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ACA to Open Two Gallery Shows This Week

September 23, 2020

September 23, 2020, Decatur, AL – The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of two exhibits this week.

5th Annual Juried Faculty and Alumni Art Show PosterThe 5th Annual Juried Faculty & Alumni Show opened on Wednesday, September 23 in the Main Gallery and showcases 41 selections from 23 artists consisting of faculty, staff, or alumni of Calhoun Community College and Athens State University. The show will remain open until Tuesday, November 10.

Daniel White served as the juror for this year’s show. White formerly taught as an adjunct for Athens State University at the Alabama Center for the Arts. He currently lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he serves as the Museum Director of the Paul R. Jones Museum and Gallery Director of the University Gallery, both part of the University of Alabama. His previous appointments include being the founding Museum Director for the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art and a Preparator at the Birmingham Museum of Art. He holds an MFA from the School for American Crafts, Rochester Institute of Technology and a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Montevallo. He contributes to art publications and maintains a studio practice.

2020 Emerging Artists Exhibit PosterThe 2020 Emerging Artists Exhibition will open in the Walking Gallery on Thursday, September 24 and showcase 43 works of art created by 18 student artists from Calhoun Community College and Athens State University. Three faculty members from the ACA Gallery Committee served as jurors for the show. The exhibit will remain open through Monday, October 26.

Both exhibits are free and open to the public.

The Alabama Center for the Arts is the region’s premier art center and degree program. The project continues a long-standing collaborative academic effort between Athens State University and Calhoun Community College and serves as a model of academic institutional cooperation for the state. The Alabama Center for the Arts is a venue for cultural events and activities and will enhance an appreciation of art while promoting opportunities for creative expression for residents throughout the region.

Athens State University was founded in 1822, making it the oldest continuously-operated institute of higher learning in the state of Alabama. Offering over 50 undergraduate majors and degree options in addition to graduate programs, Athens State focuses on providing affordable, flexible, and high-quality options for all learners.