Tag Archives: Art

Travelogue: Kyle shares photos from her Moveable Type visit

Moveable Type visits Birmingham. acnatta/FlickrDecember 1 brought Kyle Durrie and her successful Kickstarter project,  Moveable Type, to the Magic City. According to the post she recently shared about both of her stops in Alabama, her visit to Birmingham was most likely the first stop she reserved on her current nationwide tour. Durrie owns Power and Light Letterpress and Design in Portland, OR.

Her 1982 Chevy step van is a mobile print shop, including “a sign press from the mid 20th century, and an 1873 Golding Official No. 3 tabletop platen press.” There was a fairly large crowd out at Railroad Park at night after workshops were held at Woodlawn High School, the result of Cory Bordonaro‘s reaching out to Kyle (and her relationship with the Desert Island Supply Co.).

She’s gotten a great deal of coverage during the trip so far – including this post over on Pebbles & Buttons in advance of her visit to Nova Scotia.

You can follow Kyle’s journey by either visiting the project’s website or following its Twitter account. You can also help Kyle in her cross-country effort by making a non tax deductible contribution via PayPal.

Photo: Moveable Type visits Birmingham. acnatta/Flickr

Birmingham-JeffCo History Museum is full-speed ahead

Photo by Bob Farley/f8PhotoThe Birmingham-Jefferson History Museum is getting close to keeping its promise of opening this spring. We first mentioned the effort’s new home last summer once we’d figured out that the murals that had been in the Lyric Theater had been moved to the museum’s soon to be temporary space.

We shared some photos that took a closer look at the unfinished work of art that will no doubt play a prominent role in the early days of the facility ion this site’ Gallery back in June. We’re using one of those images here in this piece as well.

Laura Kate at Magic City Manifesto recently stumbled across the museum’s hopefully temporary home over at the Center for Regional Planning and Architecture (a.k.a that building on 18th Street and 1st Avenue North) and found out that it is indeed planning to open in late April (the 29th to be exact).

Hopefully folks will learn more about additional plans in the coming weeks.

Photo: Bob Farley/f8Photo

Slowing down: The Waterfalls at Boutwell

We figured we’d take a moment to check out something most residents don’t get a chance to visit often – those waterfalls located between the Birmingham Museum of Art and the Boutwell Auditorium.
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It also gives you a chance to check out the Birmingham Urban Mural located next to the auditorium.

Random shots: Linn Park’s a construction zone

"Fireball" under construction in Linn Park 

Photo: acnatta/Flickr.

Alabama sculptor Christopher Fennell is the installation artist for  for this weekend’s ONB Magic City Art Connection in downtown Birmingham. Here you see the artist as he works on completing his piece, called “Artist’s Fire”, in Linn Park in time for the start of the annual arts festival on Friday.

Check out Josh’s head’s up on an online contest for tickets to the festival’s Corks & Chefs component over on Timetable.

Hendricks sponsors showing of international artists

Painting "The Thinker"

Former Birmingham City Councilor Elias Hendricks loves art;  his personal collection is a sight to behold.  Periodically he brings in artists (the example shown is by a Ghanaian painter) and dealers  to display work in the 2nd floor gallery of the Transportation Building downtown.

This could be a good time to get a really good piece(s) because artists are really anxious to make deals these days.  There’s an opening this afternoon (March 28) at 2201 2nd Avenue North (across from the Wine Loft).

Get more details by calling 205.266.4927.

Image: Provided by Mr. Hendricks.

Obama Inspired Art in Georgetown

So besides finally realizing that the throngs of people are starting to arrive here in town, I’ve also found some very interesting free activities that have been available to visitors over the weekend. This exhibit closes tonight, but thanks to the fun of the web, and The Terminal’s YouTube channel, portions of it will live on for a little while longer…
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Banksy was here

The popular British street artist was recently in the metro Birmingham area after a stop in New Orleans.

An account was posted on On Email yesterday of a couple of folks trying to find/visit the site. Unfortunately according to some of the buzz out there, you won’t have the opportunity to see it live anymore, though Arik Sokol’s photoset is still available.