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    Toby Klein

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    December 10, 2014 - January 29, 2015

    Meet mixed-media artist Toby Klein and get a first glance at her new exhibit at Aldridge Gardens.

    Like a kaleidoscope, Toby's contemporary art is created with a burst of color, symmetry of design and motion. Her goal is to intrigue each person by drawing the eye into the piece of art, while holding it there so they can see all of the intricate detail. In developing her style, she has always been ...more


    “It’s Not the Mall Y’all!”

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    December 19, 2014

    “It’s Not the Mall Y’all!” during Third Friday in Forest Park

    Get your photo taken as a wall trophy in our Kitschmas deer photobooth by multi-international award...more

    Bart’s Books: The Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing

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

    December 20, 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

    yard art

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    April 4 - December 24, 2014

    “Yard Art” Functional art for the garden, by various artists

    Opening receptions: Friday April 4th, 5:00 - 9:00 pm (Refreshments served)
    Guest bartenders are Kathy and...more

    Bart’s Art Cart: Collage a Costume

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

    December 6 - December 27, 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!

    Collage a costume with Bart the Art...more

    Slow Art Sunday

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

    December 7 - December 28, 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’s In A Face?

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

    December 2 - December 30, 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

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

    December 2 - December 30, 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!


    Artistic Perseverance

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

    October 14 - December 31, 2014

    "Artistic Perseverance" features the work of Steve R. Skipper, internationally known for his college and professional sports themes. This exhibition, which will be displayed in the...more

    Josef Breitenbach Photographs

    Presented by AMW Gallery

    October 30 - December 31, 2014

    Please join us at AMW Inc. October 30 through December 31, 2014 for our tenth anniversary exhibition. On view will be photographs by Josef Breitenbach.

    Josef Breitenbach was born in Munich...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

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

    January 1, 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

    Family Tour: Wear/Where: Clothing From Around The World

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

    January 3, 2015

    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

    Craig Wedderspoon Exhibition

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

    December 14, 2013 - January 4, 2015

    Craig Wedderspoon is a Tuscaloosa-based sculptor who creates abstract work in both metal and wood at various scales. Wedderspoon has created a new body of sculpture specifically for the...more

    Hester Bateman: Setting the Table for Female Enterprise

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

    May 10, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    When the widowed Hester Bateman took over her husband’s silver workshop in 1761, she faced the staggering challenge of running a physically and creatively demanding business at a time when...more

    Bob Moody's Birmingham - A City in Watercolor Exhibit

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

    November 6, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    Bob Moody’s 65 watercolors take you on a tour through downtown Birmingham, Southside, Five Points, Highland Avenue, Forest Park, and Redmont, capturing the beauty and vitality of the...more

    Art Opening for Taylor Hollingsworth

    Presented by ROJO at ROJO, Birmingham

    January 8, 2015

    Art show opening for Taylor Hollingsworth. Event starts at 6:00 PM. Plus music by Shake it Like a Caveman at 9:00 PM! No cover!

     


    Sketching in Oils with David Baird

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    January 8, 2015

    Oil sketches have been used by artists for centuries to work out compositions and study scenes and objects. Today the vitality of a painted sketch is appreciated as an art form in itself and an...more

    High Voltage

    Presented by Alabama Power

    December 4, 2014 - January 9, 2015

    Original gifts for the Holidays by Alabama Artists.

    Opening reception, December 4th. 5:00 - 7:00 PM.


    Impressionist Landscape Painting with David Nichols

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    January 10, 2015

     David Nichols' approach to impressionism is to capture the essence of the subject through soft, alluring colors and contrasting light. He will focus on design and composition, how light...more

    The Birmingham Spotlight Gala

    at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    January 10, 2015

    UAB's Zeta Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota is sponsoring the first annual Birmingham Spotlight Gala!

    This is a...more

    The Birmingham Spotlight Gala

    Presented by UAB Counselor Education Program's CSI Zeta Honor Society at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    January 10, 2015

    Zeta Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota is sponsoring the first annual Birmingham Spotlight Gala!

    This is a fundraiser with the mission of "Empowering Our City's Non-Profits"....more

    Abraham-in-Motion

    Presented by Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center and Alabama Dance Council at Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center - Samford University, Birmingham

    January 17, 2015

    Kyle Abraham is one of the fastest rising stars in the modern dance world, in demand as a performer, choreographer and collaborator. Abraham received a MacArthur Foundation “Genius...more

    Have Yourself a Merry Little Art Show

    Presented by Red Dot Gallery at Red Dot Gallery, Birmingham

    November 21, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Red Dot Gallery’s “Have Yourself a Merry Little Art Show” presents small, affordable works by local artists. The exhibit opens with an artists’ reception on Friday,...more

    Make It, Market It, Sell It: How to Make Money Selling Your Artwork with Thomas Andrew

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    January 24, 2015

    This seminar is for anyone interested in learing the various avenues for making money with their artwork. Local Alabama artist Thomas Andrew will discuss a range of unique concepts that have...more

    Brown Bag Lunch Series - January 2015

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

    January 7 - January 28, 2015

    The doors open at noon and the program begins promptly at 12:30 pm. Please bring a sack lunch; drinks and dessert provided. For more information, contact Katie at 205-445-1118 or...more

    Painting Vibrant Animals Workshop

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council

    January 31, 2015

    Entertaining and informative workshop on creating bright, colorful animals Her simple instruction includes sketching tips, loose application of paint, unique color schemes, blending, proportion...more

    BUILD! THROW! FIRE! Tuesday Morning Adult Pottery

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

    January 6 - February 3, 2015

    Pottery: Beginning Free-Form Pottery with Amy Pickens • Create Unique handbuilt pottery serving pieces!
    • Beginning handbuilding class designed to develop skills in the art of...more

    Pottery Workshop: Creating Pottery Sculptures with Nelson Grice

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

    January 13 - February 3, 2015

    Professional Potter - Nelson Grice - Will lead the class through the process of transferring clay into a work of art.

