Design Week Birmingham Agency Open House 2015. Cayenne Creative.

Thumbs Up For Mother Universe: Stories from the Life of Lonnie Holley

10-20-2022

Presented by Create Birmingham at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for a screening of Thumbs Up For Mother Universe Stories from the Life of Lonnie Holley. This feature-length documentary traces the dramatic life of American artist Lonnie Holley from his impoverished beginnings and educational...

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Join us for a screening of Thumbs Up For Mother Universe Stories from the Life of Lonnie Holley. This feature-length documentary traces the dramatic life of American artist Lonnie Holley from his impoverished beginnings and educational opportunities to becoming a revered visual artist and musician. The film also reveals Holley’s creative process—his insights into conservation, ecology and the environment, and his sources of deep inspiration rooted in the spirit, southern life and African American history and culture.

 

SYNOPSIS

After the world gave up on Lonnie Holley, the Universe sent him the gift of art. This film tells how Holley overcame all odds to become an unlikely art superstar. Lonnie B. Holley has been described as an outsider, a poet, a con man, a prophet, a hustler, a visionary artist, a junkman, and a shaman. Foremost, this 71-year-old African American artist and musician from Birmingham, Alabama, is an American original. Born the seventh of 27 children, Holley’s childhood is the stuff of novels. At 18 months old, he is given to another woman, who in turn sells him into servitude for a pint of whiskey. He is raised in a juke joint as ‘Tunky’ MacIlroy, unaware of his true identity. By age five, he is forced to work full time and savagely beaten for any shirking of his duties. At age 8, he discovers his true identity and sets out to find his family. It is a complex journey that takes him to New Orleans (when he ‘hobos’ a ride on the wrong train), incarceration in the Mount Meigs Industrial School for Negro Children—where he is again beaten close to death—and finally, at age 15, reconnection with his family.

As an adult, at age 28, with no training or guidance, Holley starts carving ‘core sand’—an industrial by-product of Birmingham’s blast furnaces. The stark power of his work attracts the attention of a local TV crew, and soon his sculptures are in the Smithsonian. Today his paintings, assemblages of found objects, and carvings are in museums and collections worldwide. Yet Holley still lives on the margins. Eschewing worldly goods, he lives to make art.

In 2012 Holley, who has always sung for his own entertainment, is pulled into a studio. The resulting recording leads to a European tour. In December 2013, The Chicago Sun Times names Holley’s second album #2, behind Kanye West, and Washington Post music critic Chris Richards names Holley’s first record the #4 album of 2013. Richards describes Holley’s sound as “a free jazz fever dream from the deep South, a babbling Baptist sermon from deep space, a lullaby for the end of the world, a songbook that’s frequently beautiful and occasionally frightening.” His 2018 recording, Mith, resulted in further critical acclaim and a four-continent world tour.

 

Special thanks to Cindy & Frank Franklin and Jim Sokol & Lydia Cheney for supporting this event.
Additional thanks to Alabama State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Alabama Humanities Alliance, and The Kelly.

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Tags:   Art + Stage Books + Film Music

Getting Started Isn't Scary

10-27-2022

Presented by Create Birmingham at Create Birmingham, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm

Explore your idea and have some pizza!

Getting Started doesn't have to be scary! In this workshop, we'll help you see if your idea has legs and can stand on its own. And if not, we'll help you find a pivot.

This fun and immediately useful,...

[more+]

Explore your idea and have some pizza!

Getting Started doesn't have to be scary! In this workshop, we'll help you see if your idea has legs and can stand on its own. And if not, we'll help you find a pivot.

This fun and immediately useful, hands-on workshop is designed to “kickstart” those who have an idea or “jumpstart” those who would like to grow and expand through a new product and or service. Whether you’re just getting started, stuck on a particular issue, or in need of a refresher, this workshop will provide the fuel needed to get you moving.

This workshop is a low-commitment opportunity to understand what’s driving you, explore your idea, and refine your model by learning ways to get meaningful customer feedback and start pursuing your idea today.

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Tags:  Classes + Lectures

The Business of Creating: Setting Measurable Proposal Metrics (Part 1)

11-02-2022

Presented by Create Birmingham at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Nov 02 @ 12:00 pm

Whether funders request metrics, key performance indicators, or measures of success, they are asking what you hope to achieve with your project and how you will track your progress towards that goal. How do you track this data while you are...

