Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Illuminations in Poured Color: Paintings by Starr Weems

February 27 – May 2, 2014, Fourth Floor Gallery, Birmingham Public Library, 2100 Park Place
Opening reception Sunday March 2, 3;00 to 5:00 p.m., Boardroom, Fourth Floor
Free workshop Sunday, March 30, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., Storycastle, Second Floor. Registration required; call 226-3670.

The work of Alabama artist Starr Weems will be on display from February 27 to May 2, 2014 in the Fourth Floor Gallery of the Central Library. The opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Sunday, March 2 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Boardroom on the Fourth Floor. 

Starry Night
“I enjoy making art that represents the collision of reality and the fanciful world of dreams. My preferred medium is transparent watercolor, poured in layers over drawing gum. I create high-contrast images that are bathed in light. Vibrant colors mingle and overlap, creating a magical feeling that reflects my thoughts on spirituality and the enjoyment of life. ”

Weems enjoys designing colorful, dreamlike paintings with watercolor. She works using an unusual process which consists of layering drawing gum and transparent color to build high-contrast images. She has had shows at Kentuck Museum, Lowe Mill 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 foreign language to the creative and intelligent teenagers of Ardmore High School. She gets her best ideas from her children, Kharma and Rio. Visit her at or connect with her on Facebook at Starr Weems Fine Art.

On Sunday, March 30 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., Weems will teach the method of watercolor pouring that she uses to create her artwork. The workshop will be held in the storycastle on the second floor of the Central Library. The class is free, but registration is required. Call 226-3670 to reserve your spot.

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