International Arts Center Events

2019 Events

Mike Howard: Pivotal Moments in Alabama History

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.

These artworks are on display at the International Arts Center from August 12 – October 20, 2019.  The Artist Reception and Talk will be held on Friday, September 13, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the IAC.

Mike Howard: Pivotal Moments in Alabama History round table discussion will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

"Selma" movie screening in on Thursday, October 3, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

"The Phenix City Story" movie screening is on Thursday, October 10, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

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


Flowers for Mom, Volume II, December 20


Flowers for Mom, Volume I, February 7


Flowers for Mom, Volume I, June 13


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


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.