FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2005
BIRMINGHAM , Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College will launch three separate art exhibits with an opening night reception on Friday, Oct. 7, outside the Durbin Gallery, Kennedy Art Center/Azar Art Studios, from 6 to 8 p.m. A part of the opening ceremonies will be a live iron pour, from 5 to 8 p.m. All events are open to the public.
Willard Whitson Painting Exhibition will be on display at the Elton B. Stephens Science Center, main lobby, from Oct. 7 to 28. The exhibit will be open Monday to Friday, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Jason Ardovino Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition will be on display at the Durbin Gallery, Kennedy Art Center/Azar Art Studios, from Oct. 7 to 28. The exhibit will be open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
John Stewart Jackson Cast Iron Sculpture will be on display at the N.E. Miles Library Porch Gallery, from Oct. 7 to Oct. 28. The exhibit will be open Monday to Friday, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Sloss Furnace will present the live iron pour during the opening ceremonies on Oct. 7 beginning at 5 p.m. Molds will be on sale to the public by the BSC Art Students' League. A mold can be purchased, poured, and the piece taken home that night. Live entertainment will be provided by the Herb Trotman Bluegrass Band.
As a prelude to the live iron pour Friday evening, Sloss Furnace artists will be on the BSC campus the day before on Oct. 6 to help welcome some 55 students from Woodrow Wilson Elementary School and the Redmont School. The children, ranging from fifth to seventh grades, will arrive at 11 a.m. for a lunch of pizza and drinks. The meal will be followed by the students participating in an individual iron pour. They will leave campus to return to school at 2:30 p.m.
The Thursday activities for local grade school students, as well as the opening night events on Friday, will provide an opportunity for interesting commentary and colorful photo opportunities. Please contact BSC Assistant Art Professor Jim Neel at 226-4925 for more information.