UA Art Alumna Presents Solo Show in Tuscaloosa’s Arts Council Gallery

Rebecca Godfrey at The Arts Council Gallery in April

The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will host an exhibit of works by UA art history alumna Rebecca Godfrey April 1-29, 2022, in The Arts Council Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. Opening on April 1 during the First Friday Art Walk from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., the exhibit is titled “Fullness of Time” and consists of works in acrylic, watercolor and marker.

“Fullness of Time” is a meditation on the tension between the visible and invisible world. “Creating connects us with the divine and my desire is that my paintings be love letters from the heart of God,” said the artist. Godfrey’s work is personal, colorful and kinetic. The improvisational quality of wet media is punctuated by thoughtful mark-making, developed from her background in graphic design which brings a sense of order. The contrast between the two ways of working creates a push and pull between instinct and intention that keeps her process from becoming predictable.

Rebecca Godfrey is a self-taught abstract painter based in Tuscaloosa, Ala. She received her BA in art history from The University of Alabama in 2009. Before she began painting, she worked as a freelance graphic designer for fifteen years. Godfrey was awarded the Award of Excellence at the 2019 West Alabama Juried Art Show. Each December, she co-organizes the Annual Eight by Eight Art Show for local artists.

Read more about Rebecca Godfrey’s thoughts on working as an artist with an art history background.

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The Arts Council Gallery and UA Gallery hours are weekdays 9 a.m.- noon and 1-4 p.m. Both galleries are located in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, 620 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa. Thanks to The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa for the press release.

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