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Please join us this Saturday, November 6th as we welcome Donna Lamb Bowyer and Don Bowyer as the guest artists for Boom Town's kick-off of the 2021 holiday season! Read more
Jo Peterson grew up all over the country, as a child of a military family, but spent most of her adult life in Birmingham. After loving it there for 36 years, she loves her life even more on Lookout Mountain, after settling here in 2017. She's been making natural soaps and bath & body products for almost two decades. Read more
Lydia Adele Randolph's original art can be found exclusively at Boom Town Makers Market in downtown Fort Payne, Alabama. We also carry Lydia's prints and postcards that include smaller renderings of her large works. Read more
Changing Moods
Changing Moods: Sixty Years in Black and White, John Alexander Dersham’s second book, showcases powerful, haunting black-and-white art photography from six decades of work. Inspired by his teen experience with a simple Kodak box camera and the encouragement of mentors, he has dedicated his life to capturing the physical world through the lens. Changing Moods chronicles Dersham’s personal growth as a photographer and artist, tracing his work from darkroom to gallery. To achieve exquisite image quality, he relies on elbow grease and old-fashioned methods. Throughout his shooting career, Dersham has awakened before dawn to catch the perfect light, lugging his bulky and complex large-format cameras to locations across the United States. The breathtaking results range from austere and dramatic landscapes to the poignancy of the everyday, revealing a master photographer at work. Read more