Alumni News

Photography Students of Gay Burke Honor Her Legacy

Butterfly Effect: Honoring the Legacy of Gay Burke October 5-26, 2018 Reception: Friday, October 5, 5–8 p.m. The exhibition Butterfly Effect: Honoring the Legacy of Gay Burke features the work of more than 20 artists who studied under Professor Gay Burke over the course of Burke’s 42-year career teaching photography in the Department of Art and Art History

UA Alumni Gather Art Works for Rare Exhibition

Tuscaloosa – The Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center will showcase an unprecedented gathering of work by recent University of Alabama master of fine arts alumni in both its galleries in August and September. The University of Alabama Graduate Alumni Exhibition will run August 3 through September 28 with a reception for the artists First Friday September 7,

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

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

Metal Artists Featured at UA Gallery in June

Metal artists John Stewart Jackson and Joe McCreary (UA MFA 2011) will showcase their work at The University of Alabama Gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, June 1-29, 2018. Between them, the artists have almost four decades of experience in the art and craft of working in metal. During the last 20 years, Joe McCreary

Two Exhibitions In Memory of Professor Gay Burke

Over four decades, photographer and professor of art Gay Burke developed a distinguished art photography program in The University of Alabama’s Department of Art and Art History, all the while creating her own artwork. Burke died May 1, 2017. For the month of October, two exhibitions, of Burke’s work and the work of her students,

Alumni Profile: Mark Barry

Mark Barry received his MFA in painting in 2014. Before he came to UA, he had a career in advertising and graphic design. Now he teaches in the UA College of Communications. We asked him to tell us a bit about his history and about what he is doing now.  I graduated from Sam Houston

A New Year, A New “Phase” in Art and Music

Phase has been rescheduled with a new date and time. This Wednesday evening, January 31, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., experience a multi-sensory art and music performance, Phase, at Sassafras Park in Tuscaloosa. Two UA art alumni, sculptor and UA instructor Jamey Grimes and artist Malcolm Smith will create site-specific installations in the park. Sound