Jule Collins Smith Museum to open two exhibitions with Alabama connections

AUBURN – The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University continues to celebrate the Year of Alabama Arts with two new exhibitions opening on June 9. “Printology” will feature a series of prints from Wycross Press, an Alabama press devoted to publishing limited-edition fine art prints. “Alabama: Nature, Industry, Art” will showcase works that feature materials native to the state, such as wood, cotton and steel, that formed the basis of its rich industrial, cultural and aesthetic histories.”Printology” is the first project completed by Wycross Press founder and AU professor emeritus of art, Conrad Ross. The exhibition is composed of ten folios, each with two prints by different artists and a commentary by Ross on the time period, materials used and the people and places involved. Ross will present a slide show and lecture about the nature of printmaking on Thursday, June 21, at 5 p.m. at the museum “Alabama: Nature, Industry, Art” features artwork that presents natural and industrial resources native to the state. The artists use these various materials in the creation of the exhibition pieces. Students, faculty and friends will have the opportunity to meet many of the artists when the museum hosts a welcome back party at the beginning of the fall semester on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 5 p.m.

Both exhibitions will be open through Sept. 1.The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission is free for JCSM members, children under age 17, all college students and AU faculty and staff with valid identification. For more information, call (334) 844-1484.

Marilyn Laufer, (334) 844-1484 (laufema@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (
clardch@auburn.edu)