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Local Art Collectors Recall Meeting Legendary Jacob Lawrence

By Javacia Harris Bowser For the Birmingham Times When the iconic American modernist painter Jacob Lawrence came to Birmingham in 1994, local art collector Elias Hendricks...

Lauren “Lo” Harris: Bessemer (Ala.)’s Illustrious Illustrator

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times When Lauren “Lo” Harris broke her hand while riding a crowded train, it rekindled a passion she had put aside—ironically,...

Birmingham artist: ‘Heaven’s not segregated, so why should earth be ....

Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times Brian Moore admits he knew little about the Bham Cleanup project that grew from the rubble and shattered glass...

Welcome to Studio 2500, North Birmingham’s Space for Emerging Artists

By Nathan Watson bhamnow.com Since the age of four, Willie Williams, Jr. has been creating art. During his childhood, he experimented with mediums such as paint...

How Druex Kaine Uses Music to Bridge the Generational Gap

By Je’Don Holloway Talley For the Birmingham Times Growing up in Alabaster, Angelo “Druex Kaine” Lacey knows how tough it can be for independent artists to...

Rocquelle “Rocki” McKeithen: Miles College grad on the upswing

By Je’Don Holloway Talley For the Birmingham Times Rocquelle “Rocki” McKeithen earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Miles College in 2011—and it’s...

Artist Nadia Tellis is the ‘Cover Girl’ in music and fashion

By Je’Don Holloway Talley For the Birmingham Times Having developed a reputation as a stellar cover singer is not a problem for Ensley native Nadia Tellis. “I...

Ensley Native, Ashley Sankey, Self-Taught Musician

By Je’Don Holloway Talley For the Birmingham Times Even though she’s a classically trained keyboardist and percussionist and a formally trained jazz and opera vocalist, Ensley...

Book Set in Civil Rights Era Inspires Local Artist, 10

By Kathryn Sesser-Dorné The Birmingham Times Dalvin McCollum, a rising fifth grader at Avondale Elementary School, didn't have to think long about what to do when...

Myrna Gates once volunteered at Magic City Art Connection; last week...

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Myrna Gates is a long-time Magic City Art Connection (MCAC) supporter: she’s attended for more than a decade, first as...

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