    Visit his website:...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

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

    February 5, 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

    Painting with Purpose with Terry Strickland

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    February 7, 2015

     Terry Strickland's highly realistic portraits in oil represent a refined beauty aquired through years of hard work and dedication to her art. Her skillful delicacy with a brush is...more

    2015 SHOWTIME Birmingham Style

    Presented by Sickle Cell Foundation of Central AL at Sheraton Hotel Downtown, Birmingham

    February 7, 2015

    The 2015 Annual Sickle Cell Gala known as "Showtime Birmingham Style" is the Sickle Cell Foundation's signature fundraiser. Norman Hill, VP of Volkert, Inc. is the Chairman. This is...more

    Heart 2 HeART

    Presented by aTeam Ministries

    February 7, 2015

    aTeam’s Heart 2 HeART program supports children with pediatric cancer by pairing them with well known and talented professional artists in an effort to celebrate and inspire them. By being...more

    Pottery: Beginning Free-Form Pottery with Amy Pickens

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

    January 6 - February 10, 2015

    Make a unique hand-built vessel your very first class! Work with clay and learn the techniquesof  hand building. Develop and improve skills and become more accomplished in the art...more

    Painting with Gouache with Craig Reynolds

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    February 14, 2015

     More info coming soon.


    Fine Folk Art Gallery Exhibit

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

    January 16 - February 20, 2015

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

    Palette Knife Painting with Ahmad Austin

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    February 21, 2015

    Ahmad Austin will share his tips and techniques for creating vibrant palette knife paintings. Using a palette knife allows artists to create a variety of interesting edges, textures and layers....more

    “Pieces of a Dream: Mixed Media works by Carol White

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

    January 13 - February 22, 2015

    The exhibition features a series of small photographs taken in Havana, Cuba during White’s two artist research trips in 2003 and 2005. In addition to the photographic installation, each...more

    “7 Visions of a King” and “Magic City: Field of Dreams”

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

    January 19 - February 22, 2015

    These two exhibits are sponsored by Huffman High School art teacher, Susan Pearson while the works are done by Huffman students from both 2014 and 2015. 7 Visions of a King highlights seven iconic...more

    “7 Visions of a King” and “Magic City: Field of Dreams”

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

    January 19 - February 22, 2015

    These two exhibits are sponsored by Huffman High School art teacher, Susan Pearson while the works are done by Huffman students from both 2014 and 2015. 7 Visions of a King highlights seven iconic...more

    Annual Helen Keller Art Show

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

    February 1 - February 22, 2015

    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.  


    RELAXED CREATIVE PRODUCTIVE Adult Evening Painting Class

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

    February 2 - February 23, 2015

    •Relaxed Studio Class, you decide your project.
    •No experience necessary! Beginners to Advanced Welcome.
    •Personalized attention given by professional painting...more

    Relaxed Creative Production Adult Afternoon Painting Class

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

    February 2 - February 23, 2015

    You chose your subject we provide instruction and assistance in completing your painting!
    Relaxed Studio Class. No experience necessary! Beginners to Advanced Welcome. Personalized attention...more

    Family Tour: Wear/Where: Clothing From Around The World

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

    January 6 - February 24, 2015

    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

    Visiting Visual Artist Series: Whimsical Elegant Wood - The Art of Dale Lewis

    Presented by Samford University at Swearingen Hall Art Gallery - Samford University, Birmingham

    January 26 - February 25, 2015

    Award-winning artist Dale Lewis has exhibited his elegant wooden creations extensively in museums and galleries.


    Visiting Artist Professional Exhibition

    Presented by Alabama School of Fine Arts at Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham

    January 22 - February 27, 2015

    Treat yourself to an afternoon of visual inspiration in the Vulcan Materials Gallery. M-F during school hours. Admission is free.


    UAB presents “Warhol: Fabricated” exhibition

    Presented by UAB College of Arts and Sciences at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Birmingham

    January 9 - February 28, 2015

    Works by legendary late artist Andy Warhol will be on display in an unprecedented and highly anticipated exhibition presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham from Jan. 9 - Feb. 28,...more

    30th Alabama Clay Conference

    Presented by Alabama Clay Conference at Boutwell Municipal Auditorium , Birmingham

    February 26 - February 28, 2015

    The Alabama Craft Council is pleased to announce the 30th Alabama Clay Conference – ALCC 30 to be held in Birmingham February 26-28, 2015 at the Historic Boutwell Auditorium. Our ALCC...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

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

    March 5, 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

    Mummenschanz

    Presented by Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center at Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center - Samford University, Birmingham

    March 6, 2015

    For over four decades, Mummenschanz has captivated audiences worldwide with its groundbreaking non-verbal theatre of movement and transformation. During a Mummenschanz performance, mundane items...more

    Reynolds Lecture

    Presented by UAB Historical Collections at The Edge of Chaos, Birmingham

    March 6, 2015

    Bert Hansen, PhD, a Professor of History at Baruch College, The City University of New York, will present Louis Pasteur and the Pleasures of Art.


    Me & You & Paint & Glue

    Presented by ArtPlay and Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center at ArtPlay - UAB Alys Stephens Center Arts Education & Outreach Program, Birmingham

    January 17 - March 7, 2015

    Ages 2 – 3 years + Guardian

    Saturdays 10:00 am – 10:45 am

    January 17 - March 7

    Teaching Artist: Alley Bulka

    Cost: $120 for one child and...more

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