2016 Year in Pictures

2016 year in pictures -- department of art and art history, UAB.

2016 was a great year for the UAB Department of Art and Art History. The dedication and work of our faculty, students, staff and community friends exemplified our goal of making a strong mark. The impressions we made this year extend from the classroom to the community, both locally and globally. We are proud of the scholarly and creative research, outreach and special programming we have accomplished together. Thank you for sharing a great year with us. We look forward to the year ahead as we continue our commitment to having a thoughtful and meaningful role in the arts at UAB, in Birmingham, and beyond.

Lauren Lake, Chair
UAB Department of Art and Art History

High resolution versions of each image are available for download via the DAAH Flickr page.


Picture One. Captions for all 32 following images are provided in the text of the page.
Birmingham Museum of Art Lobby Projects artist Bethany Collins pulls blind embossed prints in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Art and Art History printmaking studios, January 5, 2016. Assisting Collins is Assistant Professor Doug Baulos, Assistant Professor Elisabeth Pellathy and UAB DAAH Chair Lauren Lake. In the spring of 2016 the Birmingham Museum of Art debuted its new series, Lobby Projects, an initiative which invites contemporary artists to create site-specific works in the Museum’s main entrance. Alabama native Bethany Collins served as the inaugural artist and presented her work, "The Problem We All Live With," a mixed-media installation produced at UAB that uses archived pages of The Birmingham News to explore the intersection of race, language, and violence. Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture two.
UAB DAAH alumnus Ryan Waldo works on a graphite mural for the UAB Benevolent Fund in the DAAH Media Studio in the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, January 7, 2016. The creation of the mural was organized by Assistant Professor Doug Baulos, and the final piece is now permanently installed in the new UAB Hill Student Center. Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture three.
Sculptor Marshall Christie views DAAH student Bryce Martinez's performance piece, "Finding Home," during the opening reception for "Molten," a student showcase in the UAB DAAH Project Space featuring works by Assistant Professor of Sculpture Stacey Holloway's Metal Casting and Fabrication students, January 13, 2016. Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture four.
UAB Project Lab students participate in drawing and ideation exercises during a workshop led by UAB Department of Art and Art History Chair Lauren Lake in the DAAH Sculpture Studio, January 15, 2016. Student Project Lab is an experiential, team based learning environment where students work in trans-disciplinary teams (engineering, business, arts) to develop and deliver functional devices based on client needs. Devices range from those that enhance training of healthcare professionals to improving access, mobility or rehabilitation of persons with disabilities. Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture five.
Adjunct Professor of Drawing and Foundations Ty Smith, center, opens his solo exhibition, "TY SMITH: FORTY-NINE DRAWINGS," in the UAB DAAH Project Space, January 19, 2016. Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture six.
UAB Associate Professor of Printmaking Derek Cracco works in his studio at the UAB Department of Art and Art History's 2300 Studios, January 25, 2016. Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture seven.
UAB Department of Art and Art History Chair Lauren Lake leads a sketchbook development workshop for Hoover City Schools art teachers during a professional development day, February 16, 2016 at Spain Park High School in Hoover, Ala. Photo by Jared Ragland


