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For Immediate Release

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


(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will host an exhibit by Tobias Layman at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center March 12-30, 2018. The exhibit, titled “Out of Order,” will be displayed in The Arts Council gallery with a reception held on March 22 from 5-8 p.m.

“Out of Order” will be presented in conjunction with Layman’s thesis paper in the Master of Fine Arts degree program at The University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History. The artist would also like to use the exhibit to introduce local citizens to kinetic sculpture and showcase how machinery can be seen as art. Made of wood, metal, and found objects, the display will consist of one large kinetic sculpture that will only become active with the push of a button and otherwise remain stationary. Based on the artist’s description, “The piece will generate a cacophony of noise and sound along with visual stimulation.”

Layman is a graduate student in sculpture at UA’s Department of Art and Art History. He received the BFA, cum laude, in ceramics, from Jacksonville State University in 2014. He presented his MA exhibition, “Grinding Away,” in February 2017 at the Sella-Granata Art Gallery on the UA campus. Other exhibits include  35 Live: CoCA Member’s Show, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Wash.; DAMNED IX, Detroit, Mich.; A Different Vision, Plymouth, Mass.; The Big Dance Exhibit, a juried exhibition in Des Moines, Iowa; and Abstracts Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, where he received an honorable mention. In 2017, he took third place at the KAO International Kinetic Art Competition in Boynton Beach, Fla. Layman has been a studio assistant for the Department of Art at Jacksonville State University, an assistant instructor at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, N.C. and an instructor and ceramic technician at Earthworks Pottery Studio in Rome, Ga. He is a recipient of the Thames Endowed Scholarship and the Joseph and Allen Sella Endowed Scholarship at UA.

Gallery Hours are weekdays from 9 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

The Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center is located at 620 Greensboro Avenue in Downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about the CAC, 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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