alabama bicentennial

Casting Alabama’s Literary History

Cast bronze sculptures by students of Professor Craig Wedderspoon were unveiled in downtown Monroeville, Ala., in April, as part of the Literary Capital Sculpture Trail. Monroeville, the birthplace of author Harper Lee, and the home of the Alabama Writers Symposium for the past two decades, has been designated the Literary Capital of Alabama. The sculpture trail,

UA Artists Help Create Alabama Bicentennial Celebration

“As the Bicentennial approaches it has been obvious that our state’s artists have, throughout the years, been some of our best and most prolific story tellers. Clearly the arts and artists of Alabama will take a high profile position in celebrations statewide.” — Alabama State Council on the Arts Annual Report 2018 UA art and

Alumna Casts Sculptures for Bicentennial Project

April Terra Livingston’s new sculpture Motherwork stands as an iron-strong reminder of the endurance of women, and that it really does “take a village.” Celebrating the vital role of midwifery today and in history – termed “motherwork” by scholar Patricia Hill Collins – the cast iron sculpture is one of three new works by Livingston

UA Art Foundry Casts Sculpture Across Alabama

Towering steel flowers, a massive mathematical loop-de-loop, larger-than-life baseball players and renown university presidents are just a few of the projects, supervised by Professor of Art Craig Wedderspoon, that have been created in the giant work bays at UA’s art foundry. From Tuscaloosa to Gadsden, sculptures from the foundry find homes around the state.  It

UA Alumni and Faculty In Exhibit Celebrating Alabama’s Art

A unique and historic exhibition at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts that includes UA art alumni and faculty opens November 17. Uncommon Territory: Contemporary Art in Alabama honors the 200th anniversary of Alabama’s organization as a United States territory in 1817. The exhibition, Uncommon Territory, recognizes 30 artists/collaborative teams in a survey that showcases a cross-section of the

UA Professor Emeritus to Talk on APT Bicentennial Special

During a special Bicentennial episode of the Emmy-winning series, Discovering Alabama, UA associate professor emeritus Dr. Robert O. Mellown will talk about the historic capital in Tuscaloosa. Discovering Alabama: State Capitals will be broadcast on October 8 and October 12 on Alabama Public Television. The episode will explore the histories and the mysteries of the state’s five capitals