In Honor of My Great-Grandfather

Wednesday, September 21, 2022- November 3, 2022 Multiday event - 44 days

Wilson Hall Gallery


Charlie Lucas is a descendant of many generations of craftspeople. His mother and grandmother were skilled quilters and ceramicists, while his maternal grandfather and great-grandfather were blacksmiths. His great-grandfather made sculptures from discarded metal that Lucas saw as a boy. Lucas learned how to work on car engines from his father, who worked as an auto mechanic and studied blacksmithing and metalwork with his grandfather. It was through his grandfather that Lucas learned to make toys for other children when he was young, and due to his influence that Lucas was later inspired to pursue art as a career. This exhibition takes its title, "In Honor of My Great-Grandfather," from a sculpture with the same name. In 1984, at the age of 33, Lucas fell off the back of a truck on a construction site and was bed-ridden for nearly three years. Through his recovery, he found his artistic practice once again. Charlie Lucas' exhibition, "In Honor of My Great-Grandfather," in the Wilson Hall Gallery at the University of Alabama in Huntsville features sculpture and mixed-media assemblages created over more than 30-years.
Exhibition curated by Paul Barrett. Exhibition and lectures sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council of the Arts, South Arts, and UAH Humanities Center.
Free and open to the public.
Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm.


Arts & Entertainment
Art Art History and Design, College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences
Public, Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni


Ilene Galloway 256.824.6114 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Wilson Hall Gallery

301 Sparkman DriveHuntsville, AL 35899

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