University of Mobile Presents Kathleen Thum’s “Linefills” Art Exhibit and Artist Talk

Amber Kelley News

MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile welcomes artist Kathleen Thum and her exhibit titled “Linefills” to the Marilyn Foley Art Gallery on campus.

The exhibit is on display from Nov. 4 until Dec. 5, Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. The University of Mobile will host an artist talk and reception on Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. at the Marilyn Foley Art Gallery, 5735 College Parkway, Mobile, Alabama.

Thum’s work features the ongoing shifting of power between mankind and earth.

“My artwork revolves around the subject of fossil fuels,” says Thum.

Thum uses different visuals and conceptual approaches to examine the infrastructure created by the fossil fuel industries and to explore the physical, material qualities of coal and oil.

“Through my work, I aim to heighten an awareness of our disconnection and dependence on fossil fuels,” says Thum.

Thumb received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and her Master of Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University. She currently teaches drawing classes as an associate professor in the art department at Clemson University.

 About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 75 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Amber Kelley

Amber Kelley is the marketing communications specialist for University of Mobile. Amber received her Bachelor of Science in Communication from UM. As marketing communications specialist, Amber writes press releases and other content for UM. She is passionate about serving in her youth group at Redemption Church. She enjoys spending time outside, reading a good book and watching romantic comedies on Netflix.