Press Release - Detail
Birmingham Public Library
For release Friday, May 6, 2010
CONTACT: Linda Wilson
Staff Development Coordinator, Public Relations Department
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3746

Heads up Alabama! BPL to showcase art exhibit sponsored by the Alabama Psychological Association

Birmingham, Alabama—The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) will host an exciting opening event for Heads Up Alabama! Psychology Promotes Healthy Living, a public health education campaign by The Alabama Psychological Association (aPA) and The Alabama Psychological Association Foundation (aPAF). In a collaborative effort to bring attention to the importance of mental health, twenty local artists—from an applicant pool of 65—will be selected next week to participate. Each artist chosen will decorate a three foot tall fiberglass head modeled on a mental health issue. The artists’ interpretations of the connection between a healthy life and a healthy mind will be displayed throughout the library for three weeks. The opening event at BPL is scheduled for Thursday, July 22, 2010 in the Central Library located at 2100 Park Place. Refreshments and musical entertainment will be provided.

This unique pairing of public art with public education and the promotion of psychology will be on display at BPL through August 11. The exhibit will then move to Aldridge Gardens in Hoover for three weeks before relocating to Huntsville. Sponsors and partners include: KBR, Jefferson County Department of Health, All Kids Insurance Program (Alabama Department of Health), BCBS of Alabama, the Daniel Foundation, Forstall Art Supply, Two Men and a Truck, and psychologists across the state. Follow progress and get a sample of the uniqueness, popularity, and attraction of the decorated heads on the Heads Up Alabama! website ( or on Facebook.
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