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EXHIBITION: Black Belt Artist Project

January 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until January 29, 2021

Over the past century, the South’s long history of folk art has been explored by a wide variety of writers, researchers and artists. Now, in an exhibition and new book, a mostly younger generation has rediscovered the Black Belt’s rich traditions in the visual arts. UA photography students in the project spent quality time with each of the artists, listening, photographing, and learning about rural Alabama’s legacy. The Black Belt Artist Project is a collaborative project of UA’s photography students and faculty in partnership with Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center and Canon Solutions America.

Working with a variety of Canon cameras, Associate Professor Christopher Jordan’s students spent two semesters with these culturally unique artists in several counties of the Black Belt documenting their lives and works through photography and oral history video interviews. Then students spent two semesters designing and producing a book that features the photographs, biographies and excerpts from the interviews. “As an educator, it has been a thrill to work with students to document and celebrate these wonderful artists,” Professor Jordan said. “The artists so generously opened their homes and studios to us, providing extraordinarily rich and valuable learning experiences.”

Visitors must wear face coverings inside the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center and maintain a minimum distance of six feet from others. The DWCAC is limited to fifty (50) visitors at a time. The exhibition will be up through January 29, 2021.

Watch videos of Black Belt artists by UA students. Online exhibitions are on Facebook and Flickr.

Details

Date:
January 19
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://uagallery.as.ua.edu/

Venue

University of Alabama Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center
620 Greensboro Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 United States
Phone:
2053453038
Website:
https://uagallery.as.ua.edu/