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September 25, 2020 Alumni News

Alumna Wins Failsafe/Magnum Photo Award

Arielle Gray (BA 2019, major: studio art, minor: art history), now a freelance photographer in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, won one of three photography awards in Failsafezine’s “What Has Changed?,” an open call competition in coordination with Magnum Photos MagnumLearn. Failsafezine is a UK punk fanzine and creates online space for emerging creatives like Gray. Gray said

Black Belt Artist Project members visit Charlie “Tin Man” Lucas in Selma, Alabama.
September 25, 2020 Faculty & Staff News

Black Belt Artists Celebrated in Book, Exhibition by UA Students

Over the past century, the South’s long history of folk art has been explored by a wide variety of writers, researchers and artists. Now, in a new book, a mostly younger generation has rediscovered the Black Belt’s rich traditions in the visual arts, spending quality time with each of the artists, listening, photographing, and learning

September 17, 2020 Art History

New Forward-Thinking Student Art Group Forms

A new UA student group, Art Forward, has organized to “create a more inclusive and artistically empowered community for students at UA, members of the Tuscaloosa community, and people everywhere.” The founder and new president, sophomore Ivy Borden, said that the members of the group plan to combine art and activism “to empower individuals and