The New Year ushers in a full month of art events in the UA Department of Art and Art History. Works by an award-winning video Erin Colleen Johnsoninstallation artist and a nationally acclaimed photographer are showcased in our two Woods Quad galleries in the heart of the university campus. Erin Colleen Johnson’s video and photography installation, SEEK YOU, opens Wednesday, January 7 in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery. Juvenile-in-Justice: Photographs by Richard Ross opens Thursday, January 8, in the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art.

The following week, Ross will talk about his work documenting juveniles in the American prison system in a public lecture on Wednesday, January 14 in 205 Smith Hall at 7:00 p.m. On Thursday, January 15 at 5:00 p.m., Erin Colleen Johnson will hold a gallery talk on her installations in the SGG. At 6:00 p.m. that same evening, each gallery will hold a reception for their respective artist. The public is cordially invited to attend both receptions and meet the artists. We invite you to take in the art work of the Woods Quad Sculpture Garden in between the two galleries as well.Richard Ross, Southwest Idaho Juvenile Detention Center, Caldwell, Idaho, 2, 2010, digital ink jet print, 24 x 38 inches, image courtesy of the artist

UA art instructor Amy Pirkle’s exhibition at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in Tuscaloosa continues through January 9. UA sculpture professor Craig Wedderspoon’s solo exhibition at the Birmingham Museum of Art continues until January 18.

Information about visitor parking is here. Parking is free on campus in a legal space after business hours and on weekends.