“TKAM 2010: To Kill a Mockingbird–Awakening America’s Conscience” contributing artist Bethanne Hill recently created the cover art for the Traditional Musics of Alabama Volume 5 album. Those interested in purchasing the album should visit this link.
Attired to test the limits of the dress code, the 12 surly teenagers shuffle in. Who would possibly look forward to embracing this marginal collection of anti-social misfits whose behavior has them teetering on the edge of permanent suspension? Leaning against the desk up front, Bruce attracts only passing glances until one by one each […]
In one of his most memorable lines in To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch tells his daughter, Scout, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view–until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” The line has sometimes been misquoted as walking in someone else’s shoes. […]
Wesley Higgins, an artist involved in AHF’s 50th-anniversary celebration of To Kill a Mockingbird, decided to do some major research on the history and architecture of his subject, the Monroe County Courthouse in Monroe County, Alabama. Higgins created a LEGO® sculpture replica of the Old Courthouse, which can be viewed here, and he even blogged […]
In the AHF-organized exhibition, “TKAM 2010: To Kill a Mockingbird—Awakening America’s Conscience,” are two arresting portraits: “Slavery” by Nall, and “Charles” by Caleb O’Connor. Neither work was executed specifically for the show, though Nall created “Slavery” in 2006 as an icon for the “Violata Pax” exhibition in Monaco using references to the book. Nevertheless, both […]
My recent birthday was fairly normal as birthdays go. The family excused me for some of the day to take in a college basketball game, and the good guys won. The fun is in the winning, and that got the day off to a great start. The hoops game was followed by a nice birthday […]
Happy 50th anniversary, To Kill a Mockingbird! Check out our online art catalog, featuring works of art inspired by the novel and its themes. Opening show and silent auction this Friday in Birmingham at the Civil Rights Institute, 6 to 9 p.m., with a panel discussion on the novel and its themes at Sixteenth Street […]
As part of its commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the publishing of To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM), and to celebrate the book’s lasting significance for the state, country and the world, AHF has asked select local, statewide and national artists to create original works of art inspired by the book and its themes. The […]
AHF Board member Lynne Berry appeared on the Sundial Writers Corner on Huntsville’s public radio station, WLRH, for the segment “Art on the Radio.” Visit this site and scroll down to find several podcasts by Lynne.
When it comes to change, we humans are persnickety. Visits with my father to his old neighborhood on Staten Island, New York, invariably raised his bitter lament about a deli that had become a high-rise apartment complex. I felt obliged to comfort him by repeating what he said earlier in our trip. “Isn’t that the […]