08 031716 UABDAAH 0078
Assistant Professor Doug Baulos leads a UAB Makerspace + DAAH Pop-Up Studio Workshop on bookbinding techniques in the Sterne Library Makerspace, March 17, 2016. Pop-Up Studios are temporary, interactive art studios with a mission to broaden community awareness and access to the arts. The studios provide community members an opportunity to work with UAB visiting artists, faculty and students and explore their own creativity through make-and-take art activities. Throughout 2016 the DAAH collaborated with the UAB School of Business and the UAB Makerspace to present a variety of workshops on topics including charcoal drawing, rubber mold-making, and silver casting. Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture nine.
Friends of the Department of Art and Art History J.D. Conley, right, and Ellen Elsas, center, talk with UAB student Jacob Phillips about his work in the student showcase, "Outer Skin / Inner Space," March 15, 2016 in the UAB DAAH Project Space. The Friends of the Department of Art and Art History are a group of community members joined for the purpose of offering support to the DAAH, giving particular attention towards raising the department's profile through annual giving to academic, research and service missions. Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture ten.
Associate Professor of Art History Cathleen Cummings gives a lecture to Birmingham City Schools students during a College 101 day, March 16, 2016. In addition to the art history lecture the C101 students received a demo on printmaking techniques. C101 is a year-long campaign to support and promote a growing college-going culture in Birmingham City high schools through college tours, FAFSA prep, and in-school presentations to increase awareness of and preparedness for post-secondary options. Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture 11.
Professor Gary Chapman works with a Growing Kings Chucks and Tux winner to bring a Chuck Taylor Converse custom shoe design to life, March 31, 2016 in the DAAH new media studio at UAB's Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts. The DAAH worked with design competition winners and partnered with Growing Kings, a Birmingham-based non profit that provides in-school enrichment programs for male students in the Birmingham City School System, to present the first annual Chucks & Tux gala where partygoers combined formal wear with the classic canvas high top shoe. Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture 12.
UAB senior BFA student Vincent Rizzo works in his studio, March 31, 2016. Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture 13.
UAB Visiting Artist Paul Rusconi visits UAB DAAH BFA student Rachel Ejem's studio for a one-on-one critique, March 31, 2016 in the Department of Art and Art History Senior BFA studios. Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture 14.
Senior art history and art studio double major Kashara Johnson takes a selfie with her fiancé during the opening reception for the 40th Annual Student Juried Exhibition, March 31, 2016 at UAB's Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts. Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture 15.
Spring 2016 UAB Department of Art and Art History Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, April 25 - May 7, at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, featuring works by Mia Badham, Corey Bright, Catherine Duncan, Rachel Ejem, Alyssa Fagaly, Heather Garner, Claire Godbee, Jonah Grice, Lauren Harbison, Morgan Mahan, Lisa Nguyen, Savannah Owen, Hannah Rettig, Stephen Stark and Anna Zoladz. Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture 16.
UAB DAAH student Bryce Martinez works on a wax mold in the UAB DAAH Sculpture Studio, July 7, 2016. Martinez was commissioned in the summer of 2016 through a UAB Presidential Summer Research Scholarship to produce a commemorative bronze bust of Lance Corporal Thomas E. Rivers, Jr., USMC, killed in action in Helmand Province, Afghanistan in April 2010, to be installed at the Veterans Memorial Arbor at Aldridge Gardens in Hoover, Ala. Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture 17.
Works and collected ephemera by Assistant Professor Doug Baulos are seen in the first DAAH Workspace show, August 22, 2016. Also featured in the show were recent works by Associate Professor Doug Barrett, who traveled with Baulos to Japan earlier in the year. Located on the second floor of the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts in the Department of Art and Art History’s Carolyn Perry Student Gathering Lounge, Workspace was introduced in 2016 to create a visually dynamic, inviting space for students to study and interact with fellow students while learning more about their professors’ current research. Presentations rotated monthly, highlighted by free, informal coffee breaks with refreshments provided by Lucy's Coffee and Tea. Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture 18.
Daniel Senko, Impending Event Diptych, 2015; archival pigment print. Senko, along with six other UAB DAAH photography students, had their works placed on permanent display at UAB's Heritage Hall during the summer of 2016. The 18 large-scale photographs were made in response to two studio lighting assignments given during recent Light Capture courses taught by Professor of Photography Sonja Rieger and framed by Forstall Arts Center.


