Art Kitchen Changes

June 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

The Art Kitchen is going to move to a more loosely based collective of folks who like making/art/craft etc. We’ll have tubs of art for workshops, demonstrations and outreach but until a group of people want to step up, the communal space will be on hiatus. 
So, we’ve created a google group for anyone to organize classes/events and the like:


March 29, 2012 § Leave a comment


Our annual FUNdraiser this year is going to be in two parts. A high class art auction on Friday April 6th from 6-9 pm at the Art Kitchen then live music at Green Bar Saturday April 7th from 6-9 pm. You can view the pieces for auction in the gallery on first Thursday (the 5th) as well.

Also we’re still taking donations of art and items for our fundraiser (contact us at or drop it off at the Kitchen on Sunday April 1st from 6-8 pm)

Hope to see you all there!


ImageArt Auction:

Join us for a high class art fundraiser on Friday the 6th (and then a party at Green Bar on Saturday April 7th) to celebrate a year and three quarters of Art Kitchen awesomeness! Help support us continue to exist and thrive! At the art fundraiser we will have wonderful work by well known local artists. The work will beavailable for viewing during first Thursday April 5th from 6-9 pm and the silent auction will take place on Friday from 6-9 pm.

At the Alabama Art Kitchen       2626 UniversityBlvd


Come support local art! We have the Great American Breakdown and Piss Shivers performing. There will be live screen-printing, a silent auction, sidewalk chalk, and a raffle! Come and have the most fun you’ll have all year (and don’t forget our fancy art auction the night before at the Art Kitchen) ♥!

At Green Bar             403 23rd Ave.

Yoga Saturdays, upcoming classes, events and gallery shows!

February 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

No to overwhelm you but we have a lot of exciting things happening soon!

Yoga with the amazing Katy Jung has been moved to Saturday mornings from 10:30-12:00. Get your weekend started right with hot flow yoga!

Audiovisual performance from folk singer SOFIA TALVIK ( this Fridayat 7 pm sharp. She’ll be sharing a video project to accompany her songs. 7-9pm,  Sliding scale with a $10 suggested donation (but as always please don’t let cost keep you from seeing amazing art). This show should fill up fast, so please come early to ensure you get a seat!

Classes! Also on Saturday we’re continuing our informal sliding scale class series with a Handmade Paper Valentines Class from 2-4 pm and next Saturday February 18th we’ll be teachingIntroduction to Screen-printing from 2-4 pm. Both of these classes are $5-35 sliding scale. Check facebook or email for more details! And keep your eyes peeled for more classes coming soon.
More music coming up this month (every week it seems!) with Names Divine on 2/16 at 7 pm ( and the Tuscaloosa New Music Collective on March 2nd at 7pm!
The talented sculptor Michael Bonadio (formerly a resident artist at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham) will be sharing his work in March in the gallery with an opening reception on March 1st. Keep tuned for more details and if you haven’t been in to see our Love Mail Art Show you should come on by during craft night Wednesdays 6-8 pm.
Lots of Art Love!
The Kitchen

Love Mail Art Show Images Online

February 5, 2012 § 1 Comment

We just opened our February show of mail art with the theme of love. We received many postcards from around the world (the first two we received were from Spain and France) and had a lovely opening reception last Thursday with a “make your own mail art/valentine” station, red wine, and lots of candy hearts. To see images of all the artwork please click here.

Forced Perspective — Photography by Greg Randall

December 1, 2011 § Leave a comment


(Interactive Panoramic linked from photo; click and drag to move around)

Greg Randall will be showing panoramic photographs in a few new formats. The work consists of interactive photography. It opens tonight, Art Night, from 6pm to 9pm and will remain up for the month of December.

Two Experimental Performances This Week!