[more+]

Whether funders request metrics, key performance indicators, or measures of success, they are asking what you hope to achieve with your project and how you will track your progress towards that goal. How do you track this data while you are creating and presenting your work?

Join us for The Business of Creating: Setting Measurable Proposal Metrics with Autumn Sanders, Quire Consulting Founder & CEO.

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The Business of Creating, our virtual webinar & workshop series for artists and arts and culture organizations, is back this fall with a focus on successful grant writing. Each month will tackle a key element of grant proposals in two parts.

The first session each month will feature a presentation from an expert in the field that includes a take-away exercise and an opportunity for Q&A. The second session each month is a group workshop for feedback on the completed exercise. Each session lasts one hour, and participants are invited to book 1-on-1 Office Hours with Create Birmingham staff for additional follow-up.

The series is free, but space is limited. Register early to secure your spot!

This program has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Tags:  Classes + Lectures

The Business of Creating: Setting Measurable Proposal Metrics (Part 2)

11-16-2022

Presented by Create Birmingham at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm

Whether funders request metrics, key performance indicators, or measures of success, they are asking what you hope to achieve with your project and how you will track your progress towards that goal. How do you track this data while you are...

[more+]

Whether funders request metrics, key performance indicators, or measures of success, they are asking what you hope to achieve with your project and how you will track your progress towards that goal. How do you track this data while you are creating and presenting your work?

Join us for The Business of Creating: Setting Measurable Proposal Metrics with Autumn Sanders, Quire Consulting Founder & CEO.

___

The Business of Creating, our virtual webinar & workshop series for artists and arts and culture organizations, is back this fall with a focus on successful grant writing. Each month will tackle a key element of grant proposals in two parts.

The first session each month will feature a presentation from an expert in the field that includes a take-away exercise and an opportunity for Q&A. The second session each month is a group workshop for feedback on the completed exercise. Each session lasts one hour, and participants are invited to book 1-on-1 Office Hours with Create Birmingham staff for additional follow-up.

The series is free, but space is limited. Register early to secure your spot!

This program has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Tags:  Classes + Lectures

The Business of Creating: Building a Clear Proposal Budget (Part 1)

11-30-2022

Presented by Create Birmingham at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm

How do you craft a budget to meet your needs that is clear and achievable, especially when different budget templates are required for different applications?

Join us for The Business of Creating: Building a Clear Proposal Budgetwith Graydon...

[more+]

How do you craft a budget to meet your needs that is clear and achievable, especially when different budget templates are required for different applications?

Join us for The Business of Creating: Building a Clear Proposal Budgetwith Graydon Rust, Alabama Humanities Alliance Grants Director.

___

The Business of Creating, our virtual webinar & workshop series for artists and arts and culture organizations, is back this fall with a focus on successful grant writing. Each month will tackle a key element of grant proposals in two parts.

The first session each month will feature a presentation from an expert in the field that includes a take-away exercise and an opportunity for Q&A. The second session each month is a group workshop for feedback on the completed exercise. Each session lasts one hour, and participants are invited to book 1-on-1 Office Hours with Create Birmingham staff for additional follow-up.

The series is free, but space is limited. Register early to secure your spot!

This program has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Tags:  Classes + Lectures

The Business of Creating: Building a Clear Proposal Budget (Part 2)

12-07-2022

Presented by Create Birmingham at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Dec 07 @ 12:00 pm

How do you craft a budget to meet your needs that is clear and achievable, especially when different budget templates are required for different applications?

Join us for The Business of Creating: Building a Clear Proposal Budgetwith Graydon...

[more+]

How do you craft a budget to meet your needs that is clear and achievable, especially when different budget templates are required for different applications?

Join us for The Business of Creating: Building a Clear Proposal Budgetwith Graydon Rust, Alabama Humanities Alliance Grants Director.

___

The Business of Creating, our virtual webinar & workshop series for artists and arts and culture organizations, is back this fall with a focus on successful grant writing. Each month will tackle a key element of grant proposals in two parts.

The first session each month will feature a presentation from an expert in the field that includes a take-away exercise and an opportunity for Q&A. The second session each month is a group workshop for feedback on the completed exercise. Each session lasts one hour, and participants are invited to book 1-on-1 Office Hours with Create Birmingham staff for additional follow-up.

The series is free, but space is limited. Register early to secure your spot!

