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Emma Carter Brooks is the Leeds Arts Council’s featured artist in March. The public is invited to the opening reception on March 3 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. to view her beautiful photographs of still life and Alabama landscapes. Admission is free.
Brooks is a lifelong resident of Leeds. Photography became her passion after an early retirement from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. In her pursuit for peace in the midst of pain, Brooks found it behind the lens of a camera in 2007.
“I believe everything was created by God and given to us to enjoy and respect. ‘Art by I AM’ is my signature name because He is the author and creator of all the images that I capture. He’s the master of the piece and therefore, I give him all the glory,” says Emma.
Brooks is the author of Southern Quotes. She is a member of the Alabama Wildflower Society, Leeds Arts Council, Friends of the Leeds Library, Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, and the Sierra Club. She has dedicated many volunteer hours to helping keep the city of Leeds clean. She also organized the Leeds and Moody Police appreciation in 2016. Emma continues to travel throughout the Southeast to capture the beauty of God’s glory.
Brooks’ photography will be on exhibit through April 5. You may view examples of her work at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtbyiamStudio
and her interview on WBRC: http://www.wbrc.com/2019/03/01/leeds-artist-sees-world-through-camera-lens/
The Arts Center is located at 8140 Parkway Drive in downtown Leeds. The gallery is open during events. In case of inclement weather, call the center at 205-699-1892 to confirm opening hours.