UAB alumni, students exhibit paintings at Birmingham Public Library, Sept. 7-Oct. 25

The exhibition will highlight the diverse work created in the UAB painting studio under Professor of Painting Gary Chapman’s guidance.

Birmingham Public Library will present an exhibition of artwork by students of University of Alabama at Birmingham Professor of Painting  Gary Chapman from Sept. 7-Oct 25.

emily stroud webWork by Emily Stroud“Painting at UAB” will be on display in the Fourth Floor Gallery in the East Building of the Central Library, located at 2100 Park Place. A free opening reception is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at the library.

The exhibition will highlight the diverse work created in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences Department of Art and Art History painting studio under Chapman’s guidance.

While Chapman teaches a highly structured, somewhat traditional beginning painting class, he guides each of his students in individually focused research in intermediate and advanced classes.

“In the painting courses at UAB, students are challenged to research artists, writers and thinkers with unique yet related interests,” Chapman said. “Students are also challenged to think introspectively on the events and persons in their lives that have helped shape who they are and who they are becoming; this ultimately helps the student to develop an authentic, personal aesthetic and conceptual purpose. By exploring and experimenting with the medium, this dynamic group of painters has developed unique vision through paint.”

Participating students are Bailey Barrow, Laura Benson, Ashlee Boren, Leah Cox, Becky Delgado, Frances Drew, Caroline Etheridge, Timothy Harstvedt, Cima Kahdemi, Meghan Malone, Joni Moore, Lanette Blankenship, Emily Stroud, Anthony Smith and Daniel Vann.

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