Currently on display on the second floor is an exhibit from PaperWorkers Local, titled Methods: Traditional to Digital
above: Tug O’ War by Debra Riffe (Linoleum block relief)
PaperWorkers Local is an non-profit organization of artists who come together to produce, display, and appreciate original art involving a paper format/medium.
As per their mission statement, the goal of PWL is “to enable and nurture the making, exhibition, and appreciation of original fine art prints and works of art on paper.”
Above: Barred Owl Family by Jane Marshall (Hand-colored etching)
Above: He’ll Grow Into It by Richard Stockham (Woodblock)
PWL plays a large part in the cultural resurgence of fine art on paper in Birmingham and the surrounding areas.
They realized the lack of access to the medium and an exodus of talent from the Birmingham area and published “An Argument for a Printmaking Facility in Birmingham.”
Above: Artes in Allegretto by Artes Hicks (Intaglio)
Below: Busyness by Sarah Marshall (Mixed Media Print)
PWL hosts exhibitions, workshops, and classes for both accomplished and aspiring artists.
Above: Self Portrait by Artes Hicks (Intaglio)
A closing reception for the three current exhibits will be held on March 3, during First Friday Downtown.