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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...

How Matthew Mayes learned that ‘Art Encompasses All’

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Matthew Mayes said he once believed that love, food, and music were core passions that transcended all race, creed, and...

Larry Allen: Ceramicist who makes something out of nothing

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Larry Allen enjoys making something out of nothing. The 65-year-old ceramicist of Leeds, Ala. remembers the first time he stuck his...

The multicultural diversity of Joseph Frye

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times While preparing for last week’s Magic City Art Connection (MCAC), Joseph Frye lost track of time. That’s how much the...

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