First Friday Opens This Week at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center

Stacey Holloway: Flight of the Elephant and Other Tales.

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.

Stephanie Kirkland, “Cool Morning,” 24 x 24 inches, acrylic on canvas, 2019.

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.

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Charlie Lucas, Footprint, circa 1980s, various materials. Courtesy of the artist.