Artist and educator Carlton Nell lives and works in Opelika, Alabama. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited in museums and galleries across the country, and his work is found in many public and private collections. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Auburn University and his Master of Fine Arts from Georgia State University. He is currently a Professor of Art at Auburn University.
Bib & Tucker Sew-Op is a non-profit located in Birmingham, AL. Their mission is to cultivate skills and an environment for those who sew or want to sew (ages 9-99) where everyone can be both a student and a teacher. They achieve their mission through projects conducted in the community, workshops and weekly sewing sessions conducted in their shop. They aim to be a hub for sewing-related activities that promote empowerment, education and economic opportunity.
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.