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Current Exhibitions

Bethanne Bethard Hill was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and raised in Birmingham. She is a 1985 graduate of the Alabama School of Fine Arts and holds a BFA in painting and sculpture from Birmingham-Southern College.

Chip Cooper’s photo essay “Alabama Troubadours,” which is a part of the Hoover Public Library’s permanent collection, is showing in conjunction with the performance by the Alabama Troubadours

Joseph and Misty Bennett met while undergraduate students at the Savannah College of Art and Design.  Joe continued his graduate studies at SCAD, earning his MFA in the Illustration department, and

Upcoming Exhibition

Jane Marshall

Printmaker, painter, sculptor and ceramicist, Jane Marshall, received her MS and MFA from the University of Wisconsin where she studied with renowned artists Warrington Colescott and Walter Hamady. She has been involved in numerous aspects of teaching from university level courses to workshops and artist residencies. She is currently a member and teaches at Paperworkers Local, an innovative printmaking community space in Birmingham. Throughout the years, her work has ranged from etchings to woodcuts, but the more recent work has focused on one and two woodblock prints. Although she has explored a wide range of media, her subject matter, symbolism and narratives all inhabit the unique world that she has created with her art. Jane has developed her own lexicon and style that are vivid, enchanting and timeless, and the resolve of her labor intensive practice is extraordinary.

About the Hoover Public Library Galleries

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).

Past art exhibitions are listed here.

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