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Artists Wanted

Artists Wanted

By on 14 August, 2019 in Art, DIY, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

The clock is ticking. Midnight this Saturday (August 17) marks the deadline for artists to submit their work to the Montgomery Art Guild/Regions Bank Art Show. We recently sat down with some of the Guild’s leadership for a wide-ranging conversation, and we’ll write about that soon, but for now we’re here to encourage you to […]

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Pinocchio at the Playhouse

Pinocchio at the Playhouse

By on 22 July, 2019 in Art, Fun, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

Last night I attended opening night at Cloverdale Playhouse’s The True Adventures of Pinocchio. I went expecting to see a staged version of the legendary animated Disney film. What I found was much more akin to a Grimm’s fairy tale, complete with lying and cheating and killing and stealing. Not exactly what one would expect […]

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Photography at Stonehenge

Photography at Stonehenge

By on 20 June, 2019 in Art with 0 Comments

Stonehenge Gallery presents its 2019 Photography Competition Exhibit – A review by Susan Hood What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time. — John Berger (1926-2017) This exhibition runs July 8 through July 31. There is a reception on July 11, 5:30 p.m. until 8:00. The 2019 Photo Competition […]

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Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963

Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963

By on 28 January, 2019 in Art, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

For the first time in the history of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, there are two plays by the same playwright (other than Shakespeare, of course) being performed in the repertory. On Friday, we attended the premiere of the first of them, Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963 by Christina Ham. We both think that it may […]

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Private Lives

Private Lives

By on 8 December, 2018 in Art, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Private Lives, the last play of the Cloverdale Playhouse’s 2018 season, is a fascinating experiment. The play suggests a hypothesis about what might happen if you were trapped an audience in a room with four loathsome screaming monsters for two hours. The four monsters are all themselves trapped in webs of relationships with one another, […]

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It’s Not All Brioche and Brandy

It’s Not All Brioche and Brandy

By on 3 December, 2018 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“I’ll go and see anything so long as it amuses me or moves me. If it doesn’t do either I want to go home.” – Noël Coward I am not a fan of reality TV. I know that may put me in the minority of television viewers as there are literally hundreds of shows dominating the small […]

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MMFA’s new sculpture garden

MMFA’s new sculpture garden

By on 25 November, 2018 in Art, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

On a recent Sunday, we were taking the dog to our muddy public dog park and decided to swing by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts to see what was happening there. Alas, we missed the Artists’ Market, which had been the previous day, but we did get to wander around the place. There was […]

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It’s Art Trail Time!

It’s Art Trail Time!

By on 15 November, 2018 in Art, Fun, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 1 Comment

It has become a tradition! For the third straight year, studio artists in the Cloverdale-Idlewild neighborhood will open their workspaces to visitors during the first weekend of December. The Cloverdale-Idlewild Art Trail is an easily walkable 12 block showcase of five studios and more than 15 artists. This year, it will be on Saturday, December […]

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There’s No ‘I’ in “Theater”

There’s No ‘I’ in “Theater”

By on 26 October, 2018 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller  Director Alexander Zeldin once said: “Theatre is always about together, whether it’s the audience and the performer or the group of people that are making the work or the wider community that the work is connected to in some way.” As […]

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“We Could Play at Questions!”

“We Could Play at Questions!”

By on 28 September, 2018 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall, it’s a painting, and if you can walk around it, it’s a sculpture.” -Tom Stoppard Heads or tails? Left or right? Yes or no? “To be or not to be?” In life we are faced with endless questions, choices we must […]

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