UA Art and Art History Students Create City Bike Racks

If you ride your bicycle into downtown Tuscaloosa and you need a place to park it, look for the funky new bike rack at the intersection of 4th Street and 23rd Avenue. The bike racks, with bright red curving shapes that undulate before your eyes, were designed by recent Art and Art History graduate Alli Sloan and built by

UA Sculptures Break 3-Year Auction Record for Children’s of Alabama

Steel sculptures created by UA Department of Art and Art History members in 2016 were auctioned off for the largest total donation to Children’s of Alabama the department has made since it began participating in the Nucor Children’s Charity Classic live auction three years ago. Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in the state dedicated solely to

Graduate Student in Art to Present Research at Gender Studies Conference

Graduate teaching assistant Heather Whidden presented her paper, “Interpreting the Stitch,” at the eighth annual ACS Gender Studies Conference, titled “Gender Across…,” at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, in February. Whidden said that the paper is the first half of her MFA thesis explaining the gesture of stitches in her work. Here is an excerpt: The stitch: it passes through, passes

Arts Technicians to Attend Inaugural Conference at Duke University

UA Department of Art and Art History Arts Technician Senior Patrick O’Sullivan and Assistant Arts Technician Mike Eddins will be attending the first annual Student Shop Managers Conference hosted by the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University in Durham, N. C., in July. The goal of the conference is to provide a professional forum that will

Ephemeral Sculpture by Claire Lewis Evans

MFA candidate Claire Lewis Evans has been a whirlwind of activity. Lewis Evans was awarded Best Three-Dimensional Artwork for her paper and bamboo sculpture Messenger and for her paper and reed sculpture Satellite in the online exhibition Chasing the Light (Finding the Shadow) at the virtual Still Point Art Gallery. She presented her MFA thesis

The Marrow of It – Meredith Randall Knight MFA Exhibition

The Marrow of It – Meredith Randall Knight MFA Exhibition, The University of Alabama October 2, 2014 through 2015, Bamboost Park at Kentuck Park, Northport Reception: October 2, 2014, 5:00 pm MFA candidate Meredith Randall Knight will present her master of fine arts thesis exhibition, The Marrow of It, at Bamboost Park, 3495 5th St., Northport, opening October

Jeremy and the Coach: Outside Art at the Stadium

Just a week and a half before a more seriously game-changing event in Tuscaloosa this spring, UA Athletics unveiled the long-awaited bronze statue of Crimson Tide Football head coach Nick Saban on “A-Day,” April 16. The figure, caught in a typical “Saban-stance,” joins his four sculptured colleagues beside the Walk of Champions outside the north

Angelo Granata – A Career Retrospective

William T. Dooley, Associate Professor of Art, succeeded Angelo Granata as director of the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art after Granata retired. Dooley wrote this description of the retrospective exhibition of Granata’s work put on in 2011 as well as a remembrance of Professor Granata and his legacy for the spring 2011 issue of The