Betty Walter

Remembering Betty Mitchell Walter

Dr. Elizabeth C. “Betty” Mitchell Walter (MA 1969) died January 1, 2019. Walter was known as an artist, art educator, academic, administrator and author and served as professor and department chair for more than two decades at the University of North Alabama. But one of her most consequential roles was one that is least known:

UA Art Chair Marched in First Selma-to-Montgomery Marches

Tuscaloosa. — In the early days of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama, when many establishment whites supported only token or incremental changes toward equal rights for African Americans, there were a few who took real risks to support the cause. At The University of Alabama, Dr. Theodore Klitzke, art department chair from 1959 to 1968, was a progressive risk

Exhibition Brings Back Alumni Memories of the Civil Rights Era

Reprinted from the spring/summer 2012 issue of  The Loupe Two paintings by the renowned artist Lee Krasner (1908 – 1984) were part of the recent exhibition, Commingling Contemporary: Selections from the Permanent Collection, in the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art. The show also included an oil on paper painting by former UA art professor and nationally