Leah E. Thornton

 

 

1710 2nd Ave N. apt 412. Birmingham, AL. 35203. 

Leah.e.thornton@gmail.com

 

2009 BFA Fine Arts, Auburn University Concentration in Painting

 

Exhibitions:

 

2015

Current and Past Conversations
Curator: Peter Prinz. 21st street studios, Birmingham, Al.

2014

CROSS//PROCESS
Curated by Jared Ragland. 21st Street Studios, Birmingham, Al.

The Shape of Things

Something Good Gallery, Birmingham, Al.

Student/ Teacher Exhibit

Space One Eleven, Birmingham, Al.
Hung- a group exhibit, Parkside in Avondale, Al.

2013

The Figure
curated by: 21st Street Studios, Birmingham Al.

2012

Behind the Yellow Door
curated by John Fields. 21st Street Studio's Winter show, Birmingham, Al.

Structured Paths

21st Street Studios, Birmingham, Al. 2011 Drawing on Alabama

Biggin Gallery, 101 Biggin Hall, Auburn. Al.
Solo Exhibition, Jacksons bar and grill. Homewood, Al.

2009

Auburn University Fine Arts Annual Juried Exhibitiom
Juror: Ron Platt. Biggin Gallery, 101 Biggin Hall, Auburn, Al.

“The Unlucky 7.” Fine Arts Senior Project Show Biggin Gallery, 101 Biggin Hall, Auburn, Al.

Intermedia Art Show, The Baggage Room Gallery, Opelika, Al. spring 2009 Three Amigos, 8th and rail, Auburn, Al. summer 2009

2008

Russel County: Community Art Collaborations
Jules Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. Apr 28-May 12

Awards:

Community Collaborations: Suzanne Hagood & Auburn University Students

Coleman Center for the Arts, York, Al. Jul 11- Aug 9

Fine Art Juried Student Exhibition

Juror: Mara Adamitz Scrup

Biggin Gallery, 101 Biggin Hall, Auburn, Al. Mar31- Apr8

“Art for Ard’s Sake.” Solo Art show.

Ardistry Hair Salon, Auburn, Al.

2008 Joyce and Roger Lethander Merit Award in Art

 

 

Professional Experience:

 

2013-2014

Owner/ Operator of Something Good (gallery)
Responsibilities: finding artists for monthly shows, booking and hosting an

array of creative events, publicity, and any/ everything else that needed to be done to keep the space running smoothly

2013-2014

Space One Eleven, Birmingham, Al.

Responsibilities: Designing lesson plans and teaching K-12 students

2012-2015

Better Basics/ Hope center, Fairfield, Al.
Responsibilities: Designing and teaching art-based lesson plans to first through

sixth grade after school program

Leadership and Community Engagement:

2012 

 Church of the Reconciler, Birmingham, Al.
Volunteering with the homeless community- Responsible for providing

guidance and assistance when needed.

2011-2013

Studio by the Tracks, Irondale, Al.
Giving art direction to students with autism during class and helping the Staff

with fundraising events.
2009

Publicity Coordinator of the Association of Visual Artists (AVA)

Volunteer at Jules Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts

2008

Exhibition Assistant, “Laser Wolf, an exhibition of recent work of Adam Parker Smith”

Painted mural size paintings in gallery per instruction of artist

Founding Member of VAS(2)- Visual Art Students- Visiting Artists & Scholars Lecture Series endowment

Actively engaged in fundraising initiatives to meet $25,000 goal

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts Volunteer
Teaching and working with children and adults at various public museum

Events
Committee member in the Association of Visual Artists (AVA) 

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