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Trussville art show reveals local talent

By Tina Tidmore

The Cahawba Art Association of Trussville included wood and stone carvings, paintings, graphite drawings, jewelry, photographs and tatting pieces in their Sept. 29 art show at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Trussville.

Calvin Macon, who retired from the Navy in 1999, said his work at the Navy involved a lot of down time, so he needed a hobby. At his home off Brewster Road, he now spends much of his time sculpting wood and stone.

This is not the first award Macon has received. According to activeculture.info, Macon has won awards for his work at the Alabama Wildlife Federation Art Show and the Birmingham Art Association show.

His work has been displayed in a museum in Tokyo and studios and galleries in California.

Others who were recognized in the Cahawba Art Show are Kathleen Stack, first place; Mary Lynne Robbins, second place; and Linda Williford, third place. “My favorite piece of artwork in the show is Laurie Nabors ‘Peach Grove,’” the judge said.

Recently, the Cahawba Art Association sponsored a project where the many artists traveled to the Japanese section of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens to do their own perspective piece of the red bridge. It included an abstract / modern piece, paintings and a photograph.

The Cahawba Art Association meets once a month at the Trussville Library. They have about 50 members.

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