public sculpture

UA Sculptor Hopes Work Will Encourage Peace, Mindfulness

Graduate student in sculpture Molly Lay has been awarded a Small Grant by The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa for a Fellowship Project. Lay proposed to create a cast bronze public sculpture on the Riverwalk along the Black Warrior River in Tuscaloosa. The work will be of a pair of human feet placed together, with a

Flourishing in the Heart of Woods Quad

The UA Department of Art and Art History is pleased to announce the newest addition to the Woods Quad Sculpture Garden. The eight-foot-tall cast bronze crescent of camellias (Alabama’s state flower) is titled “Flourish,” and was designed and created by 2020 BFA major Ringo Lisko. Lisko’s design was selected to be the first created for

BFA Major Shows Sculpture Connects Community

While UA operates in a limited capacity in order to stem the spread of COVID-19, the Sella-Granata Art Gallery will be closed to the public. An online exhibition of this show will be posted shortly. The University of Alabama’s department of art and art history is proud to present Structure and Surface: BFA Thesis Exhibition

Two Artists Create Sculptures for Two Bicentennials

Two bicentennial bashes require twice as much artistic input! This year, two artists, UA professor of art Craig Wedderspoon and sculptor Caleb O’Connor are creating permanent sculptural programs to commemorate both the state of Alabama and the city of Tuscaloosa bicentennial celebrations. Tuscaloosa was founded on Dec. 13, 1819, just one day before the territory

Casting Alabama’s Literary History

Cast bronze sculptures by students of Professor Craig Wedderspoon were unveiled in downtown Monroeville, Ala., in April, as part of the Literary Capital Sculpture Trail. Monroeville, the birthplace of author Harper Lee, and the home of the Alabama Writers Symposium for the past two decades, has been designated the Literary Capital of Alabama. The sculpture trail,

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