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Mari Johnson

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50th Anniversary Art Exhibit

Where: The Ferguson Center Gallery

When: Oct. 6-26

The UA American Studies Program is celebrating their 50th anniversary with an art exhibit featuring works from Cleo Thomas, the University’s first African-American SGA president, and his wife, Carla. This exhibition offers a window in to the collection of one Alabama couple of considerable ambition and vision, Cleo and Carla Thomas. As in the Thomas’ home, works by artists who, in life, may have been separated by considerable spans of time and geography, are grouped together in families of art unique to the collection.

 

The Deacon’s Seat

Where: Sarah Moody Gallery of Art

When: Oct. 20-Dec. 1

Fred Stonehouse, a major figure in Wisconsin art and native son, is showcasing his nationally recognized artwork in his exhibition, The Deacon’s Seat. According to the Sarah Moody website, his style has a sophistication that reflects his diverse, cross-cultural interests and outsider and folk art influences.

 

Close To Home: Artist Book and Prints

Where: Sella-Grenata Art Gallery

When: Sept. 28-Oct. 28

Two UA Alumni, Bill Hall and Amy Pirkle, have combined their talents in a book of arts and printmaking to exhibit “Close To Home,” an art exhibit inspired by Pirkle’s book. The exhibit will feature copperplate etchings of the Hudson River and reduction linoleum portraits of Pirkle’s twin sister accompanied with poetry.

 

Festival Quilts by Hallie O’Kelley

Where: Kentuck Art Gallery

When: Now-Oct. 29

“Festival Quilts” is an exhibit showcasing the work of hand-made quilting done by Hallie O’Kelley over a 30-year time span.

 

Collected Images

When: Oct. 6-Oct. 31

Where: Bama Theatre’s Junior League Gallery

This exhibit will include film and digital images taken by artists Mike Neilson and Rhys Greene. “My portfolio is ever changing, and I am reminded often that my work seems to take on a life of its own,” Greene said of her work. “I am not quite sure where it will lead, so I simply enjoy the journey.” Themes included in “Collected Images” are Essence of New Mexico, Relics and OdditiesTrees and Roadside Evangelism, Flowers, Winter in Birmingham, Alabama Landscapes and Fire & Water.

 

Resurrection Project

Where: Alabama Art Kitchen

When: Oct. 6

According to the Alabama Art Kitchen, the resurrection project is an art project in which nine artists took unfinished pieces or pieces they were dissatisfied with and sent them to nine artists across the country whose job was to finish them.

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