outreach

#GetVaccinated Poster Designs Are Downloadable

Download the five poster designs created by Assistant Professor Jonathan Cumberland as part of a project funded by a grant from the CDC Foundation to promote COVID-19 and influenza vaccine education and acceptance in audiences of all ages. The five designs have been posted on roadside billboards and other public locations around four Black Belt

Sculpture Students Craft Unique Benches for Hospital

Professor Craig Wedderspoon and his sculpture students were featured recently in a Desktop News story about the unique benches they have built and installed at Hill Hospital in the west Alabama town of York. The benches, made from pressure-treated pine and steel, were designed by recent interior design graduate Rebecca Miller. The design Miller came

Art & Art History Faculty Teach Students at Community Day

Dr. Lucy Curzon and Charlotte Wegrzynowski participated in Tuscaloosa Magnet School – Elementary’s Community Day in May. Wegrzynowski taught two workshops on paper lantern-making for the “Flow Tuscaloosa” Parade, held on the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk the day after Community Day. Dr. Curzon visited all of the fifth-grade classrooms and taught foam printmaking to the students. They

UA-Designed #GetVaccinated Billboards Pop Up Around Alabama

Poster designs created by Assistant Professor Jonathan Cumberland are posted on roadside billboards and other public locations around four Black Belt counties in west Alabama. Cumberland designed a series of five posters as part of a project funded by a grant from the CDC Foundation to promote COVID-19 and influenza vaccine education and acceptance in

Alumna Demos Printmaking Techniques at Shelton State Community College

Recent UA art alumna Sandra Vega (MFA 2022, printmaking) gave a printmaking demonstration for students in the Shelton State Community College Visual Arts Department and judged their end-of-the-semester student art show last week. Vega was invited by Shelton State art instructor Carson Grubaugh, who said, “Students pulled prints from one of Sandra’s woodblocks and then

Art Workshops Bring Environmental Stewardship to Life

The public is invited to a lantern-making workshop on Friday, May 6, 2022, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center during the First Friday Art Walk. Using paper, wood, glue and crayons, participants will work with artists to build lanterns that connect to the history and ecology of the Black

UA Ceramics Crafts 200 Bowls for Local Fundraiser

UA Assistant Professor Wade MacDonald and his ceramics students again contributed 200 handmade ceramic bowls to the 14th Annual Empty Bowls, a national fundraiser that raises hunger awareness in local communities. Tuscaloosa’s event took place March 25, 2022, at Grace Presbyterian Church and benefited the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry of the church. For a

UA Art & Art History Receives CDC Foundation Funding for Project to Promote Vaccine Education and Acceptance in the Black Belt

The University of Alabama (UA)’s Department of Art and Art History is being funded to create innovative and accurate poster designs that will harness the power of the arts to engage audiences and participants of all ages in overcoming COVID-19 and influenza vaccine hesitancy.  With support from the CDC Foundation, the messaging will promote vaccine