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    SU Academy of Arts Art Camp

    Presented by Samford University at Samford Academy of the Arts

    July 28 - August 1, 2014

    Academy of Art Summer Camp is one week of creative expressions in art with a touch of music. With the help of our experienced art and music Instructors, young Academy artists will see, touch, hear and feel the vocabulary of art. Some activities include ceramics, acrylic paintings, watercolors, paper marbling, linoleum block printing, chalk art and art with scissors. 

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    Liberty Day Art Exhibit featuring Scott Owen

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

    June 27 - July 31, 2014

    Annual Liberty Day Art Exhibit! Each year the Shelby County Arts Council features works of Local Artists as part of the Liberty Day Celebration held in Downtown Columbiana, Scott Vaughn Owen...more

    Adult Summer Reading - Bad Art Night

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook)

    July 31, 2014

    It’s the event you’ve all been waiting for, Bad Art Night! Ages 18 and up only. Tonight, let your inner artist run free…but only if it’s really, REALLY bad. All you...more

    Barry Graham

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens

    June 2 - July 31, 2014

    Birmingham native Barry Graham discovered his fascination with art, architecture, and graphic design at a very early age. His creativity was encouraged by mentor artist Rik Lazenby with...more

    Back to School Celebration/ Painting a Community Mural

    Presented by Homecoming Coffee & Gifts at Homecoming Coffee & Gift Shop

    August 2, 2014

    Homecoming Café and the community is sponsoring a Back to school celebration for families. Free food, drinks and plenty of music. We will be painting a large mural on our building in the...more

    Silk Painting with Maralyn Wilson

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center

    August 2, 2014

    Join us for an exciting new Silk Painting Workshop with Maralyn Wilson. This ancient art form, developed in China over 2,000 years ago, continues to inspire artists all over the world. Maralyn...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Portrait of Hugo Reisinger

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 3, 2014

    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...more

    ArtBreak: Different Tools, Same Art

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 5, 2014

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s...more

    Bill Dooley

    Presented by PaperWorkers Local at PaperWorkersLocal

    June 20 - August 6, 2014

    PaperWorkers Local is honored to present "Drawing on Clairmont Avenue," William T. Dooley's first solo exhibition with the co-op. Vibrant layers of dry media and oil paint create...more

    Art and Conversation

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 7, 2014

    A New Gift Revealed

    Museum Director Gail Andrews unveils an exciting gift to the BMA folk art collection consisting of over 400 objects by artists working across the South in the 20th...more

    First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 7, 2014

    Your Night at the Museum!

    The Birmingham Museum of Art is pleased to present an after-hours experience on the first Thursday of each month. Wander the galleries, sip cocktails in the...more

    Radio Hero: The Story of Paul “Tall Paul” White with Bob Friedman

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    August 7, 2014

    Join us for Bob Friedman’s dynamic presentation on Black-oriented Radio in Birmingham. This is a riveting account of a vital, yet too often overlooked, aspect of the city’s heritage....more

    Beginning Zentangle Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff

    August 7, 2014

    Zentangle® is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is fun, relaxing, and anyone can use it to create beautiful pieces of art! It is enjoyed by a...more

    Beginning Zentangle Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff

    August 7, 2014

    Zentangle® is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is fun, relaxing, and anyone can use it to create beautiful pieces of art! It is enjoyed by a...more

    BMA Speaks: Samurai

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 8, 2014

    Join us for a very special BMA Speaks in the spirit of Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor.

    In the death poem, or jisei, one’s reflection on death (one’s own usually, but...more

    Photography Class: Seasonal Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 9, 2014

     This course will introduce the participant to techniques, tools and skills necessary to capture visually stunning and interesting images through the creation of a seasonal series of...more

    Acrylic Workshop with Ron Lewis

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center

    August 9, 2014

    In our new Acrylic Workshop Ron Lewis will demonstrate the versatile properties of acrylic paint. Paint thick or thin, real or abstract and achieve the look of oil or watercolor. Ron will instruct...more

    Annual Fantabulous Summer Art Sale

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery

    July 18 - August 9, 2014

    July 18 - August 9
    Fantabulous Summer Art Sale
    Up to to 50% on art!
    Sale starts with a reception on Friday July 18th in coordination with Third Friday, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm....more

    Slow Art Sunday: Allegory of Charles I of England and Henriette of France in a Vanitas Still Life

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 10, 2014

    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...more

    ArtBreak: Lethal Beauty

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 12, 2014

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s...more

    Summer of Pinterest - Wooden Wall Mounted Picture Frames (Set of Three)

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

    August 14, 2014

    Summer is a time for relaxing and gathering with friends!  Join Ali Conn Payne and your fellow Pinterest Friends to create projects that functional and fabulous! 

    All sessions...more

    Travels to the City of Light: Paris Travel Tips with Virginia Jones

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    August 14, 2014

    Virginia Jones, a former Homewood teacher, now pursuing a career in photography. She has hosted Birmingham Alabama Daily Photo since 2008. She travels to Paris regularly to photograph the City of...more

    Bart’s Books: I, Doko

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 16, 2014

    Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.

