Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Wednesday, September 18, 2013.
CONTACT: Angela Fisher Hall
Associate Director                                               
Birmingham Public Library System                                                                         
Phone: (205) 226-3614                                                                 
Watercolor Society Prepares for Showcase at Central Library

Birmingham, Alabama—The Watercolor Society of Alabama (WSA) will host its annual Members’ Showcase at Birmingham Public’s Central Library in the Fourth Floor Exhibition Gallery beginning September 24 through October 31, 2013.  Approximately 50 aqua media paintings executed by watercolorists from across Alabama will be selected for the exhibition.   An opening reception and awards presentation will be held on Sunday, September 29, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Fourth Floor Gallery. The library is located at 2100 Park Place.
Tampa resident Taylor Ikin will be the selection judge for the WSA show.  Ikin’s art hangs in many corporate and private collections—even in  The Vatican in Rome, Italy.  Known as the “Yupo Queen,” Ikin has been painting on the unique surface of Yupo for over 14 years and has shared her discoveries and skills in many workshops.  There are numerous articles and publications featuring her work on Yupo in art books and magazines.  As an artist and art educator, Ikin belongs to numerous art organizations and societies.  Her images weave a positive awareness of our environment while leaving a legacy of respect, enjoyment and pride in our natural spaces.   She will be teaching a “Painting on Yupo” class September 25-27 at Forstall Art Center located at 402 Palisades Boulevard in Homewood, Alabama .  Contact Tora Johnson at 205-423-0922 for more information about the class.
Charlotte McDavid of Birmingham is the Members’ Showcase Chairperson. Tora Johnson of Birmingham is the current WSA President and William (Bill) Morris of Mobile is the President-Elect.
The mission of Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library service to our citizens for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment.  This system—with nineteen locations and serving the community for 127 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.  For additional information, visit our website at and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.  

MEDIA:  Media coverage of this exhibition and reception is appreciated.  Attached is one image of a work included in the exhibition.  For additional information, please call Angela Fisher Hall at (205) 226-3614.
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