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Alabama poet laureate Ashley M. Jones awarded $50,000 grant from the...

By Shauna Stuart | sstuart@al.com Alabama poet laureate Ashley Jones has been awarded $50,000 to support her public poetry projects. The Academy of American Poets has...

Artist Rico Gatson brings Rev. Shuttlesworth to life at the BMA

By Nicole S. Daniel The Birmingham Times Rico Gatson, a multidisciplinary artist working from Brooklyn, New York, is familiar with Birmingham’s Civil Rights history. Now he’s found a...

Photo Essay: How June Became Birmingham’s Most Festive Month of Year,...

The Birmingham Times From Vulcan’s 118th birthday atop Red Mountain to the Juneteenth celebration at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in downtown, June has been...

Groundbreaking Orchestra Noir Makes Birmingham Debut on May 7

By Je’Don Holloway Talley For The Birmingham Times  Jason Ikeem Rodgers clearly remembers the epiphany he had that led him to create the Atlanta, Georgia-based African...

What To Expect from African American Symphony at Birmingham’s Lyric Theater

By Je’Don Holloway Talley For The Birmingham Times Growing up in North Philadelphia, Jason Ikeem Rodgers lived in two vastly different music universes. “I would be...

Larry Silver’s Art of Communication and Conversation

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Larry Silver was first pulled into art by a drawing his mother, Betty, had done that hung in the living...

Imani Barnes Breaks the Mold with Her Metal Sculptures

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Imani Barnes was able to mend a broken heart with a piece of sculptured metal art—literally and figuratively. One of her...

Alan Thornton’s Visuals Make for a Brighter Birmingham

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times  Color is an important choice for Thornton, whose work includes paintings and drawings for Black empowerment and pop culture, often...

Artist Carey Fountain Takes Photos, Paints, Records. And That’s a Start.

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Artists have responsibility, according to Carey Fountain, who said his responsibility is to improve the world. “I want to be in...

Birmingham School Students Star During Opening of Magic City Art Connection

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Hundreds of students from several elementary and middle schools gathered Friday on a bright and warm morning under the shade...

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