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Invitation for Website front and back Quietly Making a Loud Noise

Quietly Making a Loud Noise displays works shown at Space One Eleven (SOE) during the past 28 years. SOE looks forward to welcoming you to this extraordinary exhibition showcasing the works of over 700 artists and youth who have participated in SOE’s art education programs.

In a city that has come to symbolize division, SOE has strived through its exhibitions and artists to have the visual heard and its message felt by both center and fringe in an effort to transform the community through the celebration of art. Of significance to SOE’s mission is the social role of art as seen in neighborhood revitalization, community service and youth education. SOE endeavors to raise awareness of contemporary issues in order to understand and make our world a better place in which to live.

SOE’s gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 until 5, or by appointment.

Shop Healthy and Support SOE!

Make your list and come on down to
5% Day at Whole Foods Market
Wednesday | January 14, 2015
8 am – 10 pm


Space One Eleven (SOE) is thrilled to have been selected by Whole Foods Market as the beneficiary of its quarterly 5% giving day!
SOE will receive 5 percent of the day’s net sales at Whole Foods Market Mountain Brook store.

So, get cookin’!
Check out these yummy and seasonal recipes, like the budget-friendly “Zesty Black Bean Soup”, at, make your list, and shop healthy to support Space One Eleven at the only Whole Foods Market in Alabama!

Learn more about the Whole Foods Market commitment to community giving.

Whole Foods Market Mountain Brook
3100 Cahaba Village Plaza | Birmingham, AL 35243
Map & Directions

Thank you for supporting Space One Eleven!
What a great turn out and delicious food at Slice Pizza.

Let’s Raise Some Dough!

Come enjoy delicious food at Slice Pizza and help raise some dough for Space One Eleven (SOE) on Tuesday, December 2nd.  It’s easy!  On the day of the Dough Raiser (December 2nd) present a copy of this ticket along with your food order during LUNCH, DINNER, and TAKE-OUT:Ticket-SpaceOneEleven

10% of all sales (excluding alcohol) will be donated to SOE’s quality arts programming. Please share this flyer with your friends and family; the more tickets presented, the bigger the impact on the arts in Birmingham!

Slice Pizza and Brew is a local venue and is located in Birmingham’s Lakeview District:
725 29th Street South

Thank you for supporting Space One Eleven.

See you at Slice!

by artist Steve Lambert

PUBLIC FORUM was created by New York artist and SOE’s 2014 artist in residence, Steve Lambert. Designed to create a large scale forum around current events and fundamental myths, PUBLIC FORUM asks you to vote whether the statement on the sign’s changeable marquee is true or false. Imagine a mix of Family Feud, Let’s Make a Deal, the front page of the newspaper, and the best college seminar class you ever took, while discussing topics that are important to you.

PUBLIC FORUM is designed to bring critical thought and movement to entrenched and fossilized ideas about our culture through community dialogue and participation, using the format of a game show.

Steve Lambert’s father, a former Franciscan monk, and mother, an ex-Dominican nun, imbued the values of dedication, study, poverty, and service to others – qualities which prepared him for life as an artist. Lambert has a means of addressing difficult subjects through humor and kindness. Lambert’s artist statement contains the following:

“I want my art to be relevant to those outside the gallery – say, at the nearest bus stop – to reach them in ways that are engaging and fun. I intend what I do to be funny, but at the core of each piece there is also a solemn critique. It’s important to be able to laugh while actively questioning the various power structures at work in our daily lives.”

Lambert made international news after the 2008 US election with The New York Times “Special Edition,” a replica of the “paper of record” announcing the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other good news. In the summer of 2011 he began a national tour of Capitalism Works For Me! True/False – a 9 x 20foot sign allowing people to vote on whether capitalism worked for them. He has collaborated with groups from the Yes Men to the Graffiti Research Lab and Greenpeace. He is the founder and co-director of the Center for Artistic Activism, the Anti-Advertising Agency, Add-Art (a Firefox add-on that replaces online advertising with art), and SelfControl (which blocks grownups from distracting websites so they can get work done).

