Posts Tagged ‘art’


The Artist and the Rock

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Wade Sand & Gravel is an unlikely and extraordinary setting for art. Written and photographed by Karim Shamsi-Basha You don’t expect a beautiful, solar-powered aluminum sculpture to come alive in a rock quarry amid millions of year’s worth of sediment. You also don’t expect several artists to have their studios right next to gravel shooting… Read More

Birmingham’s Bards & Brews

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Written by Nancy Dorman-Hickson     Photography by Meg McKinney The beer-drinking strangers are bonding but not in a smoky, dimly lit bar. Tonight the brews are part of a word-centric event in a language-loaded location. “I’ve never been carded at a library before,” crows one patron, forking over his driver’s license to a gatekeeper. He’s here… Read More

Facing South

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

A new book captures images of some of the South’s finest artists as seen through the camera lens of photographer Jerry Siegel. Photographer Jerry Siegel remembers spending a rainy Sunday morning with the artist Enrique Alferez in his studio, a converted old church in New Orleans. “He talked about riding with Pancho Villa in the… Read More

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

From the Magic City to musical history, Hugh Martin left a song in our heart that embodies the feeling of the season. By Tom Wofford When Frank Sinatra asked master songwriter Hugh Martin to change a lyric in his classic, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” Martin found the inspiration he needed on a visit… Read More

Lost & Found

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

A delayed generation moves forward one sidestep at a time. Written by Sam George Portraits by Beau Gustafson “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” — Allen Saunders (widely attributed to John Lennon) To begin with… Let’s start with the numbers, shall we? Everyone knows that the current economic climate… Read More

Space Oddities

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Clayton Colvin by Brett Levine     Photo by Jerry Siegel In Clayton Colvin’s world, pictorial space isn’t something that is marked by a simple exploration of perspective.  “I am as interested in the endless possibilities in a fixed space—like the movements of players across a soccer fields—as I am in the possible limitations of space that… Read More

behind the veil

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Meet some of the leading practioners of the art of belly dancing in Birmingham. Written by Neil Bagley      Photography by Joe De Sciose Aziza: Talk to anyone who knows anything about belly dancing in Birmingham, and the name Aziza is guaranteed to get dropped. She is something of a celebrity in the area,… Read More