Opening Friday: Shana Robbins “Come in – Out of the Darkness” solo show at Beta Pictoris Gallery

DONT MISS THIS!!!!!!

MULTI-MEDIA / MULTI-SENSORY PERFORMANCE AND EXHIBITION OPENS FRIDAY OCTOBER 28, 2011 (6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.)

Sound collaboration with ALBERTO ROMAN

Shana Robbins is an Atlanta-based artist whose work integrates concepts of “feminine” power, natural and supernatural phenomena, and experimental body movement into a multi-media / multi-sensory exhibition. One-time performance, Snakesandlace, will debut at the show’s opening, Come In—Out of the Darkness, on Friday October 28, 2011 @ 6:00 P.M. This five-hour endurance driven piece incorporates a 17-foot lace installation for which Robbins collaborated with the Shipibo women of the Peruvian Amazon. During her collaboration, Robbins learned the Shipibo women’s unique stitching and patterns that represent communion with healing forces within their handmade works of art. Elements of body movement are also incorporated in the performance in reaction to the sounds, scents, and patterns of her experience with the native people.

In this exhibition, Robbins includes multimedia pieces — from lace, mirrors, sound, crystals, video, sculptural installation, woven and hand-stitched textiles, to photographs and works on paper. Viewers will encounter mannequins dressed in hand-fabricated costumes for characters known as “Tree Ghost” and “Axis Mundi.”
These garments are worn by Robbins in performances—some for the public, others done for the camera and the natural environment—in Iceland, Mexico, New Mexico, and rural Georgia.
“Ronin”, a painting inspired by her experience in the Amazon jungle with the Shipibo people, portrays the spiritual visions of the “Cosmic Anaconda” as it radiates and forms intricate patterns within Shipibo songs and visions. Snakesandlace performance will debut one-time only at the opening on Friday October 28. The installation will remain until the show ends on December 3, 2011.

Robbins has exhibited her work or performed at Las Vegas Contemporary Arts Center; Monkey Town, Brooklyn; Mobius, Boston; BECA gallery in New Orleans; Rowan University Gallery, New Jersey; and Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta. Robbins exhibited her solo performance/exhibition, Supernatural Conductor, in 2010 at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and will be included in the forthcoming Biennial publication (book) entitled Noplaceness: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape in 2011.

show goes from Friday Oct 28th at 6:00pm – December 3 at 9:00pm

beta pictoris gallery

2411 Second Avenue North (between 24th and 25th Street)
Birmingham, AL

facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=125844540852199
al.com write up: http://blog.al.com/mhuebner/2011/10/cultures_healing_rituals_to_me.html

black and white write up: http://www.bwcitypaper.com/Articles-i-2011-10-13-243978.113121-At-the-Galleries.html#123

Opening: “the Figure” 21st street studios – October 21

21st Street Studios presents the Figure
group exhibition opening October 21, 2011, 6-10 pm

exhibiting artists include:

Sara Graden Armstrong, Catherine Cabaniss, Jean Cecil, Amy Crews, Elizabeth Farr, Tia-Simone Gardner, Barbara Hirschowitz, Emily Johnson, Angela Karen, Hunter Prewett, Leah Thornton

21st street studios
109 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard
Birmingham, Alabama

Facebook Event

Friday and Saturday: Birmingham Artwalk 2011

Don’t miss Birmingham’s own artwalk!!! Support your local artists!

Ten years ago, a small group of artists, residents and businesses in the Historic Loft District came together with a good idea – to showcase local art in a way that encouraged people to experience downtown Birmingham in a new and exciting way. With the support of a few visionary investors, Artwalk was born. The first year featured less than 60 artists in a handful of locations. A decade later, Artwalk has grown into a popular destination street festival showcasing more than 120 artists throughout a vibrant neighborhood of residential, retail and entertainment establishments.

Artwalk, scheduled for Friday September 9, 5-10 p and Saturday, September 10, from noon-6 pm. and will showcase regional artists in the unique setting of Birmingham’s downtown loft district, using the architecturally rich environment of area businesses to attract visitors to a one-of-a-kind festival. What began as a modest art tour through the emerging loft district has become a highly anticipated, must-see annual event drawing more than 15,000 people downtown and showcasing more than 170 artists and performers. Area businesses host the artists, offering a fresh, exciting way for the public to experience art— and Birmingham.

The mission of Artwalk is to

• To promote Birmingham’s regional artists with an emphasis on introducing emerging artists; and
• To promote Birmingham’s downtown loft district as a viable economic and residential neighborhood.

The family friendly event is FREE to the public and will feature 3 entertainment areas, a KidZone on Saturday, multiple opportunities for food & drinks and more than 100 artist displays all within 9 city blocks. Wander the loft district on Morris, 1st & 2nd Avenues North between 22nd and 25th Streets to take it all in. Be sure to visit our new pedestrian avenue on Morris with our Main Stage and more than 20 artists on the sidewalks.

Visit www.birminghamartwalk.org for more info.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=113985412035922

FRIDAY OPENING: “pulp” group show, works on paper/ works with paper – beta pictoris gallery

This show is going to be absolutely incredible. If there is ever a show to go to this summer in Birmingham, this is it. Please come out and show your support to the Art Community and the many talented artists in this show!

