The public is invited to a First Friday reception honoring intermediate printmaking students and their exhibition at the Paul R. Jones Museum, 2308 Sixth Street, Tuscaloosa on Friday, November 3 from 5:30-7:30 pm.
“Eclectic Way” is the culmination of a semester-long research project by intermediate printmaking students working under Associate Professor Sarah Marshall. After visiting the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama and exploring its holdings, each student picked a specific work in the collection for further investigation. Students prepared an interpretation of their chosen work by studying the biography of the artist, and major themes important to that artist’s work and by learning more about the techniques used to create the work. Students completed the project by creating an artwork of their own in response to the work of their chosen artist. The students’ prints will be shown alongside the work that inspired them, inviting dialogue. Marshall hopes the project will give the students insight into the “eclectic ways” that other artists work. “This opportunity to work directly with a major collection challenges young artists to develop content and technique in their own work,” Marshall said.
For more information about The University of Alabama’s programs in studio art and art history, go here: https://art.ua.edu/academics/graduate-programs/art-requirements/.