Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams                                
Director of Public Relations             
Birmingham Public Library                          
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                        
Central Library hosts exhibit featuring University of Montevallo art faculty and graduates  
What: Together Again: University of Montevallo Art Studio Faculty and Alumni Show
When: Opening reception, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2-4 p.m.; Exhibit on view from Sept. 12-Oct. 28, 2016
Where: Central Library, Fourth Floor Gallery, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203
Free Admission: For more information, call (205) 226-3670
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA—The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) has begun hosting a free public exhibition of recent work by University of Montevallo (UM) Department of Art faculty and its graduates. The exhibit, “Together Again: University of Montevallo Art Faculty and Alumni Show,” opened Sept. 12 and will be on view for the public through Oct. 28, 2016 in the Central Library, Fourth Floor Gallery, 2100 Park Place, downtown Birmingham. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 from 2 p.m. -4 p.m. 
Art is big at Montevallo and the Department of Art is one of the largest departments in the University. With a dedicated full-time faculty of 13 and over 250 art majors, students experience the challenges and have the resources to achieve the highest artistic level. Many choose to continue their education in graduate programs across the country.
UM offers concentrations in eight different areas, each with its own faculty director. This exhibition features work by each studio faculty member and by invited alumni from each area of concentration. Featured artists included:
Faculty: Joe Bennett, Misty Bennett, Ryan Foster, Karen Graffeo, Ted Metz, Min Sun Lee, Scott Meyer, Lee Somers, Scott Stephens, Michael Willett, Collin Williams, Jason Tanner Young
Alumni: Justin Banger, Ann Beaird, John DeMotte, Andrea Dillingham, Blake Dillard, Garret Henderson, Mary Catherine Fehr, Drema Montgomery, Ellen Rosemary Sowa, Nic Tisdale, Robby Wise

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