A&S in the News: April 28-May 4

Notre Dame

Notre-Dame: The list of 1170 signatories of the call to the president: Le Figaro (France) – April 28

Unprecedented in this discreet environment, many heritage experts call Macron in a forum that Le Figaro publishes exclusively. They call for prudence and sense of responsibility in the restoration of the cathedral … 386.Jennifer M. Feltman – Assistant Professor of Medieval Art and Architecture, Department of Art and Art History, The University of Alabama.


UA graduation ceremonies take place this weekend: Tuscaloosa News – April 29

More than 6,000 degrees will be awarded this weekend during the University of Alabama’s spring commencement exercises. All colleges and schools, including the UA School of Law, will participate in five total ceremonies beginning Friday and ending Sunday afternoon. All ceremonies will be held at Coleman Coliseum.
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – April 29
Tuscaloosa News – May 3

Sculpture Trail

Alabama’s Literary Capital honors authors with new sculpture trail: Alabama News Center – April 30

A new collection of bronze sculptures in downtown Monroeville celebrates some of our country’s most famous writers whose roots originate in this historical area of southwest Alabama. The Literary Capital Sculpture Trail unveiled Friday afternoon features 14 bronze sculptures created by University of Alabama sculpture students that are on display within a short walk of each other around the Monroe County Courthouse Museum.
Yellowhammer News – May 4

Art of the South

Alabama’s Paul Barrett on curating ArtFields and showcasing the art of the South: Al.com – May 2

A long-time Alabama curator is at the center of one of the Southeast’s largest art competitions. Paul Barrett, well known for curating exhibitions around the state and throughout the South, is the guest curator for this year’s ArtFields, a nine-day art festival and competition in Lake City, S.C. … Sculpture artist and University of Alabama Professor Craig Wedderspoon’s “Oval” is currently on display at ArtFields. . . . . Barrett also oversaw installation of ArtField’s public art program, a selection of work that set to remain in city after the festival. For the program, Barrett selected pieces from sculpture artist Jamey Grimes.Grimes, who teaches at the University of Alabama, constructed a massive sculpture illustration complete with LED lights.