UA Alumnus Creates Giant Working Kaleidoscope

Ever had a sudden urge to peer through a giant kaleidoscope? Now you can! The latest permanent public sculpture, titled simply Kaleidoscope, is designed and built by UA art alumnus and foundry specialist Eric Nubbe, and has been installed by UA Art Foundry at Snow Hinton Park in Tuscaloosa. Commissioned by Tuscaloosa PARA, the seven-foot-high aluminum sculpture

UA Art Foundry Casts Sculpture Across Alabama

It takes skill and determination, caution and daring to see complex design projects grow from drawings and models to finished public sculptures. Wedderspoon and his team – foundry specialists Eric Nubbe, Joe McCreary and Ringo Lisko, with senior arts technicians Patrick O’Sullivan and Mike Eddins – work with strict safety standards and an inventiveness that

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

Arts Council Gallery Hosts Solo Show by UA Alumnus Eric Nubbe

The work of Eric Nubbe will be featured in The Arts Council Gallery Nov. 4-25, 2016, with an opening reception on Nov. 4 from 5-8 p.m. during First Friday. Titled More Things, the exhibit will feature Nubbe’s sculptures in aluminum, bronze, steel and wood.  Eric Nubbe received a BFA in art with a concentration in

UA Art Sculptures Bring $52,000 to Charity Auction

Four steel sculptures created by students and faculty at UA’s Department of Art and Art History raised $52,000 for the 9th annual Nucor Children’s Charity Classic silent auction this year, the second year the department has contributed art to the charity. Senior Alli Sloan, recent BFA grads Ali Jackson and Eric Nubbe, along with Associate Professor Craig

UA Creates Art for Children’s Hospital

OCT 2014 UPDATE: We just got the final tally for the NUCOR-Children’s of Alabama Charity Classic! “Pretty awesome,” commented Professor Craig Wedderspoon. “The four pieces together made $41,000 for the hospital!” The break down: Meredith Randall Knight’s Tee Off brought $6,000. Kelly Shannon’s “golf ball” sculpture was auctioned for $9,000; Eric Nubbe’s steel model of Children’s Hospital claimed $11,000; and

2014 Annual BFA Juried Exhibition

APR 15 – 19, 2014 Annual BFA Juried Exhibition, Harrison Galleries, 2315 University Blvd., Tuscaloosa APR 17 Opening reception for the exhibitors Thursday, 5:00-8:00 p.m. The UA Department of Art and Art History presents its 2014 Annual BFA Juried Exhibition at the Harrison Galleries in downtown Tuscaloosa for one week only, April 15-19. The public is


The Department of Art and Art History’s 2013 BFA Juried Exhibition opens Thursday, April 25, and runs through May 18, at the Harrison Galleries, 2315 University Boulevard, in downtown Tuscaloosa. The public is invited to a reception for the exhibitors on Thursday, May 2, Art Night, 5:00 – 9:00 pm. Faculty coordinator Professor Pete Schulte said,