Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Artist Shares Technique in Free Watercolor Workshop

Free watercolor workshop led by Starr Weems
Sunday, March 30, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., 
Storycastle, Second Floor, Central Library
Registration required; call 226-3670.

Starry Night
Gaze at the paintings of Alabama artist Starr Weems and be transported to a dream-like world bathed in color and light. “I enjoy making art that represents the collision of reality and the fanciful world of dreams… Vibrant colors mingle and overlap, creating a magical feeling that reflects my thoughts on spirituality and the enjoyment of life,” says Weems.  She uses an unusual process which consists of layering drawing gum and transparent watercolor to build high-contrast images.

On Sunday, March 30, Weems will share her technique for creating her unique paintings at a free workshop at the Central Library of the Birmingham Public Library. The event will be held from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the storycastle on the second floor. Registration is required; call 226-3670.

An exhibit of her artwork, titled “Illuminations in Poured Color: Paintings by Starr Weems” will be on display until April 11, 2014 in the Fourth Floor Gallery of the Central Library

Weems has had shows at various locations including the Kentuck Museum in Northport, Alabama, Lowe Mill in Huntsville, Alabama and Huntsville Public Library's Atrium gallery. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and exhibits throughout the Southeast. She makes use of her M.Ed. from Auburn by teaching art and Spanish to the students of Ardmore High School. 

Visit her at or connect with her on Facebook at Starr Weems Fine Art.

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