“Art of Competition” exhibit in Gadsden

If you are searching for a way to celebrate the Year of Alabama Sports, the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts in Gadsden has just the ticket. Year of Alabama Sports Coordinator Marilyn Jones Stamps recently toured the center and gave the sports exhibit two thumbs up. Sports memorabilia representing Alabama colleges and university who are members of the NCAA is attractively displayed in the center’s “Art of Competition” exhibit. The exhibit, which will be on display through November 2008, coincides with Alabama Tourism’s Year of Alabama Sports celebration.

A total of 18 colleges and universities are represented including:
Alabama, Auburn, Alabama A&M, Alabama State, UAB, Troy University,
Birmingham  Southern, Jacksonville State, Samford, the University of
South Alabama, University of Alabama at Huntsville, Miles College,
University of Montevallo, University of North Alabama, Stillman
College, University of West Alabama, Huntingdon College and Tuskegee
University. Memorabilia includes genuine gator skinned footballs from
the 1954 and 1955 Gator Bowl games, the second blocked punt in the 1972
Alabama-Auburn game, and Coach Paul Bear Bryant’s rarely seen Cushman
Golf Cart.  www.culturalarts.org

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