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    BFA Exhibition

    Presented by Birmingham-Southern College at Durbin Gallery of the Doris Wainwright Kennedy Art Center & Azar Studios, Birmingham

    March 3 - March 23, 2017

    Four seniors in Birmingham-Southern College’s Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program—Brooke Akins, Anna Eggers, Jane Gleissner, and Hailey Kirkley—are exhibiting their original artwork from March 3-23 in the Durbin Gallery.  

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    back in time: Tara Lee, Martha Jean Shaw, and Ashley Wingo

    Presented by Ground Floor Contemporary at Ground Floor Contemporary, Birmingham

    March 2 - March 26, 2017

    Ground Floor Contemporary is pleased to present, "back in time" an exhibition featuring works by Tara Lee, Martha Jean Shaw, and Ashley Wingo.


    Antiques

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    February 21 - March 28, 2017

    Explore the world of antiques and culture with an exciting new series taught by veteran instructor Daniel Brooks. Join fellow antiquarians as the Samford Antiques Class marks Brooks' 30th...more

    Zentangle Dr Seuss Garden

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    March 28, 2017

    Select one of Dr Seuss' inspirational quotes or bring your favorite!  We will add some Seuss-like flowers with some Zentangle patterns, then some bright colors to our...more

    Lettering for Cards, Journals, and Painting

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    March 31, 2017

    Love the look of calligraphy, but find it intimidating?  We will use brush markers to create some easier to do lettering!  Great for cards, journals and canvases!


    Woodlawn Street Market

    Presented by Woodlawn Business Association and REV Birmingham

    April 1, 2017

    Woodlawn Street Market is an urban street market, in the heart of Historic Woodlawn, conceived for those who are always searching for unique, specialty creations. Patrons can expect merchants...more

    Art in the Vineyard @ Ozan Winery

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council and Ozan Winery at Ozan Vineyard and Cellars, Calera

    April 1, 2017

    Local Musicians. Local Artists. Local Wine.  All come together for this year’s Art in the Vineyard. Join us for a lovely afternoon of art and muic at Ozan Winery in Calera. Presented...more

    Knot, Grain, and Stain

    Presented by Crestwood Coffee Company at Crestwood Coffee Company, Birmingham

    March 6 - April 1, 2017

    Knot, Grain, and Stain. Local artist Amanda Warr will be showing her creative woodworking and wood art at Crestwood Coffee Company March 6 through April 1st. The opening will be on March 10th,...more

    Awesome Arts Workshop for Women

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

    April 1, 2017

    "Self Care for Sister Resisters" Awesome Arts Workshop for Women! 

    Spend the day of re-energizing, re-connecting, re-engaging, and re-juvenating you mind body and spirit with...more

    David Puxley: Wedgwood’s First Studio Potter

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

    April 18, 2015 - April 2, 2017

    From the late eighteenth century when Josiah Wedgwood utilized the designs of artists like John Flaxman and Lady Elizabeth Templetown for many of his jasperware designs, the Wedgwood company has...more

    Deborah & Sam Pezzillo Exhibit

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

    April 2, 2017

    Deborah and Sam Pezzillo are the Leeds Arts Council’s featured artists in April.  Please join us for the opening reception on April 2, 2017, 1:30-3:30 pm, to view their beautiful...more

    Zentangle Cross Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    April 4, 2017

    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! We will create a...more

    The Women Gather

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

    April 6, 2017

     An evening of poetry, drama and music featuring local artists to celebrate the contributions of women. April 6 at 6 pm at BCRI.


    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    April 6, 2017

    Join the Birmingham Art Crawl every first Thursday from 5:00 - 9:00 pm, rain or shine, as downtown Birmingham, Alabama transforms into a walking art gallery full of artists, performers,...more

    Chamber Music @ AEIVA

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

    April 7, 2017

    5 p.m. gallery viewing and reception, 5:30 p.m. concert. Enjoy free art, music and refreshments when the UAB Department of Music and AEIVA partner with...more

    Mixed Media Canvas Workshop

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    April 8, 2017

    In this one day workshop we will use mixed media to create a 12" x 12" canvas.  Bring some personal items to make it a memory board! We will throw in a little stenciling, radio tubes and...more

    A Little Night Music

    Presented by Theatre UAB at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham

    April 5 - April 9, 2017

    "A Little Night Music," music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Winner of four Tony Awards, this entrancing musical explores the tangled web of affairs of...more

    Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan - The Tribute Tour 2017

    at Samford University Wright Center, Birmingham

    April 9, 2017

    The Tribute Tour 2017 by Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan marks 20th death anniversary of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and celebrates his life and legacy. ...more

    A Patron's Guide to Birmingham Arts

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    February 20 - April 10, 2017

    The dean of Samford's School of the Arts teaches on subjects related to upcoming Birmingham arts events.? Special guests provide an inside perspective on the arts and how to make the most of each...more

    Beginning Zentangle Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    April 10, 2017

    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

    Intro to 3D Printing

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    April 10, 2017

    Are you curious about 3D printing and all you can do with it? This class is the perfect introduction. You’ll also learn how the Makerbot works as well as the basics of finding and preparing...more

    Zentangle Cross Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    April 11, 2017

    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! We will create a...more

    SCAC Annual Instructor/Student Art Exhibit

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

    March 13 - April 13, 2017

    Come support local art at the SCAC Annual Instructor/Student Art Exhibit! This year's exhibit honors the life of Frances Donehoo Presson. Featured works from instructors, students, and staff...more

    3D Printing Open Lab

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    April 13, 2017

    See the 3D printers in action and get your printing questions answered. The open lab will also offer tips for best practices to achieve a successful print from your model. Registration is not...more

    Upcycle City: Spring Into Art

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    April 14, 2017

    We're painting a few of our favorite things to celebrate Spring, and you're invited! We provide it all: canvas, paint, wine and light snacks.

