community art

Instructor, Alumni Paint Community Murals

Instructor Charlotte Wegrzynowski designed the new mural at the Jaycee Park in Alberta City and coordinated painting with lots of helpers including alumni Stephanie Brumfield Kirkland and Claire Lewis Evans. The mural is a collaborative effort of these artists and several Tuscaloosa organizations including United Way of West Alabama’s Success By 6 Program and Alberta

New Monster Map Will Guide You Through T-Town

You may have been surprised to see an occasional scary monster as you stroll around downtown Tuscaloosa on a First Friday or stride along River Walk on Jack Warner Parkway. Now you can take a guided tour or hunt for the little bronze gremlins with your cell phone! An online map of some of the

UA Students Document Artists in the Black Belt of Alabama

If you’ve heard of the Gee’s Bend Quilters or Charlie “Tin Man” Lucas, then you know there are some uniquely creative artists in the Black Belt of Alabama. Associate Professor Chris Jordan’s photography students got to spend quality time this semester with some of them — artist and civil rights veteran Betty Anderson of Camden,

A New Year, A New “Phase” in Art and Music

Phase has been rescheduled with a new date and time. This Wednesday evening, January 31, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., experience a multi-sensory art and music performance, Phase, at Sassafras Park in Tuscaloosa. Two UA art alumni, sculptor and UA instructor Jamey Grimes and artist Malcolm Smith will create site-specific installations in the park. Sound

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

Innovative Bike Rack Design Duo Strike Again

Two UA studio art alumni recently completed a set of innovative bicycle racks, the second of their kind, for the City of Tuscaloosa. The unique, sculptural bike racks, designed by Brandt Deeds (BA 2017) and built by Deeds and Alli Sloan (BA 2015) were installed at the new Alberta Park, next door to The Gateway, Alberta’s

UA Sophomores Sculpt Steel Flowers for Monnish Park

Tuscaloosa — The giant flowers that have arched above the UA art foundry behind the Bureau of Mines for several weeks will have a new home soon! The steel sculpture was designed and created this summer by two sophomore sculpture students at UA, Ringo Lisko and Amber Daum. It was commissioned by The Arts Council

UA Instructor’s Sculpture Featured at Eclipse Epicenter

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – UA Instructor and alumnus Jamey Grimes’ sculpture will be in sync with the first total solar eclipse in a century on Monday, August 21, 2017. The New Gallery at Austin Peay State University, at Clarksville, Tenn., which sits in the path of Monday’s highly anticipated astronomical event, will feature Grimes’ sculpture, Eclipse, as

Elements of Clay, Water, Light Enhance Art in West Alabama

Art Roundup from the UA Dept. of Art and Art History: today is Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Pottery, watercolors and photography are just a few of the elements enhancing (not “eclipsing”) art this week. Please send us your visual arts events — we want to know what you are up to! This list is updated throughout the week.