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Student artists public show at Baldwin Library

Student artists from Birmingham Public Schools and Bloomfield Hills Schools completed a collaborative public art project, featuring 40 works of art on canvas, showcasing their creativity, entitled “Our Natural World,” and it will be featured at Birmingham's Baldwin Public Library beginning December 3.

The unique and collaborative public art project, a joint endeavor between the two school districts, features 20 works of art on canvas from each school district, created by students at every age level. Each piece is based on the theme of nature.

Exhibition collaboration took place along several dimensions: between school districts, between students on many of the pieces created, between private individuals producing the project, and between library staff and the community.

This is the second public art exhibit utilizing this space in Baldwin Library’s newly renovated and expanded Youth Room. It brings together Birmingham residents and project producers David Bloom, Barbara Heller, and Laura Host in collaboration with BPS and BHS art department heads Sarah Smith and Matt Beauchamp to organize and manage the project.

The works of art will be on display December 3, 2022 through May 31, 2023. Visitors to the Baldwin Library can view all of the canvases along the top perimeter windows of the library’s Youth Room overlooking Shain Park in downtown Birmingham. The artworks are visible from the exterior of the library along Bates Street and the corners of Martin and Bates, and Merrill and Bates streets.

The opening celebration will be held on Saturday, December 3, at 10:30 a.m. on the Shain Park center stage during the Birmingham Shopping District’s Winter Markt festivities.

After the opening remarks, attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments inside the Baldwin Library’s Youth Room.


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