Alumni News

Research at UA Wins Over Art History Student

“UA has some of the best research opportunities for undergraduates,” Nadia DelMedico declared confidently in a recent interview. And she should know. DelMedico is a graduate student in art history at UA now, and research, particularly computer-based, has been her guiding light since high school. Research was the reason she came to UA. Before she

Art Alumna Wants to Help Awaken Others’ Creativity

Rebecca Godfrey (BA 2009, art history) has undergone some creative changes in her life since her days as an undergraduate in art history. Now, Godfrey is a self-taught, abstract artist working primarily with acrylic and watercolor. She recently won a cash award for her work, Fully Aware I, in the 2019 West Alabama Juried Show.

Graphic Design BFA Major Hired at Sports Memorabilia Company

Dana Tokarzewski (BFA 2019, digital media) recently accepted her first design job in the packaging and collateral department at FOCO, a sports memorabilia and marketing company based in New Jersey. Tokarzewski said that because of the graphic design classes she took at UA, “I feel extremely prepared for my career in design and for that I

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