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For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release
The Arts Council
Contact:  Kevin Ledgewood
205-758-5195, x6


(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will present the 2015 Visual Art Achievement Awards Exhibit at the Bama Theatre from Feb. 23 - March 15.  A closing reception and awards ceremony recognizing the winners will take place on March 15 from 1 - 2 p.m. in the gallery.

The exhibit will consist of the Best of Show, First Place and Honorable Mentions awarded to students from local public and private schools with works divided into two groups based on grade level. Group I will consist of middle school students in grades 6 - 8, and Group II will include high school students in grades 9 - 12.  The program is open to students from Bibb, Chilton, Choctaw, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa and Wilcox counties. Entries will be classified based on medium: drawing, painting, mixed-media, 3-D, printmaking, computer design and photography. 

The local winners will be featured in the state level competition at the RSA Tower Artist’s Gallery, Montgomery, AL. A program of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Visual Arts Achievement Program provides local and state recognition for student achievement in the visual arts.  The program is designed to offer encouragement to young artists, showcase their work and offer opportunities for advanced training beyond high school.

The galleries at the Bama Theatre are open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. and also during Bama Theatre events.  Enter the gallery through the PARA Building, located adjacent to the theatre, during daytime hours.

The Bama Theatre is located at 600 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about The Arts Council or Bama Theatre, patrons should LIKE the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter. Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.



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