Beat the Heat – Visit Your Local Cool Art Gallery!

Art Roundup from the UA Dept. of Art and Art History: today is Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Come in out of the heat and visit your local art gallery! The next Roundup will be on Tuesday, July 3. Please send us your visual arts events — we want to know what you are up to. This list is

UA Professor’s Book Spotlights Andrew Jackson’s Portraits

When President Trump hung a portrait of President Andrew Jackson in a prominent spot in the Oval Office, in hopes that Americans would associate Trump with the controversial president who fought for the “common man,” it helped put Jackson back in the public discourse. Jackson – unusually for his day – carefully crafted his public

UA Graduate Student Paints “The Immigrant Life”

UA graduate student in painting and professor of biology Juan López-Bautista has paintings on display now through August 10 at Ayers LRC Art Gallery in Anniston, Ala. The exhibition, titled “The Immigrant Life,” expresses López-Bautista’s ideas of the migratory life through abstract, fluid, moving shapes that allude to the most internal processes of life.   

Longest Day of the Year Brings More Art!

Art Roundup from the UA Dept. of Art and Art History: today is Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Celebrate the Summer Solstice – the longest day of the year – with art! Please send us your visual arts events — we want to know what you are up to. This list is updated throughout the week on this page.

Painting Alumna Joins Faculty of Boise State

Astri Snodgrass (MFA 2015, painting) will join the faculty of Boise State University as Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting in the fall of 2018. Her work is part of a two-person online exhibition at PLEAT Gallery in June. Since 2016 Snodgrass has served as Lecturer in Painting and Drawing in the Art Department at the University of

New Sculpture in the Garden

Like an exotic flower that blooms overnight, a new sculpture has recently appeared in the Woods Quad Sculpture Garden. Mobius and Borromean Rings was designed and created in steel by marketing major and studio art minor Paget Kern. Kern, who has taken sculpture courses for her art minor and makes jewelry at home, designed the work in

Forbes, Essence Feature UA Art Alumna

Alumna Laci Jordan (BA 2011, digital media) has been making big headlines in the graphic design world recently. Jordan, who is a senior graphic designer at Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles, has had her artwork featured on ESPN’s news site The UnDefeated, on the site, Amplifier, an online “art machine for social change,” and on Wildfang.com.

Summer is Heating up for Metal Arts

Art Roundup from the UA Dept. of Art and Art History: today is Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The Art Roundup is back and looking for trouble — uh, we mean, ART! Two current and one upcoming metal arts exhibitions, plus more in West Alabama! Please send us your visual arts events — we want to know what