Douglas Pierre Baulos received his BFA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and his MFA from the University of New Orleans. He is currently the Assistant Professor of Drawing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and in 2009 he received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at UAB.
Stephen W. Evans was born and raised in the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania where he received a BFA in painting and drawing from the University of the Arts in 2010. In 2017, Stephen received his MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife, Lauren Frances Evans, and their three-year-old daughter, Agnes.
Chuck Hemard earned his MFA from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA and his BA in Psychology from University of Southern Mississippi. He has held academic appointments at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA and, since 2008, at Auburn University’s Department of Art and Art History where he is currently an Associate Professor.
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).