Art Metal Clay Jewelry Workshop. with Nancy Burleson. Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery. Jan. 21, 2012- Learn to make .999 Pure Silver Jewelry ! - Manipulate metal clay into a unique piece of jewelry you can wear home from class! - Saturday, January 21, 2012, 9am – 4pm - One-day workshop; $165 -Instructor: Nancy Burleson
“ARTfix!” Space One Eleven, 2409 Second Ave. North. Class and a glass with photographer, designer and body painter Rachael Rausch. Materials provided. Space is limited.Wednesday nights. 6-8 p.m. $20 per class. (205) 328-0553, www.spaceoneleven.org.
Photography Workshops. Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Road. Held weekly, classes cover the basics, gear, theory and good practice. Check it out:(205) 414-3931, www.bbgardens.org.
Art Classes. Forstall Art Center, 402. Palisades Blvd. Located in the Palisades Shopping Center, Forstall is currently offering classes in contemporary realism oil painting, advanced oil painting, soft pastels, and drawing live figures. For dates, times, and prices of various classes, check out: (205) 870-0480, www.forstallartcenter.com.
ON GOING EXHIBITIONS
Beta Pictoris Gallery presents: Willie Cole and Bayete Ross Smith “Dig it!” Opening reception was Dec. 9th, 6-9 pm. December 9th – Jan 21st 2012. Willie Cole is best known for assembling and transforming ordinary domestic and used objects such as irons, ironing boards, high-heeled shoes, hair dryers, bicycle parts, wooden matches, lawn jockeys, and other discarded appliances and hardware, into imaginative and powerful works of art and installations. Bayeté Ross Smith’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally by the San Francisco Arts Commission, Oakland Museum of California, Rush Arts Gallery, Leica Gallery, MoMA P.S.1, Duetsche Bank, Goethe Institute (Ghana), and Zacheta National Gallery of Art (Poland). His collaborative film with the Cause Collective screened at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. His accolades include fellowships and residencies with the Laundromat Project, Brooklyn, New York, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, the Kala Institute, Berkeley, California, and Can Serrat Art Center, Barcelona, Spain.
Space Mountain : New Paintings by Clayton Colvin beta pictoris gallery December 9, 2011 - January 21, 2012 opening reception Friday, December 9, 2011 (6-9pm) beta pictoris gallery is excited to announce Clayton Colvin’s first solo show with the gallery. Birmingham based artist Clayton Colvin has developed a practice of painting that is both challenging and seductive. He uses a hybrid of figurative and abstract approaches to create delicate, fantastic, and concrete spaces. The immediate and intimate nature of drawing infuses his linen panels with an hypnotic mix of familiarity and mystery.
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Celebrates 20 years of collecting with new Visions exhibit on January 10, 2012. The mission of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) is to promote civil and human rights worldwide through education. Opened in 1992, BCRI presents an in-depth look at the Civil Rights Movement through time, from before the movement’s inception through today’s international struggle for universal human rights. BCRI is more than just a museum; it is a place of research, a teaching facility and an acknowledged learning center for people of all ages and backgrounds. Each year, BCRI reaches more than 140,000 individuals through tours and exhibitions as well as school and community outreach, public programs, special events, and archival collections. Call 205-328-9696 or www.bcri.org for more information.
Opening Reception and Lecture: Vietnamese Ceramics, the Development of an Art Form Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art January 22, 2012, Dragons and Lotus Blossoms: Vietnamese Ceramics from the Birmingham Museum of Art is the largest exhibition in the United States to date devoted solely to Vietnamese ceramics. The exhibition is co-curated by Donald A. Wood and John Stevenson, internationally recognized scholar and expert on Vietnamese ceramics. The entire Birmingham Museum of Art collection of over two hundred pieces is on display and illustrated in the accompanying catalogue. The catalogue includes essays by John Stevenson, Philippe Truong, and Donald A. Wood.
Capturing Amaryllis: On Canvas Birmingham Botanical Gardens Jan 22. Amaryllis on Canvas is a class designed for beginner through advanced painters. We will explore shadows, highlights and textures. The class will be taught using acrylic paints. We will also discuss proper brush care. Painters may use basics techniques or may add more flourish if they would like. $25-$30. 2:30 – 5pm.
Artbreak: Who Are these Saints Deciphering Iconography in Art of the Renaissance. Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art January 24, 2012. Joyce Benington, Museum docent, will present a talk in the Museum’s Kress Collection of Renaissance art. Feed your body and mind at lunchtime with an Artbreak every Tuesday at noon. Join us for these free 20-30 minute gallery talks, stay for lunch at Oscar’s. They’ll even include a free dessert! Noon.
“Sculpture and the Creative Process” Aldridge Botanical Gardens. Jan. 26, 2012. Presenter: Ted Metz, Sculptor, art professor at the University of Montevallo and creator of the new Aldridge Gardens Entrance Plaza sculpture titled “On the Nature of Building” Wine & Cheese Reception prior to program - Pre-registration required. 6:30 – 8:30pm. Tickets: $16 per person/$12 for Garden Members. Phone: (205) 682- 8019.
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