Community Event: UAB presents Amanda Browder: “Magic Chromacity.” In the first joint project for UAB’s Cultural Corridor, the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, the Department of Art and Art History, and the new Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts together have commissioned fabric artist Amanda Browder to create “Magic Chromacity.” In collaboration with local community members, Browder will use recycled and donated fabric to create large-scale art pieces adorning both the AEIVA and ASC buildings, which face each other on 10th Avenue South on the UAB campus.
Community sewing days are scheduled for UAB’s ArtPlay and AEIVA, and at Desert Island Supply Co. Volunteers are needed for sewing days to trim, pin and sew, with no experience needed. The DAAH is also in need of large pieces, at least 30 inches wide, of brightly colored, nonstretchy fabric, including bolts and half-bolts. Fabric and thread donations from the community may be dropped off at ArtPlay, AEIVA, Alabama Art Supply, The Bottletree and Forstall Art Center. Fabric will be accepted through July 6.
Community sewing days with Browder for the project are:
· April 2, 4-8 p.m., at Desert Island Supply Co.
· April 3, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., at AEIVA
· April 4, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at ArtPlay
· April 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at AEIVA
· July 9, 4-8 p.m. at AEIVA
· July 10, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at AEIVA
· July 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at AEIVA and 3-5:30 p.m. at ArtPlay
· July 12, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at ArtPlay