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    Shelby County Arts Council

    104 Mildred Street
    Columbiana , AL 35051
    (205) 669-0044

    Website: shelbycountyartscouncil.com


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    Energized by the belief that the arts have the power to inspire individuals and rouse communities, the Shelby County Arts Council has promoted visual and performing arts throughout the county since 2005. The former Columbiana Fine Arts Center was formed in 2004 when Terri Sullivan and a small group of interested citizens responded to the lack of arts programming within Shelby County. They expanded their vision and scope as the Academy of Fine...

    Energized by the belief that the arts have the power to inspire individuals and rouse communities, the Shelby County Arts Council has promoted visual and performing arts throughout the county since 2005. The former Columbiana Fine Arts Center was formed in 2004 when Terri Sullivan and a small group of interested citizens responded to the lack of arts programming within Shelby County. They expanded their vision and scope as the Academy of Fine Arts of Shelby County in 2005 and added more classes. As its programs and outreach grew, the name was changed in 2007 to the Shelby County Arts Council to more fully denote its county-wide role of promoting arts programs and assisting artists. The Arts Council is fully incorporated as a functioning 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

    Since the Arts Council opened its doors in a rented storefront in the town of Columbiana in 2005, the organization has served over 8,000 children, youth and adults in a variety of arts education programs including oil, acrylic and watercolor painting, drawing, pottery, jewelry making, theatre camps, creative writing and guitar/ violin/ piano/ voice lessons as well as exposing the citizens of Shelby County to student, local, and visiting gallery exhibitions. The Arts Council has a growing outreach program that takes arts education to Shelby County schools and home-schooled students, senior citizen centers and juvenile detention facilities – widening the already considerable influence of the Arts Council.


     

     

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    • Article: Shelby County Arts Council director's art is displayed on set of NBC TV show
      The Birmingham News - Nov 16, 2011
      By Veronica Kennedy

      Susan Dennis Gordon, director of arts education for the Shelby County Arts Council, doesn't have a starring role on a network television show, but her artwork does. This season, four of Gordon's "The Swan Art" paintings are part of the set… Expand

      Susan Dennis Gordon, director of arts education for the Shelby County Arts Council, doesn't have a starring role on a network television show, but her artwork does. This season, four of Gordon's "The Swan Art" paintings are part of the set on the NBC comedy "Parenthood." Set decorator Julieann Detman saw the pieces on the Gordon's Etsy shop, and sent her an email requesting to buy them. Collapse

    • Article: Daniel Moore Exhibit
      Shelby Living Magazine - Nov 09, 2011
      By Katie McDowell

      Story features upcoming exhibit at Shelby County Arts Council, Columbiana, Alabama. Expand

      Story features upcoming exhibit at Shelby County Arts Council, Columbiana, Alabama. Collapse

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