De Bethune Playing with a Dog

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    February 28, 2016

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    Salvador's Deli Call for Artist

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    December 22, 2015 - February 29, 2016

    This competition is open to the public.
    Classes and groups are encouraged to participate.
    Only one work per person or group can be submitted.
    Registration deadline for exhibition...more

    Annual Helen Keller Student Art Show

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    February 1 - February 29, 2016

    Art show featuring visually and hearing impaired children in the State of Alabama. Grand prize winners will be displayed in the historic Helen Keller birthplace in Tuscumbia, AL.  


    Photography Roundtable

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana

    March 2, 2016

    Calling all Shutterbugs!  Join this informal group for discussions that center around your favorite hobby. Amatuers to professionals are invited to attend this open forum. Each...more

    A Conversation on Art and Theology with Dan Siedell

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 2, 2016

    The Museum is pleased to present a panel discussion, A Conversation on Art & Theology with Dan Siedell, in partnership with the Cathedral Church of the Advent’s ongoing Arts + Culture...more

    Intermmediate Wheel Throwing Pottery

    Presented by Lana B. Hobbs Pottery

    January 28 - March 3, 2016

    This course is 6 consecutive weeks. Students will walk through the entire wheel throwing process from a raw lump of clay to a finished product. All supplies included. For details visit...more

    Jonathan Harris Exhibit

    Presented by Leeds Arts Council at Leeds Theatre and Arts Center, Leeds

    February 7 - March 3, 2016

    Jonathan Harris is the Leeds Arts Council's featured artist in February. The public is invited to the opening reception on Sunday, February 7, 2016, 1:30-3:30 pm.

    Jonathan Harris is a...more

    Henna Tattoo Art

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 3, 2016

    Thursday, March 3, at 4:00 p.m. in the Round Auditorium

    Learn the ancient art of henna tattoos. Teens will learn how to create henna designs and receive a temporary henna tattoo. Online...more

    Art & Conversation: Haitian Flags from the Cargo Collection

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 3, 2016

    Ornately beaded and sequined flags, called drapo, play an important role in the Haitian religion of Vodoun. Curator Emily Hanna discusses the many sources of Haitian symbolism, from African...more

    The Refined Art of Collection Building: An Evening with the Experts

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 3, 2016

    The Birmingham Museum of Art and Christie’s present The Refined Art of Collection Building: An Evening with the Experts.

    Diligence, discernment, and discipline are key...more

    Unconventional Wisdom: A group exhibition curated by Nathan Harper

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana

    March 4, 2016

    The Shelby County Arts Council Presents Unconventional Wisdom: a group show curated by Nathan Harper featuring the work of University of Montevallo students and graduates Joseph Whitt, Andrea...more

    Unconventional Wisdom: A group exhibition curated by Nathan Harper

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana

    March 4, 2016

    The Shelby County Arts Council Presents Unconventional Wisdom: a group show curated by Nathan Harper featuring the work of University of Montevallo students and graduates Joseph Whitt,...more

    Pit Firing Workshop

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    February 20 - March 5, 2016

    Experiment with the oldest known technique for firing pottery! During the first class students will use the throwing wheel, or bare hands, to create pieces for firing, the second day will be for...more

    Eivor and Alston Callahan Lecture: India’s Post-Partition Identity and the Cinematic Image

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 5, 2016

    In August 1947, the Independence that India and Pakistan claimed was accompanied by a Partition of the Indian subcontinent, a geographic division that brought large-scale ethnic violence and mass...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Barking Up the Wrong Tree

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 6, 2016

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 6, 2016

    Enjoy delicious, locally-grown dishes from Oscar’s seasonal brunch menu in the beauty and comfort of the Museum with your family and friends.

    Space is limited. To make reservations,...more

    Kids Clay Class

    Presented by Lana B. Hobbs Pottery

    January 25 - March 7, 2016

    This is a 6-week session for kids ages 8-12. We will meet Monday’s after school from 4-6. Students will learn basic skills in both hand building and wheel throwing. Students can expect to take...more

    Real Lives: Observations and Reflections by Dale Kennington

    Presented by The University of Alabama Gallery at University of Alabama Recital Hall, Tuscaloosa

    February 1 - March 11, 2016

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala.— Paintings by contemporary realist and University of Alabama alumna Dale Kennington will be on display from Monday, Feb. 1, to Friday, March 11, at the UA Gallery in the Dinah...more

    9th Annual Celebration of the Arts Luncheon and Fashion Show

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council

    March 12, 2016

    IMAGINE * CREATE * INSPIRE, A Celebration of the Shelby County Arts Council is the 9th Annual fashion show luncheon benefitting the SCAC.  The event is sponsored by the three federated clubs...more

    Visually Impaired Program: Ceramics at the BMA

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 12, 2016

    In this program for adults, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and...more

    Holi Festival

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 12, 2016

    Presented by the Indian Cultural Society

    The Museum and ICS are thrilled to host Holi, the Indian celebration of color for the sixth year in a row! Last year, over 2,000 people came out to...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Nydia, The Blind Girl of Pompeii

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 13, 2016

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    Salvador’s Deli

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 13, 2016

    Salvador’s Deli is an event created to award art materials to greater Birmingham area visual art teachers and students in desperate need of art supplies for their classrooms. Proceeds help put...more

    Journey to Mount Olympus with George O’ Connor

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 14, 2016

    Monday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium
    Meet the illustrator of the Captain Awesome series and the writer/illustrator of the New...more

    Beginner Hand Building Pottery

    Presented by Lana B. Hobbs Pottery

    February 23 - March 15, 2016

    This course is 4 consecutive weeks. Students will walk through the entire hand building process from a raw lump of clay to a finished product. All supplies included. For details visit...more

    Artbreak: Stained Glass

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 15, 2016

    On the third Tuesday of each month, the Curator of Education and/or Education Department staff lead visitors on a thirty to forty-five minutes exploration of one work of art in the galleries....more

    Yellowhammer Creative Print School: Intro to Screen Printing

    Presented by MAKEbhm

    March 16, 2016

    Learn the basic skills of screen printing at YHC studio. This workshop provides attendees with a fun introduction to hand screen printing. Each student will leave with their own screen printed...more

    Beginner Pottery Workshop-Hand Built Platter

    Presented by Lana B. Hobbs Pottery

    March 17, 2016

    This is a one time pottery workshop that is two hours long. Students will make a hand built platter during the class session. All supplies are included for details visit www.lanahobbs.com


    Enrique Martínez Celaya: Small Paintings 1974-2015 Exhibition

    Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), Birmingham

    January 22 - March 19, 2016

    Enrique Martínez Celaya: Small Paintings 1974-2015 Jan. 22-March 19, 2016
    Opening Reception, Friday, January 22 | 6 – 8 pm

    Curated by Lisa Tamiris Becker
    Director,...more

    Slow Art Sundays: Cabinet (Bas d’armoire)

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 20, 2016

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    Watercolor Painting Classes with Pat Hall

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana

    March 2 - March 23, 2016

    -Great class for first time painters! Teachers goes step by step through the process!
    -Portrait Painting Focus on skin tones and facial features
    -No drawing necessary - tracings and...more

    Visually Impaired Program: Ceramics at the BMA

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    March 23, 2016

    In this program for adults, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and...more

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