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The Arts Council Gallery

The Arts Council Gallery located in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center is one of two galleries managed by The Arts Council. Meeting the demand for additional exhibit space in Tuscaloosa, the gallery hosts a variety of exhibits by artists from around Alabama and the Southeast as well as artists from our own community. Exhibits in The Arts Council Gallery at the CAC and the Junior League Gallery located in the Bama Theatre, are displayed on a rotating basis and are usually booked several months in advance.

Gallery Hours are weekdays from 1-3 p.m. The venue is following guidelines set forth by the City of Tuscaloosa Mask Ordinance so visitors are asked to wear a mask when visiting.

 

April Exhibit

Sydney Gruber: "Between Us"

Sydney GruberExhibit Dates: April 2-30, 2021
Reception: April 2 from 5-8 p.m. during First Friday

The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will host an exhibit of work by Sydney Gruber April 2-30, 2021 at The Arts Council Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. Titled “Between Us,” the exhibit of paintings and 3-D work will open with a reception on April 2 from 5-8 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Tuscaloosa.

Sydney Gruber invites you to connect with her world of raw energy through the mirror of art by exploring the relationship between the internal and external. She specializes in creating sublime meditation paintings that draw people towards the pulse of life in color. Moving through her like harnessed electricity, Sydney plays the role of interpreter and intuitively layers her colors and textures to chronicle experiences and environments. From large focal point paintings to signature chess sets, Sydney encourages you to consider abstractions and sensory impressions. She strives to match reason with passion and oscillates between living like the salt of the earth and sucking the nectar out of life.

Sydney works full-time as a creative in Alabama and enjoys her role in this modern art renaissance by pursuing expression, connecting authentically, and living in the discovery. When Gruber is not creating in her studio gallery and running her small business, she is on the move displaying her work in galleries in the Southeast, fine art festivals, and public art installations in both corporate and locally-owned businesses including FedEx, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Bridge Capital Assets, 901 Property Services, Metal Removal Technologies, Black Warrior Brewing Company, and more.

Solo exhibits included those at Hotel Indigo, Harrison Galleries, DCI and Levee Galleries of Memphis, Tenn., Kentuck Art Center and the Tuscaloosa County Juvenile Court Center among others. Select group exhibits include those at Wesleyan Artist Market in Atlanta, 2020 Adult Juried Exhibit-Shelby County Arts Council, Kentuck Art Center & Museum, and Alabama State Council on the Arts Georgine Clarke Gallery.

For more information on Sydney, you can follow her on social media @seekingsydneygruber or visit her website at www.sydneygruber.comFor more information about the artist, visit www.sydneygruber.com.

Visit cac.tuscarts.org/cacgallery.php for complete gallery and artist information and www.firstfridaytuscaloosa.com to view the participating galleries of downtown Tuscaloosa's First Friday Art Walk.

Gallery Hours are weekdays from 1-3 p.m. with facial coverings and social distancing requested.

The Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center is located at 620 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about The Arts Council, Bama Theatre or CAC, patrons should like the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram @tuscaloosaartscouncil. Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.

 

May Exhibit

Selected Works by Students in the Tuscaloosa County School System

Exhibit Dates: May 7-14, 2021
Reception: May 7 from 5-8 p.m. during First Friday

An exhibit of art work created by students in the Tuscaloosa County School System will be on display in The Arts Council Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center May 7-14, 2021. An opening reception will take place on May 7 from 5-8 p.m. during First Friday.

The exhibit will be composed of works by both middle and high school students. Each art teacher selected seven to ten pieces with the display including a variety of media. There are five high schools and eight middle schools in the TCSS.

Gallery hours are weekdays from 1-3 p.m.

Visit www.firstfridaytuscaloosa.com to view the participating galleries of downtown Tuscaloosa's First Friday Art Walk.

Gallery Hours are weekdays from 1-3 p.m. with facial coverings and social distancing requested.

The Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center is located at 620 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about The Arts Council, Bama Theatre or CAC, patrons should like the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram @tuscaloosaartscouncil. Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.

 

 

 

 

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Fragmented and Forgotten by Artist Amber Quinn- July 2020

 

 Selected Pieces from The Permanent Collection- June 2020

 

Gallery Application for Exhibit

Email completed application to Sharron Rudowski 

Gallery Layout and Dimensions

Gallery Hours:
Weekdays
1-3 p.m.
Social Distancing Guidelines Enforced

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