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UA Artists Help Create Alabama Bicentennial Celebration

“As the Bicentennial approaches it has been obvious that our state’s artists have, throughout the years, been some of our best and most prolific story tellers. Clearly the arts and artists of Alabama will take a high profile position in celebrations statewide.” — Alabama State Council on the Arts Annual Report 2018 UA art and

Black Belt Artist Project Daily Photos

Here are photos taken by Chris Jordan’s photo students who have been photographing the artists and interviewing them during their Interim course in the Black Belt of Alabama, the Black Belt Artist Project. We’ll be adding to them each day of their trip. Follow them on Instagram @ua_blackbeltproject or #blackbeltartistsproject. DAY ONE Students practice portrait

UA Students Document Artists in the Black Belt of Alabama

If you’ve heard of the Gee’s Bend Quilters or Charlie “Tin Man” Lucas, then you know there are some uniquely creative artists in the Black Belt of Alabama. Associate Professor Chris Jordan’s photography students got to spend quality time this semester with some of them — artist and civil rights veteran Betty Anderson of Camden,

Thornton Willis and Vered Lieb Present $985,000 Gift of Art

With his recent gift to the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art’s Permanent Collection, alumnus Thornton Willis’ art has found a home for his artistic legacy to live on through teaching and exhibiting. Willis, considered a second generation abstract expressionist, and his wife, art historian Vered Lieb, gave 27 paintings and two sketchbooks to UA last

Art & Art History Scholarship Awards Presented at Honors Day

During Honors Day ceremonies in the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, April 1, 2019, twenty undergraduates in studio art and art history were awarded $81,000 in scholarships for the coming year. To qualify, studio art students submitted portfolios and exhibited their best work in the Advanced Scholarship Exhibition in February and art history students submitted

Alumna Casts Sculptures for Bicentennial Project

April Terra Livingston’s new sculpture Motherwork stands as an iron-strong reminder of the endurance of women, and that it really does “take a village.” Celebrating the vital role of midwifery today and in history – termed “motherwork” by scholar Patricia Hill Collins – the cast iron sculpture is one of three new works by Livingston

Art Faculty Juried Into Traveling Graphics Exhibition

Instructor Megan Moore had an art work juried into the Southern Graphics Conference International 2019-2021 Members Traveling Exhibition. The piece, titled “It Grew with Frog Legs,” combines three printmaking processes: collaged monotype, relief print and photo intaglio print. The biennial exhibit will travel around the United States for the next three years, starting in Arlington,

Art and Art History Faculty Accolades for Spring 2019

Jonathan Cumberland had a poster design accepted to the Third International Poster Biennial Oaxaca, in Mexico. Cumberland also had a poster design accepted to the 9th Eco Poster: Climate Changes Exhibition, hosted by the Art Institute of Cieszyn, and exhibited at the Karolinka Cultural Center in Radzionków, Poland. Lucy Curzon published “Visualising the Home Front: Evelyn

Photomontage Innovator to Exhibit on UA Campus

Tuscaloosa. — The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art is pleased to present Confluence by Jerry Uelsmann, March 21 through May 3, 2019. An opening reception will be held Thursday, March 21, 2019 in the gallery in Garland Hall. The exhibition by the acclaimed innovator of the technique of photomontage features 58 photographs from the artist’s