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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

Woods Hall Renovations

Renovations on our drawing classrooms on the third floor of Woods Hall began in early summer 2019. Funds from the College of Arts & Sciences purchased new floors, plastering and painting in rooms 306 and 307. Year-end money will pay for new projectors, screens, and chairs. Funds endowed by the late Dr. Virginia Rembert Liles

Statewide Sculpture Trail First Work Blossoms

Ringo Lisko’s soft-petaled graphite proposal drawing barely disguises the fiery strength inherent in the bronze forms she’s now casting. Yet, her sculpture — an eight-foot circle of camellias in full bloom — fully embodies those seemingly contradictory characteristics of strength and delicacy. In fact, Lisko’s artistic purpose in part is to visually depict the contradictions

Student Spotlight: Ashley Livingston

Senior BFA major and Prattville native Ashley Livingston has taken a lead role at the Sella-Granata Art Gallery this fall. According to Assistant Professor Giang Pham who is in charge of the students who work in the gallery, Livingston has been promoted to lead gallery worker. “Ashley supports the SGAG committee in training fellow student

Celestia Morgan: Catalyst for Social Change

The positive words Celestia Morgan tells her students sound like an affirmation for her own future: “You have the power to change your own community for the better and art can be a catalyst for social change.” The camera is alumna Celestia Morgan’s way of exploring, exposing and changing her world, from racist housing practices

Adventures in Spain

“A transformation happens when students study abroad. They’re able to see the world in new ways, and the work that they start producing afterwards is always remarkable.” – Professor Jason Guynes Twenty students – 13 studio art or art history majors and seven from other majors – had the time of their lives in May

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:

Freedom to Create

UA art and art history students now have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud, a suite of multimedia design tools vital for digital designers and artists. Tools include Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, Lightroom and many more applications. Along with providing the software, The University of Alabama is also designated an Adobe Creative Campus.

Cassandra Palmer Named New Graphic Design Instructor

Cassandra Palmer has been appointed full-time instructor in the UA department of art and art history for the academic year 2019-2020. She will teach 2D Design (ART 130), Introduction to Graphic Design (ART 214) and Publication Design (ART 335). She will begin her new position August 16, 2019. Palmer has taught 2D and graphic design