The galleries of the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center will open this Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., for the first First Friday Artwalk in Tuscaloosa since March 2020. Visitors are asked to wear masks and stay at least six feet apart while they enjoy the open, spacious galleries of Tuscaloosa’s own art center.
Two exhibitions will be featured. In the UA Gallery, Stacey Holloway: Flight of the Elephant & Other Tales, is a delightful and intriguing show, guest curated by Paul Barrett, that tells the story, in life-size sculpture and a variety of media, of a young elephant who learns to fly. In The Arts Council Gallery, new graduate student in painting, Stephanie Kirkland, displays her latest paintings, inspired by the clean air and green mountains where she loves to hike.
Visitors who come before 5:00 pm are invited to stop in at the Paul R. Jones Museum to see a solo exhibition of one of Alabama’s iconic artists, Charlie Lucas, with works spanning his long career. This exhibition is also guest curated by Paul Barrett.
Details are at the links:
- OCT 2 Exhibition opening, Charlie Lucas: Talking to the Ancestors, Paul R. Jones Museum, 2308 6th St., Tuscaloosa (OCT 2-FEB 26, 2021). The PRJM is open Mon.-Fri., 9-5 pm.
- OCT 2 FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK, downtown Tuscaloosa, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
- OCT 2 Exhibition opening, Stacey Holloway- Flight of the Elephant, The University of Alabama Gallery, Greensboro Ave., Tuscaloosa (OCT 2-NOV 20)
- OCT 2 Exhibition opening, Stephanie Kirkland: Windswept: Abstract Landscapes, The Arts Council Gallery, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa (OCT 2-30)