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Tuesday, July 4
Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will showcase its Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition from June 2017 through December 2018. Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing tells hair-raising stories and brings to life the impact that auto racing in Alabama had on the region and national scenes. Join us as we relive this thrilling piece of Alabama history with “driving by the seat of your pants wasn’t a figure of speech” and learn why this legacy is the foundation for auto racing in Alabama today.
Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.