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.
Noah Breuer is an American artist and printmaker. He holds a BFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Columbia University. He also earned a graduate research certificate in traditional woodblock printmaking and paper-making from Kyoto Seika University in Japan. Currently, Noah is an Assistant Professor at Auburn University.
A working photographer for over thirty years, Roberta Lynn Ledbetter also served as a teacher of art and photography to Alabamians of all ages in high school and college classrooms and in educational and community workshops. She earned her BFA in studio art and MFA in education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She most recently was awarded the Individual Artist Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
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).