Profiles

“I think educating the community about the classical arts goes a long way to building interest.”

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“I would like to see continued buzz about the city, followed by population growth for the metro area, which I think is one of the things we need more than anything else.”

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I Create Birmingham: John Fields

“There is such disconnect between contemporary visual art and the typical American family. I was in college before I even knew that being an artist could mean something beyond being a graphic designer or a television animator. I think the only way to bridge that gap is to make contemporary art (which can be quite challenging) more available and accessible to a younger audience.”

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“A Creative Birmingham is a place where citizens take what the city has and not only makes the best of it but also builds upon it to make the city even better.”

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“Birmingham is a city that honors and embraces creativity, and I believe that this passion has helped spark the renaissance we are experiencing now.”
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