Steel City Makers 5 Man Show Friday Oct 23

October 19, 2015
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Birmingham was birthed out of steel. All the elements—including the men strong enough to make it—meld together to make this city grow. Although Birmingham’s Steel Age has passed, the strength, endurance, and determination of these men still permeates the DNA of our city. It’s in our bones.

That’s how InSpero’s 5-Man Show was born. We believe these male artists contribute beauty and meaning to our city, and it’s in melding their art into one show that the strength of this city will be seen. They use different media, come from different backgrounds, and stir different responses. But together they show a glimpse of what Birmingham is and what it could be.

Why do we do this?  

We believe beauty matters and so do those who create it. We believe that when our creative community flourishes, our city will flourish.

 

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Hear the heart and creative process of each of these five men in our short video produced by Banks Nash.

Our Steel City Makers 5-Man Show has come together because of the undergirding of the donors, sponsors, volunteers, dreamers, visionaries, risk-takers, and encouragers. It’s taken a team of unsung/unseen heroes to make this night magical: the installation artists on their ladders, the lighting geniuses, our musicians, the foodies, the potters and their hand-thrown pieces, our designers and writers/editors, our beer and coffee makers, hospitality givers and our board. We can continue to present these creative collaborations only through your generous contributions. To make a tax-deductible donation, make checks payable to InSpero, Inc. and mail to 246 Marwood Drive, Birmingham, AL 35244 or visit our website at www.inspero.org.

Sponsors

The Church of the Advent

Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church

St. Ambrose Church

Issam Bajalia, Salon U

A&G Lighting

Cahaba Brewery

Octane Coffee

UPS Store Caldwell

Susan Gordon Pottery

Eric Goss Art

Vintage Wines

Emily Kicklighter Photography

Aaron Conrad

Savor Salt Co.

Dixie Design Collective

Party Time Turner Rentals

Jay Loughner

Dawn Designs

Banks Nash

Ed Cates

Mark your calendar for one of InSpero's favorite annual events, Creation Waits.  It is our way to help you enter the Christmas season in a quieter, richer, more beautiful way with music by Jenny Pruitt and art by Gina Hurry. It will be held Sunday evening, November 29, at Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church.



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