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Told He Would Never Succeed, Larry Thornton Sr. Became an Artist...

By Haley Wilson The Birmingham Times Larry Thornton Sr. is more than an accomplished businessman and author. He’s also a gifted artist who has made pieces...

Pastor Mike Jr. of Rock City Church Wins Stellar Award as...

By Greg Garrison | ggarrison@al.com The Rev. Mike McClure Jr., pastor of the Rock City Church in Birmingham and a musician popularly known nationwide as “Pastor...

‘Jacob Lawrence & History Forward’ discussion to close exhibit at BMA

artsbma.org The Birmingham Museum of Art will close the BMA’s presentation of Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle this evening (Feb. 5) with a community discussion...

‘Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle’ Exhibit Opens at Birmingham Museum of...

By Javacia Harris Bowser For the Birmingham Times On Nov. 20, 2020, the Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) will shine a light on one of America’s...

Artist Amy Sherald, Who Painted Breonna Taylor For Magazine Cover, to...

By Sydney Melson The Birmingham Times The renowned artist commissioned to paint Michelle Obama for the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. in 2018, and...

Artist Erika Mixon: The Art of Healing

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times By day, Erika Mixon of Fairfield, Ala., trains physicians and sometimes hospital staff on how to use electronic medical record...

Justin Slaughter, Self Taught, Wins Congressional Art Competition

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Justin Slaughter, a recent graduate of Center Point High School, has gone from a self-taught artist to first-place winner in...

Meet Marcus Fetch: The Man Behind Some Of Birmingham’s Notable Murals

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times When Marcus Fetch arrived in Birmingham in 2012 with $50 to his name, he saw the city as another stop...

Lorenzo Pace, of Pratt City, known internationally for work in Birmingham...

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times Birmingham native Lorenzo Pace was present when Richard Arrington took office as the city’s first elected African-American mayor in 1979...

Ronald McDowell: Self-taught artist chosen to create Montgomery’s first MLK statue

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times Ronald McDowell is a self-taught artist whose exhibitions have appeared at the New York World Festival, the Martin Luther King...

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