Hoover Arts Alliance

Hoover, Alabama

About the Hoover Arts Alliance

 

The Hoover Arts Alliance was established in March of 2007 when Hoover residents Linda Chastain and Barbara Lyons approached the Mayor with a plan to publicize all of the wonderful events, venues, and artists here in the City of Hoover.  The Mayor and City Council have been very supportive of this plan.  All of the various art associations and groups are represented on the Alliance board of directors and are pleased to make more information about their work and schedules available to the public.

 

The Alliance recently completed a brochure that is now available to residents and visitors to the City listing public gallery locations, and art events taking place with dates.

 

The Alliance is providing awards for juried art shows in Hoover and has facilitated the establishment of the Signature Homes Art Scholarship program for high school art students.  In 2011 the Hoover Arts Alliance is spearheading the move to make the historic Bluff Park Community School an arts education center for the City.

 

If you are interested in promoting the Arts please fill out our membership application and join us.  You will not be sorry you did.

 

 

You may send us a message at: info@hooverartsalliance.org

 

The Hoover Arts Alliance is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation

Hoover . . . Where the Art Is !

 

2012 Scholarship Award

Okell Lee and Sara Perry

 

The Hoover Arts Alliance is pleased to announce the 2012 Signature Homes $2000 scholarship winner Okell Lee.  The Hoover High School senior was announced at the Hoover High School Senior Awards Program May 11th.   Okell is an outstanding art student and an engaging young man who will be attending the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio in the fall.  He plans to study animation.  There were no applicants from Spain Park High School this year.

 

This is a talent based award.  There were a number of talented artists at Hoover High School who applied for this scholarship.  We are blessed in Hoover to have some very outstanding high school students in all disciplines of study.  It always reaffirms our faith in the future of our state and nation to attend these awards programs.  This year’s scholarship committee included Sara Perry, Delores Wilkinson, and Belle Jordan.  The photo shows Sara Perry presenting Okell Lee his award.

 

Signature Homes has made a commitment to the community since 2008 to provide funding for this award.  We appreciate their continuing support as well as the support of our members who can designate monies for the scholarship fund when they renew their memberships.  Part of the Hoover Arts Alliance mission is to nurture and support student artists in Hoover as they continue their education.

Young Artists Shine

Leslie Nguyen Le and Mathew Bransdorf

Maisie Seltz and Ms. Shawn Argo

Jordan Rochford and Mallory Dean

Ross Bridge “Art and Music on the Green” was the setting for an art show which featured young artists from Bluff Park Elementary, Deer Valley Elementary, and Rocky Ridge Elementary.  Mr. Steve Cole, professor of art at the University of Montevallo judged the competition which included drawings from over 30 young artists.  Art teachers Ms. Shawn Argo, Bluff Park, Ms. Christine Collier, Deer Valley, and Ms. Judith Davidson, Rocky Ridge submitted their students work for judging.

 

Sponsored by the Hoover Arts Alliance the 6 winners were presented with recognition certificates and also gift certificates in amounts of $50 and $25.  The HAA also provided a $100 “Rising Star” award to the young adult artist at the Ross Bridge event.   

 

The winners of the children’s art awards are:

Maisie Seltz – Bluff Park $25.00

Jordan Rochford- Deer Valley $25.00

Leslie Nguyen Le- Rocky Ridge $25.00

Mathew Bransdorf- Rocky Ridge $ 25>00

Mallory Dean- Deer Valley $50.00

Lila Zellman- Deer Valley $50.00

 

Linda Chastain, President of the Hoover Arts Alliance recently presented the awards to the students at their respective schools.  This is an annual event which the HAA sponsors to promote the arts in Hoover Schools.  The organization also offers $2,000 scholarships at Hoover and Spain Park High Schools each year to graduating seniors who plan to pursue the arts in college.

The arts are an important part of any great city.  Hoover Arts Alliance mission is to support the arts in Hoover at all levels

ART AROUND HOOVER

 

If you are looking for opportunities to view some terrific art work here are some venues for you to visit.

 

The Hoover Library has 5 galleries throughout the building with revolving art work every two months.  All disciplines of art are on display.  If you are not sure where the art is located library staff can help you.  The Hoover Arts Alliance has worked closely with Mrs. Matina Johnson to sponsor artists’ receptions this year.

 

Aldridge Gardens has capitalized on its location and has been providing lots of art experiences for Gardens visitors.  Go to their web site to see what upcoming events you would be interested in attending.  The Hoover Arts Alliance will be partnering with the Gardens for upcoming events this year.

 

The City Hall gallery is almost finished.  Mrs. Pat Bendall, who did the gallery at Brookwood Hospital for 25 years, is in charge of procuring works of local artists which will be displayed in the City Hall foyer.  Works are for sale.  This gallery is sponsored by the Hoover Arts Alliance.