August 2019
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  • →  Teacher Workday
    Teacher Workday
    Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 9, 2019
  • 10:00a 7th Grade Get-to-Know Your Classmates Day
    7th Grade Get-to-Know Your Classmates Day
    Fri, August 9, 2019 , 10:00am - 2:30pm
    Alabama School of Fine Arts: 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35203
    Come enjoy fun, food, and frolic with your new classmates!
    Meet in the ASFA main lobby at 10:00 AM sharp.

    Dress comfortably, and be prepared to play hard and have fun!
    7th-grade students only, lunch is included.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Emily McGehee
    Alabama School of Fine Arts
    Counselor grades 7, 9 & 11
  • 10:00a New 8th Grade Orientation Information
    New 8th Grade Orientation Information
    Fri, August 9, 2019 , 10:00am - 2:30pm
    Alabama School of Fine Arts: 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35203
    Come enjoy fun, food, and frolic with your new classmates! 
    Meet in the ASFA main lobby at 10:00 AM sharp.

    Dress comfortably, and be prepared to play hard and have fun!
    New 8th-grade students only, lunch is included.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Emily McGehee
    Alabama School of Fine Arts
    Counselor grades 7, 9 & 11
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  • 8th Grade Adventure Day
    8th Grade Adventure Day
    Fri, August 16, 2019
    Shocco Springs
    ASFA 8th graders take a full day off-campus adventure that integrates incoming 8th graders with the existing class and develops relationships for a more cohesive 8th-grade community.

  • 7:55a College Admissions Senior Boot Camp
    College Admissions Senior Boot Camp
    Fri, August 16, 2019 , 7:55am - 1:39pm
    1800 REVEREND ABRAHAM WOODS, JR. BL
    Becki Rutsky will be conducting a College Admissions Boot Camp for ALL seniors on Friday, Aug. 16th from 7:55- 1:39 (periods 1-7).

    Vicky Abernathy and Ashley Jones will be assisting Becki in this endeavor to work with students in more manageable groups. This is crucially important for seniors. The really great news is that doing it during the school day affords every senior the best opportunity to learn extremely valuable info heading into all of their college admissions adventures. 
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  • 5:30p Visual Arts: Michael Boyd Exhibit Opening
    Visual Arts: Michael Boyd Exhibit Opening
    Thu, August 22, 2019 , 5:30pm - 7:00pm
    Vulcan Materials Gallery
    Opening for art exhibit that will run through Oct. 21, 2019. "I'll stack my loves to the ceiling so that it won’t cave in"


    Michael Boyd artist statement:

    My work primarily explores attention as an act of love and the difficulties of coping with that position. Working from the idea of “rerum lacrimae sunt” (translated: “there are tears of things”) from line 462 of Book I of the Aeneid, my work interprets circumstance as significance, while acknowledging the ambivalence of an object to a viewer. In the beginning of his text, The Tears of Things, Peter Schwenger interprets this line as an implicit melancholic reaction to the being of an object. With his reading, the “tears” are extracted when an observer attends an object, and that attention is met with the silent ambivalence and neutrality of that thing. My work gestures to accept the impartiality of objects while moving to articulate the ways objects function as indexical signs for the nearly impossible set of conditions that produced them and led them to be encountered.

    My practice centers on looking and attending, giving yourself to another thing because it exists as it does, a condition of rarity rendered by the nuances surrounding it. Each work begins with an observation, a circumstantial situation where a thing resonates as more than itself, unfolding and registering with the histories and processes that produced its own form. My working process is a search: a gleaning of content from within objects that would otherwise be unseen and taken for granted. I reject circumstance as incident and coincidence—each decision in my work is made with an effort to appreciate the substance of an object and the specific conditions surrounding it. The things of the world always and already signify other things, however, hidden and difficult it is to see: that meaning speaks through attention and patience, forming a relative orientation between familiar images and unexpected places.
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http://www.asfa.k12.al.us, 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35203, Phone: (205) 252-9241 | Fax: (205) 251-9541