From the July 2022 Desktop News |Over the past semester, Craig Wedderspoon and his students in his Beginning Sculpture class installed uniquely designed benches at the Hill Hospital in York, Alabama. Wedderspoon believes that the service-oriented, function-driven character of art is often amplified during the execution of collaborative, community projects. Wedderspoon was introduced to the Hill Hospital through the work of Engage Alabama, who commissioned the bench project as a part of their 2022 initiative. “I have always […]
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From the December 2021 Desktop News | Over the past eight years, art professor Craig Wedderspoon and his sculpture students have created innovative and unique sculptures to help Nucor, a steel production company in Tuscaloosa, raise funds for Children’s of Alabama. Wedderspoon first started the collaboration with Nucor in 2013, when Nucor approached him about creating sculptures out of Nucor-made steel to auction off at their annual auction for Children’s of Alabama, a children’s hospital located in Birmingham. For Wedderspoon, […]
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From the Winter 2019 Collegian | At UA, art isn’t confined to the walls of studios; it bleeds out into the community. Two classes teach students not only how to advance their skillsets, but how to use art to become good stewards of their communities through photography and sculpture. Documenting the Greats UA art professor Christopher Jordan spent the spring and interim semesters with his photography students in Alabama’s Black Belt, where they met some of the region’s most beloved […]
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From the February 2016 Desktop News | For the second year in a row, students have joined with associate professor Craig Wedderspoon, of the Department of Art and Art History, in raising thousands of dollars for a local children’s hospital. Wedderspoon and his students, including BFA senior Allison Sloan and BFA graduates Ali Jackson and Eric Nubbe, have designed, created, and auctioned off sculptures for the annual Nucor Children’s Charity Classic—all the proceeds of which go to Children’s of Alabama. This […]
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From the August 2014 Desktop News | Woods Quad has long been home to students filling sketchbooks and lounging between classes. Now, thanks to a recently completed renovation, it will serve as the University’s outdoor sculpture garden, featuring work by faculty and the very same students who call the quad “home.” A dedication ceremony for the Woods Quad Sculpture Garden will be held Aug. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a brief presentation on Woods Quad’s […]
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