Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park and International Arts Center
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.
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.