Picture 19.
UAB DAAH BFA alumna Rachel Ejem works on an installation for "INTERSECTION," a solo exhibition in the DAAH Project Space, August 29, 2016. Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture 20.
Professor Gary Chapman, right, leads a charcoal drawing Pop-Up Workshop, September 16, 2016, in the new UAB Hill Student Center. Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture 21.
UAB students and faculty attend the first Arts& Salon, Sept. 14, 2016 in the UAB DAAH Project Space. The salon theme was "Arts & Science" and featured UAB alumna and visual artist Merrilee Challiss in conversation with University of Florida biologist Jaimie Gillooly. Led by UAB DAAH students Bailey Barrow and Cima Khademi and sponsored by the DAAH, the Arts& Initiative programmed a series of salons to create an opportunity for students to realize the potential of interdisciplinary collaboration, to brainstorm creative ways to solve community issues, and to work together to bring about real solutions. Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture 22.
Books and zines by 11 UAB DAAH photography students were accessioned into the artist book collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art's Hansen Library in 2016. The books were made during this summer's CAMERA-less course taught by Adjunct Professor Jared Ragland, in which students investigated contemporary methods of image sequencing, editing and presentation of photographic and lens-based media across print and online outlets. Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture 23.
Associate Professor of Art History Cathleen Cummings, right, leads an art history trivia contest October 15, 2016, during the PLATFORM2 open studios event outside the UAB DAAH 2300 Studios. Sponsored by the Friends of the Department of Art and Art History and featuring UAB student and alumni artists, hands-on demonstrations and a silent auction, the annual event raised more than $8,000 for student scholarships. Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture 24.
UAB DAAH students Jacob Phillips, left, and Chase Prater turn and assemble wood pens, October 15, 2016, during the PLATFORM2 open studios event at the UAB DAAH 2300 Studios. Through the summer and fall of 2016 Assistant Professor of Sculpture led DAAH students in a series of wood pen turning demonstrations. Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture 25.
Professor of Art History Heather McPherson leads her class in reviewing 19th century prints from the UAB permanent collection, October 18, 2016, in the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts. Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture 26.
UAB DAAH Sculpture and Metal Fabrication student Manuel Bueso demonstrates a bicycle pump attachment to an in-progress bike rack design, October 26, 2016, during a Form Meets Function Bicycle Rack Project advisory committee critique. From right are members of the committee: UAB Facilities Project Manager Brian Templeton; UAB DAAH Assistant Professor Stacey Holloway; and Andrew Wheeler-Berliner of Bici Coop. Upon completion, the student-made bike racks will be placed on the UAB campus. Photo by Jared Ragland


27 costume
UAB Department of Art and Art History faculty and students gather for a group photo during the second annual Art Costume Party at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, October 28. Photo by Daniel Senko


Picture 28.
UAB Department of Art and Art History visiting artist McArthur Freeman II leads a 3D printing and scanning workshop with UAB faculty, staff and students in the DAAH Graphic Design studios, November 4, 2016. Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture 29.
A UAB Department of Art and Art History photography student takes notes during a critique with visiting artist Lauren Henkin, November 4, 2016. Henkin's visit to UAB coincided with the opening of her solo exhibition, "What's Lost is Found," at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture 30.
Students from Assistant Professor Doug Baulos’ 4D Foundations course and Adjunct Professor Sarah Heath’s 3D Foundations course perform the Foley Sound Project with handmade instruments and found objects, November 8, 2016 in the UAB DAAH Project Space. Foley is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to film, video and other media in postproduction to enhance or replace audio quality; for their performance, the students made sounds alongside excerpts from the 1916 silent film, “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” Photo by Jared Ragland


Picture 31.
Art History professor Heather McPherson delivers remarks on Edwardian fashion in the UAB DAAH Project Space, November 14, 2016, during the opening reception for "Couture & Culture in the 20th Century," an exhibition coordinated by Dr. Jessica Dallow’s senior art history capstone students. Photo by UAB DAAH student Devin Lunsford


Picture 32.
UAB DAAH visiting artist Mehdi Saeedi speaks on his typography and calligraphy-based design practice, November 15, 2016 in the Hess Lecture Hall at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts. Photo by Jared RaglandSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave