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    VISUAL ARTS

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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


    Pink Box Burlesque Show

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

    January 31, 2015

    Theyyyy're BACK! Join us for a night of burlesque with the lovely and very talented Pink Box Burlesque troupe! The PBB is inspired by performances from all eras of Vaudeville and Burlesque....more

    Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors Demo

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    January 31, 2015

    Williamsburg Handmade Oil Color is paint with a 'point of view', a personality, geared toward the professional painter; with each color ground to enchance the beauty and luminosity...more

    Art by James Knowles

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

    January 5 - February 2, 2015

    Art by James Knowles

    Friends Gallery


    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

    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

    Kuna Karamu: African Culture Festival

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

    February 7, 2015

    Join the Birmingham Museum of Art for a celebration of African culture! “Kuna Karamu” means “let’s celebrate” in Swahili, and we plan to do just that! All ages are...more

    Helen Keller Student Art Show of Alabama

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

    February 8, 2015

    Awards will be given at the art show/reception. Grand Prize winners will be displayed in the historic Helen Keller birthplace in Tuscumbia.


    Pottery Workshop: Creating Pottery Sculptures with Nelson Grice

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

    January 13 - February 10, 2015

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

    Zentangle Tangles from Nature

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    January 22 - February 12, 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

    Intermediate Zentangle Cross Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    February 12, 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! After you've...more

    Embracing Silence Photography Exhibit

    Presented by Alabama Center for Architecture at Alabama Center for Architechure, Birmingham

    January 14 - February 13, 2015

    The Alabama Center for Architecture will host “Embracing Silence,” an exhibition of black and white photography of Moss Rock Preserve from January 14 through February 13. This display...more

    Introspectus

    Presented by T-Rex tiny gallery

    January 23 - February 13, 2015

    Collaborative works by painter, Chiharu Roach, and mixed media artist, Dariana Dervis. Introspectus is a reflection of the artists’ thoughts...more

    Painting with Gouache with Craig Reynolds

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    February 14, 2015

     More info coming soon.


    9th Annual Chinese New Year Festival

    Presented by Birmingham Chinese Festival Association

    February 14, 2015

    9th Annual Chinese New Year Festival to be held on Feb 14th1930 8th , 2015 11:00am - 2:30pm at Boutwell Auditorium.

    The Bimingham Chinese American community will be showcasing Chinese...more

    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

    Beginning Zentangle Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    February 20, 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

    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

    Beginning Zentangle Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    February 21, 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

    “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.  


    Below the Surface: Art by Carol White

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

    January 13 - February 22, 2015

    “Below the Surface” is a compilation of Carol White’s multiple approaches to art making, her perspectives about human relationships and the many ways she has used materials. From...more

    From Scratch Weekend

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

    February 20 - February 22, 2015

     Ever wanted to learn a musical instrument or pick up a new craft, but had no idea where to start? Well, then this workshop is perfect for you! Each class will be taught so that you can pick...more

    DigiTour 2015

    Presented by Iron City Bham at Iron City Bham, Birmingham

    February 22, 2015

    WE CREATE ‘BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE’ EXPERIENCES FOR TEENS. OUR EXPERIENCES TAKE THE FORM OF CITY-WIDE MEGA DIGIFESTS!

     

     


    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.


    Art Exhibition: Pam Venz, `Looking Back to Go Forward`

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

    February 6 - February 26, 2015

    “The work contained within this exhibition represents the culmination of experimentation begun last fall during sabbatical leave. Having sensed that my work was at a crossroads, I set out to...more

    "Looking Back to Go Forward" Art Exhibition

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

    February 6 - February 26, 2015

    Pamela Venz, professor of art at Birmingham-Southern College, is starting the New Year with a solo exhibition of her artwork. The exhibition, “Looking Back to Go Forward,” will feature...more

    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

    Convergence

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

    January 9 - February 28, 2015

    It was through fate that the converging paths of Fran Nagy and Billie Dupree would intersect one day. Although their journeys were similar with both previously owning art galleries and studios on...more

    On the Battlefield for Equality and Justice Exhibit

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

    February 1 - February 28, 2015

    Prints depicting African-American Civil War soldiers and Buffalo Soldiers will be on display on the first floor of the East Building. Several pieces are by world-renowned Civil War artist Don...more

    Art by Marla Kenney

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

    January 5 - March 2, 2015

    Art by Marla Kenney

    Administrative Gallery


    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.


    "Sale", Art Opening

    Presented by Cobb Lane Collective at Cobb Lane Collective, Birmingham

    March 6, 2015

    Art Opening Featuring works from Artists Ignacio Michaud and Daniel Gonzalez-Bocaz depicting life in abstract forms


    Quietly Making a Loud Noise

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    January 23 - March 6, 2015

    Space One Eleven presents:
    Quietly Making a Loud Noise
    A Space One Eleven Retroperspective
    1986-2014

    Quietly Making a Loud Noise displays works shown at Space One Eleven...more

    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

    Creative Wacky Wonders

    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 3 - 5

    January 17 – March 7

    Saturdays 9:00 – 9:45 am

    Teaching Artist: Alley Bulka

    Cost $120

    This mixed media art class with the Wacky Nanny...more

    Landscapes in Watercolor with Wayne Spradley

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    March 7, 2015

    Alabama native Wayne Spradley is recognized worldwide for his exceptionally beautiful and atmospheric watercolors. He has won over 300 awards throught his 45 year career, and his paintings hang in...more

    Visual Arts Achievement Program Juried Exhibition

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

    March 2 - March 12, 2015

    The Department of Art hosts a middle and high school student exhibition and scholarship competition for District VI-A, coordinated by Dr. Mary Ann Culotta.


    Comic, Character, Creation

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

    January 14 - March 18, 2015

    Ages 10 – 14

    January 14 – March 18

    Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm

    Teaching Artist: Andy Jordan

    Cost: $160

    Learn the basics of cartooning an...more

    Adventures in Visual Art, Section A

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

    January 15 - March 19, 2015

    Section A: Ages 7 – 11

    January 15 – March 19

    Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30 pm

    Teaching Artist: Carrie McGrann

    Cost: $170

    Students will experiment...more

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