Events: April 14: William Downs artist lecture, 203 Garland Hall, The University of Alabama, 6:00 pm April 14-May 13: William Downs installation and exhibition, The Fuel & Lumber Company, 2003 8th Street, Tuscaloosa Atlanta-based artist William Downs will lecture on his diverse drawing-centered practice at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2016, in Garland Hall, Room 203. In conjunction with his lecture, Downs will present an installation of drawings and works on paper at The Fuel & Lumber Company’s Tuscaloosa Project Space immediately following the talk. The installation will be on exhibit through May 13. The Fuel & Lumber Company is located at 2003 8th Street, downtown Tuscaloosa. The lecture is sponsored by The University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Diversity Committee. Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, William Downs works in a range of media, but focuses primarily on drawing. He received a Multidisciplinary MFA from the Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, and a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from the Atlanta College of Art and Design. Downs has taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Parsons School for Design at The New School, The Cooper Union and Tulane University. His work has been presented at numerous venues in the United States and abroad, including Parker Jones Gallery in Los Angeles and Slag Gallery in New York. His work was recently part of Sprawl: Drawing Outside the Lines at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and On Paper at Field Work Gallery in Pittsburgh, Pa. He is currently a Lecturer at Georgia State University in Atlanta where he is also represented by Sandler Hudson Gallery.