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UA Sculpture To Collaborate With UAB and UAH on New Art Trail

Professor Craig Wedderspoon is one of three inaugural recipients of the new McMahon-Pleiad Prize, given by the Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama System. The prize has been awarded to a collaborative public art project, the McMahon-Pleiad Public Art Trail initiative, conceived by Wedderspoon and his colleagues Stacey Holloway of UAB’s department of art

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 Students Conspire in Monster Coup of Tuscaloosa

Terrifying monsters of all shapes and sizes have overrun the city of Tuscaloosa! Termed the “Monster Takeover,” official reports verify that UA art students were heavily involved in the invasion of bronze handmade monsters, stationing their terrifying, but usually tiny, metal miscreations in key locations around town. Track them down at your own risk!  Multiple

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

Innovative Bike Rack Design Duo Strike Again

Two UA studio art alumni recently completed a set of innovative bicycle racks, the second of their kind, for the City of Tuscaloosa. The unique, sculptural bike racks, designed by Brandt Deeds (BA 2017) and built by Deeds and Alli Sloan (BA 2015) were installed at the new Alberta Park, next door to The Gateway, Alberta’s

UA Students Create Digital Media in Two Venues

The public is invited to experience two digital media events created by students of UA Assistant Professor Jane Cassidy this week! An exhibition in Ferguson Student Center Art Gallery opens with a reception on Wednesday, April 5, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., and runs through April 15, 2017. The exhibit includes print works as well as gifs, stop-motion animation, video and

UA Art and Art History Students Create City Bike Racks

If you ride your bicycle into downtown Tuscaloosa and you need a place to park it, look for the funky new bike rack at the intersection of 4th Street and 23rd Avenue. The bike racks, with bright red curving shapes that undulate before your eyes, were designed by recent Art and Art History graduate Alli Sloan and built by

The Marrow of It – Meredith Randall Knight MFA Exhibition

The Marrow of It – Meredith Randall Knight MFA Exhibition, The University of Alabama October 2, 2014 through 2015, Bamboost Park at Kentuck Park, Northport Reception: October 2, 2014, 5:00 pm MFA candidate Meredith Randall Knight will present her master of fine arts thesis exhibition, The Marrow of It, at Bamboost Park, 3495 5th St., Northport, opening October