A New Season of Dance

huntsville ballet company

This post is one in a series that will introduce you to the Art of Huntsville, more specifically the performing arts of Huntsville. In this series, we will highlight the 2013-14 seasons of our many talented local performing arts groups from Fantasy Playhouse to Huntsville Community Chorus to our local high schools. You can read more posts in our Art […]

The Art of The Grumpy Cat

grumpy cat art auction

Do you remember the first time you heard of Grumpy Cat? I was oblivious to the online phenomenon until a couple of months ago, when the artists at Lowe Mill were invited/challenged to participate in a sure-to-go-viral art project: create a Grumpy Cat in our own art style. And The Grumpy Cat Art Project was born, […]

Chocolate Art


Once upon a time, two sisters visited a chocolate shop in Washington DC. They fell under the confectionery spell, and started to dream of owning their own store. Well, first they dreamed of a bakery, then one of the sisters went to culinary school, realized she loved chocolate more than pastries, THEN they dreamed of […]

Ballet in Cowboy Boots

BILLY THE kid feature

Growing up, a big treat was piling into the station wagon (pre-SUV days) and heading to the drive in movies with my parents to catch a the latest cowboy movie.  I still love them! And I love ballet…so imagine my delight when I found out that Huntsville Ballet is performing Billy the Kid the Ballet […]

Paint at the Preserve

paint at the preserve

Just off Hwy 431 past Hampton Cover and winding along the Flint River, is Operation Green Team’s Hayes Nature Preserve. It’s beautiful with over 10 miles of trails suitable for foot, bike and even horse traffic. It’s also a pretty impressive birding trail, so I’m told…and there’s also a great playground for kids. This Saturday, […]

MOMIX – Botanica

momix botanica huntsville ballet company

It’s hard to describe Huntsville Ballet Company’s latest show, MOMIX Botanica, in words. It’s dance, color, lighting, giant puppetry, acrobatic moves and some really diverse music.  MOMIX Botanica is entertaining, to put it mildly. But don’t just take my word for it, here is what someone with credentials that matter said: “MOMIX spellbinds audiences across […]

Story telling UNCHAINED

The Unchained Tour Flying Monkey Arts Huntsville, AL

Consider the art of story telling. I am not referring to reading a story with enthusiasm (though you should hear me read How the Grinch Stole Christmas, which my kids tell me is pretty awesome). I am referring to the art of the RACONTEUR. Telling Stories Raconteur, which rhymes with cocklebur, is someone who is […]

Pony Painting Party

painting ponies

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but ask 80% of girls under 18 and they’ll tell you “Horses are a girl’s best friend”. After 18 it’s diamonds, of course. I recently polled some girls about why they love horses so much: They seem to understand you. They are good listeners. They are so beautiful There […]

The Nutcracker

Huntsville Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker

One of my very favorite Christmas traditions is going to see The Nutcracker. I love the music anyway, but seeing it come to life on stage is just, well, magic!  The icing on this sugarplum cake is that the Huntsville Ballet Company’s production is accompanied by the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, so you get TWO amazing […]

Live Music is Better- 5ive O’Clock Charlie and Gus Hergert

Live is Better

Do you remember the first concert you ever went to?  Mine was Rush 2112.  I went with my step brother and some of his friends (who are now pilots, engineers and bio-wizards; I was watching Big Bang Theory last night, and it sort of reminded me of that time in my life). …Anyway, back to […]