Virtual Conversations with Creatives: Erica Chisolm
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Virtual Conversations with Creatives: Erica Chisolm

Erica Chisolm is a fine artist and muralist who has a vision of bringing art, beauty, and inspiration to pedestrians in Black communities -- highlighting surrounding businesses, encouraging walkability, and adding value to the neighborhoods Erica describes as "culture-rich and art poor." With a mission to help others realize their opportunity to dream, the Urban Impact fellow and National Black Arts Festival award recipient is painting her way through Birmingham's historic Fourth Avenue Business District.…

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We Stand in Solidarity

We want to be clear. Create Birmingham is an anti-racism organization. We strive, entrepreneur by entrepreneur, to build an inclusive and just economy in which Black business ownership is equitably resourced and purposefully nurtured. We intentionally spotlight and celebrate Black thought, contribution, and achievement in the arts and all creative work, and we will continue to seek out ways to amplify Black voices. We believe that all humans are born with a spirit of creativity…

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Virtual Conversations with Creatives: Duquette and Morgan Johnston

Duquette and Morgan Johnston are the husband and wife team behind Woodlawn’s welcoming and eclectic boutique Club Duquette. The Johnstons share with us their response to the coronavirus pandemic, its effect on their store operations, Morgan’s art, musician Duquette’s touring and writing, and how the two are finding opportunities to step up in our community. https://youtu.be/bLt5zhN-O0M

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Virtual Conversations with Creatives: Bryan Johnson

Bryan Johnson is a brand narrative photographer who has built a reputation for capturing emotion and telling the stories that connect us and the moments we want to share. Like many others in our creative community. Bryan’s work has been greatly impacted by COVID-19. Social distancing has postponed many of the weddings Bryan would typically be shooting this time of year. Instead, he has found poignant beauty in photographing his quarantined Crestwood neighbors and renewed inspiration…

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Virtual Conversations with Creatives: Emily Meisler

Birmingham sculptor Emily Meisler shares how shifting during Covid has helped her focus on her art in new ways, how you can check out Magic City Art Connection's virtual gallery, and why now is a great time to explore your creativity. https://youtu.be/SpPFGVqJ7xg

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