The Way of Forgiveness: Found Object Sculpture by Catherine Partain Shamblin

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The Way of Forgiveness: Found Object Sculpture by Catherine Partain Shamblin

Time: January 27, 2016 at 8am to February 26, 2016 at 11pm
Location: Marilyn Foley Gallery, University of Mobile
Street: 5735 College Parkway
City/Town: Mobile, Alabama
Website or Map: http://umobile.edu/news/alaba…
Phone: 205-224-4362
Event Type: solo, exhibit
Organized By: Phillip Counselman, Professor of Art, U of M/ Catherine Partain Shamblin
Latest Activity: Jan 27, 2016

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The University of Mobile’s Marilyn Foley Art Gallery will feature Alabama-based metal artist Catherine Partain Shamblin at Art Talk on Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Marilyn Foley Art Gallery on campus.

Shamblin’s art exhibit, “The Way of Forgiveness: Found Object Sculpture by Catherine Partain Shamblin,” will be on display Jan. 11 through Feb. 26 at the Marilyn Foley Art Gallery in the Ben May Building on the University of Mobile campus. Gallery hours are Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission to the gallery and Art Talk are free. The University of Mobile is located off I-65 at Exit 13 north of Mobile.

Shamblin, a self-taught artist who lives in Tuscaloosa, started creating crosses out of scrap iron she finds in dumpsters, at iron scrapyards, ravines and sometimes by mud digging. She started her artwork 8 years ago as a way to survive a difficult time in her life.

“The cross is the reason for my own redemption,” said Shamblin, who has art studios in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham.

“My crosses are my daily tool of alignment, like cross-hairs in a scope,” she said. “They remind me that when I am broken, and when I allow God to put me back together again, I evolve more beautifully than I could have without Him.”

She has expanded her art and also makes crucifixes and other liturgical symbols out of scrap iron.

“My chosen medium, scrapped iron, reminds me that to err is human and to be thrown away is part of living in a fallen world,” she said “To be redeemed is the true and active love of God in action.”

For information about visual arts at the University of Mobile, call Phillip Counselman, associate professor of art, at 251.442.2283 or email pcounselman@umobile.edu, or visit the University of Mobile Art Department page on Facebook.http://umobile.edu/news/alabama-metal-artist-will-be-featured-speaker-at-university-of-mobile-february-art-talk/

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