Date(s) - September 26, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
University of Mobile Martin Hall
University of Mobile welcomes artist Steven Bleicher as he presents “Kings Highway” works at the Martin Hall Art Gallery.
His works are developed from site sketches and photographs which are evocative of the sense of place and of the local industry. The images are combined with maps, a metaphor for the journey, and found objects from the area. They have a narrative component and engage the viewer.
His works will be displayed from Aug. 19 to Sept. 27. The gallery will be open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Bleicher will deliver a free artist talk on Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. in Martin Hall Galley, 5735 College Parkway, Saraland, Alabama. A reception will follow the talk.
Bleicher says, “My artwork has always dealt with the theme of Americana and the open road, specifically the great old highways, such as Route 66. The old roads are celebrations of the American zeal for exploration, expansion and opportunity.”
Bleicher is director of special programs and projects for the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University. He is a tenured professor of visual arts and was associate dean of the college for more than three years.
Bleicher’s artwork is included in many major collections and is widely exhibited both nationally and internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions.
To learn more about Steven Bleicher and his works, visit stevenbleicher.com.
For more information about art programs at the University of Mobile, visit umobile.edu or call 251.442.2222.