outreach

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 are again contributing 200 handmade ceramic bowls to the 14th Annual Empty Bowls, a national fundraiser that raises hunger awareness in local communities. Tuscaloosa’s event takes place Friday, March 25, 2022, at Grace Presbyterian Church from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and benefits the Loaves and

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

UA Art Historian Brings Virtual Reality Cathedral to Tuscaloosa Eighth Graders

In late November and early December 2021, UA’s Dr. Jennifer Feltman piloted a virtual reality (VR) experience of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Reims with eighth graders in Mrs. Jessica Buckley’s art and design classes at Tuscaloosa Magnet School – Middle. This public engagement project, initiated by a seed grant from the Whiting Foundation, is

Central Elementary Students to Exhibit at Paul R. Jones Museum

The Paul R. Jones Museum presents Together for Creativity: A Collaboration with Central Elementary School, an exhibition of artworks from the Paul R. Jones Collection and artworks by Tuscaloosa’s Central Elementary fifth-grade students. The exhibition runs January 12-February 25, 2022 and there will be a reception for the artists on Friday, February 4 from 5:00

Children See a Day Through Their Parents’ Eyes

UA Department of Art and Art History instructor Charlotte Wegrzynowski and graduate teaching assistant Zoe Fitch held a printmaking workshop for the recent Women and Gender Resource Center’s “Take Your Children to Work Day” event. “We had twelve participants who made at least thirty prints using styrofoam plates and printer paper,” Wegrzynowski said. The children