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Past Exhibitions

Melissa Gilmore works as an artist and art teacher in the Birmingham area. She graduated from UAB with a BA in Art Studio and a Masters in Art Education. 

Alvin Sella was a seminal figure and touchstone of the Alabama arts community. His paintings resonate with life and longevity, especially within the resurgent currents of Minimalism and Abstract Expressionism in the art world today.

This year’s Bluff Park Preview Show runs through the end of August and includes artists Toby Klein, Debra Riffe, Brittany Carol Moore, Matthew Mayes, Terry Beckham, Leah Karol, Melanie O’Keefe and Rick Plasters.

Printmaker, painter, sculptor and ceramicist, Jane Marshall, received her MS and MFA from the University of Wisconsin where she studied with renowned artists Warrington Colescott and Walter Hamady.

Joseph and Misty Bennett met while undergraduate students at the Savannah College of Art and Design.  Joe continued his graduate studies at SCAD, earning his MFA in the Illustration department, and

Chip Cooper’s photo essay “Alabama Troubadours,” which is a part of the Hoover Public Library’s permanent collection, is showing in conjunction with the performance by the Alabama Troubadours

Bethanne Bethard Hill was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and raised in Birmingham. She is a 1985 graduate of the Alabama School of Fine Arts and holds a BFA in painting and sculpture from Birmingham-Southern College.

Every February, the Hoover Public Library celebrates authors, artists, musicians and performers during the Southern Voices Festival. Each year a piece by the exhibiting artist(s) is purchased and added to the Southern Voices Permanent Collection.

Art by elementary, middle and high school students from Hoover City Schools will be on view throughout the Hoover Public Library during the months of March and April to celebrate Youth Art Month and to support creative endeavors in our schools.

Leanna Leithauser Lesley is a graduate of Auburn University with a B.A. in Art Education. Though she has used many mediums throughout her career, personal inspiration as an avid needlepointer and music lover has led her to her present fiber arts endeavor.