Artist Tanna Rose Griggs donated a beautiful piece of her artwork to the Leeds Art Council which will be displayed in the permanent Art Gallery in the center. Please drop by on Masterpiece Monday between 9-12 to see this wonderful work of art! Thank you Tanna for supporting the Leeds Art Council. Tanna also teaches art through the center. Call for information
The Jazz Babies presents 1920 razzle dazzle plus some Dixieland Jazz. Special Refreshments will be served!
The incomparable Merle Dollar with Chuck King on trumpet, Peyton Grant on piano, Tom Dameron on tuba, and Gaines Brake on clarinet. An evening of music for old souls who are young at heart. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online through LAC website. Or just walk up on Sunday afternoon! We hope to see you there!
The Trussville Photographers Club is the new name for the Trussville Photography Club, which began in the summer of 2016. Our first club president, Mike Gardner, wanted to have a local club of photographers who could meet together, learn from and encourage each other and grow in their craft. He gathered together a handful of like-minded photographers and they held their first meeting in July of that year.
Over the years, our club met monthly, providing training on various photography topics, using both members and outside photographers. We planned monthly field trips to places like Noccalula Falls, Sloss Furnaces, and Huntsville Botanical Gardens to practice our photography together while having fun socializing. During that time, the club grew to over 150 actual members and over 2200 Facebook followers.
With the Covid-19 restrictions, we were unable to meet in person for some time and lost some of our members. But our leadership team pressed on, stayed connected with as many as possible, and eventually decided we needed to reorganize as the Trussville Photographers Club. We’ve resumed our monthly meetings and field trips and are growing once again!
Our club has exhibited in various venues, including the Gadsden Museum of Art, Comer Museum and Arts Center, and the Trussville Public Library. We are honored to once again show some of our work at the Leeds Arts Center! Our club motto, “Because every picture tells a story,” remains the same, so as you view our artwork, we invite you to reflect on how each piece speaks to you– and enter into our stories.
Calling all Mermaids & Pirates ages 4-8! Sail or swim over the the Leeds Arts Council on Saturday September 10th at 10am for a Treasure Hunt with our Mermaids and Pirates. There will be nautical crafts, pictures with Mermaids & Pirates, games & more! Tickets are $20 — Space is limited — click here to reserve your spot today! square.link/u/gIeMZ2w2
Please join us to celebrate a brand new sound system for the Leeds Theatre & Arts Center. This benefit will help pay off the rest of the sound bill and also raise money for our next project, new lighting!! We would love for you to come out and hear it for yourself, and we are having musicians that live RIGHT HERE IN LEEDS!! We will have celebratory wine and it will be over all a fun party!!
A talented group of young adults is getting ready to perform High School Musical at the Leeds Arts Council on July 21-23 and 28-30 at 7 p.m. and July 24 and 31 at 2 p.m.
Victoria Boyce, director and choreographer of High School Musical, with the help of assistant director Jon McClaran is choosing not to stick to the status quo. Instead, they are putting a few spins on the already head-bopping original.
ROBIN McDONALD A native of London, England, Robin came to Alabama with his parents in 1966. He is a graduate of Emory University with a BA cum laude, and Columbia University with an MA, both in art history. Returning to Birmingham, he switched careers to graphic design and photography. In 1979 he became the art director of Horizon magazine, a national arts magazine. 1981 he received a Gold and a Bronze Medal from the Art Director’s Club of New York for his work on Horizon. Since 1984 Robin has been a freelance graphic artist and photographer with a studio in Leeds. He has been the designer of Alabama Heritage magazine since 1991, and has been recognized by the CASE awards for academic publications. He is the author of two books published by the University of Alabama Press: Heart of a Small Town: Photographs of Alabama Towns (2003), and, with Valerie Pope Burns, Visions of the Black Belt: A Cultural Survey of the Heart of Alabama (2015). He is an active member of PaperWorkers Local, a printmaking cooperative in Birmingham. Robin’s photographs have been included in three exhibitions at the Georgine Clarke Alabama Artists Gallery of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, and in a juried exhibition at the Gadsden Museum of Art. In 2021, he had a one-man show at PaperWorkers Local in Birmingham. This is his second exhibition at the Leeds Art Center. RHYTHM OF THE WEST PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROBIN McDONALD I made my first trip to the American West more than fifty years ago, as a teenager. Having grown up in England, I fell in love with the vastness of the western landscape. My family and I made two more trips to the West in the next five years, but I had not had a chance to make the same sort of rambling road trips until recently, when my younger son Shaun moved to Denver. In May and June of 2019, we visited some of the places I had not seen since that first trip in 1966. In many ways it was like seeing them for the first time. These images are from the first half of the trip, across Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona, to California. They are studies of the stunning landforms and breathtaking skies of the desert Southwest, some taken at the iconic sites, some just by pulling over to the side of the road.