    This month, Bart has selected...more

    Akua Printmaking Demo

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center

    August 16, 2014

    Akua printmaking inks deliver brilliant color, intense blacks and unmatched working properties. Join Speedball printmaking representative Allan Franklin for an insightful, hands-on demonstration....more

    Screenprinting Demo with New Fluorescent Inks

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center

    August 16, 2014

    Join us for an introduction to the three basic screen printing methods: stencil, screen filler and photo emulsion. Each method is discussed, along with the proper printing techniques, and samples...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Hot Water Urn

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 17, 2014

    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...more

    ArtBreak: The Making of an Exhibition: Behind the Scenes from a Collector’s Perspective

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 19, 2014

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s...more

    EarFilms - The U.S. Premiere of "To Sleep To Dream"

    Presented by Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center

    August 19 - August 22, 2014

    Experience the U.S. premiere of EarFilms’ cuttingedge, award-winning, feature-length film, To Sleep To Dream, in the intimate setting of the Odess blackbox theatre. »...more

    Photography Class: Walking Class-Water Features

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 23, 2014

     This class will start with a short - 15 minutes - presentation in the classroom, then proceed to the various garden water features to actually experiment and experience different techniques:...more

    How to be Hip Over Thirty presented by South City Theater

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

    August 23, 2014

    How to be Hip Over Thirty presented by South City Theater.


    Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival

    Presented by Urban Impact Inc. and City of Birmingham

    August 23 - August 24, 2014

    The Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival is a two-day FREE event August 23rd - 24th on the streets of Birmingham's Downtown Historic Fourth Avenue Business District, giving the community "A...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Sun Mountain

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 24, 2014

    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...more

    Family Tour: What does a Warrior Wear?

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 26, 2014

    Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit...more

    ArtBreak: Tea Ceremony Demonstration

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 26, 2014

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s...more

    Burningham Redux 8: Fire Ant Film Fest (FAFF)

    August 30, 2014

    If you attend 1 festival this year make it AUDEMUS. Or burn with us at the PIONEER campground in Oak Mtn State Park. We burn the man at nightfall Saturday Aug 30. 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm.


    Bart’s Art Cart: Folded Foil Fun!

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 2 - August 30, 2014

    This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart!

    In August, we will head to the...more

    Art and Meditation

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    July 26 - August 30, 2014

    Six Saturdays, July 26-August 30
    No drop-ins
    Registration is required; space is limited

    Learn to meditate and naturally grow your confidence, awareness, and compassion, while...more

    Animation

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center

    May 24 - August 31, 2014

    ANIMATION featuring CARTOON NETWORK

    Explore how art, math, science and technology come together in the exciting world of Animation featuring Cartoon Network. Experiment with animation from...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Three for Five

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 31, 2014

    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...more

    William Thomas Exhibition

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    July 1 - August 31, 2014

    The Library Art Gallery at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, in the area of the Garden Center leading into the Library, will be the location for...more

    ArtBreak: Spotlight on the Collection: It’s the Real Thing

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 2, 2014

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s...more

    Art and Conversation

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 4, 2014

    Gonna Build a Mountain: The Making of Birmingham's American Collection

    Have you ever wondered how museums build and refine their permanent collections?...more

    First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 4, 2014

    Your Night at the Museum!

    The Birmingham Museum of Art is pleased to present an after-hours experience on the first Thursday of each month. Wander the galleries, sip cocktails in the...more

    SCAC Pottery Collective Show

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

    August 3 - September 4, 2014

    On August 3rd the Shelby County Arts Council invites you to it’s first ever Pottery Collective exhibit. The Pottery Collective that calls the SCAC studios home is a unique group of artists...more

    Magic Chromacity

    Presented by Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center and UAB Department of Art & Art History at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center

    August 28 - September 5, 2014

    In the first joint project for UAB’s Cultural Corridor, the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, the Department of Art and Art History and the new Abroms-Engel Institute for the...more

    Photographing Your Art With Hank Siegel

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council

    September 6, 2014

    You've created beautiful works of art, now you want to sell them, get them into a gallery, enter into an art show - But you need pictures of your work for an entry CD or to display on a web...more

    Southern Samurai

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 6, 2014

    Samurai, armor, swords, and more! Join Bart and our samurai armor to celebrate the exhibition, Lethal Beauty. Taste tea, make art, and celebrate samurai and Japanese culture.


    Opening of DECADE, Red Dot Gallery's 10th Anniversary Exhibition

    Presented by Red Dot Gallery at Red Dot Gallery

    September 6, 2014

    Homewood’s Red Dot Gallery Marks 10 Years with a Student-Teacher Exhibition and Open House

    Red Dot Gallery, the art and teaching studio in...more

    Vulcan Keepsakes

    Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Vulcan Park and Museum

    December 1, 2013 - September 7, 2014

    Vulcan Keepsakes: Iron Man Memorabilia from the Birmingham Community Since his display at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, Vulcan has inspired an untold numbers of souvenirs. There have been...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Enthroned Madonna and Christ Child with Angels and Saints

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 7, 2014

    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...more

    Public Tour: Lethal Beauty

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 3 - September 7, 2014

    Discover the artistry of samurai arms and armor through a guided tour of Lethal Beauty.


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