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From April 21, 2005...

Magic City Art Connection

Contemporary art is selling at a record pace and record prices...a trend that artists hope to capitalize on during this weekend´┐Żs Magic City Art Connection. But what do local artists do when the market slows down? I'm Greg Bass and tonight on Tapestry: making a living, making art. Also, soul music from Birmingham duo Lyrisis. More, after arts news from Tanya Ott.

Arts news

Gallery owner Veronique Vanblaere

Making art is one thing. Making a steady living at it is something altogether different. Reporter Dale Short talked with some local professionals about how they deal with the seasonal ups and downs of selling their work...

Seasonal ups and downs

Naked Art Gallery
Kentuck Arts Center
Holden McCurry Sculpture

Karin Gillespie

It's a creative person's dream. You make your art, whether it's painting or poetry, and people snap it up, offering top dollar. There are very few instant success stories...but Tanya Ott found one that comes pretty close. Karin Gillespie is a first-time novelist -- author of the book Bet Your Bottom Dollar.

Karin Gillespie interview

Author Karin Gillespie, talking with WBHM's Tanya Ott. Simon and Shuster releases her second novel, "A Dollar Short: Bottom Dollar Girls Go Hollywood" in August, and you can bet Gillespie and her group of southern book-writing Belles, known as the "Dixie Divas", will be hitting the road for book signing tours throughout the south. You can find out more about Bet Your Bottom Dollar and all the other books we profile on Tapestry, on our website, wbhm.org

Alzheimer's Poetry Project

Musician and poet Leonard Cohen famously said that "...poetry is just the evidence of life". That may be particularly true for Alzheimer's patients who encounter Gary Max Glazner. Glazner is a florist, turned poet, and founder of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project. He talked recently with WBHM's Rosemary Pennington.

Gary Max Glazner interview

Gary Max Glazner is founder of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project. You can learn more about the project on the Tapestry section of our website, wbhm.org.

What's going on in and around the Birmingham area. For additional details, go to our online version of the Community Calendar.

Community Calendar


Toya Matthews and Nicey Crum are Lyrisis -- a Birmingham-born and raised sister duo producing some pretty compelling soul music. This is "Selfish" off their latest CD Ghetto Renaissance. Lyrisisdescribes its music.

Music and interview with Lyrisis

The song is "Selfish". The group is Lyrisis. You can download more of their music on our website, wbhm.org.

Tapestry is produced by Tanya Ott and Michael Krall. Hunter Bell handles musician relations. Reporting this week from Dale Short and Rosemary Pennington. I'm Greg Bass. Thanks for joining us!