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Celebrate Black History Month Through the Visual Arts in West Alabama!

Art Roundup from the UA Dept. of Art and Art History: today is Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Begin your year-round celebration of African American visual arts during Black History Month! Please send us your visual arts events — we want to know what you’re up to!  This list is updated throughout the week on this page.

HAPPENING NOW OR ENDING SOON  Yvonne Wells quilted hangings at The Arts Council Gallery, DWCAC

NOW-FEB 15 Exhibit: Black Belt Alabama, 2nd Floor Lobby & Reading Room, W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library, Mary Harmon Bryant Hall, UA
FEB 15 Exhibition opening: 2019 Visual Art Achievement Awards Exhibit, Junior League Gallery, Bama Theatre, 6th Street, Tuscaloosa (FEB 15-MAR 7)
NOW-FEB 19 Jayne Morgan, Kentuck’s Hotel Indigo Gallery, Tuscaloosa
FEB 20 Artist Lecture: Ben Vida, Gorgas Library 205, 7 pm

ONGOING & UPCOMING (in order of ending date)

NOW-FEB 22 Exhibit in Recognition of Black History Month, Arts Council Gallery, DWCAC
FEB 22 Exhibition opening, Rachel Wakefield, Kentuck’s Hotel Indigo Gallery, (FEB 22-MAY 19)
FEB 24 Artists’ reception for the opening of the Fayette Civic Center Garden Room (Sipsey Arts Alliance), 2-4 pm
FEB 26 Artist Lecture: Larry Walker, Paul R Jones Lecture Series, 110 AIME Building, UA, 6:30-8 pm
NOW-FEB 28 Night and Light: Photography by Mary MearesBetak Frangoulis Art GalleryCanterbury Chapel, Tuscaloosa
NOW-FEB 28 Celebrating the Life of Frankie Taylor Thomas – UA’s First African-American Faculty Member, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library 1st Floor Lobby, UABlack Belt Alabama, Hoole Special Collections photography exhibit
NOW-FEB 28 Celebrating Black Artists from Alabama, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library 1st Floor Lobby, UA
MAR 1 24th Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History with keynote speaker Dr. Catherine Zuromskis
*NOW-MAR 1 Call for Proposals: Public Art Project at Egan’s Bar, The Arts Council, Tuscaloosa
*NOW-MAR 1 DEADLINE for applications for Gay Burke Memorial Fellowship in Photographic Arts, Alabama State Council on the Arts
*MAR 1 Applications open for 48th Kentuck Festival of the Arts (Oct 12-13)
MAR 1 Opening of the Sipsey Arts Alliance Artists’ Collective, 117 Columbus St. East, Fayette
FEB 26-MAR 1 Tuscaloosa Can! sculptures on display, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center
MAR 1 2019 Tuscaloosa Can! Awards, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, 5:45 pm (Donations here)

MARCH FIRST FRIDAY (gallery guide

MAR 1 11th Annual Empty Bowls, Grace Presbyterian Church, 11 am-2 pm
MAR 1 First Friday, Downtown Tuscaloosa, 5-9 pm (individual gallery times vary)

MAR 5 Artist Lecture: Iva Gueorguieva, Gorgas Library 205, 7 pm

MARCH ART NIGHT (gallery guide

NOW-MAR 5 Forty Oils by Cooper FrenchUA Medical Center, 850 Peter Bryce Drive, Tuscaloosa
MAR 7 Art Night, Kentuck Art Center, 5-8 pm
MAR 7 Awards ceremony and reception:  2019 Visual Art Achievement Awards Exhibit, Junior League Gallery, Bama Theatre, 6th Street, Tusca.(NOW-MAR 7), 5:30-6:30 pmMing Smith, Step One: David and Mingus, 1989, gelatin silver print, courtesy the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama, PJ2008.0264.
MAR 7 Art Night Reception,Alabama, Then and Now, Alabama Plein Air Artists traveling exhibition (Bicentennial event), Arts Council Gallery, DWCAC, 5-8 pm

NOW-MAR 8 Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu , Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, UA
MAR 14 Ribbon cutting for the Sipsey Arts Alliance Artists’ Collective, 117 Columbus St. East, Fayette, Time TBA
MAR 21-28 Master of Arts Thesis Exhibition (TBA), Sella-Granata Art Gallery
MAR 28 23rd Druid Arts Awards, The Arts Council, Bama Theatre, 7 pm ($$)
MAR 7-28 Alabama, Then and Now, Alabama Plein Air Artists traveling exhibition (Bicentennial event), Arts Council Gallery, DWCAC

APRIL FIRST FRIDAY & ART NIGHT (gallery guide

APR 4 Art Night reception, George Jones, Jr., Teer Gallery, Kentuck Art Center, Northport (APR 6-19), 5-8 pm
APR 4 Art Night reception, Missy Miles, Museum Gallery, Kentuck Art Center, Northport (APR 3-27), 5-8 pm
APR 5 First Friday, Downtown Tuscaloosa, 5-9 pm (individual gallery times vary)
APR 5 First Friday Reception Master of Arts Thesis Exhibition: Nasrin Iravani, UA Gallery, DWCAC, Tuscaloosa (APR 1-30)
APR 5 Druid City Arts Festival (DCAF), Government Plaza, Tuscaloosa, 5-10 pm

