Athens Heritage Art Exhibition on display at Athens State

Photo by Katelin Harris and Art by Katelin Harris entitled “North Alabama Center for the Arts” . mixed media .16”x22”Athens, ALA –  The 7th Annual Heritage Art Exhibition in on display now through November 11th in the Sandridge Student Union Building Art Gallery at Athens State University. The exhibition, which in the past has featured various architectural features of Athens State University, uses the new North Alabama Center for the Arts Building in downtown Decatur as inspiration for student art this year.   A collaborative academic effort between Calhoun Community College and Athens State University in the discipline of Fine Arts, the new arts center is to open in the fall of 2012.

Students designed imaginary logo’s, created works from ceramics and invented other designs inspired by the new art facility,” said Professor Pamela Keller, head of the Art Department at Athens State University and curator of the student show.   “The exhibition, sponsored each year by the President Bob Glenn of Athens State, is a way for students to begin publically exhibiting their work and also a way for them to be encouraged to use relevant surroundings as idea generators for artwork.”

The exhibition is open 8 am until 4:30 pm daily and is free and open to the public.  

Guy McClure
November 1, 2011