Steve’s projects and art works have won awards from Prix Ars Electronica, Rhizome/The New Museum, the Creative Work Fund, Adbusters Media Foundation, the California Arts Council, and others. Lambert’s work has been shown everywhere from museums to protest marches nationally and internationally, featured in over fourteen books, four documentary films, and is in the collections of The Sheldon Museum, the Progressive Insurance Company, and The Library of Congress. Lambert has discussed his work live on NPR, the BBC, and CNN, and been reported on internationally in outlets including Associated Press, the New York Times, the Guardian, Harper’s Magazine, The Believer, Good, Dwell, ARTnews, Punk Planet, and Newsweek.

He was a Senior Fellow at New York’s Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology from 2006-2010, developed and led workshops for Creative Capital Foundation, and is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Purchase. Steve is a perpetual autodidact with (if it matters) advanced degrees from an reputable art school and respected state university. He dropped out of high school in 1993.


Mentor-Mentee Windows Exhibition


“The Huntress” by Stacey Holloway


“Amalgamation of Knowledge” by Jacob Phillips

“The Huntress” by Stacey Holloway
“Amalgamation of Knowledge” by Jacob Phillips

Space One Eleven’s ongoing Mentor-Mentee Windows program showcases art mentors and their mentees, and is proud to announce the current program participants. Mentor Stacey Holloway, Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), is joined by her mentee and UAB student, Jacob Phillips. The installations will be unveiled to the public on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

Art on the Porch

Space One Eleven to unveil works by UAB art professor, student, July 11

Space One Eleven 2407
Second Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

Multiple Methods: A Print Exhibition

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Multiple Methods: A Print Exhibition
February 9, 2014 – May 9, 2014
2407 Second Avenue North

Space One Eleven presents Multiple Methods: A Print Exhibition; From traditional printmaking processes to digitally derived art, this exhibition explores how artists are using the print process to produce their work.  Participating artists are:

Pinky Bass, Derek Cracco, Darin Forehand, Jane Marshall, John Northrop, Sonja Rieger,
Mary Ann Sampson, Melissa Springer, Scott Stephens and Erin Wright

As part of Multiple Methods, SOE will is exhibiting the works of artists participating in a Lithography Workshop led by Darin Forehand. Forehand is a Master Printer from Houston who lead the artists in a 2 ½ day long workshop at SOE. Artists had the opportunity to print on an 1860 French lithography press during the workshop.

Students of SOE’s City Center Art program were introduced to the printmaking process by artist and UAB Professor Derek Cracco, who instructed them in the making of collagraphs. These young artists are proud to be showing their work as part of this exhibition.

SOE gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 until 5, or by appointment. SOE looks forward to welcoming you to this extraordinary exhibition showcasing the works of artists using print media.

Order & Chaos

Invitation to Order & Chaos

Space One Eleven

Order & Chaos

A live event featuring wearable art made by University of Montevallo Students

Friday, December 6, 2013
6 – 8 pm

2407 Second Avenue North

(205) 328-0553

Please join us for a fun-filled evening featuring a live runway presentation. Expect fashion informed by art, live music and video, and above all expect the unexpected!

University of Montevallo Professor of Art, Karen Graffeo, will direct students from her course titled “Clothing as Art” in which students explore art and its relationship to clothing.

Items range from garments that express the sacred, the playful, as well as clothing that makes social commentary. Garments include beautiful items and sculptural and challenging wearables.

Participating students are: Mary Hannah Barrett, Lessie Dingler, Brantley Hall, Erika Hargrove, Joseph Whitt, Jordan Spinks, Virginia Phillips, Sabrina Pearson, Pansy Nelson, Bethany Moody, Kaylyn Liner, Ian Krusinski, and Halley Jones.

It is an evening guaranteed to intrigue and is open to the public free of charge.