APR 6 Druid City Arts Festival (DCAF), Government Plaza, Tuscaloosa, 10 am-5 pm
APR 8-11 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition (TBA), Sella-Granata Art Gallery
APR 13 Rooster Day, Marengo County Historical Society, Demopolis
APR 5-26 Madelyn Bonnett Photography Exhibit, Arts Council Gallery, DWCACCooper French
APR 27 Hog Wild for Art Festival, Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center, Camden, 10 am-3 pm
APR 1-30 Master of Arts Thesis Exhibition: Nasrin Iravani, UA Gallery, DWCAC, Tuscaloosa
*MAY 1 Deadline extended! Call for Proposals: Public Art Project at Hudson Poole Fine JewelersThe Arts Council, Tuscaloosa

MAY FIRST FRIDAY & ART NIGHT (gallery guide

MAY 2 Art Night Kentuck Art Center, 5-8 pm
MAY 3 First Friday, Downtown Tuscaloosa, 5-9 pm (individual gallery times vary)

MAR 21-MAY 3, 2019 Confluence by Jerry Uelsmann, Sarah Moody Gallery of Art
NOW-MAY 18 Tuscaloosa and the Capital Period, Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum, 1901 Jack Warner Pkwy, Tuscaloosa
FEB 1-JUN 15 Fe(male), Kress on Dexter, 39 Dexter Ave., Montgomery

OCT 12-13 48th Kentuck Festival of the Arts, Northport

NOW-DEC 31, 2019 ‘Of This Goodly Land:’ Celebrating Alabama’s Bicentennial, 1819-2019, Gorgas Library: Pearce Lobby, Williams Collection; M.H. Bryant Hall: Hoole Special CollectionsJackie Moore Quilt Artist, Sipsey Arts Alliance, Fayette

ANYTIME: Experience the Monsters that Tookover Tuscaloosa or stroll through UA’s Woods Quad Sculpture Garden with six outdoor sculptures, plus other sculptures in adjoining campus lawns and four galleries/museums in the heart of campus.

CALENDARS, EVENT LISTS & VISUAL ARTS SITES

https://art.ua.edu/category/roundup/ Always the latest Roundup!
https://art.ua.edu/about/calendar/
https://art.ua.edu/gallery/smga/
https://art.ua.edu/gallery/sgg/
https://art.ua.edu/gallery/prj/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/361599977234696/ (Alabama Art Post)
http://www.alabamacenterforthearts.org/
http://alwca.weebly.com/ (Alabama Women’s Caucus for Art)
http://alabama.travel/upcoming-events/search?q=Tuscaloosa
http://artsrevive.com/ (Selma)
http://arts.alabama.gov/gallery.aspx
http://www.artsbham.com/visual-arts/
http://www.artsnautism.org/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/artnighttuscaloosanorthport/
http://canterburychapel.dioala.org/Ministries/art-at-canterbury.html (Betak Frangoulis Gallery)
http://www.bethanywindhamengle.com/ Tyra Robinson, "Unforgotten (Sandra Bland)" Art Council Gallery, DWCAC
http://www.blackbelttreasures.com/ (Camden, Wilcox County)
https://usdac.us/tuscaloosa (Black Warrior Outpost of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture)
http://bryantmuseum.com/
http://www.artsbma.org/exhibitions/current/
http://cac.tuscarts.org/cacgallery.php (Arts Council Gallery, DWCAC)
http://cac.tuscarts.org/uagallery.php (University of Alabama Gallery, DWCAC)
http://www.chiltoncountyartscouncil.com/ (Chilton County Arts Council)
http://colemanarts.org/ (Sumter County)
http://creativecampus.ua.edu/
http://www.druidcityartsfestival.com/
https://www.ua.edu/events/category/8/ (arts events at UA)
http://events.publicbroadcasting.net/wual/events.eventsmain
http://fayetteal.org/sipsey-arts-alliance/ (Fayette County)
http://fayetteal.org/residents/art-museum/ (Fayette County)
http://firstfridaytuscaloosa.com/
http://gorgashouse.ua.edu/
http://graceaberdean.com/
http://www.firstfridaytuscaloosa.com/art-galleries/harrison-galleries-llc
https://www.facebook.com/HookedOnArtsFestival (Wilcox County)
http://www.hooverlibrary.org/galleries
http://tuscarts.org/gallery-juniorleague.php (Junior League Gallery, Bama Theatre)
http://www.kentuck.org/
https://www.facebook.com/lorrieslane/
http://stephensmith.gallery/exhibitions.html
http://www.warnertransportationmuseum.com/ Image credit: Julie Mehretu, Entropia (review), 2004, lithograph and screenprint 29 x 40 inches. Excavations: the Prints of Julie Mehretu is organized by Highpoint Editions, Minneapolis.
https://www.montevallo.edu/academics/colleges/college-of-fine-arts/departments/department-of-art/the-gallery/
http://www.oconnorartstudios.com/
https://www.facebook.com/riverportgallerynorthport
http://scfac.uwa.edu/default.htm (Sumter County Fine Arts Council)
http://www.themakersmarketalabama.com/
http://www.tuscarts.org/calendarofevents.php
http://www.tuscarts.org/artnight.php
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/entertainment (no visual arts)
http://www.tvaa.net/ (Tennessee Valley Art Association)
http://visittuscaloosa.com/events/
http://www.waqg.com/ (West Alabama Quilters Guild)Mary Meares
http://wilcoxcountyartscouncil.org/

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Look for this e-list each week, a service of the UA Department of Art and Art History. We hope to provide a more or less comprehensive list of exhibits and visual arts events in West Alabama (and sometimes a wider net, esp. if West Alabama folks are showing), with hyperlinks. Follow the links to get more information. To send your exhibition info, unsubscribe to this email, or to change or add an email address, please email: rachel.dobson@ua.edu. Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

Thank you for supporting ALL of the arts all over West Alabama!
“Gathering West Alabama’s Visual Arts Events since September 2013”