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    Clayton Colvin - New Way To Forget

    Presented by beta pictoris gallery / Maus Contemporary Art at Beta Pictoris, Birmingham

    January 23 - March 27, 2015

    Colvin has developed a practice of painting that is both challenging and seductive, using a hybrid of figurative and abstract approaches to create delicate, fantastic, and concrete spaces - the immediate and intimate nature of drawing infusing his paintings with an hypnotic mix of familiarity and mystery. The artist’s recent work for new way to forget continues what critic Cinque Hicks described ...more


    Art by Joe DeSciose

    Presented by The Library Theatre and Hoover Public Library at The Library Theatre, Hoover

    February 16 - March 30, 2015

    Art by Joe DeSciose | Plaza Gallery


    KoronisFest

    Presented by UAB School of Public Health at The Edge of Chaos, Birmingham

    February 5 - March 30, 2015

    UAB KoronisFest PSA & Poster Competition Call for Entries: Deadline – Monday, March 30, 2015. Show your message to the world! The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public...more

    Watercolor Class with Pat Hall

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

    March 3 - March 31, 2015

    Beginning Water Color painting class with instructor Pat Hall. In this class, you will learn the basics of watercolor painting - All Levels welcome. No Drawing Necessary. Ages 15 and up!...more

    In Focus! Photography Roundtable

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

    April 1, 2015

    Monthly gathering of amateur and professional photographers to discuss techniques and equipment. Faciliated by Mr. Hank Siegel. Open discussions that will help photographers at all levels improve...more

    BUILD THROW FIRE! Thursday Evening Adult Throwing Class

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

    February 26 - April 2, 2015

    Six-weeks pottery class- majority wheel throwing with some hand building

    • Learn pottery techniques through productively working; on the wheel or through hand-built...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl at Birmingham Historic Loft District, Birmingham

    April 2, 2015

    The Birmingham Art Crawl is a monthly happenning bringing people to the cultural and historical Central City area and showcases Birmingham’s deep and energetic pool of creative talent. Art...more

    Zentangle Six Week Series of Art Classes

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    February 19 - April 2, 2015

    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 wide...more

    Capturing Memorable Images - Digital Photography

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council

    March 28 - April 4, 2015

    How do you capture what you intended to when you press the shutter? How do you go from taking snap-shots to capturing images which have that WOW factor?

    This class is designed to introduce...more

    Art on R Mountain

    Presented by East Lake Arts District at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Birmingham

    April 4, 2015

    The 2015 Art on R Mountain is coming April 4th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Ruffner Mountain Nature Center lot. This will be the 5th anniversary of this unique art show and we are...more

    Art, Wine & Blooms

    Presented by Glenwood Autism & Behavioral Health Center at Hollywood Pools, Vestavia Hills

    April 10, 2015

    We invite you to celebrate
    Autism Awareness Month with us
    and kick off Glenwood’s annual Plant Sale
    at Hollywood Pools.
    • Live Music • Hors...more

    Alla Prima Portrait Painting with Jonathan Simon

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    April 10 - April 11, 2015

     More info coming soon!


    Watercolor Workshop with Adrienne Retief

    Presented by Alabama Center for Architecture

    April 11, 2015

    The Alabama Center for Architecture presents a Watercolor Workshop with Adrienne Retief, AIA. Retief is a practicing architect, architectural illustrator and watercolor painter in Birmingham,...more

    Creative Gas Welding with Julie Carpenter

    Presented by MAKEbhm at Anniston Museum of Natural History, Anniston

    April 15 - April 16, 2015

    Sign up quickly, this is one of our most popular classes. Learn how to build creatively with steel. You will learn how to weld the traditional way using an oxygen/acetylene fueled flame. Take home...more

    Magic City Mural Collective Sign Show!

    Presented by Black Market Bar at Black Market Bar and Grill in 5 points, Birmingham

    April 17, 2015

    The Magic City Mural Collective is composed of artists, photographers, musicians, engineers, print makers, and anyone else who wants to make a connection with their communities. You have probably...more

    Mountain Brook Art Association Spring Art Show

    Presented by Mountain Brook Art Association at Crestline Field, Mountain Brook

    April 18, 2015

    Only local artists can participate, and many are award-winning. Original paintings are for sale in an outdoor setting in quaint Mountain Brook near Crestline Village. All sizes & price ranges...more

    H. T. Chen & Dancers

    Presented by Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center and Alabama Asian Cultures Foundation at Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center - Samford University, Birmingham

