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EXHIBITION: We Are Selma: The Selma Portrait Project

September 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Free and open to the public

Department of Art and Art History alumna Kathryn Mayo, a native of Selma, Alabama, returns to her home territory to present an important exhibition: We Are Selma: The Selma Portrait Project. The exhibit runs August 24 through September 29, 2017.

Mayo will present a public lecture on Wed., Sept. 6, in 205 Gorgas Library at 7 pm. and there will be a reception on Thurs., Sept. 7 in the gallery, 103 Garland Hall, 5-7 pm.

Mayo decided to return to Selma for her sabbatical leave from Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, California, where she serves as photography professor. She set up a makeshift studio in Selma and began creating large 11 x 14 inch wet plate collodion portraits of Selma residents and recording interviews with the participants. The exhibition beautifully reflects the sitter and their attachment to a city with such storied history. 

Image credit: Kathryn Mayo, “Afriye Wekandodis, 61,” 11 X 14” wet collodion ambrotype. Image courtesy of the artist.

Funding support for the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art comes from the Department of Art and Art History and the College of Arts and Sciences. Admission to the gallery is free. Hours for the gallery are Monday through Friday 9:00 – 4:30 p.m., Thursday evenings: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

The gallery is located at 103 Garland Hall in the heart of the UA campus on Woods Quad. Information about visitor parking is available here: http://bamaparking.ua.edu/visitor-information/. Parking is free on campus in a legal space after business hours. Contact the gallery at (205) 348-1891 or go to http://art.ua.edu/gallery/smga/


Free and open to the public


September 14, 2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Free and open to the public
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