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Twist and Shout! First Friday This Week, Art Night Next Week in West Alabama

Art Roundup from the UA Dept. of Art and Art History: today is Wednesday, February 27, 2019. We have another First Friday (Mar. 1) and Art Night (Mar. 7) in reverse! March 1 is the fundraiser Empty Bowls, a wonderful melding of giving and art. Note several deadlines approaching for artist applications and proposals. 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  Mary Meares

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, UA
NOW-FEB 28 Celebrating Black Artists from Alabama, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library 1st Floor Lobby, UA

ONGOING & UPCOMING (in order of ending date)

*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 ArtsGay Burke Memorial Fellowship in Photographic Arts Flier FY2020
*MAR 1 Applications open for 48th Kentuck Festival of the Arts (Oct 12-13)
NOW-MAR 1 Tuscaloosa Can! sculptures on display, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center
MAR 1 24th Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History with keynote speaker Dr. Catherine Zuromskis
MAR 1 Opening of the Sipsey Arts Alliance Artists’ Collective, 117 Columbus St. East, Fayette

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 1 2019 Tuscaloosa Can! Awards, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, 5:45 pm (Donations here)
MAR 1 First Friday opening, Estuary: Paintings by Rachel Ann Wakefield, Kentuck’s Hotel Indigo, Tuscaloosa 6-8 pm
MAR 1 First Friday, Francesca Baldarelli, Grace Aberdean Habitat Alchemy, 2124 9th St, Tuscaloosa, 6-9 pm
MAR 1 First Friday reception, Paintings by Paul Looney, Harrison Galleries, 2312 Univ. Blvd., Tuscaloosa

MAR 2-3 17th Annual Jerry Brown Arts Festival, Hamilton, Ala. (Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4)Rachel Ann Wakefield, "See," 36x36 inches, oil on canvas, 2017, selected for the B18 Wiregrass Biennial.
MAR 3 5th Street Vintage Market, Farmer’s Market Pavilion, 4150 5th Street, Northport, 10 am-4 pm
MAR 5 Artist Lecture: Iva Gueorguieva, Gorgas Library 205, 7 pm

NOW-MAR 5 Forty Oils by Cooper FrenchUA Medical Center, 850 Peter Bryce Drive, Tuscaloosa
NOW-MAR 6 – Advanced Scholarship ExhibitionSella-Granata Art Gallery
NOW-MAR 7 Median: Michael Lorsung, Bloch Hall, University of Montevallo

MARCH ART NIGHT (gallery guide

MAR 7 Art Night opening, George Jones Jr., and Kentuck studio artists, Kentuck Art Center, Northport, 5-8 pm
MAR 7 Awards ceremony and reception:  2019 Visual Art Achievement Awards Exhibit, Junior League Gallery, Bama Theatre, 6th Street, Tusca., 5:30-6:30 pm
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
NOW-MAR 27 Illegal Substitution: Paintings by Lorrie Lane, Betak-Frangoulis Art Gallery, Canterbury Chapel, TuscaloosaFrancesca Baldarelli 2019 First Friday at Grace Aberdean
MAR 21-28 John KlostermanAmy Smoot MFA Thesis ExhibitionSella-Granata Art Gallery
MAR 21 Opening reception, Confluence by Jerry Uelsmann, Sarah Moody Gallery of Art (MAR 21 – MAY 3), 5-7 pm
MAR 28 Closing reception, John KlostermanAmy Smoot MFA Thesis ExhibitionSella-Granata Art Gallery (MAR 21-28), 5-8 pm
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
NOW-APR 2 Flora & Java: Yazmyn Rozier, Martin Campus Cadence Bank Art Gallery, Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa

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 3-30)
APR 5 Druid City Arts Festival (DCAF), Government Plaza, Tuscaloosa, 5-10 pm
APR 5 2019 Spring Arts & Crafts Show, 140 Cane Creek Rd., Warrior, 10 am-5 pm

APR 6 Druid City Arts Festival (DCAF), Government Plaza, Tuscaloosa, 10 am-5 pm
APR 6 2019 Spring Arts & Crafts Show, 140 Cane Creek Rd., Warrior, 10 am-4 pmCeramics students and faculty at UA have contributed handmade bowls to the Empty Bowls food pantry fundraiser again this year.
APR 8-11 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition (TBA), Sella-Granata Art Gallery
APR 13 Rooster Day, Marengo County Historical Society, Demopolis
*APR 19 DEADLINE: Harpo Foundation Grants for Visual Artists applications (FEB 25-APR 19)
APR 5-26 Madelyn Bonnett Photography Exhibit, Arts Council Gallery, DWCAC
APR 27 Hog Wild for Art Festival, Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center, Camden, 10 am-3 pm
APR 3-30 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)

MAY 5 5th Street Vintage Market, Farmer’s Market Pavilion, 4150 5th Street, Northport, 10 am-4 pm
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

JUN 2 5th Street Vintage Market, Farmer’s Market Pavilion, 4150 5th Street, Northport, 10 am-4 pm
NOW-JUN 15 Fe(male), Kress on Dexter, 39 Dexter Ave., Montgomery

OCT 6 5th Street Vintage Market, Farmer’s Market Pavilion, 4150 5th Street, Northport, 10 am-4 pmLorrie Lane Studio flower painting
OCT 12-13 48th Kentuck Festival of the Arts, Northport

NOV 3 5th Street Vintage Market, Farmer’s Market Pavilion, 4150 5th Street, Northport, 10 am-4 pm
DEC 1 5th Street Vintage Market, Farmer’s Market Pavilion, 4150 5th Street, Northport, 10 am-4 pm
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 Collections

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)Iva Gueorguieva poster
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/
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)Lorrie Lane Studio and Gallery: Liz Bryan, Steve Davis, Marysia Galbraith and Lorrie Lane
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/
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)Matt Mitros and members of Crimson Clay, 2018
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.

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