Artwork by UA, UAB faculty in first dual exhibition Aug. 5-Sept. 30

The exhibition includes works by 22 faculty members in many media. A free opening reception is planned for 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at the UA Gallery.

stacy holloway bridgeStacy Holloway. "Bridge to Comfort" | Wood | 2013-present  Works by art and art history faculty from the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham will be on exhibition Aug. 5-Sept. 30 at the University of Alabama Gallery, in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in downtown Tuscaloosa.

The exhibition is free and open to the public; an opening reception is planned for 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, in the gallery, 620 Greensboro Ave.

The show will include the works of 22 artists, from printmakers and painters to sculptors and more.

Each university has a great program, says Craig Wedderspoon, a UA professor of sculpture. Although they are in the same university system, the two departments have never collaborated. He hopes this exhibition will spark more collaboration with each university and other art departments in the area.

“We want to be more integrated with the schools in the rest of the state and region,” Wedderspoon said.

deric cracco clusterDerek Cracco. "Phoenix Cluster" | Acrylic on panel | 2016  Participating faculty from the UA Department of Art and Art History include Adrienne Callander (fibers), Jane Cassidy (digital media), William Dooley (painting and drawing), Jason Guynes (painting), Chris Jordan (digital media), Sarah Marshall (printmaking), Matt Mitros (ceramics), Giang Pham (studio foundations), Pete Schulte (drawing), Sky Shineman (painting), Bryce Speed (painting) and Wedderspoon.

Participating faculty from the UAB College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of Art and Art History include James Alexander (ceramics), Doug Barrett (graphic design), Douglas Baulos (drawing and bookmaking), Gary Chapman (painting and drawing), Derek Cracco (printmaking), Stacey Holloway (sculpture), Lauren Lake (drawing), Elisabeth Pellathy (new media), Sonja Rieger (photography) and Erin Wright (graphic design).

The University of Alabama Gallery offers a year-round schedule of exhibitions from permanent collections held by UA, as well as works by faculty, students, and guest artists and designers. It is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 8 p.m. on the first Friday of the month. For more information, call the gallery at 205-345-3038 or 205-342-2060.

  • September 5