Posted by Sean Flynt on 2012-01-19

A work by School of the Arts faculty member Scott Fisk is included in “Art of the State,” a juried show featuring pieces by 26 full- and part-time studio-art faculty from two- and four-year Alabama colleges and universities.

Fisk, an associate professor of art and design at Samford, received his bachelor of fine arts in graphic design from Henderson State University and graduated first in his class from Memphis College of Art with a master of fine arts in computer art. He taught at Memphis College of Art and has lived and worked in the United States and Britain. His work is part of permanent collections in numerous galleries and museums including the U.S. National Archives. He is a Road Scholar for the Alabama Humanities Organization, member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and a Birmingham AIGA board member. His exhibition piece is the mixed media “Letter from Iraq.”

“Art of the State” opens at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, 511 N. Water St., Tuscumbia, with a free reception, 1-3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22 and continues through Friday, March 2. The body of work then travels to museums in Troy and Gadsden. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $5 adults, $3 children, Sundays free, members free and group rates available.

Selections and awards juror was Nandini Makrandi, curator of contemporary art at the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga and assistant professor of art history at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She will give a free gallery talk at the opening reception. Also attending will be several of the artists included in the exhibition.



Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.