WAR is having it’s second SLAP event on March 27th, 2010 at Matthew’s bar and grill from 2-6pm.
The purpose of the event is to introduce WAR to the public. WAR stands for We Are Rtists, so as we introduce WAR to the public, we are introducing our city’s artists to the community as well. It is a free event so we hope to see everyone there!
We will have singers, poets, bands, visual artists, rappers- you name it!! Trust me, you don’t want to miss it!!
The address for the event is Matthews Bar and grill 2208 Morris Ave., Birmingham, AL, 35203
I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Moore a few years ago in Birmingham. What he, and many others did, was very dangerous in an even more dangerous time. He chronicled the Civil Rights Movement through photography. Imagine how believable the atrocities of the Movement would be if there were no pictures or live footage from those times. Would we be so quick to believe that law enforcement attacked school-aged children with fire dept. water hoses and police trained canines for simply peacefully protesting? No. Most of the pictures we see of the Children’s Crusade in Birmingham were taken by Mr. Moore. So, please take a moment and thank those brave citizens, Black and White, who took a stand against injustice for the sake of justice in the “land of the free, and the home of the brave.”
Famed photographer Charles Moore dies at 79; chronicled civil rights movement
By The Associated Press
Charles Moore, a photographer who chronicled the civil rights movement, has died. He was 79.
John Edgley of Edgley Cremation Services in West Palm Beach, confirmed that Moore died Thursday in Palm Beach Gardens.
The Times Daily of Florence, Ala., reported that Moore began covering the movement as the lone photographer at the scene when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested in Montgomery in 1958. In the years that followed, the Alabama native took some of the most enduring shots of the movement.
For much of his career, he worked for Life magazine.
In 1991, a collection of his photographs along with his biography was published: Powerful Days: The Civil Rights Photography of Charles Moore.
A memorial service is planned later this year.
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• Calendar listings (events, theatre, gallery showings, food, outdoor, etc.) should be submittedhere, you may also call 205-933-0460 x100 with any questions (but you’ll get a quicker response if you send an email).
• Live music and DJ calendars should be sent here: .firstname.lastname@example.org
The Birmingham News
• Scribblers is a social column that includes benefits and other social events of community-wide interest. It appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays in LifeStyle. To submit an item, email information & email@example.com, fax 325-2494 or mail to Scribblers, The Birmingham News, P.O. Box 2553, Birmingham, AL 35202.
• Friday’s City Scene has calendar listings for music, dance, theater, lectures, special events, festivals, galleries and family events. Sunday’s Play section includes television listings, arts and entertainment features and a calendar of events. Deadline for both calendars is Friday at 5 p.m. for the following week?s publications. Items may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 325-2494 or mailed to Alec Harvey,The Birmingham News, P.O. Box 2553, Birmingham, AL 35202.
• (Lipstick is a Division of the Birmingham News)
• Activeculture.info: http://www.activeculture.info/Login.aspx
• Urbanham.com: http://www.urbanham.com/calendar/events/index.php?com=submit
• Al.com: http://www.al.com/events/index.ssf?submit
• Weekly: http://www.bhamweekly.com/calendar/events/index.php?com=submit
• We Are Rtists: email the following information to email@example.com:
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Event Venue (address, cross street, city, state)
Cover charge/door fee
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• Networking Birmingham: http://www.networkingbirmingham.com/submit_event.php
THE MUSEUM OF URBAN ART ANNOUNCES ITS
3rd ANNUAL YOUTH ART COMPETITION
Theme: Hands for Haiti
Entries must be related to the history of Haiti or the earthquake relief effort for Haiti (due April 12, 2010)
Viewing of entries at MUA’s 4th Annual Art Show and Awards Gala, April 18, 2010
BIRMINGHAM, AL – February 9, 2010 – The Museum of Urban Art (MUA) is pleased to announce a unique competition for Birmingham students to design artwork celebrating the history of Haiti, and bringing awareness to the specific needs of the country with regards to the recent earthquake disaster.
The top twenty (20) artist’s entries, whose work best captures the theme of the competition, will enjoy a special reception at the 4th Annual Art Show and Awards Gala. A silent auction will be held featuring the top submitted works, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the relief effort in Haiti (*). The top 3 entries will be awarded gallery space associated with MUA for 3 months, with an opening reception (date TBA).
“The purpose of this year’s theme is to draw attention to the history and legacy of Haiti, and to evoke a sense of community and selflessness by promoting aid for Haiti during their time of need,” said Patrick Johnson, President of MUA’s Board of Directors. This competition will provide our young artists with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have their work produced on a professional scale and will be viewed by future generations.
The contest is open to all current high school and college students in the Birmingham area. Applications are available on the MUA website, www.themuseumofurbanart.org/artcontest.pdf. Artwork may be produced on paper, canvas or other medium, including graphic design. If computer generated the artwork must be able to be printed in order to be considered. All applications and artwork must be received at the office of the City of Birmingham, Department of Youth Services, 808 North 18th Street, no later than 4:30pm on Monday, April 12, 2010.
About The Museum of Urban Art
The first museum of its kind, The Museum of Urban Art is an educational complex celebrating the contributions of urban artists and entertainers. The MUA seeks to use Film, Art, Music and Entertainment to empower young people by providing powerful, positive experiences and instilling the importance of good citizenship, respect for one another, honor, discipline and education in a safe and healthy environment. Visit the MUA on the web at www.themuseumofurbanart.org.
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The Museum of Urban Art
Patrick L. Johnson, III
How long have you been a graphic designer?
I have been a Graphic Designer for 7 years.
What is your creative process?
The process or processes that mentally stimulate me to do something creative are; reading about other artists, viewing art whether it be a photo, painting, play, building, etc., studying designers like Steve Liska, Istvan Orosz, Jim Lasser, Nick Pararone, and so on. I draw a lot of my inspiration from knowing that my clients have a dream for a project and I am able to turn that into reality.
Do you collect art or are you involved in the fine arts? I own a couple of my Fathers fine art pieces such as paintings and bronze sculptures. I have my student works form college that consists of sketches, paintings, pottery, sculptures, etc. I’m currently working on an art show for winter 2010 that will focus on the fine art side of my design skills.
Have you gain much acclaim with your work?I have won many awards for my artistic work throughout my youth in the school system. At Alabama State University I participated in one art contest and received first place for the best illustration for 2004. The illustration was a recreation of Salvador Dali’s “City of Drawers.”
Congratulations on being selected as the winner of the Wearertists logo design contest. How can someone see more of your work and contact you for hire if they need design services? To see more of my portfolio please visit www.bricklethumb.com and click on “portfolio.” I can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 205-382-7908
What is the state of artists and freelance designers in the current economic climate? With the way the economy has been going, the art community has been hit pretty hard. I know some artist have done well and others have not, as a whole I believe the effect has been positive in the sense of a learning experience. Individuals that are not artist feel that most mediums of art are more of an entertainment piece or a hobby for them. When the economy started to turn downward, most individuals cut back on their entertainment and hobbies to focus their money on what they consider “life’s essentials.” As a Graphic Designer during these times, I find companies trying to cut cost on design work and creating their own art material. Since they do not specialize in this medium, we are seeing a lot of advertisements, logo, stationery etc. that is repetitive (used from generic clip art) or entirely incorrect in regards to design standards.
What would be some advice you would give to young up and coming artists? For young designers seeking freelance work I would suggest to work more on your skill set and less on your advertising and marketing. Constantly growing your talent and learning on a regular basis will help you in the long run rather than seeking out that short term art gig. The most important thing is to treat every client like you would want to be treated.