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New Toomer's Drugs Prints and Note Cards

I've just completed this pen-and-ink drawing of Toomer's Drugs, Toomer's Corner in downtown Auburn, AL which will be part of my exhbition at Stonehenge Gallery in May. I've created prints and note cards of the drawing and you may now purchase them in my Etsy shop (scroll down to…


Added by Melissa B Tubbs on April 3, 2014 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Sculptural bike racks designed by Auburn students and faculty installed at museum

AUBURN UNIVERSITY - Three sculptural bicycle racks were installed at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art during May’s National Bike Month, giving museum visitors a place to park their rides.

The museum’s assistant…


Added by Auburn Family on June 10, 2013 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Spring Invitational: Drawing

Added by Melissa B Tubbs on March 20, 2013 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Open Studio Night at the Museum

The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art is holding an open studio drawing session on Thursday, Feb. 28.

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In the past, the museum held similar events for elementary school and middle school students, but the staff believes in extending the arts to all ages.


“The idea is that kids don’t have to be the only ones that can…


Added by Will Nease on February 25, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

What’s New at The Gnu’s Room

Tucked away on South Gay Street is one of Auburn’s hidden treasures.  The Gnu’s Room bookstore and Mama Mocha’s Roastery are where many Auburn students and faculty go to find a good book, do some studying, give back to the community or satisfy their coffee 



Tina Tatum, Gnu’s Room director since 2007, was a student at Auburn in the 1970s.  Since becoming director, Tatum has seen The Gnu’s Room undergo some drastic changes including a recent…


Added by Courtney R. Edwards on November 2, 2012 at 7:28am — No Comments

My Drawing Made the Catalog!

Good News!!! My drawing made it into the Drawing Connections catalog! The Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy, held the Drawing Connections Exhibition last September-October. The entries had to be in postcard size format. They had well over 4,500 entries from 70 countries. They only put 278…


Added by Melissa B Tubbs on August 8, 2012 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Auburn Oak Pen and Ink Drawing

This is my recently completed pen-and-ink drawing of our Auburn oak. This is one of my favorite parts of Auburn's campus. Love the sunlight and shadows cast by the tree.…


Added by Melissa B Tubbs on May 31, 2012 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Kickstarter Project Underway :: By Auburn Alumna


This t-shirt is one of my pledge rewards. Please take a look.

Celebration & Preservation

I'm an Auburn Alum and a full-time fine-artist. I recently launched a…


Added by Melissa B Tubbs on March 3, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Studio 5 :: A Club for Students Who Love Art

Love art? Want to learn more about art? Then come join the students of Studio 5!

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Studio 5 is a student-created group for Auburn students that are passionate about art.

“Studio 5 is a club that is open to all majors,” said Jesse Burleson, the president of Studio 5. “We get together; we volunteer at the museum and…


Added by Abbey VanValkenburgh on February 3, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Kids Get Crafty

Instead of sleeping in on Saturday morning, local children have been rising and shining to have hands-on experiences with art.


The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art hosted Saturday art club this past Saturday as part of their promises of freedom exhibit. Children ages K-12 toured the museum’s gallery and then made their own clay sculptures.

Andrew Henley, education curator for the museum, said the Saturday art club program has been going on…


Added by Sarah Cook on January 31, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Follow this crazy War Eagle as she walks every square mile of New York City

In three short weeks I will be leaving for a monthly-long course at Parsons School of Design. While in New York I plan to walk one square mile per day until I have walked the entire island of Manhattan. Each day I will blog, Facebook and tweet about people I meet and things I experience . . .  all this in order…


Added by Lisa Stapleton Weldon on June 3, 2011 at 6:54am — 2 Comments

Art Gives Artists a Different Perspective

Just as a writer communicates through words or a scientist through mathematics, Barb Bondy and her students tell stories through their artwork.

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“Art enriches our quality of life,” says Bondy, associate professor of art and coordinator of exhibitions and lectures at Auburn University. “It is a way of envisioning the intangible,… Continue

Added by Michelle Wilder on February 6, 2011 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Graphic Design: Designing The Future

The Graphic Design Program at Auburn consists of a tight knit group of students who show case their artistic abilities through various projects.

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The program is located in the Department of Industrial and Graphic Design and is in conjunction with the Department of Art. Through this partnership, graphic design student are exposed…


Added by Lindsey Maria Robinson on October 29, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Gettin' Crafty on The Plains

The University Program Council has done it again. If you were anywhere near the Student Center Greenspace on Tuesday, October 12 from 10-2, then you saw them hanging out, doing their thing.

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What is their thing you might ask? Tuesday it was arts and craft. The UPC presented "Getting Crafty on the Greenspace." They provided students with an… Continue

Added by Rebecca Simon on October 15, 2010 at 8:49am — No Comments

Couture In Context at Auburn University

How do you express your identity? As the 3-D Design for Fine Art and Graphic Design class is learning, fashion serves as a universal form of speech. It is cross-cultural and expresses a person's uniqueness, status and even gender.

A visiting artist served as the professor of the class for three weeks. She wanted the students to explore how form and recycled materials support a conceptual vision and can eventually be transformed into a couture piece. The students divided into groups of… Continue

Added by Whitney Todd on March 3, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Elvis Has Entered the Building

Photographer Alfred Wertheimer captures Elvis Presley on his journey from New York to Memphis in 1956. His work is now on display at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University.

Wertheimer’s collection is called “Elvis at 21, New York to Memphis.”

“Wertheimer shot close to 3,000 images ranging from when he was doing rehearsals from the Steve Allen show to when he was in the recording studio, to his normal daily activities,” said Dennis Harper, curator of… Continue

Added by Monica Afanador on October 28, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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