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For the Love of Teaching Art

Alumnus JOHN TILLEY’s art professors taught him techniques in painting and printmaking and passed on to him a love of teaching art that he continues today. Tilley (BFA 1961, MA 1964) has taught watercolor classes for more than forty years, through UA’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Shelton State Community College and most recently through Tuscaloosa

Haylee Walker Achieves Her Job Goal

BFA 2016 graduate Haylee Walker recently started a new job using the printmaking skills and experience she learned at UA. Walker received the bachelor of fine arts degree from UA with a primary concentration in printmaking and a secondary concentration in digital media. This fall JNJ Apparel in Northport, an automatic screen-printing shop, hired Walker

UA Art and Art History Students Create City Bike Racks

If you ride your bicycle into downtown Tuscaloosa and you need a place to park it, look for the funky new bike rack at the intersection of 4th Street and 23rd Avenue. The bike racks, with bright red curving shapes that undulate before your eyes, were designed by recent Art and Art History graduate Alli Sloan and built by

UA Sculptures Break 3-Year Auction Record for Children’s of Alabama

Steel sculptures created by UA Department of Art and Art History members in 2016 were auctioned off for the largest total donation to Children’s of Alabama the department has made since it began participating in the Nucor Children’s Charity Classic live auction three years ago. Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in the state dedicated solely to

Bachelor of Fine Arts Students Exhibit Sculpture at UA Gallery

Bachelor of Fine Arts students Kat Bornhoft, Graham Harrison and Meg Howton will showcase their sculptures in an exhibition titled Opposites Attached at The University of Alabama Gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in downtown Tuscaloosa Nov. 1–30. A free, public reception will be held Friday, Nov. 4 at 5 p.m. Bornhoft, who

CrossingPoints Summer Bridge Program Experiences UA Art

In July and August, Associate Professor Bill Dooley spent two mornings a week teaching drawing and an introduction to wet and dry media to our former Garland Hall neighbors at CrossingPoints. Dooley taught art classes to graduate students, teachers and young adults of varying abilities in the CrossingPoints Summer Bridge Program, which provides college-age students with intellectual disabilities

Art Students Find Synergy in European Study Abroad

In May, UA instructor of photography and digital media Lee Black and students delved deep into art and the psyche. Black and co-director Dr. Joy Burnham, Professor of Counselor Education, led eleven UA students on a May interim course to Switzerland and Austria titled, “UA in Europe: Finding Meaning – Synergy of Psychology & Art

UA Assistant Professor Entertains “Babies in Space”

Atlanta’s Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre commissioned UA assistant professor Jane Cassidy (Art and Art History, digital media) with Dashboard Projects’ sculptor Kelly O’Brien, and dance and performance collective Fly On A Wall to create a space-themed installation for newborns to 2-year-olds and their caregivers as part of Alliance’s “Theatre for the Very Young Series.”