merck 1Craig Drennen, "Servant 12," 2013; graphite, acrylic, oil, alkyd, cigarette burns, aluminum foil on paper; 20x20 inches; image courtesy of the artist" A panel discussion with four artists, “Hither and Yon” is set for 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the new University of Alabama at Birmingham Project Space, 900 13th St. South.

“Hither and Yon” is a two-part exhibition and panel discussion presented by The Fuel and Lumber Company in collaboration with the UAB College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of Art and Art History. The Fuel and Lumber Company is a curatorial initiative founded in the summer of 2013 by Schulte and Amy Pleasant to facilitate exhibitions and related events.

Co-moderated by Lauren Lake, UAB DAAH chair, and Fuel and Lumber co-founder Pete Schulte, professor of drawing, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, the panel will feature artists Jane Fox Hipple, Astri Snodgrass and Jered Sprecher, whose works, along with those of artist Craig Drennen, are featured in the accompanying exhibition. Exploring unique approaches to contemporary painting and drawing, these four artists share roots in the Southeast and have exhibited nationally and internationally.

The exhibition will open with a reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at The Fuel and Lumber Company, 1805 Third Ave. North. The show will run through Oct. 10, and is open by appointment only. Call 205-369-8329 or email thefuelandlumbercompany@gmail.com.

Project Space is an adaptive space that will provide an alternative platform for students, faculty and community to engage teaching, research, public service and visual art practices. New events have been planned there for fall 2015.

Project Space is in the UAB Humanities Building, 900 13th St. South, on the first floor. It is open during project-specific dates and hours or by appointment. For questions, to schedule use of Project Space or to arrange a visit, contact Project Space director Jared Ragland at Raglandj@uab.edu.