News from MacMurray College
Fine Arts series continues March 3
Reception and opening for Alabama artist Mario Gallardo.
The next of MacMurray College’s Fine Arts Series will present the work of Mario Gallardo, an Alabama artist who has been active in presenting southeastern American art.
His exhibition “Tiny Deaths” will open March 3 with a reception beginning at 6 p.m. at the Applebee Gallery in the Putnam/Springer Center at MacMurray. The center is at the corner of East State Street and Clay Avenue on the MacMurray College campus. The event is open to the public. The exhibition runs through April 1.
Gallardo is an instructor of Art and the gallery director at Gadsden State Community College in Gadsden, AL, where he has taught for the past seven years. He is also the founder and executive director of the Walnut Gallery, also located in Gadsden. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the National Alumni Fellowship from the University of Alabama and the Individual Artist Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
Over the past four years Gallardo has curated more than 30 exhibitions with an emphasis on contemporary art in the Southeast. Gallardo creates sculpture, installation and video art primarily based upon found spaces and systems. He received his MFA in Sculpture from the University of Alabama in 2002.