LoupeSpring2016

Paperworkers Local: Alumni Creating Art Community

UA’s art alumni live and work around the globe. The spring issue of The Loupe features stories of our alumni making their way in the world. Paperworkers Local (PWL) is an artist co-operative in Birmingham started by two of UA’s Department of Art and Art History alumni, Roger Jones (MFA 2012) and Michael Merry (BFA 2008).

Graduate Student to Present Research at Renaissance Conference

Art history graduate teaching assistant Micah-Shea McKibben’s paper dedicated to “Botticelli’s Isis” was accepted to the 65th meeting of the South Central Renaissance Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, in March. McKibben specializes in 15th-century Renaissance Italy and early 20th-century art in UA’s graduate art history program and is a graduate teaching assistant. She graduated cum laude from the University

Graduate Student in Art to Present Research at Gender Studies Conference

Graduate teaching assistant Heather Whidden presented her paper, “Interpreting the Stitch,” at the eighth annual ACS Gender Studies Conference, titled “Gender Across…,” at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, in February. Whidden said that the paper is the first half of her MFA thesis explaining the gesture of stitches in her work. Here is an excerpt: The stitch: it passes through, passes

UA Art Students Awarded Scholarships During Honors Day 2016

Interim department chair Tom Wolfe presided over our Honors Day award ceremony in the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art on April 8, 2016. Because of our generous benefactors, the Department of Art and Art History was able to give a total of $65,000 in scholarships for the coming year. Here are our top four scholarship recipients in descending award amount

Senior Photography Major to Attend International Feminist Art Conference

Tanesha Childs, a senior studio art major with a minor in art history, was accepted to a 10-day residency at the Feminist Art Conference in Toronto, Ontario, in May. The conference invited applications from multidisciplinary artists who focus on social justice issues in their work. Childs, whose concentration is photography, said that she submitted photographs from her two series, Enroute to

UA Alumna to Exhibit at International Surrealist Museum

UA art alumna and surrealist artist Janice Hathaway (BFA 1973, MFA 1975) has been invited to exhibit her collages at The Eugenio Granell Fundación in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, May 26 – July 10, 2016. Granell’s daughter, Executive Director Natalia Fernandez, extended the invitation to Hathaway as part of a year of women Surrealist exhibitions

Students Tour West Alabama Architecture

Students in Dr. Rachel Stephens‘ ARH 477 (Topics in American Art) traveled through several west Alabama towns on a rainy autumn day to study antebellum planter elite architecture firsthand. Their tour included stops at four plantation homes: Magnolia Grove in Greensboro, Gaineswood and Bluff Hall in Demopolis, and the Moore-Webb-Holmes Plantation in Marion. At the Moore-Webb-Holmes