Poole Art Gallery

Fall 2021 schedule

May 10 – Aug.  25 

BFA Alumni Summer Show
Located in Poole Art Gallery
Closing Reception:
Aug 25, 4-6pm

This exhibition presents the scope of the students’ creative research. Participating artists include: Victoria Nichols, Thor Audiss, Kristen Beardshear, Mary E. Campbell, Luzena Donell, Zoey Edison, Elaina Fernandez, Landon Flye, Mallory Hall, Hannah Irelan, Morgane Landau, Anna Mullen, Lia Williams, Makayla Wright.

Sept. 9 – Oct. 20 

Faculty Show
The University of Montevallo Art Faculty
Located in Poole Art Gallery and
The Gallery at Bloch Hall
Opening Reception:
Sept 9, 4-6pm

Participating Faculty: Joe Bennett, Misty Bennett, Joel Bullock, Amy Feger, Ryan Foster, Karen Graffeo, Daisie Hoitsma, Kimberly McWhorter, Scott Meyer, Ted Metz, Bethany Moody, Lee Somers, Scott Stephens, Nic Tisdale, Michael Willett, Collin Williams, Tanner Young

Oct. 28 – Dec. 2 

Kenneth Baskin, Richard Hirsch, Scott Meyer, Michael Rogers
Reception/Gallery Talk:
Oct 28, 4-6pm

 Through deft manipulation, fire, earth, air and water are made as poetic as they are palpable. Here again, the central tool is the crucible; one of history’s most indelible and pervasive icons for actual and symbolic transformation. The pieces in this exhibition evidence the artists both as individuals and as participants in creative dialogue with pieces owing to the shared vision of the group.

Spring 2022

Jan 12-18. 2022
Located in: Poole Art Gallery
Opening Reception: Jan 12, 4-6pm
Student Pop Up Show
Student Manager:  Deidre Darby
Faculty Support: Ryan Foster
Jan 31 – Feb 19, 2022
Alumni Art Auction
Poole Party
Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, 4 to 5:30 pm

The Bloch Party is now The Poole Party!

Please join us for the 25th Annual Alumni Art Auction taking place January 31-February 19 in the new Poole Art Gallery in the Center for the Arts. This year bidding will remain open the entire time the show is up and will close at the conclusion of the The Poole Party on February 19 from 4 to 5:30 pm! Artwork drop off is January 20.

March 9 – April 28, 2022

Intermountain Mythology
Bryce Lafferty
Located: The Gallery at Bloch Hall
Opening Reception & Gallery Talk: March 9, 2022, 4 to 6 pm

Bryce Lafferty’s landscape drawings emerge as poetic expressions of his wonderment for the natural world. They are almost always based on actual places that he has visited and are the result of an internal process that involves meshing together memories with categorical knowledge, like science, philosophy, or history.

Past Exhibitions 

Poole Art Gallery 2020-2021

The Art Department is pleased to open the Poole Art Gallery in the new Center for the Arts on campus. Due to Covid-19 safety precautions, no opening receptions will be held this fall, though exhibitions will be open to the UM community following social distancing guidelines. Each exhibition will include a virtual gallery tour, accessible on our website, and our artist gallery talks will be live streamed. Please check back for specific times and dates. Thank you for helping to keep everyone’s health our top priority.

Opening receptions and gallery talks for 2020/21 will be substituted with a virtual artist talk

Fall 2020 

Aug. 27- Oct. 16 
Small Bites  Kenny Jensen 

Florida native, Kenny Jensen maintains a deep connection to the state’s unique natural environment. Jensen actively seeks, collects, and re-contextualizes, overlooked, organic phenomena and man-made artifacts.  

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Kenny Jensen 2019 Art Exhibit at Hillsborough Community College
Kenny Jensen 2019 Art Exhibit at Hillsborough Community College
Kenny Jensen 2019 Art Exhibit at Hillsborough Community College
Kenny Jensen 2019 Art Exhibit at Hillsborough Community College


Oct. 29- Dec 4
On Repeat  Ellen Mueller 

Ellen Mueller explores issues related to the environment, hyperactive news media and corporate management systems. She creates experiences that engage with social and political issues through a variety of media.