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Contact:  Chanda Temple, Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library                   
Phone: (205) 444-9279 (cell)

Birmingham Public Library Patrons Can Get Up Close and Personal with Art on February 25 Lecture

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ­– (Feb. 19, 2014) – Ever wonder how an artist decides to paint this or that?
On Feb. Tuesday, Feb. 25, the wonder no more as Birmingham artist Amy Pleasant will discuss the creative process on Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 6 to 7 p.m. during a free lecture at the Birmingham Public Library, 2100 Park Place. During her “On the Table’’ conversation , attendees will be able to ask questions and hold works by Pleasant while sitting around a table in the library’s first floor conference room. The goal is that attendees become as immersed in the art work as they would a book
“There is a lot of mystery involved with the idea of the artist in the studio,’’ says Pleasant. “…this will open up that mystery and make it available to all who are present.’’
“The project will also be a way for me to share my process and how the source material for a lot of my work comes from the books in this very library.’’ 

Pleasant received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She has held solo exhibitions at the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, the Jeff Bailey Gallery in New York, in Stockholm, Sweden and several other locations.

The lecture is being held in collaboration with The Drawing Center of New York. Pleasant is a member of The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program artist registry, which offers emerging artists the opportunity to include their work in a curated artist registry that is consulted by a wide variety of arts professionals. The Viewing Program allows artists to show their works outside of a conventional exhibition space.  

For more information, call the library at 205-226-3670.
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