Loupe

Spring/Summer Loupe Features Murals, Music and More

The spring/summer issue of The Loupe – our once-a-semester encapsulation of news and activities of the students, faculty and alumni in the UA Department of Art and Art History — is out! The cover story of this issue features a unique mural project headed up by Chair and Professor Jason Guynes for a downtown Tuscaloosa hotel.

Oh the Places You’ll Go! Where UA Art & Art History Grads Are Headed This Fall

UA art and art history students have been accepted to prestigious programs around the world: Sommer Hallquist (BA 2018): PhD program in the history of art, Trinity Hall, Cambridge University Serena D’Alessandro (BA 2019): MA program in the history and criticism of art, Florida State University Arielle Gray (BA 2019, major: studio art, minor: art

Alumni, Faculty and Students Combine Forces in New Hotel Mural Project

Good things come when UA alumni, faculty and students work together to create something new in Tuscaloosa. UA alumna Andrea Gillespie of Nashville was hired by Cohen Investments to be the principal interior designer of a new hotel in Tuscaloosa, Homewood Suites by Hilton. Gillespie, who is owner and principal of AK Designs LLC and

UA Awards Studio and Art History Degrees in 2020-21

The academic year 2020-2021 has been challenging, to say the least, and we’re proud of our graduates for pushing through to earn their degrees. We wish them all the best as they move into the next part of their life journey. Degrees are cumulative over summer and fall 2020, and spring 2021. Bachelor of Arts,

Caminos de Identidad – MA Thesis Exhibition of Sandra Vega

Printmaking graduate student Sandra Vega‘s exhibition title, Caminos de Identidad, she writes, is best translated as “A Search for Identity.” Vega presented her Master of Arts thesis exhibition March 1-12, 2021, in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery. As the daughter of Salvadoran immigrants, an “anchor baby,” and a first-generation college student, Sandra Vega feels that she has

Graduate Student Included in National Painting Publication

Graduate student in painting Dr. Juan Lopez-Bautista has had two paintings published in the juried artist book Studio Visit, vol. 47, 2020. Produced by the publishers of the magazine New American Paintings, Studio Visit selects artworks by jury and introduces new and emerging artists to the art world. Dr. Lopez-Bautista’s work explores his Mexican-American identity

UA Professor’s Photos Acquired by High Museum of Art

As the result of an award for her work, five photographs by Assistant Professor Allison Grant have been acquired by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, for their permanent collection. Grant won the Portfolio 2020 Purchase Award from the Atlanta Photography Group (APG) and APG purchased Grant’s work and donated it to the High Museum.

UA Professor’s Work Juried into National Print Exhibition

Associate Professor of Art Sarah Marshall‘s new fabric work, Past Crimes, was juried into the 27th Parkside National Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, by juror John Hitchcock, professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Marshall is interested in how everyday experiences are constructed and recorded in the human mind. Her work explores the links

UA Art & Art History Outstanding Students Named

The UA Department of Art and Art History is proud to announce the recipients of our Outstanding Student Awards for 2020-2021. This is the department’s most prestigious award of the year, only given to a single graduate and undergraduate student in art history and in studio art. Outstanding Students in Art & Art History Nadia