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Steve Cole

Steve Cole

Professor of Art

Steve ColeOffice:

Kennedy Art Center

Contact Information:

Box 549021
Birmingham-Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-4926
Office Fax: (205) 226-3044

Personal Web Page

Brief Career Background:

1986 - present Professor of Art

One Person Exhibitions:

Furman University
Gadsden Cultural Art Center
Brevard College
Heritage Hall Museum
Judson College
Kentuck Museum
University of Montevallo
Appalachian State University
Lander University
Valdosta State University
Mercer University
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Alabama State University
Millsaps College
West Georgia College
Meridian Community College
Auburn University at Montgomery

Selected Juried Exhibitions and Invitationals:

Toys Designed by Artists, The Arkansas Art Center Art with a Southern Drawl, President's Award, Mobile Alabama Collegiate Competition Exhibition, Montgomery Cheaha Invitational, Talladega The Florida National, Tallahassee Fred Wells National, Lincoln Nebraska Alabama Artists Showcase II, Montgomery Southern Graphics Council Drawing Exhibition, Birmingham Big Paintings, Birmingham Play Pretties; Toys Designed by Artists, Kentuck Museum Clemson National Print and Drawing Exhibition The Tallahassee National 26th and 28th Annual Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, National Juried Competition, Indiana

Selected Lectures:

St. Lawrence University, New York
Minneapolis School of Art and Design
Brevard College, North Carolina
The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
Lander University, South Carolina
West Georgia College
Appalachian State University, North Carolina Judson College, Alabama University of Montevallo Millsaps College University of North Alabama University of Alabama at Huntsville Mercer University, Georgia Valdosta State Univerity, Georgia

Educational Background:

BS Ball State University, art education 1977
MA Ball State University, art education 1980
MFA Florida State University, studio art 1983

Areas of Academic Interest:

  • drawing
  • painting
  • sculpture
  • mixed media

Courses Taught:

AR 100-1Y First Experiences in Studio Art (1)
A first-year level, team-taught introduction to the five studio art disciplines of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture. After a one-week introduction and analysis of studio approaches and applications, the course introduces the five disciplines through five two-week concentration sessions. The course does not count towards art major requirements. (Satisfies Skills Foundation requirement in creative art.) Materials fee required. Fall.

AR 101 Basic Painting (1)
A studio course for the non major or art minor, dealing with the fundamental principles of oil painting, accompanied by supplemental exercises aimed at developing elementary drawing skills. Fall, Spring.

AR 250 Drawing II (1)
A studio experience for the art major dealing with compositional drawing in a variety of basic media. Prerequisite: AR 150. Fall.

AR 306 Painting I (1)
A studio experience in the fundamentals of oil painting, exploring traditional subjects and concepts. Prerequisites: AR 150 and consent. Fall, Spring.

AR 307 Painting II (1)
Application of techniques presented in AR 306, with an investigative approach to materials and style and an emphasis on aesthetics. Prerequisite: AR 306. Fall, Spring.

AR 350 Drawing III (1)
A studio experience for the art major dealing with experimentation in drawing media and techniques. This course emphasizes concepts and development of a personal approach. Prerequisite: AR 250. Spring.

AR 471 Senior Studio I (1)
A course for B.A. and B.F.A. studio art degree candidates that leads to the production of a series of related works in the student's area of specialization. For the B.A. student, the course fulfills the senior capstone experience and will culminate in a public exhibition of the completed works, a public talk, and a written formal statement. For the B.F.A. student, the course is the first of three courses (AR 471, 499, and 472) that comprise the senior capstone experience; the completion of all three courses will culminate in a public exhibition, a public talk, a formal artist's statement, and a written thesis. The major components of this course will include weekly critiques, a written statement of purpose, and the development of a formal statement that outlines the conceptual and visual basis of the student's work. Prerequisites: completion of all art studio courses through the advanced level, senior standing, and consent. Fall.