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Scottsboro, Alabama’s ‘Artlady’: ‘Creativity overflows into so much that we do here’

| May 15, 2023 @ 10:00 am

By: Ali Nolan

She’s a teacher, a historian, an unofficial counselor and a community leader, but Sonya Clemons is probably best known as the Artlady. She earned her moniker by painting murals throughout north Alabama, transforming blank walls into beautiful pieces that tell the stories of individual communities and their identities.

Born in Huntsville, Clemons has lived in Scottsboro since 1990. Her body of work is all about Southern culture. Most recently, she was commissioned to create a piece of art for the 92nd Anniversary Commemoration of the Scottsboro Boys, which is on display at the Scottsboro Boys Museum. No matter what surface she’s painting on – walls, city sidewalks, a simple canvas – she creates images that are full of color and life.

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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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