Guest Artist Exhibition — Small Bites: Kenny Jensen
Runs through Friday, Oct. 16, Poole Gallery, visit montevallo.edu/performances-and-events
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. Virtual walkthrough and artist talk are published at montevallo.edu/performances-and-events.
Pandemic PD: Mid-term Check-in
Wednesday, Oct. 14, at noon, via Zoom
Now that we have made it to mid-term week, this week’s Pandemic PD session hosted by the Malone Center for Excellence in Teaching will highlight ways to evaluate your course design and student performance while there is still time left in the semester to make adjustments. Register at this link to receive the login information for the session.
Living and Sustaining a Creative Life
Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m., via Zoom
Sharon Louden is an active artist and passionate advocate for artists. The author of two critically acclaimed books, “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists” and “The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life,” she wants to foster a community of artists who seek the well-being of each other. She reminds artists and non-creatives alike that artists are integral to society, that their paths through life are varied, rich and important. As Louden points out, contrary to stereotypes, artists aren’t hidden away working, they are on the front lines of education, the nonprofit sector and corporate environments where they provide measurable and innovative outcomes.
Please join us for what will be an inspiring, uplifting and stimulating talk. This event is hosted by the UM Art Department and is a part of the Martha Allen Lecture Series on Art. Register here.
Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m., via Zoom
Please join us for our first ever VIRTUAL Montevallo Connection meeting. We will hear from Montevallo Elementary School, Montevallo Middle School and Montevallo High School principals about current projects and needs for collaboration. This is a great way for you, your class or even your department to assist with our local schools. Please use this Zoom link to join the meeting.
Saturday, Oct. 24, meet at 10 a.m., UMOM
The Mini-ride is designed to accommodate riders of all ages and skill levels. We meet in front of University of Montevallo on Main (UMOM) and bike down to Orr Park. There, we will do as many laps as the group likes and will head to La Conchita’s on Main Street for popsicles — our treat! If you would like to borrow a bike for the ride, contact ValloCycle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ValloCycle Witch’s Ride
Thursday, Oct. 29, meet at 5:30 p.m., UMOM
The Witch’s Ride is ValloCycle’s glow ride with a spooky twist. Come dressed in a bike-safe costume and decorate your bike with lights. We also have bike lights to lend out for the ride. We meet in front of UMOM, the ride is approximately five miles through town. We stay off of major roads and no one is left behind. We will again end at La Conchita’s for popsicles on us! If you would like to borrow a bike for the ride, contact ValloCycle at email@example.com.