    Free event; must be 21+ to attend. Please...more

    Watercolor: Sketchbook to Studio with Iain Stewart

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham

    April 14 - April 15, 2017

    Explore the medium of watercolor in a relaxing and creative environment. Award-winning watercolorist Iain Stewart will focus on bringing your creativity to light and dispelling the myth that...more

    Zentangle Organics and Color

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    April 4 - April 18, 2017

    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

    Capstone Course

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    March 2 - April 20, 2017

    This is the capstone course for those seeking the photography certificate and have completed all the core and elective courses. A student will be required to enroll one time in this course, even...more

    Art for Teens

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    March 9 - April 20, 2017

    In this six week class, students in grades 7-12 will explore clay by hand building and wheel throwing. Students will also take a still life from drawing to acrylic painting.


    Third Friday in Forest Park and Tour de Loo

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

    April 21, 2017

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


     

    Restaurants will have specials, shops and galleries will be open late (5-8 pm), catch the...more

    r e l a t i o n s h i p s curated by Janice Kluge, Professor Emeritus, UAB

    Presented by Ground Floor Contemporary and 21st Street Studios at 21st Street Studios, Birmingham

    April 6 - April 23, 2017

    Opening Reception: Thursday, April 6 5:00 - 7:30

    Gallery Hours: Sundays 1:00 - 4:00

    Artists Exhibiting in Ground Floor Gallery:

    • Catherine...more

    Introduction to Acrylics

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    March 6 - April 24, 2017

    This is a course designed for acrylic and oil painters of all skill levels. It teaches students how to improve every aspect of a painting. Lesson plans will include: color mixing, color...more

    Photographing Babies and Children

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    March 6 - April 24, 2017

    This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and principals of photographing babies and children.


    Introduction to Pottery

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    March 6 - April 24, 2017

    Explore hand building and wheel throwing with local clay artist, Carolyn Wass. We will be using different clay bodies and glazing techniques. All skill levels welcome.


    Art for Children

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    March 6 - April 24, 2017

    Explore sculpture, painting, pottery, drawing, printmaking with local artist Carolyn Wass. Each course is tailored for each group of students. Emphasis is placed on individual creativity...more

    Italian II

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    March 6 - April 24, 2017

    Learn or refresh basic speaking, writing, listening and reading skills for functional communication while traveling or mingling with foreign language speakers. Practice introductions, asking for...more

    Vinyl Cutting

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    April 24, 2017

    Learn how to make your own custom vinyl decals using our vinyl cutter. Call Bethany at 205-978-4679 to register. Class takes place in the Electronic Classroom of the Vestavia...more

    Photography II: Advanced

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    March 7 - April 25, 2017

    This advanced course is designed to take you beyond photography basics and will increase your skills so you can take your images to the next level. You will learn advanced composition and lighting...more

    Introduction to Stained Glass

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    March 7 - April 25, 2017

    The course will introduce the art of stained glass. Students will learn the basics of copper-foil stained glass and create a stained glass panel of their very own. Class is limited to six...more

    Calligraphy II

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    March 7 - April 25, 2017

    Learn the art of beautiful handwriting. This is an introductory course to two of the most popular and useful lettering styles - Italic and Engraver's script (also known as copperplate or...more

    Architectural Photography

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    March 7 - April 25, 2017

    Join us as we discover architectural photography. The emphasis of this course will be on composition, lighting, and challenges faced when on location. Field trips will be discussed at first class...more

    Afterschool Zentangle Class for Elementary Kids

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    January 19 - April 27, 2017

    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

    Afterschool Zentangle Class for Middle School Kids

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    January 19 - April 27, 2017

    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

    Understanding Your Canon DSLR

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    March 9 - April 27, 2017

    Are you intimidated by your camera? Don't settle for photographs that are less than what your camera is capable of delivering, and don't be left in the dark concerning the vast array of features...more

    Abstract Painting with Liquid Acrylics

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    March 9 - April 27, 2017

    This class is an introduction to abstract painting techniques using liquid acrylics. Students will learn how to pour and manipulate the paints to create beautiful abstract designs. Students will...more

    School of Rock

    Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham

    April 21 - April 30, 2017

    Get ready for a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing musical direct from Broadway. The new musical, School of Rock, follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who poses as a...more

    Magic City Art Connection

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

    April 28 - April 30, 2017

    The 34th annual show and Birmingham’s largest festival will transform Linn Park with its blast of fresh artistic talent, sights, sounds, tastes, and aromas. #MagicCityArt...more

    Sweet Home: Alabama’s History in Maps Exhibit

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

    March 1 - April 30, 2017

    Sweet Home: Alabama’s History in Maps is an exciting new exhibit from the Birmingham Public Library. The exhibit opens in the Fourth Floor Gallery of the Central Library on...more

    Spring Classes Registration

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    January 9 - May 1, 2017

    Sign-up for spring classes at Samford's Academy of the Arts, continuing the traditions of Samford After Sundown and Preparatory Music.  Enjoy classes in music, art, languages, creative...more

    Introduction to Creative Writing w/ Southern Theme

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    March 6 - May 1, 2017

    Share your Southern experiences in fiction and nonfiction writing. This course is for beginner and intermediate writers.


    Photography I: Basic

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    March 21 - May 2, 2017

    This course is designed to help you make effective images using the capabilities of your DSLR camera. Topics include exposure, selecting the appropriate aperture and shutter speed, lens choices,...more

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