Scott Squared exhibit kicks off at SCAC

By KATIE MCDOWELL/Lifestyles Editor

The Shelby County Arts Council kicked off its newest exhibition on May 3.

The new exhibit, Scott Squared, features the work of two University of Montevallo professors, Dr. Scott Meyer and Scott Stephens. Art lovers turned out for the opening reception at the SCAC, where the two artists’ work was on display.

While the artists work in two different media, they both said their styles complement each other.

“There’s a shared sensibility, I think,” Stephens said. “We’re both into the process, how the process gets rendered in the final piece.”

Stephens, who is a professor of art and the chair of the Department of Art at UM, creates prints using a variety of processes.

Meyer has been a ceramic artist for about two decades.

While the two professors’ studios are near each other on campus, this is the first time in about 20 years that their art has been exhibited together.

“It’s nice to have our work together,” Meyer said. “Our aesthetic sort of fits.”

The exhibit was planned by Susan Dennis Gordon, the SCAC’s director of arts and education.

To accommodate the exhibit, the SCAC created new shelving to display Meyer’s pottery. Gordon said she was pleased with the professionalism, quality and originality of the art, as well as how it transformed the exhibition space at the SCAC.

“That’s one of my favorite things about these exhibits,” she said. “Every artist’s bring something different.”

The SCAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the arts for people of all ages in Shelby County.

The Scott Squared exhibit will be on display and for sale May 3-31 at the SCAC, 104 Mildred Street, Columbiana. For more information, visit Shelbycountyartscouncil.com.