|Currently on Display
June 2009 -
Art by Desiree Baird
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Art by Hazel Clark
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by Grace Baldwin
6th - December 2006
Steven M. Grunfield
26 - August 26, 2005
14th - July 14th
A History of US"
2005 - July 2005
with Theresa Burns
19, 2005 - April 25, 2005
January 9, 2004 - March 1, 2004
"Lives of Quiet Affirmation -
An Alabama Jewish Community"
April 17, 2004 - June 12, 2004
June 12, 2004 - August 14, 2004
November 1, 2004 - December 13, 2004
December 14, 2004 - December 31, 2004
The Photography of Joe Lambert
A History of US"
This exhibit draws upon key documents and images to illustrate the changing understanding
of freedom in our nation from the Founding Era through the Civil War. It presents
some of the men and women who fought and in some cases died to expand freedom
to all Americans.
Sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History
Cullman Central Public Library
For Information, call call 256-734-2720 Ext. 23
of Quiet Affirmation"
was born and reared on a farm in east Cullman County. During
days, his father had a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera. At age 14,
his father gave him the camera and that began when Dave’s
lifelong interest in photography.
his Naval Career, he visited many foreign ports of call, documenting
his visits with the old Hawkeye. He purchased his
first 35 millimeter camera in 1974 and then another in 1985.
In 2002, Dave purchased his first digital camera and shortly
thereafter, retired his 35mm cameras. Over the years, he has
given prints of his photographs as gifts to friends and family
but never displayed them publicly. Things changed considerably
in late 2002 after a visit to Jekyll Island. Several people saw
Dave’s work and urged him to start displaying his works
publicly. He was very surprised to find there was a demand for
his work. Dave’s career in the Navy contributed greatly
to his love of the ocean. His favorite place is the beach and
his seascapes are always well received.
continues to explore the world through his photography, visiting
various places of interest when time permits and making
his photos available to the public. He says he doesn’t
get to spend enough time taking pictures and visiting those special
places, as duties of his job at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight
Center occupy much of his time.
Black was born and grew up in Anniston, Alabama, where he lives
Gene started painting well into adulthood as a self-taught artist.
His first works were done with inexpensive craft paints. One
of the works was hung in his living room to fill a bare spot.
commented favorably on the painting and Gene was inspired to
continue painting. He started training himself by reading any
he could find in the local library. He quickly discovered that
he has strong preferences for particular artists. One of Gene’s
favorites is Claude Monet, an impressionist. Another favorite
is Vincent Van Gogh, whose landscapes often have a distinct abstract
small successes with local art and craft shows, and with
the encouragement of an artist mentor, Gene took a weeklong
in abstract and non-representational painting under award winning
artist, Joan Blackburn. That workshop inspired Gene to paint
voraciously. This first major work following that was selected
to show in the Pinchgut Creek Gallery in Trussville, Alabama.
Gene is a regular exhibitor at the annual “Fair on the
Square” in Jacksonville, Alabama. He also has works exhibited
in the Jacksonville State University mini-works show and the
Arts Alive Festival Gallery in Florence, Alabama.
Lambert was born in Atlanta, grew up in Cullman, and is currently
in Northport, AL. He is a ’96 graduate of Cullman High School,
a ’00 graduate of Millsaps College (B.S.), a ’03 graduate
of the University of Alabama (M.S.), and is currently the director
of the Alabama Stable Isotope Laboratory at the U of A where he
is also working on his Ph.D. in Geology.
youth was filled with family photographs; however, it was not
trips out West to Yellowstone National Park (with the Millsaps
College geology department) inspired Joe to pick up photography
as a hobby to accompany his career in geology. The switch from
a 35 millimeter camera to a digital camera in 2003 has recently
rejuvenated Joe’s hobby. Joe enjoys spending weekends
visiting state parks and other local attractions.
of his favorite
subjects to capture are waterfalls, trails, architecture,
flowers, and anything
interesting in the natural environment. Conversations with
friends and family have lead Joe to display his photographs
publicly. Joe has dedicated this exhibit in honor of his
Webb, who helped him purchase his first camera.
(Sandy) Johnson grew up in Anniston, Alabama, and has been
a resident of Cullman County for the past twenty years. Primarily
a self taught commercial artist, who has earned her livelihood
in advertising and residential designing, is also a talented
writer, poet and photographer. After a year in the Atlanta
School of Art (1967-1968), Sandy entered the business of commercial
art, providing clients with original and uniquely styled advertising,
product identification, product illustrations, including fashion
illustrating and T-shirt designs.
1990 Sandy was the recipient of the Dot Graf Scholarship Award
from the Cullman Art Guild, Inc. Her painting, the “Water
Babies” which won her the award, was painted under the
instruction of John Sachs while she attended Wallace State.
Sandy has also attended both Wallace and Calhoun Community
College. She graduated from Calhoun in 1989 with a design drafting
degree, and a National Deans List Award. Her house designs
are built state-wide as well as locally.
is a lover of nature and derives her inspiration from things
around her and the unusual. Her hikes take her to the hills
and valleys of Cullman and surrounding counties, which have
provided her with an extensive archive of photography. Her
favorite subject materials are sunrises, sunsets, flowers,
mountain streams, barns, and old houses.
to a disability with her hands, Sandy can no longer draw extensively;
her life and livelihood were hand-drawn illustrations. She
returned to school twice to upgrade her skills to computer
graphics and auto-cad drafting. Computer technology has given
her a new perspective in her creative life. Her philosophy
is: “Another day, another challenge. I can rise above
it or let it bury me”. She lives with a dedication to
God, and a “knowing” that her life has purpose.
Is A Tree With Many Branches.....