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    • 1 Feb 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • 28 Feb 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Alabama State University - Tullibody Fine Arts Center

    Celebrating Alabama’s history and our most notable African-Americans who made it!
    Tullibody Fine Arts Center
    Warren Britt Gallery at Alabama State University
    February 1 – 28, 2019 

    In celebration of the Alabama Bicentennial and Black History Month, 21 Dreams Arts & Culture, Inc. in partnership with the AFFIRM Foundation Project presented by Designer Perry Varner will open the Roots & Wings Collection Exhibition in Montgomery, February 1, 2019. This visual arts exhibition is FREE to the public and will be held in the Warren Britt Gallery at the Tullibody Fine Arts Center on the campus Alabama State University through February 28.

    The exhibiting artwork created by Alabama artists depicts the lives and achievements of some of our most notable African-American natives. Alabamians who expanded the narrative of success in professional sports, arts, politics, science, and culture as well as those who broke barriers to entry in education and business. It is designed to adequately tell the story of Alabama’s rich cultural history and give recognition to some of the highest achievers who were all born in the great state of Alabama.

    While launching in our State's Capital, the Roots & Wings Collection Exhibition will then travel to other cities throughout Alabama for 2019 into 2020. Celebrating Alabama’s bicentennial, the exhibit will showcase at several prominent museums, universities, public schools, expos, events and more.


    The Opening Reception sponsored by BB Kings & Itta Bena will be held Friday, February 1st at 5:30 PM in the Warren Britt Gallery at the Tullibody Fine Arts Center on the campus of ASU.

    On Saturday, February 2nd from 12pm to 4pm at the Tullibody Fine Arts Center, 21 Dreams and the AFFIRM Foundation will host the Roots & Wings Market Place featuring local artists, authors and artisans. Beginning at 2pm there will be an Artist Talk in the Warren Britt Gallery lead by Tonya Scott Williams featuring a few of the exhibiting artists!


    A. Nichel
    Deborah Shedrick
    Devin “DMO” Taylor

    Homer Johnson

    Jamie Bonfiglio
    Kevin King
    Lynthia Edwards
    Milton Madison
    Oscar Wheat
    Tori Jackson
    Designer Adrian Young
    Designer Kenya B.
    Designer Perry Varner

    The Montgomery Roots & Wings Exhibition is sponsored and endorsed by the Alabama Bicentennial.  A special thanks to our Presenting Sponsors: BB Kings, Itta Bena and Money Tax Services.  And sincere gratitude goes out to our Supporting Sponsors: State Farm Willie Durham Agency, Epsilon Theta Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and Alabama State University Visual Arts Department.

    • 2 Mar 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 540 Clay St., Montgomery, AL 36101
    Get better acquainted with the paintings of Sunny Paulk at the March #ArtistTour Opening Reception in celebration of Women's History Month! "I AM STILL" paintings by Sunny Paulk.

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    Ms. Sunny Paulk is an award-winning graphic designer and artist born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama. She was previously employed by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s scenic art department and is currently employed as an in-house graphic designer at Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit civil rights law firm. Some of her outdoor murals in downtown Montgomery have been featured in The New York Times, CNN, NBC, and others.

    Her current series, titled, “I Am Still,” examines how women of all ages, races and backgrounds find strength and truth within themselves while navigating in an unjust world. They come together in a powerful and unifying voice showing that beauty, strength and power live inside all women—the givers and nurturers of life itself. She painted this series as a response to the hopelessness and discouragement she and others felt in reaction to men, including the President, continuing to disrespect, degrade and demean women with absolutely no consequence. Her feeling of, “what’s the point?” suddenly became the inspiration itself.

    She hopes that through her art she can facilitate unique, complex and thought-provoking stories of humans as individuals and as a part of something bigger. Her belief is we only grow in empathy and connectivity if we take the time to listen to others.

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    Up next Artist Talk with Sunny Paulk and Artist Demo with Sunny Paulk

    • 7 Mar 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
    • 540 Clay St., Montgomery, AL 36101

    Interested in learning more about our 2019 Artist Membership Program?  New more details on package changes, 2019 initiatives and March Membership enrollment discounts?

    Join us Thursday, March 7th at 5:30PM at 540 Clay St. Art Gallery. This will be an open house for current and potential members!

    We hope to see you there!

    • 9 Mar 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • 532 Clay St., Montgomery, AL. 36101

    Join us for a post-brunch conversation with Sunny discussing her background, journey and inspirations behind her exhibition. Our March ArtistTalk will be held next door at the Goat Haus Biergarten (532 Clay St).

    Afterwards, Sunny will guide us through the art gallery and answer more in-depth questions about her works!

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    #ArtistTour: Up next - Artist Demo with Sunny Paulk

    • 15 Mar 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 540 Clay St., Montgomery, AL. 36101

    The final stop of Sunny's #ArtistTour will be the her Artist Demonstration. During this event, Sunny will illustrate and discuss her process in creating her latest exhibit pieces.

    This event will take place in our 540 Clay St. Art Gallery. Food & refreshments will be available next door at the Goat Haus Biergarten.

    • 5 Apr 2019
    • 7 Apr 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • 540 Clay St., Montgomery, AL. 36101

    In celebration of National Beer Day, 21 Dreams + Goathaus Biergarten we will present a weekend full of specially crafted brew, signature bar bites, entertainment all intertwined with the creative arts!

    Live music, performances, live painting and festivities! VIP Reception on Friday. Full festival day on Saturday, 2PM - 6PM. And Sunday -- Art, Beer & Business Celebration!


    • 15 Nov 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • 13 Dec 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • 540 Clay St., Montgomery, AL 36104

    Art. Write. Now. Tour is produced and presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, this exhibition showcases a selection of works from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards—inspiring & innovative work by teens from all across the country.

    Teenagers today are coming of age in a time of accelerated social and technological change—making the thoughtful self-exploration of their worlds and lives even more profound. How do they grow into adulthood while ideas about gender and identity are being reexamined? What do they think of the future as the climate changes and the global population grows in size and mobility? We honor these artistic explorations as a means for young people to dream and design a world we can all share.

    Explorations of beauty and identity, sharp social commentaries, and acute observations of nature and society populate this curated exhibition. As a collection of works, the Art. Write. Now. Tour 2018-19 presents valuable insights into the minds of teens today.


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