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For immediate release Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018
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UAB students painting exhibit begins Sept. 7 at the Central Library

What: Painting at UAB, an exhibition of paintings created by UAB students of Professor Gary Chapman
When: Friday, Sept. 7 through Oct. 25, 2018. A free opening reception will take place from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9 
Where: Central Library 4th Floor Gallery, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203
Details: Painting at UAB features work created by UAB students under the guidance of UAB Professor of Painting and Drawing Gary Chapman. For more details about the exhibit, click here  

An exhibit featuring paintings created by students of UAB Professor Gary Chapman will be on display at the Central Library in downtown Birmingham beginning Sept. 7 through Oct. 25, 2018. The free exhibition, “Painting at UAB,” will be on display in the Fourth Floor Gallery in the East Building of the Central Library, 2100 Park Place. A free opening reception is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, at the library.

The exhibition will highlight the diverse work created in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences Department of Art and Art History painting studio under Chapman’s guidance. Chapman said the entire exhibition is from current and recently graduated students of painting at UAB, mostly Fine Arts majors. Each student will have two to three paintings in the show, and two artists will have a larger display of their work.

“What I am most proud of my students at this, the advanced level, is the diversity of style and subject matter,” Chapman said. “There is a prevalence of figurative work, primarily because it was the subject of a recent class. But the show includes work that is abstract as well as geometric patterning.”

Chapman said his objective as their professor is to first teach them “the language of paint and to learn to command that language. Then the fun begins in challenging them to find their own vision for what to do with that language. I am very proud of this group of student/artists.”

Participating students are Bailey Barrow, Laura Benson, Ashlee Boren, Leah Cox, Becky Delgado, Frances Drew, Caroline Etheridge, Timothy Harstvedt, Cima Kahdemi, Meghan Malone, Joni Moore, Lanette Blankenship, Emily Stroud, Anthony Smith and Daniel Vann.

For details on the Painting at UAB exhibit, visit or contact Chapman at For information on Chapman, click here: :

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