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“Alabama, Then & Now” 1819-2019 Exhibit at the Hamilton City Hall

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You are cordially invited to the Opening Reception Friday, August 2, 2019 11am -2pm for the “Alabama Then & Now” 1819-2019 traveling Bicentennial Art Exhibition presented by the Alabama Plein Air Artists.

“Alabama, Then & Now” 1819-2019 is a commemorative and educational art exhibition of 30 original paintings in honor of Alabama’s Bicentennial. All paintings were created by members of the Alabama Plein Air Artists (APAA) who gather monthly around the state, to paint en plein air (in the “open air”) outdoors, from life. The paintings depict landmarks and regions of Alabama where these artists live or have traveled and painted from life. Subjects include bridges and barns; gins and mills; the natural beauty of Alabama; industry; architecture; sports; government; and popular culture.

Artists will be painting “en plein air” outdoors at the Historic City Hall/ Ernest Baxter Fite House built in 1927-1928. This historical home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage. The house was designed by Architect Weatherly Carter, who also designed the Alabama Governor’s Mansion. Hamilton City Hall is an example of Alabama’s history both “Then & Now”. In the past, “Then”, it was once the home of Ernest Baxter Fite, a former member of the Alabama House of Representatives and a former state senator, and his son Rankin Fite, who served two terms as Speaker of the state House and worked hard for the people of Alabama. “Now” this historic home is presently Hamilton’s City Hall and a place for its citizens to conduct business and plan for the city’s future.

From October 2018 – November 2019, this juried exhibition will tour through Hoover; Fort Payne; Athens; Tuscaloosa; the State Capitol in Montgomery; Pike Road; Auburn; Mobile; Hamilton; and Huntsville; with most venues hosting Opening Receptions. Many paintings will be for sale. Entry is free and open to the public.

This art exhibition is officially endorsed by the Alabama Bicentennial

Commission. http://alabama200.org/events/county/marion

You can view some paintings and read more about the art exhibition at http://www.hooversmagazine.com/alabama-then-and-now/

“Alabama Then & Now” 1819 – 2019 will be on exhibit at the Hamilton City Hall, Hamilton, Alabama from August 1- September 23, 2019 Monday thru Friday 8am – 5pm. City Hall is located at 736 Military Street South, Hamilton Alabama.


The Opening Reception is scheduled for Friday August 2, 2019 11am – 2pm. You are invited to view “Alabama Then & Now” 1819-2019, and to meet the artists during this reception as they paint “en Plein air”.

Written by 49 County News.Net

July 23, 2019 at 5:37 PM

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