Friday, May 7, 2010

Kim Riegel's photograph to be in NYC exhibit

Photographer Kim Riegel is represented locally by Jennifer Hunt Gallery, one of BFT's partner galleries for the 2009-2010 season. As you may know, she's also married to Brad Riegel, who is active in the Birmingham theatre scene.

One of Kim's photographs has been selected for inclusion in BED TWO, an exhibit at the Umbrella Arts gallery in New York City. The photograph, titled "Greg & Brenda," is shown on the press release linked below, which also contains information about Kim and the exhibit.

"Greg & Brenda" may disturb some viewers because of its content. However, the frank portrayal of this couple's obvious love and acceptance of one another should also thrill, empower, and comfort many who see and think about it. The photograph is part of Kim's series “Observations of Intimacy.”
See the press release and photo.

It is a pleasure for BFT to see Kim's success, not only because of her affiliation with its partner gallery, but also because of her and Brad's long-standing support for theatre in the Birmingham area.

--Lee Griner, BFT Secretary

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Haden Gaines Marsh Gallery

On April 22, 2010, BFT dedicated its lobby art gallery to Haden Gaines Marsh.

Haden was married to Randy Marsh, one of BFT's founding directors. In the theatre's earliest years, she tirelessly served as casting assistant, costumer, chef, properties mistress.... If Randy needed it, Haden was there to do it.

BFT honors her talent, commitment, and supportive spirit.

Lou Dina, of DinaGraphics, was on hand and took several commemorative photos of the event.

Art Gallery partners represented in the 2009-2010 season include:

Jennifer Hunt Gallery 2800 Cahaba Village Plaza, Suite 260, Homewood

Loretta Goodwin Gallery 605 28th Street South

Maralyn Wilson Gallery 3908 Clairmont Ave

Littlehouse Galleries 2915 Linden Avenue

Monty Stabler Galleries 1811 29th Ave S, Homewood

Gallery represesentatives who would like to know more about having their artists' work featured during a BFT production may contact BFT at (205) 933-2383 or