2011 Winter Gallery Exhibit
Artists Jesse Cunningham and Paul Cordes Wilm were featured in the 2011 Winter Exhibit in Parnell Memorial Library Gallery. Pottery and sculpture of Shelby County public school art teacher Jesse Cunningham and "folk/pop" paintings of Birmingham artist Paul Cordes Wlim were featured in the exhibit. Gallery talks and a reception honoring the two artists was held Sunday, January 30, 2011 and was attended by an enthusiastic crowd of friends, colleagues, family members, fellow artists, and former teachers of the artists.
The gallery is open to the public during regular library hours: MWF: 10:00 a. m.-5:00 p. m., TTH: 10:00 a. m.-8:00 p. m., and Sat.: 10:00 a. m.-1:00 p. m. Admission is free.
Beginner's Photography Class
April 14, 2011 is the date of the Photography Class for Beginners for participants who are age 14 and above. The class will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P. M. at Parnell Memorial Library, 277 Park Drive, Montevallo, AL 35115. The class is free for the first 25 who register by calling Parnell Memorial Library at 665-9207. Heather Knowles of www.sproutsbyheather.com will be the teacher. She suggests that participants bring their cameras to class, but this is not required. Those who have a D-SLR or an advanced point-and-shoot camera will get the most out of the class.
The Photography Class for Beginners is sponsored by the Parnell Memorial Library Foundation through a generous gift from Bo and Kay Parnell Grisham in memory of their niece, Carleton Benners Parnell.
Art of Donna Chieves
The art exhibit by Hoover artist Donna Chieves was well received in the Parnell Memorial Library Gallery while it was on display July 5, through August 26, 2011. The gallery talk and reception were held Sunday, July 10, at 2:00 p. m. at Parnell Memorial Library.
Chieves specializes in oil and watercolor and enjoys freelance and plein air work. She holds a B.A. in Art from the University of Montevallo and a B.S. from Oglethorpe University and has also studied at the Atlanta College of Art and Georgia State University. She is a member of the Oil Painters of America and the Alabama Plein Air Artists.