Anne Herbert is a Visual Art Instructor at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. She received her MFA in 2013 from the University of Alabama and her BFA in Painting from the University of Montevallo in 2007. Professionally, Anne has taught at University and high school levels, worked in museum education, coordinated outreach programs and managed galleries.
Misty Bennett is a painter living in Birmingham, Alabama. Her abstract paintings are based on landscapes and waterfalls with an emphasis on texture, movement and mark-making. Her work is about memory and experience, and the way that the two affect each other. She was born and raised in Idaho, and the landscape of the West continues to influence her work today.
Natalie Harrison was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She received her BFA from Middle Tennessee State University in 2009 and her MFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2013. Natalie currently lives and works in Birmingham, Alabama.
Visual art is an integral to the Hoover Public Library. We have a vast permanent collection ranging from purchase awards from our Southern Voices featured artists to pieces selected to complement our facility. Through our partnership with the Bluff Park Art Association, we sometimes host pieces from their permanent collection. We have a Frank Fleming sculpture on permanent loan from them as well.
We own two photography collections, Chip Cooper's Alabama Troubadours collection and photos of Joe Minter's Sculpture garden. These travel for display throughout the Hoover/Birmingham area.
To encourage art for all ages, the Hoover Public Library displays artwork by children from Hoover schools.
We rotate the displays in our other galleries to exhibit nationally and regionally juried artists (Friends Gallery and Plaza Gallery) as well as up-and-coming local artists (Administrative Gallery).