    April 19, 2015

    The premiere Chinese-American dance company, H.T. Chen & Dancers returns to Birmingham for the Alabama premiere of their newest work “South of Gold Mountain.” This original work is...more

    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Life in Pictures

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

    January 19 - April 19, 2015

    The Birmingham Museum of Art proudly honors the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with this selection of photos from our collection, documenting his extraordinary life and...more

    South of Gold Mountain

    Presented by Alabama Asian Cultures Foundation and Samford University at Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center - Samford University, Birmingham

    April 19, 2015

    South of Gold Mountain is an artistic interpretation, choreographed by H.T. Chen, Artistic Director, and Dian Dong, Associate Director, of the H.T. Chen Dance Center, based...more

    Art Swap

    Presented by Painted Shovel Mercantile at Painted Shovel Mercantile, Birmingham

    April 21, 2015

    Have a painting? Leave a painting. Need a painting? Take a painting. Simple as that. 

    You don't have to be the creator of it - maybe you found it or bought it. That's...more

    Bluegrass & Gee's Bend Workshop

    Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell at Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell, Nauvoo

    April 19 - April 22, 2015

    One of our longest running workshops, the Bluegrass & Gee’s Bend workshop has a class offering for everyone. There are eight music classes taught by extremely talented musicians, who...more

    Wire Welding 101

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    April 22, 2015

    Aim the wire, pull the trigger, watch the sparks fly! (And, at the end, you have a cool table base.)


    Painting for Posterity Demo from Natural Pigments with George O'Hanlon

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    April 22, 2015

    Natural Pigments’ art materials researcher, George O’Hanlon, will explore the complete process of constructing a painting, from the support to the ground to the final layers. George...more

    Begining Wheel Throwing with Lana

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    March 19 - April 23, 2015

    This is a 6 week introduction or refresher course designed to get you comfortable on the wheel. You will learn all of the steps necessary to take your clay from a lump of mud to a finished...more

    Gardendale Magnolia Festival

    Presented by Gardendale Magnolia Festival at Gardendale Civic Center, Gardendale

    April 24 - April 25, 2015

    Featured on Food Network and Cooking Channel! Voted Birmingham Parent magazine’s Family Favorite Fair/Festival 2014. 205-514-6799. The Total Family...more

    East Asian Inspired Art: 7 Artists

    Presented by The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens at The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    March 14 - April 25, 2015

    The exhibit "East Asian Inspired Art: 7 Artists" showcases paintings, sumi-e scrolls, and photographs in celebration of East Asian artistic and cultural themes.  The subjects of...more

    Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals and Their Contemporaries

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

    January 30 - April 26, 2015

    The exhibition, organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art and sponsored by PNC, will be on view from January 30 - April 26, 2015, and will feature works by the greatest masters of the Dutch...more

    They Dared: An Interactive Exhibition by Yvette Quarles-Chatman

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

    March 10 - April 26, 2015

    They Dared is based on a book by the same name authored by Yvette Quarles-Chatman.  Chatman references the iconic contributions to the Afrikan experience in both revealing and reaffirmed...more

    Magic City Art Connection

    Presented by Foundation for Art and Cultural Connections at Linn Park, Birmingham

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    The 32nd annual contemporary art festival and award winning Top 20 Southeast Event will transform Linn Park with its blast of fresh artistic talent, sights, sounds and aromas, drawing from a...more

    Throwing 101

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    April 12 - April 26, 2015

    Join us for a fun, laid back introduction to ceramics and the potters wheel. Class size is kept small, giving you one-on-one time with our skilled instructor. The class is suitable for all skill...more

    WallaWalla Big Bang LibrArt Show & Party

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 26, 2015

    Come, see and play with ProvieART & CorinneSPIN as we celebrate our April art gallery with special snacks and an interactive art project that will have you saying WallaWalla Big Bang!


    Hearts & Heads Art Gallery: Provie Musso & Corinne Cox

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 3 - April 26, 2015

    The Temerson Children's Library is happy to present the art of Provie Musso and Corinne Cox during the month of April.  Provie and Corinne believe that "art is everywhere",...more

    "Kreplach and Dim Sum--Yes, There are Jews in China!"