This program has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Tags:  Classes + Lectures

Thumbs Up For Mother Universe: Stories from the Life of Lonnie Holley

10-20-2022

Presented by Create Birmingham at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for a screening of Thumbs Up For Mother Universe Stories from the Life of Lonnie Holley. This feature-length documentary traces the dramatic life of American artist Lonnie Holley from his impoverished beginnings and educational...

[more+]

Join us for a screening of Thumbs Up For Mother Universe Stories from the Life of Lonnie Holley. This feature-length documentary traces the dramatic life of American artist Lonnie Holley from his impoverished beginnings and educational opportunities to becoming a revered visual artist and musician. The film also reveals Holley’s creative process—his insights into conservation, ecology and the environment, and his sources of deep inspiration rooted in the spirit, southern life and African American history and culture.

 

SYNOPSIS

After the world gave up on Lonnie Holley, the Universe sent him the gift of art. This film tells how Holley overcame all odds to become an unlikely art superstar. Lonnie B. Holley has been described as an outsider, a poet, a con man, a prophet, a hustler, a visionary artist, a junkman, and a shaman. Foremost, this 71-year-old African American artist and musician from Birmingham, Alabama, is an American original. Born the seventh of 27 children, Holley’s childhood is the stuff of novels. At 18 months old, he is given to another woman, who in turn sells him into servitude for a pint of whiskey. He is raised in a juke joint as ‘Tunky’ MacIlroy, unaware of his true identity. By age five, he is forced to work full time and savagely beaten for any shirking of his duties. At age 8, he discovers his true identity and sets out to find his family. It is a complex journey that takes him to New Orleans (when he ‘hobos’ a ride on the wrong train), incarceration in the Mount Meigs Industrial School for Negro Children—where he is again beaten close to death—and finally, at age 15, reconnection with his family.

As an adult, at age 28, with no training or guidance, Holley starts carving ‘core sand’—an industrial by-product of Birmingham’s blast furnaces. The stark power of his work attracts the attention of a local TV crew, and soon his sculptures are in the Smithsonian. Today his paintings, assemblages of found objects, and carvings are in museums and collections worldwide. Yet Holley still lives on the margins. Eschewing worldly goods, he lives to make art.

In 2012 Holley, who has always sung for his own entertainment, is pulled into a studio. The resulting recording leads to a European tour. In December 2013, The Chicago Sun Times names Holley’s second album #2, behind Kanye West, and Washington Post music critic Chris Richards names Holley’s first record the #4 album of 2013. Richards describes Holley’s sound as “a free jazz fever dream from the deep South, a babbling Baptist sermon from deep space, a lullaby for the end of the world, a songbook that’s frequently beautiful and occasionally frightening.” His 2018 recording, Mith, resulted in further critical acclaim and a four-continent world tour.

 

Special thanks to Cindy & Frank Franklin and Jim Sokol & Lydia Cheney for supporting this event.
Additional thanks to Alabama State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Alabama Humanities Alliance, and The Kelly.

[less-]
Tags:   Art + Stage Books + Film Music

Getting Started Isn't Scary

10-27-2022

Presented by Create Birmingham at Create Birmingham, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm

Explore your idea and have some pizza!

Getting Started doesn't have to be scary! In this workshop, we'll help you see if your idea has legs and can stand on its own. And if not, we'll help you find a pivot.

This fun and immediately useful,...

[more+]

Explore your idea and have some pizza!

Getting Started doesn't have to be scary! In this workshop, we'll help you see if your idea has legs and can stand on its own. And if not, we'll help you find a pivot.

This fun and immediately useful, hands-on workshop is designed to “kickstart” those who have an idea or “jumpstart” those who would like to grow and expand through a new product and or service. Whether you’re just getting started, stuck on a particular issue, or in need of a refresher, this workshop will provide the fuel needed to get you moving.

This workshop is a low-commitment opportunity to understand what’s driving you, explore your idea, and refine your model by learning ways to get meaningful customer feedback and start pursuing your idea today.

[less-]
Tags:  Classes + Lectures

The Business of Creating: Setting Measurable Proposal Metrics (Part 1)

11-02-2022

Presented by Create Birmingham at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Nov 02 @ 12:00 pm

Whether funders request metrics, key performance indicators, or measures of success, they are asking what you hope to achieve with your project and how you will track your progress towards that goal. How do you track this data while you are...

