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Bethanne Bethard Hill was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and raised in Birmingham.

Art by elementary, middle and high school students from Hoover City Schools will be displayed throughout the Hoover Library during March 2017 for Y

Each February, the Hoover Public Library celebrates authors, artists, musicians and performers during the Southern Voices Festival.

Upcoming Exhibition

The Alabama Troubadours Project - Photo Essay by Chip Cooper

Photographer Chip Cooper’s photo essay “Alabama Troubadours”, which is part of the Hoover Public Library’s permanent collection, is showing in conjunction with the Alabama Troubadours’ performance in the Library Theatre in April. This photo essay is a part of The Alabama Troubadours Project, which brought together the genres of music and photography to create a document of Alabama’s history and unique character. The project was conceived of by Linda Andrews, the recently retired director of the Hoover Public Library. In 1997 Linda, along with singer and songwriter Karren Pell, chose different sites across Alabama to compose folk ballads about. Photographer Chip Cooper was brought into the collaboration to create a visual dialogue with the music and to document the places that each song is a tribute to.

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).

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