For Immediate Release
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact: Kevin Ledgewood
DINAH WASHINGTON CULTURAL ARTS CENTER WILL FEATURE THE WORK OF MULTIPLE ARTISTS DURING NOVEMBER
(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) The Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center will feature a wide variety of exhibits during the month of November in The Arts Council Gallery, Black Box Theatre and The University of Alabama Gallery.
The work of Eric Nubbe will be featured in The Arts Council Gallery Nov. 4-25, 2016 with an opening reception on Nov. 4 from 5-8 p.m. during First Friday. Titled “More Things”, the exhibit will feature Nubbe’s sculptures in aluminum, bronze, steel and wood.
Eric Nubbe received a BFA in sculpture from The University of Alabama. He recently worked with Tuscaloosa’s O’Connor Studios and The University of Alabama Art Department’s Foundry to help cast the Birmingham Barons’ sculpture of Willie Mays and The University of Alabama’s sculpture of Dr. Robert E. Witt. He also created several high ticket charity sculptures for Nucor’s Children’s Charity Classic over the past three years.
The artist’s work has appeared in several shows in local venues such as Harrison Galleries and the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. In 2014 Nubbe received the Purchase Award in The Arts Council’s West Alabama Juried Show.
Artist Statement (Eric Nubbe)
Honesty is integral to myself and by extension my artwork. I do not believe my work can change the world, that I am a genius innovator or that I am even a marginally important person in the world. I do really hope my work is beneficial in my immediate life. This means several things. I may make goofy things to get a smile from a friend or make things to feel more comfortable in my own home. More often than I would like, working means making things to sort out some emotional or mental turmoil. Sometimes working means giving my time to charity to be at least indirectly useful to someone. I do not have a giant overarching theme; I just make goofy, serious, or crazy things somewhat randomly and hope afterward that I am satisfied with them.
The Cultural Art Center’s Black Box Theatre will be the setting for “An Evening of Original Art” by Friends in Art from 5-8 p.m. Consisting of artwork by Sally Hines, Claire Nichols, Sandra Ray, Sharron Rudowski and Leska Taylor, the First Friday only group exhibit will feature subject matter ranging from still lifes and abstracts to pets and portraits.
The University of Alabama Gallery will host a BFA exhibit of work by UA students Kathryn Bornhoft and Graham Harrison Nov. 1-30. A reception will be held during First Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Arts Council Gallery hours are weekdays from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., and The University of Alabama Gallery hours are weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Visit tuscarts.org/firstfriday_artnight to view a list of all Tuscaloosa Galleries open during First Friday.
The Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center is located at 620 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about The Arts Council, Bama Theatre or CAC, 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.