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Remembering Betty Mitchell Walter

Dr. Elizabeth C. “Betty” Mitchell Walter (MA 1969) died January 1, 2019. Walter was known as an artist, art educator, academic, administrator and author and served as professor and department chair for more than two decades at the University of North Alabama. But one of her most consequential roles was one that is least known:

Associate Professor Schulte Solos at Chinati Foundation

Associate Professor of Art Pete Schulte, who was selected for a prestigious artist residency at the Chinati Foundation this summer, will present a solo exhibition of his work at the John Wesley Gallery on the main museum grounds, opening July 26, 2019. Schulte will present an installation of his recent works on paper, including a

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

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 Document Artists in the Black Belt of Alabama

If you’ve heard of the Gee’s Bend Quilters or Charlie “Tin Man” Lucas, then you know there are some uniquely creative artists in the Black Belt of Alabama. Associate Professor Chris Jordan’s photography students got to spend quality time this semester with some of them — artist and civil rights veteran Betty Anderson of Camden,

Thornton Willis and Vered Lieb Present $985,000 Gift of Art

With his recent gift to the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art’s Permanent Collection, alumnus Thornton Willis’ art has found a home for his artistic legacy to live on through teaching and exhibiting. Willis, considered a second generation abstract expressionist, and his wife, art historian Vered Lieb, gave 27 paintings and two sketchbooks to UA last

Art & Art History Scholarship Awards Presented at Honors Day

During Honors Day ceremonies in the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, April 1, 2019, twenty undergraduates in studio art and art history were awarded $81,000 in scholarships for the coming year. To qualify, studio art students submitted portfolios and exhibited their best work in the Advanced Scholarship Exhibition in February and art history students submitted

Alumna Casts Sculptures for Bicentennial Project

April Terra Livingston’s new sculpture Motherwork stands as an iron-strong reminder of the endurance of women, and that it really does “take a village.” Celebrating the vital role of midwifery today and in history – termed “motherwork” by scholar Patricia Hill Collins – the cast iron sculpture is one of three new works by Livingston