This exhibition will be shared through HPL Galleries on Instagram
Sara Garden Armstrong is a multimedia artist whose work ranges in scale from atrium sculpture to artist books. Her installation work can be large and engulfing, requiring you to enter and become part of it. Her intimate artist books allow the viewer to have a more personal experience.
Chance and change drive her artwork as she explores and pushes the possibilities of materials. In the finished work you see movement, repetition, transparency and layering with organic shapes and forms, often with a focus on flow and transformation.
Barbara Hirschowitz studied painting under Alabama artists and educators, Edith Frohock and Alvin Sella. Under Frohock’s guidance, Hirschowitz learned to stretch her thinking and skills. She utilizes canvas and paper to visualize her work from a history of living moments. With confident and colorful layers, she describes hybrid spaces and unknown places – rendered in a familiar manner – often prompting the viewer to question if they may recognize it from their own past. The element of space has always been present in her work, and her current projects evoke simplicity and reduction.
The Fine Arts Department and HLP Kids collaborated to produce this Black History Month exhibition and art class. On February 4th, the Children’s Department led an art class, open to children ages 7-12, where students completed an art project based on the artwork of African-American painter, educator and Expressionist, Alma Thomas. The work of the students will be on display in the George P. Farmer Gallery through April. When the exhibition concludes each student will receive their framed artwork provided by the Hoover Public Library.