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Black Belt Artist Project Showcases Artist Video Interviews

This Friday, December 4, 2020, photography students in Professor Chris Jordan’s class will present an exhibition and book release at The University of Alabama Gallery in Tuscaloosa’s Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, including video interviews of Black Belt artists done by the students. If you can’t wait for that and want a preview, check out some of the videos the students created here.

A video interview of soap maker and cultural arts historian Betty Anderson, by Jasmine James (BA 2020, double major in studio art and history) is featured below.

Betty Anderson | Black Belt Artist Project from UA College of Arts & Sciences on Vimeo.

UA photography students in the project spent quality time with each of the artists, listening, photographing and learning about rural Alabama’s legacy. The Black Belt Artist Project is a collaborative project of UA’s photography students and faculty in partnership with Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center and Canon Solutions America.

Check out all the videos here, and read more about the exhibition and book here.

The Black Belt Artist Project–Photography Students of the Department of Art and Art History opens Friday, December 4, 2020, at The University of Alabama Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. The public is invited to a “socially-distant” First Friday reception for the exhibition and to celebrate the release of a limited edition book of the project, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Visitors must wear face coverings inside the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center and maintain a minimum distance of six feet from others. The DWCAC is limited to fifty (50) visitors at a time. The exhibition will be up through January 29, 2021. For gallery hours and more information about visiting, go here.

For more information about The University of Alabama’s programs in studio art and art history, visit our Degree Programs page.