Last Thursday’s inaugural show for The Ground Floor Contemporary Gallery had a rocky start. Heavy rain, thunder, and lightning set an ominous tone for the reception. However, any fears of a low turnout were quickly swept away, as a steady flow of about 150 guests passed through the event, keeping the space full and lively all evening long. This first show included works on paper by Barbara Hirschowitz, sculptural clay works by Rae Trimmier, paintings and sculptures by Madeline Evans, paintings by Elizabeth Marie Farr, and mixed media and works on paper by Ashley Wingo.

Guests responded with cheer and excitement that Birmingham now has another venue to showcase some of the many skilled artists in the area. Multiple pieces were sold, and the stacks of business cards by the guestbook rapidly disappeared. The exhibit will be up until August 13th, and if you missed the opening reception, contact us for a viewing appointment by emailing