International Arts Center

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: Pivotal Moments in Alabama History exhibition

Painting by Mike Howard of Rosa Parks on the Montgomery City Bus

Friday, September 13, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Artist Talk and Reception 

Expressionist painter Mike Howard offers a chance to step into a series of significant events in Alabama’s history. His large scale canvas scenes composed of fast brush strokes and dripping paint feature three key events – marchers crossing Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge, Rosa Parks seated on a Montgomery city bus and the assassination of Alabama Attorney General Albert Patterson in Phenix City.

Exhibition endorsed and supported by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission.

Exhibition open to the public August 12 - October 20

 

Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park and International Arts Center

Terra Cotta Warriors

The International Arts Center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weekend hours are available on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park is open 24/7, where you can visit the outside Terracotta Warrior exhibition. If you are interested in a guided tour, please call (334) 808-6412 or email IAC@troy.edu. Arrangements will need to be made at least 48 hours in advance. The center will be closed on holidays observed by Troy University.

East meets West is the Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park where people of all ages come together to celebrate, to dance, to sing, to learn, to find inspiration and to experience the world.

Made possible through generous contributions, the park includes an amphitheater, walking trails, lagoon and several prominent art installations. “Violata Pax Dove,” by the artist Fred “Nall” Hollis, is located in the Daniel Foundation of Alabama Plaza and is a symbol of both beauty and sorrow. Throughout the park, 200 replica terracotta warriors by the artist Huo Bao Zhu are displayed in exhibits representing the famous excavations in China.

Inside the International Arts Center, the Fred “Nall” Hollis Museum features Nall’s works from the 1960s to today, and the Huo Bao Zhu Gallery houses a revolving gallery of art and visiting exhibits. The Warriors Unearthed exhibit by artist Frank Marquette interprets the history behind the famous terracotta warriors.

Cultural Arts Park

Troy University continues to celebrate international art and provide additional learning spaces for students through the creation of the Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park and International Arts Center, located on its Troy Campus.

TROY formally opened the creative and learning spaces on Nov. 4, 2016, with a free dedication and concert inside the park’s amphitheater.

“The Cultural Arts Park and International Arts Center are where ‘East meets West’ at Troy University,” said First Lady of Troy University Janice Hawkins. “Students and guests will find an exceptional collection of international art that mirrors the global vision of Troy University.”

 

 

Directions from U.S. Highway 231:

From U.S. Hwy 231, turn onto George Wallace Drive. Follow George Wallace Dr. until you reach University Avenue (second traffic light), then take a left. Riddle-Pace Field will then be on your right. Continue through the red light on University Ave until you enter the round-a-bout in front of Trojan Dining then take a right onto Luther Dr. At the first stop sign, you will see The International Arts Center to your left. Parking is available out front.