LOCAL ARTIST, BANCROFT BRABNER, RECEIVES IMPORTANT COMMISSION
FOR A HIGH RANKING GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL IN AFGHANISTAN
Haji zahir, is the son of the HaJi Qadir, a former mujahidin commander and
member of President Karzai's cabinet, who was assassinated in Kabul in 2002.
Haji Zahir holds the position of Chief of Border Security for Afghanistan.
The portrait was commissioned in recognition o f Haji Zahir 's many years of
community service to the Afghan people, such as building language learning
computer centers and recreational gyms, all for the less fortunate Afghans.
Weezie Bancroft Brabner is an artist living and working from her studio in
A large amount of her work is in conjunction with area Architects and Interior
She is currently represented by "Patina", An art gallery in Fairhope, AL. Some
recent paintings can also be found on her website @ www.bancroftbrabner.com
Haji Azhir, above in photo, is seen receiving the portrait ih his
home in Afghanistan. He was very pleased with the painting.
Meyer Real Estate Project
An architectural project for Meyer Real Estate at Gulf Shores Pkwy. The newly
built office and condo complex. An innovative design by Tag Architects and Alice
Cutright, ASID. Art and Architecture working hand in hand to create an awe
inspiring place for both work and recreation. Eleven (11) paintings by Weezie
Bancroft Brabner, gild the wall in the lobby entrance, to a most interesting
beach panorama mural effect. Taking you from morning to evening with the
activities associated with living on the Gulf of Mexico. In particular the
beaches of pleasure island along the gulf front. Spirals in the impressionism
essence of sea shells are painted on the ceilings in pale yellows with threads
of bright colors running thru. Free for the viewing. All paintings painted 30 x
40 on Polish uncalendered linen, to give it the natural sienna color look. The
rough texture is lovely for an impressionistic scene. Painted on flat panels and
hung on wooden sewn bones.
U.S.A. Children's and Women's Hospital
The Hospital received the third year of a five year $250.000. pledge from
Food World & the Senior Bowl, to fund the recent renovation of the Hospitals
lobby. Children’s & Women’s is one of fewer than 10 freestanding hospitals in
the country providing care exclusively to children and women. Tag Architects and
Alice Cutright, designed the renovation of the entrance as well as many other
depts. in the hospital. With a Modern feel, showing a lot of glass at the
entrance and with watery cool colors throughout, Alice wanted to introduce color
into the entrance with the portraits hung on either side of the Hospital logo.
Ten (10) women’s portrait paintings were created by artist Bancroft Brabner of
different ages in women’s lives, representing those who come to the hospital for
care. The artist research for the subjects was to look for those individuals
whose faces showed a winning and vibrant attitude. Their eyes and faces are full
of promise, wisdom, joy, good health, and happy lives. They represent all women
who take care of themselves. Square, 18” Plexiglas panels were cut and beveled
and painted directly on with acrylic paint and then sealed.
Cabaret-A Star Studded Review
The committee for Public Art 3rd annual
“Cabaret-A Star Studded Review’ @Rock Creek. A live auction featuring art
works created that evening by Nall and Bruce Larsen, Weezie Bancroft Brabner and
Stacey Howell, Randy Moberg and Bill Thompson. Monies raised will go toward
the purchase of “The Dolphin Family” sculpture by James Sardonis. This
sculpture will be placed near the Bay by early fall 2005. Congressman Jack
Edwards and his wife Jolane purchased Weezie Bancroft Brabner and Stacey
Howell’s collaborative art piece 30 x 30 painted in acrylic on canvas.