Gay Burke’s former student Andy Meadows’ work is included in the exhibition Butterfly Effect: Honoring the Legacy of Gay Burke, at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in Tuscaloosa. Meadows co-organized with ASCA Deputy Director Elliot Knight.Photo by Andy Meadows (MFA 1995) created when he was a student of Professor Gay Burke's.

In 2015, Andy Meadows (MFA 1995, photography) accepted a position at the Alabama State Department of Education in the Instructional Services division as the Arts Education Specialist for the state, a resource support person for all teachers in the state who teach theater, music, dance or visual art. He sits on the Board of Trustees for the Alabama School of Fine Arts and the boards of the Alabama Alliance for Arts Education and the Arts Education Leadership Team (a partnership between the Alabama State Department of Education and the Alabama State Council on the Arts). Meadows created the Art Photography Program at Booker T. Washington Magnet High School and was recruited in 2010 by Mountain Brook High School to run their Art Photography program.

The exhibition will run in conjunction with Gay Burke: The Mother of Alabama Art Photography, an exhibition of 40 works by Gay Burke in The Arts Council Gallery, Oct. 5-26.

The University of Alabama Gallery is located at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, 620 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL. Hours are Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1 – 4 p.m. on weekdays and noon – 8 p.m. on the first Friday of the month.

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