Art in West Alabama is Heating Up – Find a Cool Exhibit!

Art Roundup from the UA Dept. of Art and Art History: today is Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Don’t miss the exhibitions that are about to close: wood sculpture, raku ceramics, and a Blues exhibit! And send us your visual arts events — we want to know what you’re up to. This list is updated throughout

UA Students Meet, Photograph Black Belt Artists

Tuscaloosa. — The month of May was one exciting experience after another for UA photography students. They signed on to Associate Professor Chris Jordan’s Black Belt Artist Project (BBAP) during Interim at UA, and spent the week in and around Wilcox County, interviewing and photographing artists. The first week of Interim, the students practiced their

A Long Weekend of Art Events in West Alabama

Art Roundup from the UA Dept. of Art and Art History: today is Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Here’s this week’s list of free visual arts events around West Alabama and a little bit beyond, so please go support your local artists! And send us your visual arts events — we want to know what you’re

Casting Alabama’s Literary History

Cast bronze sculptures by students of Professor Craig Wedderspoon were unveiled in downtown Monroeville, Ala., in April, as part of the Literary Capital Sculpture Trail. Monroeville, the birthplace of author Harper Lee, and the home of the Alabama Writers Symposium for the past two decades, has been designated the Literary Capital of Alabama. The sculpture trail,

UA Artists Help Create Alabama Bicentennial Celebration

“As the Bicentennial approaches it has been obvious that our state’s artists have, throughout the years, been some of our best and most prolific story tellers. Clearly the arts and artists of Alabama will take a high profile position in celebrations statewide.” — Alabama State Council on the Arts Annual Report 2018 UA art and

Not the Usual Lecture Hall: Spain is the Art Students’ Classroom

For the first time in recent memory, students in The University of Alabama’s art and art history department are studying abroad in Spain. For two weeks in May, 20 students will travel throughout the country, from Madrid to Barcelona, touring the famous art collections, sculptures, museums, architecture and buildings of Spain as they’re taught its

Zen, Alabama History, Wood and Fire – Art in West Alabama!

Art Roundup from the UA Dept. of Art and Art History: today is Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Such a variety of art around West Alabama; there’s something for everyone. Please send us your visual arts events — we want to know what you’re up to. This list is updated throughout the week on this page.

Black Belt Artist Project Daily Photos

Here are photos taken by Chris Jordan’s photo students who have been photographing the artists and interviewing them during their Interim course in the Black Belt of Alabama, the Black Belt Artist Project. We’ll be adding to them each day of their trip. Follow them on Instagram @ua_blackbeltproject or #blackbeltartistsproject. DAY ONE Students practice portrait

UA Students Tune Photo Skills, Learn History, to Prepare for Black Belt Artist Trip

“Before we started, I knew next to nothing about the Black Belt region,” admitted Kasandra Boor, a psych major and studio art minor. Boor, with five other students and associate professor of photography Chris Jordan, has been preparing this week for a research trip to Camden, Ala., where the group will photograph and interview artists