in memoriam

Acclaimed Photographer Memorialized in Exhibit

The Mother of Alabama Art Photography: Gay A. Burke Exhibition: October 5 – 26, 2018 Opening reception and reunion: October 5, 2018, 5:00-8:00 p.m. (First Friday) The Arts Council Gallery, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center 620 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, Alabama In many ways, Gay Burke is responsible for bringing art photography to Alabama and raising the

Photography Students of Gay Burke Honor Her Legacy

Butterfly Effect: Honoring the Legacy of Gay Burke October 5-26, 2018 Reception: Friday, October 5, 5–8 p.m. The exhibition Butterfly Effect: Honoring the Legacy of Gay Burke features the work of more than 20 artists who studied under Professor Gay Burke over the course of Burke’s 42-year career teaching photography in the Department of Art and Art History

Honored Photography Professor Passes Away

TUSCALOOSA – Gay Ann Burke, born December 30, 1946 in Brownwood, Texas, died May 1, 2017 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Gay was the first female full professor in the University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History. There, she developed a distinguished fine art photography program. She taught fine art photography to undergraduate and graduate

In Memoriam: William Christenberry

Remembrances of the life of UA art alumnus WILLIAM CHRISTENBERRY (Nov. 5, 1936-Nov. 28, 2016) in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, NPR and in by Sarah Moody Gallery of Art Director William Dooley, attest to the depth and breadth of his contributions to the art world, as well as to his cultural

Look Homeward, Mr. Christenberry

We mourn the loss of a friend of the department, an alumnus and an icon of the art world, William Christenberry (1936-2016). Below is an interview with him that originally appeared in the fall 2009 issue of The Loupe.  Editor’s note, fall 2009 — William Christenberry (BA 1958, MA 1959), an internationally renowned artist and alumnus of

Alumni Spotlight: Frank Fleming

In 1973, FRANK FLEMING earned his MFA from the Department of Art and Art History. For the last 40 years, Fleming has made his living creating sculptures in porcelain, bronze and other mediums that have captured the imagination of the world. This article grew out of personal memories and a recent conversation between the editor

Forty Years of Proof Sheets

Former Students Thank Professor Gay Burke [From The Loupe – Spring 2013] — On NPR recently, 20-somethings were waxing nostalgic for “old-fashioned” film cameras, a technology they associate with an “earlier era.” But they may not feel so old-fashioned to UA photography alumni. We asked some of them to tell us about the professor who