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2019 Events

Larry Strickland: Sticks and Stones Reception

Thursday, November 7 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at TROY’s International Arts Center

Part of the Sticks and Stones exhibit 
Larry Strickland's wood sculpture 
Creative portrait of Larry Strickland 
Wooden horse sculpture 

More about the artist


The Phenix City Story movie screening

Thursday, October 10, 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. At IAC Foyer

The Phenix City Story (1955) movie screening at the International Arts Center, in association with "Mike Howard: Pivotal Moments in Alabama History" exhibition at the International Arts Center. Free popcorn and lemonade.

A still from The Phenix City Story movie

Description: Based on a sensational news story, this film looks at the murder of Albert L. Patterson (John McIntire), who hopes to win the an attorney general's job in Alabama. Phenix City is a dangerous place to run for election without the backing of local gangsters, but urged on by his ex-military son, John (Richard Kiley), Albert promises to restore law and order to the crime-ridden city. Though he pays the ultimate price for his bravery, his candidacy inspires residents to stand up to the mobsters.

Endorsed and supported by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission.

Selma movie screening

Selma movie picture

Thursday, October 3, 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. At IAC Foyer

Selma (2014) movie screening at the International Arts Center, In association with "Mike Howard: Pivotal Moments in Alabama History" exhibition at the International Arts Center.Open to the public. Free popcorn and lemonade.

Description: Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Endorsed and supported by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission.

Mike Howard: Pivotal Moments in Alabama History

Round Table Panel Discussion

Mike Howard's Clean up of assasination of Albert patterson

Wednesday, October 2, 2:30 - 4:00 Pm At IAC Foyer

Join us at the IAC Wednesday, October 2, 2:30-4:00 p.m. for a round table discussion of our current exhibition “Mike Howard: Pivotal Moments in Alabama History”. 

Panelists include TROY professors Dr. Melissa Bailey (Political Science), Dr. Kathryn Tucker (History), Dr. Jeneve Brooks (Sociology) and Dr. Kenyon Holder (Art History).

All welcome! Refreshments will be served. 

Endorsed and supported by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission.

Mike Howard Artist Reception and Talk

Friday, September 13, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the IAC.

Selma March over Edmund Pettus Bridge 
Rosa Parks on a Birmingham city bus 

Howard, born in 1944, grew up across the street from the local gambling and juke joints in Phenix City. He witnessed some of the most influential moments over the course of the Civil Rights Era during the 1950s and 1960s. This significant time of change in Alabama and America’s history involved a struggle against corruption, violence, and resulted in many deaths during the fight for racial equality.

The impact of growing up in a politically corrupted town that was reformed, while also witnessing significant civil rights strides, would later provide powerful subject matter for Howard’s art. His work lends itself to educating and reminding all viewers of the impact of these three events. It gives an opportunity for viewers to reflect on our continued battle today through the fight for equality of people of color, women, LGBQT, other minorities and disabled. Howard’s Phenix City series, Rosa Parks and Selma artworks serve as a reminder of pivotal moments that have helped us develop as a state and a country. They are reminders that depict lessons that are still relevant in today's social climate.

Endorsed and supported by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission.

Cultivating Conversations in Photography

Cultivating Conversations in Photography An exhibition celebrating the collaborative effors of Elmore DeMott with Irby Pace's Advanced Photography Class

Cultivating Conversations in Photography artist reception and exhibition opening Monday, June 3, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  

This exhibition celebrates the collaborative efforts of Montgomery photographer Elmore DeMott with Troy University's Advanced Photography Course. 

This event is free and open to the public. Visitors can enjoy the artist talk along with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

MossaNall Dialogues Exhibit Opens

Mossa - Nall Dialogues Exhibit April 15 - October 15 at the Nall Hollis Gallery and Museum in the International Arts Center

Mossa - Nall Dialogues Exhibit 
Nall Gallery exhibit in the Troy University International Arts Center featuring numerous pieces by Nall. 
Several framed pieces and a central feature by Nall. 
Five mixed-media pieces by nall as part of the Mossa Nall Dialogues exhibit. 
Two large pieces by Nall. One feature containing multiple framed pieces on a large wall streaked with black paint. The other a single arge piece with a detailed custom frame. 
Several pieces of art by Nall including framed works and busts. 

Troy University and the City of Troy celebrated a native son on May 7, and recognized NALL for his accomplishments in the world of art. Visit the International Art Center to experience the MossaNall Dialogues exhibit for yourself.



May 7, 2019 proclaimed NALL DAY

Nall Day, Image of artwork from Nall

Artist Reception - Tuesday, May 7 • 5 p.m.



2018 Events

Alabama Art Inside Out
Open through November 9, 2018

Alabama Art Inside Out flyer 

Reception & Art Talk - Friday, September 7, 5-7 p.m.

A Joyous Exchange
April 30 - July 29, 2018

A Joyous Exchange

Artists' Reception - June 21, 2018, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The Art of Art Bacon
February 12 - April 23, 2018

Art of Art Bacon

Gallery Talk - February 27, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.