Scott Stephens is Professor of Art and Chair of the Department of Art at the University of Montevallo. He is a printmaker who specializes in big prints and historic photographic processes. He earned his BFA degree at Washington University in St. Louis, where he studied with Peter Marcus, an innovator in large-scale printmaking. He completed his MFA at the University of Alabama in 1983.
Magic City Quilt Artists was formed in May of 2016. This exhibit represents the first challenge that was issued to the members. The challenge was to create an art quilt composed of black and white fabrics, with no more than twenty percent of the piece being another color. Many of the members also belong to other quilt guilds in Alabama, including the Evening Star Guild and the Birmingham Quilters Guild.
‘Ever a Cross Word’ is an exhibit by puzzle aficionado and Birmingham Southern College Professor Emeritus, Bob Shelton. The exhibition contains 30 panels comprised of the most unique puzzles he has solved and the best ones he has created. Bob Shelton was Professor of Art and Film Studies at BSC for 37 years.
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).