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Student Newspaper: Vol 33 Iss 2

Published by Sigma Chi Eta Communication Honor Society

Looking for Art Events?

Art Instructor Patrick Mayton has provided the following list of art events:

Birmingham Museum of Art

  • Slow Art Sunday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Hagar and Ishmael Said by the Angel - June 30, 2019
  • The Spirit of Revolt - July 7, 2019
  • Portrait of a Lady - July 28, 2019
  • Pure Land of Amitabha - August 4, 2019
  • Figural Jug - August 25, 2019

Birmingham Museum of Art

  • Art on the Rocks  - June 14 -  August 9, 2019
  • Ways of Seeing: Fashion - April 13 - August 11, 2019
  • Blackout: Silhouettes Then and Now - Sep 28, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020

Birmingham Art Crawl

The Pizitz

1821 2nd Avenue North in Downtown Birmingham

First Thursday Every Month

Birmingham Art Walk

Sep 7 and 8, 2019

Downtown Birmingham

Moss Rock Art Festival

The Preserve in Hoover

Nov 2 and 3, 2019

Spotlight Drama Club

By Lesley Warren

Spotlight Drama Club Shines Brightly

The Spotlight Drama Club had a busy year filled with projects and performances, and it’s already making big plans for next year! Members of the group participated in The Amazing Race, performed a dramatic reading at PioneerCon, AND presented two fully-mounted productions, The Curious Savage and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, in collaboration with CEPA, a nonprofit community theatre in Pell City.

The highlight of the year was Spotlight’s production of Almost, Maine. The show was entirely student-directed and involved 18 members from three campuses. Students began rehearsing in November and worked tirelessly, putting in over 50 hours each, until performances in March. As if this huge undertaking wasn’t impressive enough, Spotlighters packed up the set and traveled to three campuses to give free performances for all students and staff.

Spotlight membership has grown steadily over the last several years with 30 active members currently participating. Plans for the 2019-2020 school year are already underway and include two more joint community theatre productions, an evening (or several) of one-acts, and joining the Clanton campus for their Halloween celebration.

In addition to the many wonderful projects that Spotlight has hosted or participated in, The Theatre Department is pleased to offer THR 131 – Acting Techniques I in the fall. Students will do monologue and scene work, learn vocal and movement techniques, and study the fundamentals of acting. There is no prerequisite for the course, but with a maximum capacity of only 16, students are encouraged to register early.

Membership in The Spotlight Drama Club is open to all students. Email Spotlight co-sponsor Lesley Warren for more information at and “like” the Jefferson State Spotlight Drama Club on Facebook.


Phone: 205-552-9584

Student Artists Featured From ART 113

By Joseph Honeycutt

Instructor: Patrick Mayton
Class: Drawing 1 & 2 ART 113-114

Drawing class is a required foundation class for any Studio Art Concentration at four year institutions and serves as a General Humanities credit at Jefferson State Community College. Throughout the course students will learn how to draw representational realism, expressive, and conceptual themes using graphite, charcoal, india ink, pen and subtractive techniques. As students advance they will be introduced to larger drawing formats, relief printmaking, grid techniques, an colored media like pastel, prismacolor, conte, and colored inks.

Student Artists Featured from ART 113:
Sharon DeVaney-Lovinguth - Pablo Phil 1 & 2; Big Bang Color
Sahwot Koirala - Native American Heritage, Photomontage 
Hayley Kubler - Supercell; Material: Graphite and Colored Pencil


Drawing 1 & 2 ART 113 - 114

Sharon DeVaney-Lovinguth Big Bang Color

Sharon DeVaney-Lovinguth Pablo Phil 1

Sharon DeVaney-Lovinguth Pablo Phil 2

Kayley Kubler "Supercell"

Material:  Graphite and Colored Pencil

Sahwot Koirala "Native American Heritage"

Material:  Photomontage