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Digital vs. Concrete vs. Paper June 11, 2009

Posted by cbuchanan in Uncategorized.
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This weekend features two very different but very exciting art shows in Birmingham–and unfortunately, I’m going to have to miss both of them, so I’ll be relying on you to see them for yourselves and then tell me all about them!

Saturday night, Paint the Town Red will transform downtown Birmingham’s hotspot–2nd Avenue North–into an outdoor gallery, with large-scale digital art illuminating the sides of buildings and screens. Now that is a great idea for an art event, and I really like how it merges a modern form of art with a historic background. It will take place between 22nd and 24th streets, from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m., and it is a ticketed event benefiting the Birmingham chapter of the American Red Cross. (Tickets are just $10.) Click the link for details.

And on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, Naked Art will host an opening by local concrete sculptor Justin Roth and paper sculptor Tiffany Ownbey. This will be a great combination because both artists work wonders with their mediums–you’ll swear Justin’s pieces are made of wood, and Tiffany creates whimsical, odd, and intriguing figures using papier-mache that you’ll just have to see to believe. I’m a big fan of Justin’s work and very excited to see what he’s made for this show. Naked Art’s opening lasts from 5:00 to 9:00 on Friday and 1:00 to 6:00 on Saturday.

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