Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Portraits - Space One Eleven


My mission through this blog has always been to highlight the good people of Birmingham doing good things.  Space One Eleven fills that bill.  I was recently there for another event that I will highlight later, but had a look around this gallery filled with the wonderful art created by Birmingham's youth.  The very ones that need the creative experiences that Space One Eleven offers.

Here is what they are all about:

Space One Eleven is a visual arts nonprofit founded in Birmingham, Alabama in 1986. Our mission is to provide professional opportunities for artists, create a forum for public understanding of contemporary art, and offer arts education to area youth. 

Key to the philosophic foundation of Space One Eleven is the belief that art is where you find it, whether from a Birmingham artist, a nationally recognized artist or a creative youth in a local Birmingham neighborhood. Art is informed by place, time, and experience. Run by artists, formed by place, and celebrating cutting-edge art that stretches the imagination, SOE incorporates these principles into all of our programs as we deal with art, community and public discourse.


7 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Two geat portraits, Coretta King and Angela Davis I presume? A nice initiative to support artists.

Bibi said...

I like these ghost signs. I must keep my eyes open here, though I haven't noticed many.

Luis Gomez said...

Looks like a great place to visit V.

Daryl Edelstein said...

You are such a good blogger .. and you get to go to the most interesting places

TheChieftess said...

I love this...the organization sounds special!!! It's important to foster art in the community...especially with young, budding artists!!!

steviewren said...

What talented students! How old are they? Do you remember?

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The painting of Coretta Scott King is exceptional.