Historic Drish House Hosts BFA Exhibition

AUG 4-8 Geo-Synergies: Mallorie Beth Roberts BFA Exhibition, The Historic Drish House, Tuscaloosa
AUG 4 First Friday reception, 5-9 pmMallorie Beth Roberts, "Terrain," 2017

The Historic Drish House will host an exhibition of ceramic sculpture by University of Alabama BFA major Mallorie Roberts, August 4 through August 8. Geo-Synergies opens with a reception on First Friday, August 4 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. The Drish House is located at 2300 Seventeenth Street in downtown Tuscaloosa.

“We’re very excited to have Mallorie’s exhibition at the Drish,” said event coordinator Soapy Jones, “It is our first public exhibition and we’re looking forward to opening the home to celebrate her hard work.”

Roberts describes the works in this exhibition as “a melding of materials, and my own exploration of the physical world and its intricacies. [They] encompass playful compositions featuring geometric forms that highlight the fluidity of various substances while celebrating their materiality. These forms emphasize the importance of composition and portray the significance of individual relationships created throughout Geo-Synergies.”

Mallorie Roberts holds an associate of arts degree from Shelton State Community College. She will graduate with the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from UA in August 2017 with concentrations in ceramics and printmaking. In the fall of 2017, Roberts will enter the ceramics post-baccalaureate program at the University of Florida after which she plans to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree. She is a member of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), and was one of ten students featured in the Professor and Student Exhibition at the Alabama Clay Conference in 2017. In 2016, she received a Windgate Charitable Foundation Endowed Studio Arts Scholarship. She has been an active participant and served as secretary for UA’s Crimson Clay Club.

Image credit: Mallorie Beth Roberts, Terrain, 2017, porcelain with ceramic shell and resin. Image courtesy of the artist.

The Historic Drish House is located at 2300 17th Street, one block off Greensboro Avenue in Tuscaloosa, by Band of Brothers Brewing Company. Visitors may park around the circle, in the parking lot on the side of the house or on the streets surrounding the Drish House.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is the professional degree for the artist; it is also the foundation for the masters program in studio art at UA. For more information about the BFA degree and our other degree programs in the UA Department of Art and Art History, go to or contact the department at (205) 348-5967.