UAB presents exhibition of Bloom Studio student design works

“A Seat at the Big Table: Bloom Studio” will be on show Aug. 11-Sept. 22 at UAB’s AEIVA, with a free reception on Aug. 29.

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Works by advanced design students in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Bloom Studio will be on exhibition Aug. 11-Sept. 22 in the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, 1221 10th Ave. South.

UAB’s Bloom Studio, run by UAB Graphic Design Associate Professor Doug Barrett, allows Department of Art and Art History Graphic Design students to gain real-world experience working directly with regional clients, local non-profits, and under-served communities on Design for Good projects.

Design for Good, an American Institute of Graphic Arts platform, is a movement to ignite, accelerate and amplify design-driven social change. It creates opportunities for designers to build their practice, network and visibility. The exhibition, “A Seat at the Big Table: Bloom Studio,” will showcase works produced by Bloom Studio students from the last two years, including projects for The Cahaba River Society, Bibb County Tourism Board, Lakeview District/Sloss Real Estate and more. Admission is free. A reception is planned for 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29.

The AEIVA is open to the public 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12-6 p.m. Saturday and is closed Sundays and holidays. For more information, contact Barrett at or visit the UAB Department of Art and Art History online or the AEIVA online