Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Central Library Hosts Exhibit Featuring University of Montevallo Art Faculty and Graduates

The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) has begun hosting a free public exhibit of recent work by University of Montevallo (UM) Department of Art faculty and its graduates. The exhibit, Together Again: University of Montevallo Art Faculty and Alumni Show, opened September 12 and will be on view for the public through October 28, 2016, in the Central Library's Fourth Floor Gallery. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2016, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Art is big at Montevallo and the Department of Art is one of the largest departments in the university. With a dedicated full-time faculty of 13 and over 250 art majors, students experience the challenges and have the resources to achieve the highest artistic level. Many choose to continue their education in graduate programs across the country.

UM offers concentrations in eight different areas, each with its own faculty director. This exhibit features work by each studio faculty member and by invited alumni from each area of concentration. Featured artists included:

Faculty: Joe Bennett, Misty Bennett, Ryan Foster, Karen Graffeo, Min Sun Lee, Ted Metz, Scott Meyer, Lee Somers, Scott Stephens, Michael Willett, Collin Williams, Jason Tanner Young

Alumni: Justin Banger, Ann Beaird, John DeMotte, Blake Dillard, Andrea Dillingham, Mary Catherine Fehr, Garret Henderson, Drema Montgomery, Ellen Rosemary Sowa, Nic Tisdale, Robby Wise

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