Those who walk along the Rouge River trails in Birmingham will enjoy beautiful new art installations from Linden Park to Booth Park. Local artist Laurie Tennent and Robert Kidd Gallery worked with the City’s Public Arts Board to present the year-long exhibit titled ‘City Bloom: Birmingham’.
Tennent’s artwork features botanical images from all over the country which have been placed along the trails for the community to view and enjoy. A map showing the location of the installations can be found at www.bhamgov.org/art.
“With galleries and museums closed due to COVID-19, offering this exhibit outdoors is really exciting,” said artist Laurie Tennent. “My hope is that as people walk through nature and see these photos, they will remember to be more observant and appreciate the intricate details of plant life.”
The Public Arts Board was approached earlier this year regarding the art-on-loan exhibit. “On behalf of the Public Arts Board, we are happy to accept Laurie Tennent’s year-long loan to the City of Birmingham,” said Barbara Heller, Chair of the Public Arts Board. “We encourage everyone to discover all nine of these spectacular works while walking along the Rouge River trail in Linden Park, Quarton Lake and Booth Park. We think you’ll fall in love with these new public art installations during all four seasons. Enjoy!”
The exhibition is on loan to the City through October 2021. Learn more about the artist, her work and sale items at https://laurietennentbotanicals.com/. Learn more about the City’s art sculptures and public art loans at www.bhamgov.org/art.