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Short Course


Bringing together curators and artists, Short Course is an opportunity to take a deep dive into our special exhibitions as well as our permanent collection. All sessions are free and open to the public, no registration required.

Uncommon Territory

Tuesdays, December 5 & 12, 2017 and January 9 & 16, 2018
12 noon

Join us for this Short Course as Curator of Art Dr. Jennifer Jankauskas and Assistant Curator of Education Elisabeth Palmer lead discussions with several artists represented in the exhibition Uncommon Territory: Contemporary Art in Alabama.

Artists Elisabeth Pellathy and Annie B. Campbell
December 5
Elisabeth Pellathy is a multi-disciplinary artist, utilizing drawing, printmaking, electronic media, and digital fabrication in her work. Her art is reflective of issues raised by the disappearance of species, language, culture, and information. Annie B. Campbell is a sculptor who works primarily with clay in addition to various mixed media. Her current concepts revolve around specific environmental events, including accidents related to the extraction and transportation of fossil fuels.

Artists Irby Pace and Carlton Nell
December 12, 2017

Irby Pace is a photographer and continues to be interested in capturing movement photographically by utilizing smoke to activate the landscape. Carlton Nell is an oil painter whose large oil paintings and small drawings capture the essence of a moment, a place, or a sensation in nature.

Jennifer Jankauskas, Ph.D. and Elisabeth Palmer
January 9, 2018
The curators will present an overview of other artists in the exhibition and contemporary practices in Alabama.

Artists E. Bruce Phillips Jr. and Darius Hill
January 16, 2018

E. Bruce Phillips Jr. is a mixed media artist whose work plays with perspective to investigate the interconnection between humans and the built environment. Darius Hill’s recent work is a meditation on identity. Using a variety of media, he examines the notion of the ‘black experience.’