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The Life and Times of Glenn House: A Retrospective Talk

May 11, 2023

6:00 pm

Free on Zoom.

Glenn House (1931-2014) was a prolific artist from West Alabama. Glenn developed and directed the Book Arts program at the University of Alabama, which is a cornerstone of the University’s library school. He created in multiple mediums – letterpress printing, graphic design, painting, clay sculpting and hand-building, and bookmaking. As a young artist, Glenn designed the famous Moon Winx sign, a West Alabama landmark, at his first graphic design job. He created the infamous Gordo (Pickens County, AL) artist community and was instrumental in the founding of Ma’Cille’s Museum of Miscellanea, which displayed his mother’s collection of oddities.

Mark Hughes Cobb, a longtime friend and Tuscaloosa News journalist will lead this virtual talk on Zoom. The Life and Times of Glenn House program is a way to commemorate and share Glenn’s impact on the arts in Alabama.

The talk is free but registration is required.

This program is supported by a grant from the Alabama Humanities Alliance, a state
affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Featured Image: Glenn W. House Sr., American, 1931 – 2014, Tree Faces (detail), 2006 – 2014, Clay, Private Collection

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