Monday, November 25, 2013

Limited Edition Photo Print By Local Artist Available For BPL Donors

Donors to BPL's Annual Campaign May Receive a Limited Edition Photo Print by Local Artist John DeMotte

The first 25 donors of $1,000 and up to BPL's annual campaign will receive a beautiful limited edition photo print by local artist John DeMotte (www.johndemotte.com). The photo is in an edition of 25, donated to BPL by the artist. It captures the Central Library's glass windows, which rise from the first floor atrium to above the fourth floor, looking across the intersection of Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard and Park Place toward the Tutwiler Hotel. The Central Library's "East Building" was constructed in 1984, is a modern counterpart to the 1927 Linn Henley Library. Its pyramid-like glass atrium has made it a recognizable downtown Birmingham landmark.

The BPL Foundation hopes to raise $50,000 before January 1, 2014 to supplement and expand the library's collection. One hundred percent campaign donations will be used to acquire library materials for BPL's 1.7 million annual visitors. Specifically, funding will allow BPL to:

• Purchase current and sought-after books and ebooks in all genres
• Purchase magazines, journals, and newspapers for both research and enjoyment
• Purchase databases like Ancestry.com, Reference USA, and Morningstar

For benefits of giving at all levels, and to donate online, please go to www.bplonline.org/foundation.

And remember to celebrate #GivingTuesday with us. If you donate any time from now through December 3rd, we will enter you into a drawing for books and dinner.


John DeMotte, "Atrium - Birmingham Public Library"
Archival Pigment Print, 2013
Image is 11 x 16 1/2 printed on 17 x 22 Epson Fine Art
Paper
Edition of 25

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