Alumni News

Alumna Publishes Memoir of Life with Cats

Artist and writer Leah Alford (BA, 1971, English major, art history minor) has published a memoir about life in the woods with her husband and a long line of companion cats, Catwoods, Stories and Studies of Our Feline Companions. It’s a story about Alford’s life in the local culture around West Alabama, as well as a

Alumna Advises ‘Take All the Art Classes You Can’

Alumna Chelsea Lloyd (BFA 2008) made the Tuscaloosa News her senior year when she spun a web of hot pink tape across the lawn of the Bureau of Mines Building #5 (“Art aims for lab-rat’s-eye view,” Feb. 15, 2008). Lloyd’s artistic purpose back then was to bring attention to the plight of lab animals by

Instructor, Alumni Paint Community Murals

Instructor Charlotte Wegrzynowski designed the new mural at the Jaycee Park in Alberta City and coordinated painting with lots of helpers including alumni Stephanie Brumfield Kirkland and Claire Lewis Evans. The mural is a collaborative effort of these artists and several Tuscaloosa organizations including United Way of West Alabama’s Success By 6 Program and Alberta

Graduate Student, Faculty Present Research at SECAC

Students, faculty and alumni of the UA department of art and art history presented current research at SECAC in October, the annual meeting of one of the largest art conferences of its kind in the US. This year’s meeting was held in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Most notably, graduate student Faith Barringer presented her research, “The Progression

Celestia Morgan: Catalyst for Social Change

The positive words Celestia Morgan tells her students sound like an affirmation for her own future: “You have the power to change your own community for the better and art can be a catalyst for social change.” The camera is alumna Celestia Morgan’s way of exploring, exposing and changing her world, from racist housing practices

Five Paintings by Wegrzynowski Featured in New Orleans

Instructor and alumnus Tom Wegrzynowski had five paintings selected for the 23rd Annual No Dead Artists International Juried Exhibition Of Contemporary Art. Julian the Apostate, The Red Planet, D Day, Liberation Day and Death of Caesar are all oils on canvas and were painted between 2017 and 2019. writes that he is interested in how history

Harrison Galleries Hosts Four Sculptors in July

Jennifer Gault, Sam Joslin, Jonathan Lanier and Ringo Lisko will showcase recent work in an exhibition, Intersection, at Harrison Galleries in downtown Tuscaloosa from July 3-17, with a reception for the artists on Friday, July 12, 6-9 pm. Jennifer Gault will present three new works that have never been exhibited, as well as one from

UA Alumni and Artist Features Her Favorite Art

Artist, alumni and Wellness Walls for Art curator Deborah Hughes has assembled an exhibition of her own favorites – works that she and husband Martin Bakker have chosen over the years to display in their home. Full House – When An Artist Collects the Work of Other Artists will be on display June 24 through