2013

Raudelunas Revival brings 70s art collective back to life

The long-awaited Raudelunas Revival was a huge hit. The “legendary radical 1970s Tuscaloosa intermedia arts collective” made a huge come-back with a retrospective exhibition in the Ferguson Student Center Gallery and a performance in the Ferg Theatre featuring now internationally acclaimed violist LADONNA SMITH (former art student and apprentice to UA ceramics professor FRANK ENGLE), internationally acclaimed

Windgate awardee Adam Hill begins work for ceramicist Michael Sherrill

2012 Windgate awardee and alumnus Adam Hill, BFA 2012, recently started working for ceramicist Michael Sherrill, president of the board of The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design and owner of a clay tools business in Bat Cave, NC. Sherrill won a United States Artists Windgate Fellowship in 2010. Hill works making ceramics tools for

Clayton Colvin’s exhibition gets excellent review

CLAYTON COLVIN’s exhibition in March and April, sewing up the sea, at beta pictoris gallery in Birmingham, was interestingly reviewed by Walt Lewellyn in Weld. Colvin’s work, Lewellyn writes, is “part of a rekindling culture-wide appreciation of abstract art.”

Megan Young appointed as Director of the Dishman Art Museum

MEGAN K. (Mitchell) YOUNG (BFA 1998, MA 2006) was appointed Director of the Dishman Art Museum and Assistant Professor of Art History at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, in October, 2012. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Kansas. Her dissertation, “After the Deluge: Contemporary Artists Engage Katrina,” examines instances of contemporary art

1998 Graduate, Ira Hill, continues to practice sculpture

IRA HILL (BFA 1998, photography and sculpture) writes that he has been practicing sculpture ever since graduation. “Today I am preparing to depart for a Artist Fellowship at Salem Art Works, Salem NY.” He recently completed campus commissions for Valdosta State University and North Florida Community College in Madison, FL. In 2012 he was awarded

Katherine Ladd interning at the Birmingham Museum of Art

KATHERINE LADD (BA 2012) has been working as an intern at the Birmingham Museum of Art and as director of the Red Dot Gallery in Homewood, Alabama. She recently graduated with an art history major and an African American Studies minor.[Sum13]

Olivia West to begin graduate studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design

In the fall, OLIVIA WEST (BA 2013) will be attending graduate school at the Savannah College of Art and Design in the Themed Entertainment Design MFA program. Among her many accomplishments, West was the department’s first Art Ambassador and helped organize the group: undergraduate studio and history majors who help recruit new students and represent