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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    Wallace State seeking artists for digital showcase

    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Minnesota’s Hennepin Technical College and Wallace State Community College have teamed up to host collaborative multimedia online showcase of community artworks titled “Streaming Identity.” In the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd, both colleges began working in partnership to help...

    Art of survival: Persevering through the COVID-19 shutdown

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The ripple effects of COVID-19 closures have impacted just about everyone, and local artists are no exception. Many artists rely on arts and craft shows and festivals to showcase their talents, sell their art and build relationships. Most of these events...

    From Addison to Disney: AHS graduate Britney Thoreson navigating the world of animation

    ADDISON, Ala. - Britney Thoreson graduated from Addison High School in 2013. Now, she has "followed her dreams to the west coast" and is working as a background animator for The Walt Disney Company’s Disney Television Animation. Thoreson talked to The Tribune about what she...

    Ideas: American Peace Garden

    CULLMAN, Ala. - An oasis is defined as something that provides refuge, relief or pleasant contrast. Local artist Ben Johnson South (Bendigo) is currently working on a new idea to bring an oasis to Cullman: the American Peace Garden. His vision is to create...

    Wallace State Dance offering Dance for Home School program, on-demand online classes this fall 

    HANCEVILLE, Ala. –  The Wallace State Community College Dance program is offering classes for home schooled students in middle and high school so that they may improve their skills to pursue industry career options or further their education at college or university level. On-demand online classes will also be offered...

    ‘The show must go on’: Marching bands adjust to socially-distant practices

    CULLMAN, Ala. – From a performer’s perspective, “The show must go on,” but the COVID-19 pandemic has made that challenging. Cullman High School Band Director Christopher Smith proved that saying true with the band gathering Monday morning for its first day of band camp...

    ‘Chirp & Flit’: Positive life lessons during the pandemic

    A "gregarious hermit" is an oxymoron I sometimes call myself.  It's absolutely true and has been for years. I spend 80% of most days happily alone painting and writing and the rest of my time excited to connect with other people.  Social distancing and quarantine...

    Cullman arts fans enjoy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ with Cullman Civic Ballet

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The recently formed Cullman Civic Ballet (CCB), under the direction of Brooke Desnoes and with the help of Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism (CPRST), gave its first performance Saturday evening at Heritage Park. Both organizations were pleased with the crowd...

    Cullman Civic Ballet’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ this Saturday at Heritage Park

    CULLMAN, Ala. - In addition to community theater and a community band, Cullman is now home to its own ballet company. Cullman Civic Ballet, a joint venture between ballet instructor Brooke Desnoes and Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism (CPRST), will premier this Saturday...

    CHS senior places 2nd in 4th Congressional District Art Competition

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman High School senior Ayuka Shichinohe recently won second place in the painting category in the 2020 4th Congressional District Art Competition. “I am pleased once again to be a sponsor of the United States Congressional Art Competition for high school students...