[more+]

Whether funders request metrics, key performance indicators, or measures of success, they are asking what you hope to achieve with your project and how you will track your progress towards that goal. How do you track this data while you are creating and presenting your work?

Join us for The Business of Creating: Setting Measurable Proposal Metrics with Autumn Sanders, Quire Consulting Founder & CEO.

___

The Business of Creating, our virtual webinar & workshop series for artists and arts and culture organizations, is back this fall with a focus on successful grant writing. Each month will tackle a key element of grant proposals in two parts.

The first session each month will feature a presentation from an expert in the field that includes a take-away exercise and an opportunity for Q&A. The second session each month is a group workshop for feedback on the completed exercise. Each session lasts one hour, and participants are invited to book 1-on-1 Office Hours with Create Birmingham staff for additional follow-up.

The series is free, but space is limited. Register early to secure your spot!

This program has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Tags:  Classes + Lectures

The Business of Creating: Setting Measurable Proposal Metrics (Part 2)

11-16-2022

Presented by Create Birmingham at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm

Whether funders request metrics, key performance indicators, or measures of success, they are asking what you hope to achieve with your project and how you will track your progress towards that goal. How do you track this data while you are...

[more+]

Whether funders request metrics, key performance indicators, or measures of success, they are asking what you hope to achieve with your project and how you will track your progress towards that goal. How do you track this data while you are creating and presenting your work?

Join us for The Business of Creating: Setting Measurable Proposal Metrics with Autumn Sanders, Quire Consulting Founder & CEO.

___

The Business of Creating, our virtual webinar & workshop series for artists and arts and culture organizations, is back this fall with a focus on successful grant writing. Each month will tackle a key element of grant proposals in two parts.

The first session each month will feature a presentation from an expert in the field that includes a take-away exercise and an opportunity for Q&A. The second session each month is a group workshop for feedback on the completed exercise. Each session lasts one hour, and participants are invited to book 1-on-1 Office Hours with Create Birmingham staff for additional follow-up.

The series is free, but space is limited. Register early to secure your spot!

This program has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Tags:  Classes + Lectures

The Business of Creating: Building a Clear Proposal Budget (Part 1)

11-30-2022

Presented by Create Birmingham at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm

How do you craft a budget to meet your needs that is clear and achievable, especially when different budget templates are required for different applications?

Join us for The Business of Creating: Building a Clear Proposal Budgetwith Graydon...

[more+]

How do you craft a budget to meet your needs that is clear and achievable, especially when different budget templates are required for different applications?

Join us for The Business of Creating: Building a Clear Proposal Budgetwith Graydon Rust, Alabama Humanities Alliance Grants Director.

___

The Business of Creating, our virtual webinar & workshop series for artists and arts and culture organizations, is back this fall with a focus on successful grant writing. Each month will tackle a key element of grant proposals in two parts.

The first session each month will feature a presentation from an expert in the field that includes a take-away exercise and an opportunity for Q&A. The second session each month is a group workshop for feedback on the completed exercise. Each session lasts one hour, and participants are invited to book 1-on-1 Office Hours with Create Birmingham staff for additional follow-up.

The series is free, but space is limited. Register early to secure your spot!

This program has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

[less-]
Tags:  Classes + Lectures

The Business of Creating: Building a Clear Proposal Budget (Part 2)

12-07-2022

Presented by Create Birmingham at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Dec 07 @ 12:00 pm

How do you craft a budget to meet your needs that is clear and achievable, especially when different budget templates are required for different applications?

Join us for The Business of Creating: Building a Clear Proposal Budgetwith Graydon...

[more+]

How do you craft a budget to meet your needs that is clear and achievable, especially when different budget templates are required for different applications?

Join us for The Business of Creating: Building a Clear Proposal Budgetwith Graydon Rust, Alabama Humanities Alliance Grants Director.

___

The Business of Creating, our virtual webinar & workshop series for artists and arts and culture organizations, is back this fall with a focus on successful grant writing. Each month will tackle a key element of grant proposals in two parts.

The first session each month will feature a presentation from an expert in the field that includes a take-away exercise and an opportunity for Q&A. The second session each month is a group workshop for feedback on the completed exercise. Each session lasts one hour, and participants are invited to book 1-on-1 Office Hours with Create Birmingham staff for additional follow-up.

The series is free, but space is limited. Register early to secure your spot!

This program has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

[less-]
Tags:  Classes + Lectures