Exhibition:    Stands in Solitude – Kelsey Windham MA Exhibition
Dates:             January 11 – January 26, 2016
Where:           The University of Alabama, Sella-Granata Art Gallery, 109 Woods Hall
Reception:    Thursday, January 14, 5-7 p.m., Sella-Granata Art Gallery

The University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History is pleased to present Kelsey Windham’s master of arts exhibition, Stands in Solitude, January 11-26, in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery. There will be a reception Thursday, January 14, 5-7 p.m. in the gallery. The public is cordially invited to attend.

Kelsey Shearron Windham is a visual artist and educator working on her MA degree in the UA Department of Art and Art History. In 2014 she was awarded a Graduate Council Fellowship from UA. Windham earned the Bachelors of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in drawing from Memphis College of Art in 2011. In 2010 she was awarded the Hohenberg Fellowship to study painting in Umbria, Italy and participated in a group show there. She has participated in solo and juried group exhibitions in Memphis and Tuscaloosa.

Kelsey Windham, painting, 2016 MA exhibition Kelsey Windham, "Rainy Air and Trees," 2016 MA exhibition Kelsey Windham, "Night Painting," 2016 MA exhibition Kelsey Windham, "Start," 2016 MA exhibition

Windham translates her observations and responses to the outdoors into paintings and poetry. In her artist statement, she writes, “I am drawn to the solitude that can be experienced outside. There is a spirituality to stillness and an intimacy to painting landscapes. This stillness in observing has led me to consider poetry as a way to understand these paintings. I find that poetry often stems from careful staring and seeks to give the reader a piece of a moment through weighted words on a page.” Her art work is online here: https://www.instagram.com/kelseyswindhamart/.

A thesis exhibition is one of the requirements for the successful completion of the Master of Arts program. For more information about the graduate programs of the UA Department of Art and Art History, visit this link: http://art.ua.edu/academics/graduate-programs/art-requirements/.

Funding support for the Sella-Granata Art Gallery comes from the Department of Art and Art History and the College of Arts and Sciences. Admission to the gallery is free. Hours are Monday through Thursday 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. The gallery is located at 109 Woods Hall in the heart of the UA campus on Woods Quad. Information about visitor parking is available here: http://bamaparking.ua.edu/visitor-information/. Parking is free on campus in a legal space after business hours. For more information, contact the gallery at (205) 348-2783 or go to http://art.ua.edu/gallery/sgg/.