Discover Diversity at UA’s Crossroads
The Crossroads Community Center is an initiative of the Division of Community Affairs. Crossroads provides leadership in cultural programming and intercultural education by:
- Building relationships across cultures through innovative programs and initiatives designed to prepare students for a global society.
- Serving as a resource for organizations on and off campus concerned with intercultural issues in the community.
- Providing leadership and coordination for volunteers and professionals involved in intercultural activities.
- Conducting research and engaging in creative activity designed to build capacity for a multicultural society.
Photographs by Pulitzer Prize Winner, Jose Galvez are now on exhibit in the new Ferguson Center Art Gallery from October 1 – 31. Please join us on Monday, October 13th at 7 pm for a reception and lecture with photo journalist, Jose Galvez. Jose Galvez Exhibit flyer
Darius Hill Fuses Imagery of Rap Music, Pop Art in New Exhibition
Roots, Routes, Reverence: A Black Experience
Darius Hill MFA Thesis Exhibition
October 20 – November 14, 2014
Sella-Granata Art Gallery, Woods Hall, The University of Alabama
Reception: Thursday, November 6, 5-7 p.m. (ART NIGHT)
In his upcoming exhibition, MFA candidate Darius Hill traces his artistic influences to the iconic and 1980s African American pop culture, as well as abstract expressionist, minimalist and pop art paintings created by artists Kenneth Noland, Jasper Johns and Robert Indiana. The exhibition is in partial fulfillment of the Master of Fine Arts degree in the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Alabama.
“The round graphic logo of 1980s rap group Public Enemy was an important influence,” recalls Hill, “something I also used many years ago as a collage element. The design consists of a black male figure, arms crossed, in the crosshairs of a riflescope. That logo design prompted me to do a series of pieces loosely influenced by the work of Kenneth Noland, Jasper Johns and Robert Indiana; work that echoed some of their formal compositions and design elements, using poker chips and concentric circles.
2014 Moral Forum invite -1 RESOLUTION:
“In order to be a more moral society, the U.S. government should continue the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in lethal engagement with foreign targets.”
Moral Forum encourage students to explore ethical citizenship and thoughtful more discourse. After seven weeks of preparation, students engage in a structural moral debate, competing for more than $10,000 in scholarship money to be awarded after the final round.