“pulp” , works on paper / works with paper
July 29 – September 30, 2011
opening Friday, July 29 @ 6.00 pm
(live music performance by opéra sextronique!!!)

beta pictoris gallery

2411 Second Ave N
Birmingham, AL

with works by :
larry jens anderson
john bankston
doug baulos
jarrod beck
shana berger and
nathan purath
cecilia biagini
jürgen böheimer
sara cannon
johnny coley
bethany joy collins
clayton colvin
justin cooper
n. dash
john fields
jonathan gann
monique given
deborah grant
valerie green
jonathan hicks
pregrine honig
bonard hughins
deborah karpman
claire lewis evans
aaron lockhart
srdjan loncar
tameka norris
amy pleasant
rashid qandil
babs reingold
shana robbins
joel ross
suzanne sawyer
ellen siebers
kol solthon
vasile troian
matt wycoff
and
john waters

 

facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=187442747941585

 

 

 

 

Opening at Boutwell: Reclamation

Friday, July 29 · 5:00pm – 9:00pm

An exhibition of small scale three dimensional work.

featuring:
Megan Kimber – megankimber.com
Byron Sonnier – byronsonnier.org
Bo Hughins – bbonardd.tumblr.com
Kara Cassidy Hall – karacassidy.wordpress.com

Boutwell Studios

2917 Central Ave
Homewood, AL

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=242485039097867

A New Royal Family of Wild Nobility ART OPENING // Boutwell Studios

A New Royal Family of Wild Nobility ART OPENING

Intriguing!!! Facebook Event:

Friday, June 24 · 5:00pm – 8:00pm

From the private collections of Mmmlles. Merrillee Challiss, Megan Kimber, Andrea Paschal, Jennifer Wallace & Daisy Winfrey

Being an Exhibit of artifacts, writings and art concerning the Enfants Violents, a previously undiscovered society of Wild Children living unsupervised by any Living Adult.

Boutwell Studios
2917 Central Avenue
Homewood, AL

Beta Pictoris Gallery Opening: Johanna Wolfe “Pushing Water” solo show

From the Facebook Event:

Please join us for Johanna Wolfe’s solo show

PUSHING WATER
new photography

June 24 through July 23

opening reception Friday, June 24, 6-9pm

beta pictoris gallery
2411 Second Ave N.
Birmingham, AL 35203

www.betapictorisgallery.com

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Johanna Wolfe is a photographer who makes analog c-prints. Her awareness of forensic and scientific investigation was encouraged at a young age by parents working in medicine and criminal law enforcement. During her time as an undergraduate studying Art History at Columbia University, she traveled extensively through Europe and Asia, fortifying her interests in and passion for documentary photography. After graduating, she worked in various media-based fields, including publishing and film festivals. Later transitioning into television production, she produced observational documentary series for networks including TLC, Discovery Health and A&E.

She received an M.F.A. in Visual Arts from Columbia University in 2010, and has exhibited her work throughout the United States. She is currently teaching undergraduate photography and building a cooperative darkroom space in New York.

REBUILD ALABAMA: benefitting Habitat for Humanity’s Disaster Relief Fund

Tomorrow at 5:00pm – June 25 at 9:00am

ACME gallery would like to invite you to REBUILD ALABAMA, an art show and Auction opening on Thursday May 26th to benefit Habitat For Humanities Disaster Response Fund. Artists are donating the full value of their work for this cause. Please come out and support their generosity. The exhibition will be also be viewable on Thursdays from noon-6 (or by appointment). This show will run through 6/24.
Featuring:
William Christenberry (Washington, DC), Jim Neel, Arthur Price, Pinky Bass, Cam Langley, Amy Pleasant, Derek Cracco, Chris Lawson, Jane Marshall, Alabama Chanin, Scott Bennett, Doug Baulous, Jason Wallis, Matt Lane Harris, Byron Sonnier,
John Lytle Wilson, Daisy Winfrey, Erin Cunnigham, Elizabeth Weinberg (Brooklyn, NY), Will Bryant (Austin, TX), Mike Perry (Brooklyn, NY), Wes Frazer, Tim Kerr (Austin, TX),
Elliot McPherson (Buhl, AL). Merrilee Challiss, R. Land (Atlnata, GA), Jon Coffelt (NY, NY), Cary Norton, Paul Cordes Wilm, Lisa Cordes, Bonard Hughins, Megan Kimber, Liesa Cole, Jen Morgan (Jacksonville, FL), Partick Mayton, Laura Shill, Jennifer Wallace, Christy Daniel Camp, Michael Swann, Brian Francis, Kate Merritt Davis, Pat Snow , Kara Cassady Hall, Jonathan Purvis, Veronique Vanblaere, Bethanne Hill, Scott Fisk,
Lisa Michitti Cross, Felix Jackson Jr. (Denver, CO), Goose (New Orleans, LA), Aaron Lockhart, Darius Hill, Rich Stevens (Atlanta, GA), Charles Buchanan,
Wendi Flowers Goodwin, Shea Goodwin,Karin Fecteau, Tracy Martin, Spider Martin, Caren Matukis, Jill Marlar, Karen Graffeo, Catherine Partain, Brad Daly, Caroline Sokol,
Ryan Carlson, Michael James Lukacovic, Rachel Higgins (Brooklyn, NY), Dori DeCamillis, Kevin Irwin, Kim Graham, Laura Wells, Allison Cleveland, Janice Kluge,

..and more!

With impromptu acoustic music by:

Taylor Hollingsworth
Henry Dunkle
Sanders Bohlke
Duquette Johnston
Great Book of John

Refreshments Donated By;
Rojo
http://rojo.birminghammenus.com/

Please direct questions to Gallery Director Wes Frazer wesfrazer@gmail.com
or
show coordinator John Wilson john@johnlytlewilson.com

For more information about Habitat’s Disaster Response visit:
http://www.habitatbirmingham.org/files/Habitat_Disaster_Response.pdf

 

ACME gallery

1305 2nd AVE North
Birmingham, AL