An exhibit of sculptural works from the University of Alabama
April 9, 2011 - May 28, 2011
A new exhibit of mixed-media sculpture entitled “Dimensions Variable” opens at Walnut Gallery in Downtown Gadsden on Saturday, April 9. The exhibition will feature a wide variety of three-dimensional work from the University of Alabama, selected by the head of the university’s sculpture department, artist and professor Craig Wedderspoon. An opening reception and gallery talk will be held Saturday, April 9, from 7 – 9 pm at Walnut Gallery, located above Recovery Room Upholstery in Downtown Gadsden. Admission is free and open to the public. In conjunction with the exhibit, artist Mario Gallardo will be holding a Lifecasting Workshop at the gallery on April 16. Class size is limited to only 5 participants.
“Dimensions Variable” will feature three-dimensional, sculptural work created in the past year at the University of Alabama. Craig Wedderspoon, the head of the university’s sculpture department, has selected artwork from among eighteen graduate and undergraduate students to be displayed at Walnut Gallery from April 9 to May 27. “The University of Alabama has one of the best sculpture programs in the state, so we’re thrilled to be featuring some of their latest work,” said Mario Gallardo, executive director for Walnut Gallery. “Craig has put together an impressive variety of pieces, everything from cast iron to cloth to traditional ceramics. As a gallery that strives to be a venue for ‘up-and-coming’ artists, this is a show we’re really excited about.”
“Dimensions Variable” is funded in part by donations from Holiday Inn Express & Suites, The Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts, The Etowah County Tourism Board, and Downtown Gadsden, Inc.