Scenes from 1st Saturday at Selma Art Guild Gallery

Pictured at right, Carey Fountain, an intern with Arts Revive who recently headed up a mural project with R.B. Hudson Steam Academy students at The Art Shop located at 136 Maxey St., read some of his original poetry Saturday while Battito, left, accompanies him on acoustic guitar. Battito is a musician and teacher who grew up in a musical family in East Brunswick, N.J. Fountain of Birmingham is the Selma Art Guild’s Artist of the moth for February “Black History Month.” Photos by Fred Guarino. See separate story and photos.
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By Fred Guarino
The Selma Sun
Selma’s Ist Saturday event held Feb. 1 at the Selma Art Guild (SAG) Gallery located at 508 Selma Ave. featured the music of Mike Battito Jr. and the poems of Carey Fountain, as well as make and take art projects for kids. The SAG visual art s music series is provided with generous support from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and Art Works. And SAG is a nonprofit organization, which was started in the 1970s by local artists to promote art and provide opportunities for artists. The gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays from noon until 4 p.m.

Emilee Smith, age 9, of Tuscaloosa at right makes a Mardi Gras mask with artist Gena Clements at left. Smith is the granddaughter of Jackie Lord of Tuscaloosa.