Work by local artists on display at CMC

Published 5:39 pm Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Anne Taddicken from Chilton Medical Center and Elizabeth of the Chilton County Arts Council display one of Byrd's photos in CMC's lobby.

Chilton Medical Center and the Chilton County Arts Council have teamed up to display local artists’ work in the hospital’s front lobby.

Anne Taddicken, who works in CMC’s marketing department, came up with the idea after hearing arts council President Elizabeth Byrd speak at a Chilton County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Taddicken said the arrangement was a win-win for both the hospital and arts council.

“It gives the community a place to see their local artists and gives us a fresh look in our lobby,” Taddicken said.

Every month, a new local artist’s work will be featured. Art will include various kinds of paintings, photography and children’s art.

Byrd’s own photographs were chosen for the first month’s display. Though a native of Clanton, Byrd’s images were captured from across the globe.

Her work on display at CMC was taken as close as her own front yard and the old Clanton Train Station and as far away as London and Paris.

Since she founded the Chilton County Arts Council earlier this year, three permanent art displays have been created at the Chilton/Clanton Public Library, Jefferson State Community College’s Clanton campus and now CMC.

For more information about the arts council, email Byrd at