The Arts Council Gallery

Opening in November

“Tracing Thin Air”
November 4-17, 2022

Featuring the multi-media work of artists Karen Brummund, Holland Hopson and Allison Grant, the exhibit will open on
Nov. 4 from 5-7 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Tuscaloosa. The public is invited to attend. Visit for Art Walk information.

“Tracing Thin Air” consists of both the exhibit at DWCAC in November and later, in December, a one-night outdoor video and sound installation that examines air as a framework for personal and social existence. “It is what we breathe, move through, form community within, and a site of invisible environmental concern,” said the artists in their narrative.  

Brummund, Grant, and Hopson will present individually and collaboratively made artworks that visualize the air near their homes in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and consider how it is inhabited by their community. Using hand-applied and digital mark making, video, sound, drawings by community members and participatory elements, the artworks activate and reimagine a community’s shared space and the air in-between.  

In collaborating with each other, the project creates conversations focusing on issues such as impactful spaces in our neighborhood that go unnoticed, the porous borders of our personal spaces that both delineate that space and connect to a surrounding city, and air quality and the overall influence of what we cannot see in our environment.  

A one-night outdoor video and sound installation will be mounted in the space between Alcove bar and Monarch coffee shop during First Friday on December 2, 2022, with a rain date of February 3, 2023. 

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Verdant Fund at

Visit the artists’ sites: at and

Read the artists’ individual biographies:

The Arts Council Gallery is available by invitation only. The Arts Council Gallery located in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center is one of two galleries managed by The Arts Council. Meeting the demand for additional exhibit space in Tuscaloosa, the gallery hosts a variety of exhibits by artists from around Alabama and the Southeast as well as artists from our own community. Exhibits in The Arts Council Gallery at the CAC and the Junior League Gallery located in the Bama Theatre, are displayed on a rotating basis and are usually booked several months in advance.

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Gallery Hours:
Weekdays from 9-4 p.m.