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Art on the Square unveils winning ’07 T-shirt design

ATHENS — Steven Burney of Town Creek created the winning design in Art on the Square's T-shirt contest.

Burney's work will represent the nonprofit organization in 2007, appearing on the T-shirt, Web site and various promotional materials.

"All the entries were great. We enjoyed seeing Art on the Square from various perspectives," said Diane Lehr, AOTS secretary and contest coordinator. "It was a hard decision."

The designs reflected art on Athens' square at the annual September event.

Burney, 55, said his work starts as "a vision by the eye and is translated through the hands." He was an art major in college, and his art has been featured in galleries and collections across the Southeast.

Reserve your spot for UNA arts fest

FLORENCE — The University of North Alabama National Alumni Association’s 2007 UNA Fine Arts Festival will be April 28.

There will be a dinner party at 5 p.m. to honor Jimmy Simpson, chairman of the UNA Department of Music, who is retiring this summer after 34 years.

The night’s activities will conclude at 7:30 p.m., when the Pride of Dixie Band, under the direction of Lloyd Jones, performs for the President’s Concert at Norton Auditorium on the university campus.

Reservations are $25 and include admission to all festival events. Proceeds will purchase instruments and uniforms for the band. Make reservations by April 25.

Make credit-card payments by calling 765-4201. Make checks payable to the FAF-UNA Foundation and mailto the UNA Office of Alumni Relations, UNA Box 5047, Florence, AL 35632-0001.

For more information, call 765-4201.

On the Net

www.una.edu/alumni/faf.htm

- Holly Hollman

Senior art exhibit ‘Patterns’ at UNA

FLORENCE — Student Beth Bachuss, 37, of Decatur will present her senior art exhibit “Patterns” at the University of North Alabama.

The exhibition of ceramics, mixed media and photography will be on display May 1-7 in the first floor gallery of the Visual Arts Building. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A reception will be May 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Bachuss said her work represents the “patterns that people live by ... Specifically, issues that I’ve faced because I’m a female.”

Her pieces also are affected by being a mother to her 3-year-old daughter, she said.

“A lot of my artwork relates to making decisions not to go with what everybody else does or what our parents did,” she said.

Willis Gray Gallery in Decatur is displaying some of her pieces.

- Andrea Brunty

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