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May 2022

May 10–Jul 8, 2022

Celebrating the life, art, & spirit of Guy McClure, Junior: A retrospective of his artwork from private collectors

The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of "Celebrating the Life, Art, and Spirit of Guy McClure, Jr.,” featuring 58 paintings by Guy McClure, Jr. from private collectors. Celebrating the Life, Art, and Spirit of Guy McClure, Jr. Opening Tuesday, May 10 in the Center’s Walking Gallery, this exhibit honors the life and memory of beloved local artist, Guy McClure, Jr. The collection is a retrospective of his artwork gathered from private collectors and will…

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May 16–Aug 1, 2022

“stillness in action” featuring Tiril Benton

The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of “stillness in action” by Tiril Benton. Award-winning artist Tiril Benton’s newest show will open in the Center’s Main Gallery on Monday, May 16. Tiril was born in London, England and now lives in Huntsville, Alabama. Primarily self-taught, she began painting following the death of her mother in 2000. Tiril works primarily in acrylics and paints by automatism, suppressing her conscious mind and allowing her unconscious mind to…

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Feb 16-May 18, 2022

Spring 2022 Writers Series at ACA

Lunch & Learn at the ACA hearing some of our fine Alabama writers read and speak. All events are 12:30pm-1:30pm February 16 - Marlin Barton March 16 - Gayle Young April 20 - Jasmine Flowers May 18 - John Gaines

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May 19, 2022 @ 5:30pm

Reception: Celebrating the life, art, & spirit of Guy McClure, Junior

The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of "Celebrating the Life, Art, and Spirit of Guy McClure, Jr.,” featuring 58 paintings by Guy McClure, Jr. from private collectors. A reception is scheduled at the ACA on Thursday, May 19 at 5:30 pm. Guy Young McClure, Jr. was a local artist, friend to many, and avid supporter of the Alabama Center for the Arts. A true “creative” at heart, Guy used art as a form of…

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Jul 2022

Jul 7-8, 2022

Athenian Players present “right before i go” by Stan Zimmerman

The Athenian Players present right before i go by Stan Zimmerman, directed by Dr. Hugh Long. Stan Zimmerman (The Golden Girls, Roseanne, Gilmore Girls) brings to life the last words written in letters by individuals lost to suicide — including celebrities, veterans, kids that were bullied, LGBTQ, and the clinically depressed — and those who have survived suicide attempts. Since its acclaimed first performance at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2015, the play has traveled across the country, raising awareness…

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Jul 11–Sep 14, 2022

HELEN KELLER ART SHOW OF ALABAMA

The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of the 2022 Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama. The exhibit is a traveling juried art show that displays artwork created by students throughout Alabama who have visual impairments, blindness, and/or deaf-blindness. The show, which opened today, will be displayed through Wednesday, September 14 in the Walking Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama has been hosted by…

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Jul 14-17, 2022

Calhoun Theatre presents “Rent”

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson Directed by Lauren Cantrell Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon. with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's Rent follows a year…

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Jul 21, 2022 @ 5:30pm

Artist Reception: Stillness in Action featuring Tiril Benton

Tiril was born in London, England and now lives in Huntsville, Alabama. Primarily self-taught, she began painting following the death of her mother in 2000. Tiril works primarily in acrylics and paints by automatism, suppressing her conscious mind and allowing her unconscious mind to take over the creative process. She has had solo and group exhibitions in Europe, America, and Japan. Her works belong to private collections in many countries. “Each painting to me, is a record of an extraordinary…

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Sep 2022

Sep 16, 2022 @ 5:30pm

Reception: 6th Juried ACA Faculty & Alumni Art Exhibit

The 6th Juried Faculty & Alumni Show is now open in the Alabama Center for the Arts Main Gallery and showcases works from 31 artists consisting of faculty, staff, or alumni of Calhoun Community College and Athens State University. The show will remain open until Friday, October 28. An artist reception will be held on Friday, September 16 at 5:30 pm. Both the exhibit and reception will be free and open to the public. Philip R. Jackson served as the…

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Sep 20-Nov 10, 2022

Fall 2022 Writer’s Series

September 20, 2022 - A former English instructor, Laura Hunter has published 16 fiction, poetry, and nonfiction in short-form and books. Her first book, Beloved Mother, is a magical realism novel set in the early to mid-20th century Appalachians, is currently available for purchase. The book won the bronze medal for historical fiction at the Indie Awards. She also has completed a collection of short stories built around the fictional community of Copeland’s Crossing, Alabama. Her second novel, A Summer…

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