November 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

We have two exciting performances this week. Tomorrow, Thursday 11/17, Davey Williams and Andrew Dewar will perform experimental music. Experimental guitarist (and blues pioneer Johnny Shines’ protegé) Davey Williams and Tuscaloosa’s own Andrew Dewar will be performing their amazing work. Sliding scale suggested $10 donation (don’t let that stop you- that’s what sliding scale is all about-paying what you can)

Then on Sunday at 7 pm we have No Face Performance group visiting from Philadelphia to perform The Beautiful Refrigerator is Empty. $5-$10 donation (sliding scale pay what you can as always) at the door goes directly to these fabulous artists.

Pumpkin Carving Contest and Benefit

October 19, 2011 § Leave a comment




Homegrown Alabama and the Alabama Art Kitchen are joining together to present a Pumpkin Carving Contest Extravaganza! All we need now are the carvers- could that be you? You can either bring your own pumpkin to carve or pay $5 to carve one of ours. (To use one of ours we need to hear back by Wednesday 10/19 to get an idea of number of pumpkins). There will be an adult and kids contest separately. All the pumpkins will be auctioned off to benefit Homegrown Alabama and the Kitchen. So if you’re not into carving you can come and get one of the amazing artists pumpkins to proudly display for Halloween (while supporting our awesome organizations)!







Resurrection Show, Screen-Printing, and Reading!

October 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

Thursday, October 6 (Art Night) from 6-9pm, we have the opening for
our Resurrection show. Artists took unfinished pieces and mailed them
around the country so they could finish each other’s work
collaboratively. We’ll have work from artists you haven’t seen before
presented in a way you probably aren’t used to. The show will be
amazing, as will the company.

For those of you who weren’t able to make it out to our last
screenprinting class (or could and got an appetite for the medium),
we’re having another one Saturday, October 8 from 12-4pm. We wanted
this class to be more accessible, so it’s a sliding scale fee, $15-35.
If you can pay full price, please do, because your generosity helps
less fortunate members of the community afford these classes. You can
create a design to print during the class or bring a transparency with
your previous work on it (e-mail us for instructions).

And finally, we have a reading by Amanda Moore. On Friday, October 14
at 7pm, Amanda will be reading her poetry and short stories in the
gallery. Her visual art has been in our gallery shows, and she’s so
talented in so many ways that I just want to throw up. Don’t miss it!

And of course, come down and make art! If you aren’t a member, ask us
about becoming one

Mail Art Call for Entries “Love” Theme

September 28, 2011 § 1 Comment

Mail Art Call “Love” Theme

The Exhibition will take place in Tuscaloosa, AL. “Love” theme. Please interpret freely and broadly.

No returns

No participation fee

No selection/No jury

Free Technique

Postcard size must be equal to or less than 4.25″ x 6″

All works must be sent by snail mail

Each participant can send one or more postcards.

Deadline: January 29th, 2012

Documentation will be online at (please include your email address if you would like notification of documentation)

Send to:

The Alabama Art Kitchen

2626 University Blvd

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401


Exhibition: from February 2nd, 2012 through February 17, 2012. Opening reception February 2nd, 2012 from 6-9 pm. Join us!

Feel free to forward this Mail Art Call. Thank you.

Killick Friday 9/23 Experimental Music Show!

September 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

This show is going to be incredible. His work is amazing.

Quote from the artist himself:
I’ve been making music for 26 years. I find myself more and more moving deeper into music as a mystical, ritualistic, sacred vehicle for finding stillness. My worldly experience keeps me tethered- thankfully- as I navigate with you the ethereal unknown. There’s always three parts to this journey: 1) welcome; 2) spatialization & discontinuity; 3) safe return. This can take many forms, and embodies all possibilities in multiple directions on multiple planes. I use my 18-stringed H’arpeggione & 38-stringed harp guitar Big Red as the anchors around which all else (r)evolves. I use equal parts physicality, emotionality, intellect, and spiritual openness, finding calm in freneticism, extracting ecstatic joy from pure potential. I use my intuition to create the conditions for moving beyond the mundane into the realm of healing, to benefit ourselves and all we reach. Of course, this hasn’t addressed “what it sounds like” or “what style is it?” The answer is constantly unfolding, but can be summed up as “Yes.” Thanks for listening.

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