Tina Miller is the Leeds Arts Council’s featured artist in July. The public is invited to the opening reception on Sunday, July 7, 2019, 1:30-3:30 pm to view her delightful creations. Admission is free.
Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Tina Miller has lived in Leeds for the past eight years. Her educational background includes the distinction of Class Salutatorian while receiving a BFA in Fibers from Savannah College of Art & Design, an Apprenticeship in Sculpture from La Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna, Italy, and a Master’s in Education, Art PK-12, from the University of Montevallo.
During the past five years, Tina built a Visual Arts program for grades PK-5 for Leeds City Schools. This past school year she was asked to take on the theatre department and is currently building a comprehensive Theatre Arts program for grades 6-12, which also includes serving as the Theatre Director for Oak & Ivy Theatre at LHS. The 2018-19 productions included Seussical the Musical and Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
A few of Tina’s artistic adventures include carving marble in Italy and wood in the West Indies; weaving large public art paper weavings through the treetops in Savannah; singing in small venues across the US and Europe; painting public murals from California to Alabama; assisting with costuming for The San Francisco Opera Company; acting in numerous community theatre productions; making ceramics with 9-year-olds here in Leeds; and creating set, sound and lights for theatrical high school productions. This solo show reveals her crochet creations, Belly Button Buddies. She hopes you enjoy this whimsical exhibition.
Ms. Miller’s Belly Button Buddies will be on exhibit through August 2, 2019. The Arts Center is located at 8140 Parkway Drive, in downtown Leeds. The gallery is open during events. In case of inclement weather, call the center at 205-699-1892 to confirm opening hours.