Amy Clark can whip up a mean brochure and some sweet apple butter. As a UAB graduating senior, she is blending those two talents into a tasty small business rich with family heritage.
Clark and her sister Abby Sellers have started a canning business, Genevines, which means “coming from or off the vine” in French. Genevines products will soon be stocked on shelves at Birmingham’s Freshfully Market in Avondale. Beginning in June, Genevines will have its artisanal canned goods and screen-printed T-shirts, aprons and baby onesies for sale at Pepper Place Saturday Market.
All the work she did to complete her bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design at UAB was done with the business in mind. She graduated Saturday, May 11, 2013, and her small business was ready to take flight, complete with chic logos, labels and designs.
“I am deeply interested in the traditional practices that surround Southern families and rural culture,” Clark said. “Through these influences, I have been able to establish a more personal connection to the art I make.” Read more
Alys Stephens Center announces new summer series
UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center (ASC) has a new season of shows for summer 2013, offering something for everyone.
The ASC’s new Renasant Bank Summer Series includes Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, Susan Werner and her “Hayseed Project” album, Lyle Lovett, The Black Jacket Symphony and cellist Cicely Parnas. Tickets are on sale now. Call 205-975-2787 or visit www.AlysStephens.org.
ASC favorite Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Ritter has just released his sixth full-length album, “The Beast in Its Tracks.” Contemporary folk duo The Milk Carton Kids will open for Ritter. Enjoy beverages in the show with ASC theatre cups. Tickets are $34.50.
On Saturday, July 20, the ASC will continue its mission of curating and creating diverse arts events for the community with the ASC Nite Market beginning at 4 p.m. and a 7:30 p.m. performance of Susan Werner’s “Hayseed Project.” Read more