I Create Birmingham: Robert Matthews

“The Natural Sand Sculpture exhibit is the culmination of several trips over the past 14 years to Tybee Island, GA. The first time that I stayed there, I was walking around the sand dunes after a rainstorm and noticed some amazing patterns and designs in the sand. I started photographing them and was intrigued by the natural artistry that was apparent along the seashore and in the dunes.”

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I Create Birmingham: Alyssa Moore & Shea Washington

“The academy has given me some confidence in my artwork. At first I didn’t really think of it as anything more than scribbles, but now I look at my work as art. It has helped me realize that there are some good parts of Ensley, and people want to change the way their community is viewed.”

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I Create Birmingham: April McClung

“Running a business is a lot of work. It’s not for the faint of heart. You may look at your bank account and get discouraged, but just hang in there. Keep working hard and it will pay off. Understand your craft, join a networking group, learn to market and build your brand, work hard & keep the Faith!”

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