UA’s Moody Gallery Exhibit Features Auburn’s Rural Studio

Exhibition:      Rural Studio: Alabama Design│Build Projects
Dates:              August 15-September 16, 2016

Where:            The University of Alabama, Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, 103 Garland Hall
Reception:      Thursday, August 18, 5-7 p.m., Sarah Moody Gallery of Art

The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art presents Rural Studio: Alabama DesignBuild Projects August 18 through September 16. The public is invited to a reception on Thursday, August 18, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. to meet and talk with students and professors in the program. A lecture event will be announced at a later date.

Rural Studio, a field learning extension for Auburn University’s architecture program established in 1993 by Samuel Mockbee (1944-2001), has designed and built multiple projects across the state. In this exhibition, photography and architectural models represent projects produced by the design | build program including three devoted to Perry Lakes, located near Marion, Alabama: Bathrooms, Birding Tower and Pavilion. Other projects include the Antioch Baptist Church in Perry County and the Newbern Fire Station.

Timothy Hursley, Perry Lakes Park, photograph courtesy of the artist. ©Tim Hursley, Perry Lakes Park Restrooms, 2003.

Funding support for the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art comes from the Department of Art and Art History and the College of Arts and Sciences. Admission to the gallery is free. Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 – 4:30 p.m., Thursday evenings: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. The gallery is located at 103 Garland Hall in the heart of the UA campus on Woods Quad. Information about visitor parking is available here: Parking is free on campus in a legal space after business hours. Contact the gallery at (205) 348-1891 or go to