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Michele West | Releases Lights of Life Portraits During COVID-19

During the days of The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art’s artist’s COVID-19 confinement and in response to postponement of all art classes hosted by the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art, A Center for Cultural Arts, studio mentor and supporter, Michele West will be making select Lights of Life portraits available exclusively to her affiliated subjects and their families. As part of the ongoing endeavor of the Sarah West.. Read More

Sarah West | Releases paintings “The Light Keepers” during COVID-19

Today is Day 10, my tenth day of voluntary confinement. It has been ten days since I last taught an art class. On Monday March 16th, I released an official statement regarding the postponement of all classes hosted by The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art, A Center for Cultural Arts until further notice. For additional information on related matters, I invite you to click and read my blog posted.. Read More

Official Statement from Sarah West During COVID-19

Official Statement from Sarah West Monday March 16th, 2020 As we enter another stage in the world-wide fight against the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 here in the U.S, on behalf of the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art, A Center for Cultural Arts, I have chosen to issue this statement. Since February founders of the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art have taken additional steps to practice extreme caution for.. Read More

The Civility Paintings | Return Exhibition hosted by The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art

The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art, A Center for Cultural Arts announces The Civility Paintings | Return Exhibition Spring 2020. Following their debut at the Alabama State Capitol commemorating the ALABAMA 200 bicentennial & National Women’s Suffrage Movement Centennial, the initial suite of Civility Paintings by Sarah West have returned to the artist’s namesake exhibit space for an ongoing exhibition. This Spring the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art, A.. Read More

Taking Fine Art Education into Alabama Schools

Over the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art, A Center for Cultural Arts’ history, we have endeavored to find ways to make culturally enriching educational opportunities accessible to students through their local schools. Understanding the importance of exposure to the arts during early childhood development these endeavors have been close to our hearts; and with an Art Center deeply rooted in the core of our community, we’ve taken this pursuit.. Read More

Historic Jones Store Museum Opening |Smiths Station, AL |an ALABAMA 200 Event

The doors creak. The clattering of footsteps upon century old floor boards echo the tap, tap, tapping, the coming and going of people from past we wish we could have known. White washed walls, exterior buttercream, red tin roof, and a painted sign pronounces the establishment’s namesake. Red and white simplicity. I imagine a bygone era. The steam engine barreling down the tracks, as the incoming mail bag is dropped.. Read More

the Civility Paintings | Alabama State Capitol Exhibition

The Civility Paintings debut exhibition, presented by the Alabama State Capitol in collaboration with the Alabama Historic Commission present, an ALABAMA 200 Finale event commemorating the stories of our people, places and path to statehood. This Alabama State Capitol hosted exhibition debuts the Civility paintings by Alabama artist, Sarah West. Marking the bicentennial finale at the Alabama State Capitol, this occasion bridges the year 2019 marking the conclusion of the.. Read More

Vesper | ALABAMA 200 Exhibition

ALABAMA 200 Exhibition | Opening Summer 2019 July 12th- September 12th, 2019 Smiths Station City Hall Art Galleries Curated by The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art, A Center for Cultural Arts Vesper | opening exhibition will host debut exhibit for the recent installment within the “Civility series,” an ongoing collection of narrative paintings by Alabama artist, Sarah West. This debut exhibition serves as an endorsed ALABAMA 200 event, “commemorating stories.. Read More

Farm to Table | Texas Flavor, Alabama Chef

Spring showers drip through the greening canopy as the car glides lazily around the curvaceous landscaped urban lanes near East Samford. A stone facade pays homage to drier climate, and tells tale of influence from a western terrain. Timber and rock serve as visual compliment to aroma’s that drift beyond the curb, hot and savory. You can almost taste it. We stand in line surrounded by pictorial hunting stories shared.. Read More

Farm to Table | Alabama

I retrieve an item from the shelf, pour over the label, searching for provenance. In the market I make choice selections discerning where my food comes from. Food from far off places evokes curiosity and exotic charm. Yet, food is worth further examination, compelling one to question the import label. At the local farm-stand, I choose fresh, just picked blueberries. Dark Prussian Blue gems with deepening blush of magenta still.. Read More