(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will host an exhibit of works by Rebecca Godfrey April 1-29, 2022 in The Arts Council Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. Opening on April 1 during the First Friday Art Walk from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., the exhibit will be titled “Fullness of Time” and will consist of works in acrylic, watercolor and marker.
Also featured that evening will be the second lantern workshop presented by Flow Tuscaloosa in the Black Box Theatre from 5-7 p.m. The workshop is free and open to all ages. Workshop participants will work with artists to build lanterns that connect to the history and ecology of the Black Warrior River watershed, and in May, the group will gather with their lanterns for a parade down the Riverwalk.
Rebecca Godfrey is a self-taught abstract painter based in Tuscaloosa, Ala. She received her BA in Art History from The University of Alabama in 2009. Prior to her pursuit of painting, she worked as a freelance graphic designer for fifteen years. Godfrey was awarded the Award of Excellence at the 2019 West Alabama Juried Art Show. Each December, she co-organizes the Annual “Eight by Eight” Art Show for local artists.
Godfrey’s work is personal, colorful and kinetic. The improvisational quality of wet media is punctuated by thoughtful mark-making from her background in graphic design which brings a sense of order. This creates a push and pull between instinct and intention that keeps her process from becoming predictable.
“Fullness of Time” is a meditation on the tension between the visible and invisible world. “Creating connects us with the divine and my desire is that my paintings be love letters from the heart of God,” said the artist.
The University of Alabama Gallery at DWCAC will feature the opening of the Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition of Ashlee René Thompson on display April 1-May 6, 2022. The show, titled “Fragments,” will open with a reception for the artist on First Friday, April 1 from 5-7 pm.
Information about all the downtown galleries and exhibits open during the February First Friday Art Walk is available at www.firstfridaytuscaloosa.com.
The Arts Council Gallery and UA Gallery hours are weekdays 9 a.m.- noon and 1-4 p.m. For more information about The Arts Council gallery visit https://cac.tuscarts.org/cacgallery.php.
The Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center is located at 620 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about The Arts Council or Bama Theatre, patrons should follow and like “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” on Facebook and Twitter and also Instagram @tuscaloosaartscouncil. Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.