Monday, May 17, 2010

BPL Explores the “Exigencies of the Soul”—An Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Deborah Perry

The Birmingham Public Library will host an art exhibit by Alabama artist Deborah Perry entitled “Exigencies of the Soul.” An opening reception is scheduled for Sunday, May 23, 2010, in the Central Library’s Board Room from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Deborah Perry is a "colorist," whose abstract oil paintings have been influenced by such "action painters" as Diebenkom, Motherwell, and Gorkey. Perry's paintings have been exhibited in Ariel Gallery at Soho in New York, The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Mississippi State University for Women, and Aaron Art Gallery in Washington, D.C. Deborah Perry is currently an instructor at Gadsden State Community College.

The exhibit will be on display from May 17 through June 21. Admission to the exhibition is free and open to the public. Birmingham Public Library (Central Library) is open Monday and Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

MEDIA: Media coverage of this exhibition is welcomed. To schedule an interview with the artist, call 256-490-5490 or visit her Web site at If you are interested in scheduling an interview with a Library representative, call (205) 226-3746.

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