UA Art Foundry Casts Sculpture Across Alabama

Towering steel flowers, a massive mathematical loop-de-loop, larger-than-life baseball players and renown university presidents are just a few of the projects, supervised by Professor of Art Craig Wedderspoon, that have been created in the giant work bays at UA’s art foundry. From Tuscaloosa to Gadsden, sculptures from the foundry find homes around the state.  It

Art and Art History Faculty/Staff Accolades Spring 2018

A book by Dr. Lucy Curzon, associate professor of art history, has received the Historians of British Artist Book Award for Exemplary Scholarship on the Period after 1800. The book is “Mass-Observation and Visual Culture: Depicting Everyday Lives in Britain” (Routledge, 2017). In her book, Curzon critically analyzes the role that visual culture played in the

Alumni Profile: Mark Barry

Mark Barry received his MFA in painting in 2014. Before he came to UA, he had a career in advertising and graphic design. Now he teaches in the UA College of Communications. We asked him to tell us a bit about his history and about what he is doing now.  I graduated from Sam Houston

Art Professor’s Work Receives Juror’s Award

Associate professor of art Chris Jordan received the juror’s award for his image, Emptying, in the upcoming exhibition Myths, Legends and Dreams at the Vermont Photoplace Gallery in Middlebury, Vt. The exhibition dates are March 7 – March 31, 2018. The call for entries for the juried exhibition sought photographic works that would bring the viewer into the artist’s

A New Year, A New “Phase” in Art and Music

Phase has been rescheduled with a new date and time. This Wednesday evening, January 31, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., experience a multi-sensory art and music performance, Phase, at Sassafras Park in Tuscaloosa. Two UA art alumni, sculptor and UA instructor Jamey Grimes and artist Malcolm Smith will create site-specific installations in the park. Sound

BFA Major Exhibits Art at Betak-Frangoulis Art Gallery

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Sophomore studio art major Anna Sella will present an exhibition, Explorations, in the Betak-Frangoulis Art Gallery at Canterbury Chapel during the month of December. The public is invited to the opening reception, Friday, December 1, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the chapel’s Student Center on Hackberry Lane, part of Tuscaloosa’s First Friday

Graduate Students Discuss Their Art Work and Practice

In October, graduate students featured in the 2017 Graduate Student Show were videoed giving gallery talks about their art work and practice.  Tobias Layman https://vimeo.com/240537838 Katie Adams https://vimeo.com/240537957 John Klosterman https://vimeo.com/240538127 Amy Smoot https://vimeo.com/240538215 Jude Anogwih https://vimeo.com/240538268

Artist’s Children Assist During “Take Your Children to Work” Day

Department of Art and Art History Instructor Charlotte Wegrzynowski took her children to work Monday and they helped other children make prints during Take Our Children to Work Day, sponsored by UA’s Women and Gender Resource Center. “This is the second year that the department has presented a printmaking workshop. Last year we did it in Woods

UA Alumni and Faculty In Exhibit Celebrating Alabama’s Art

A unique and historic exhibition at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts that includes UA art alumni and faculty opens November 17. Uncommon Territory: Contemporary Art in Alabama honors the 200th anniversary of Alabama’s organization as a United States territory in 1817. The exhibition, Uncommon Territory, recognizes 30 artists/collaborative teams in a survey that showcases a cross-section of the