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The University of Alabama Gallery is proud to present the exhibition, An Act of Attention, the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition of Molly Lay. The exhibition will run April 7 through May 5, 2023. Join us for a reception for the artist on First Friday, April 7, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

In her artist statement, Lay writes: “My current work explores the habit of walking through natural spaces and the opportunity this practice creates to bring a sense of awareness to one’s lived experience. I am interested in how the pace and pattern of footfalls can affect thought patterns. As I walk, I often write. The act of putting words to my experience turns my mind from wandering thoughts or anxieties. As well as writing, I collect and create objects influenced by these journeys. I have found that walking, writing and creating provide unique opportunities to still the mind by a simple act of attention beyond the self.” Read more.

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