Tuesday, December 09, 2014

See Major Birmingham Landmarks Through New Watercolor Exhibit at the Birmingham Public Library



Sixty-five significant landmarks around metro Birmingham are featured in a new watercolor exhibit, Bob Moody's Birmingham: A City in Watercolor, at the Birmingham Public Library. The exhibit, which is free and up now through January 4, 2015, is by Birmingham artist and interior designer Bob Moody. The exhibit is in the Central Library’s Fourth Floor Gallery.

The watercolors date from 1965 to the present. “I just think of them of as a personal record of my time in Birmingham,’’ says Moody, 83, who grew up in Boaz, Alabama, and now lives in Birmingham. “They remind me of the past and progress of Birmingham.’’

Images include historic landmarks such as the Birmingham the Magic City sign at the old terminal station, Sloss Furnaces and Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, and newer images such as Regions Field and Railroad Park. There are also images of English Village, Forest Park, and more.

The watercolor exhibit is co-sponsored by the Birmingham Historical Society, Southpace Properties Inc., and the Birmingham Public Library.

“If anyone can make Birmingham even more beautiful, even richer in texture, and elegant in design, it’s watercolorist Bob Moody,’’ says Birmingham Historical Society Director Marjorie White. “If you have company and friends in town for the holidays, I can't think of nothing better to do than to head to the Fourth Floor Gallery and show off your city. You won’t be disappointed.’’

Moody painted more than 200 colorful images of the Birmingham area. More than 100 of those appear in his new book, Bob Moody's Birmingham: A City in Watercolor. The book is $35 and is available at the Friends Bookstore on the second floor of the Central Library.

On Thursday, December 11, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Moody will have a book signing at Gus Mayer at the Summit.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Marjorie White at 835-5621. For more information about Bob Moody or to see more images, please visit www.moodypaints.com.

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