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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

Two Artists Create Sculptures for Two Bicentennials

Two bicentennial bashes require twice as much artistic input! This year, two artists, UA professor of art Craig Wedderspoon and sculptor Caleb O’Connor are creating permanent sculptural programs to commemorate both the state of Alabama and the city of Tuscaloosa bicentennial celebrations. Tuscaloosa was founded on Dec. 13, 1819, just one day before the territory

Drawing Professor’s NY Solo Show Favorably Reviewed

Associate Professor Pete Schulte‘s latest solo exhibition – a graphic distillation of his artist residency at the Chinati Foundation last summer – was favorably reviewed in Hyperallergic, the online arts magazine. Schulte’s drawings in graphite, along with gouache, ink and pigment, were at McKenzie Fine Art Gallery, New York, N.Y., through Dec. 21, 2019. For

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

Woods Hall Renovations

Renovations on our drawing classrooms on the third floor of Woods Hall began in early summer 2019. Funds from the College of Arts & Sciences purchased new floors, plastering and painting in rooms 306 and 307. Year-end money will pay for new projectors, screens, and chairs. Funds endowed by the late Dr. Virginia Rembert Liles

Statewide Sculpture Trail First Work Blossoms

Ringo Lisko’s soft-petaled graphite proposal drawing almost disguises the fiery strength inherent in the bronze forms she’s now casting. Yet, her sculpture — an eight-foot circle of camellias in full bloom — fully embodies those seemingly contradictory characteristics of strength and delicacy. In fact, Lisko’s artistic purpose in part is to visually depict the contradictions

Student Spotlight: Ashley Livingston

Senior BFA major and Prattville native Ashley Livingston has taken a lead role at the Sella-Granata Art Gallery this fall. According to Assistant Professor Giang Pham who is in charge of the students who work in the gallery, Livingston has been promoted to lead gallery worker. “Ashley supports the SGAG committee in training fellow student

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

Adventures in Spain

“A transformation happens when students study abroad. They’re able to see the world in new ways, and the work that they start producing afterwards is always remarkable.” – Professor Jason Guynes Twenty students – 13 studio art or art history majors and seven from other majors – had the time of their lives in May