Two defining exhibitions, one showcasing the faculty and one, the graduate students, in the department of art and art history, open Thursday, September 5. The Department of Art and Art History 2019 Faculty Biennial Exhibition runs September 5 through October 11. The Annual Graduate Student Exhibition runs September 5 and will close September 19. Two receptions for the artists will be hosted during Art Night, Thursday, September 5 in the department’s galleries on Woods Quad. The first reception, for the Graduate Student Exhibition in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery in Woods Hall, will begin at 4 pm and last until 6 pm. Across the historic quadrangle, in the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art in Garland Hall, a second reception for the faculty exhibition will begin at 5 pm and go until 7 pm. The public is invited to come out for both receptions, meet the artists, enjoy free refreshments, and take in the latest creations by some of the most talented artists in the region. New and returning faculty and graduate students will present art in a wide range of media and styles. The faculty show, which is only presented every two years, is a unique opportunity to see work by our faculty in their studio research. The graduate student show introduces the work of new students who have just begun work in the department’s master’s program, as well as the work of returning students working toward the master of fine arts degree. Work in ceramics, digital media, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture will be in both exhibitions. Visitors to Woods Quad are also invited to discover the art work of international and local artists in the Woods Quad Sculpture Garden. Historic Woods Quad is a five-minute walk from the Campus Drive Parking Deck and Bus Hub on Hackberry Lane. Information about visitor parking is available here: http://bamaparking.ua.edu/visitor-information/. For more information about The University of Alabama’s programs in studio art and art history, go here: https://art.ua.edu/academics/.