    Presented by Birmingham International Center and Levite Jewish Community Center at Levite Jewish Community Center, Birmingham

    April 26, 2015

    This event features Robyn Helzner who shares stories, photos, video and music to explore the extraordinary history of the Jewish communities in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and...more

    Nature Writing & Art Workshop for Kids

    Presented by Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO) at Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO), Birmingham

    April 7 - April 28, 2015

    A Month of Trees: Nature Writing and Art Workshop for Kids
    Grades 2-9  (Tuesdays in April)
    April is Earth Month, and in honor of our beautiful planet, we’ll speak for the...more

    Student Annual Juried Show

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

    April 7 - April 29, 2015

    Juror awards and academic recognitions will be announced at the reception.


    Art by James Knowles

    Presented by The Library Theatre and Hoover Public Library at The Library Theatre, Hoover

    April 1 - April 30, 2015

    Art by James Knowles Plaza Gallery


    Art by Ben Rigsby

    Presented by The Library Theatre and Hoover Public Library at The Library Theatre, Hoover

    March 2 - April 30, 2015

    Art by Ben RIgsby | Administrative Gallery


    Comic Book and Manga Club for Kids

    Presented by Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO) at Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO), Birmingham

    April 2 - April 30, 2015

    Comic Book & Manga Club for Kids (Thursdays in April) 
    All ages 
    Come hang with other comics/manga lovers, talk about your favorite books, share tips on drawing...more

    The Dimensional Art Of Rik Lazenby And Friends

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

    April 10 - April 30, 2015

    To Depart Is To Arrive A Journey Through Dimensions The Dimensional Art Of Rik LazenbyAnd Friends The exhibit also features artists Barry Graham, Deborah Ballog, Butch Oglesby, Darla...more

    Source/Process: Work by Members of PaperWorkers Local Exhibit

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

    March 7 - April 30, 2015

    An exhibit of work by PaperWorkers Local (PWL) members will be on display at the Central Library. PWL is a non-profit artist cooperative with an emphasis on printmaking, but including other work...more

    Acrylic Painting with Nan Cunningham

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    May 2, 2015

     More info coming soon!


    24th Annual Arty Party

    Presented by Birmingham AIDS Outreach at B&A Warehouse, Birmingham

    May 3, 2015

    Arty Party is an annual art auction benefiting Birmingham AIDS Outreach. Local, regional, and national artists donate their art to BAO for this event. There are typically over 200 pieces of art...more

    Strokes: Paintings of Pat Conrad

    Presented by Red Dot Gallery at Red Dot Gallery, Birmingham

    March 7 - May 3, 2015

    Red Dot Gallery presents “Strokes,” an exhibit of oil paintings by longtime Red Dot student and friend, Pat Conrad. The exhibit opens March 7 and runs through May 3,...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl at Birmingham Historic Loft District, Birmingham

    May 7, 2015

    The Birmingham Art Crawl is a monthly happenning bringing people to the cultural and historical Central City area and showcases Birmingham’s deep and energetic pool of creative talent. Art...more

    The Nature of Pale: Science Meets Art

    Presented by Gadsden Museum of Art and Downtown Gadsden, Inc. at Gadsden Museum of Art, Gadsden

    April 1 - May 8, 2015

    Looking for a free field-trip venue as the school year winds down?  We have an exciting exhibit coming up that is a combination of art and science and should be of interest to kids of all...more

    Beginning Zentangle

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 8, 2015

    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

    Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 2 - May 9, 2015

    This class is structured to introduce students to basic concepts in photography and digital camera operations including:
    Image Capture - understanding the light, know your camera, develop...more

    Photo Weekend in Birmingham

    Presented by Rocky Mountain School of Photography

    May 9 - May 10, 2015

    Calling all photographers in the Birmingham area! Join Rocky Mountain School of Photography for our upcoming Photo Weekend being held on May 9 and 10 in Birmingham. We're sending two...more

    City Center Art After School | Spring 2015

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    January 12 - May 13, 2015

    City Center Art (CCA) is Space One Eleven's after school art program for youth in grades 2 - 8. In addition to studio based...more

    Begining Wheel Throwing with Lana

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    April 8 - May 13, 2015

    This is a 6 week introduction or refresher course designed to get you comfortable on the wheel. You will learn all of the steps necessary to take your clay from a lump of mud to a finished...more

    Golden, Williamsburg, QoR Demo With Golden Working Artist Phil Garrett

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    May 13, 2015

    In this information packed two hour demo, Golden working artist Phil Garrett will present the new Williamsburg Oil Colors, QoR Watercolors, and the acrylic paints and mediums that Golden has...more

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