University of Mobile Welcomes Artist Steven Bleicher for Artist Talk on September 26

Amber Kelley News

MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile welcomes artist Steven Bleicher as he presents “Kings Highway” works at the Marilyn Foley Art Gallery in Ben May Hall.

His works are developed from site sketches and photographs which are evocative of the sense of place and of the local industry. The images are combined with maps, a metaphor for the journey, and found objects from the area. They have a narrative component and engage the viewer.

His works will be displayed from Aug. 19 to Sept. 27. The gallery will be open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Bleicher will deliver a free artist talk on Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. in Ben May Hall, 5735 College Parkway, Saraland, Alabama. A reception will follow the talk.

Bleicher says, “My artwork has always dealt with the theme of Americana and the open road, specifically the great old highways, such as Route 66. The old roads are celebrations of the American zeal for exploration, expansion and opportunity.”

Bleicher is director of special programs and projects for the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University. He is a tenured professor of visual arts and was associate dean of the college for more than three years.

Bleicher’s artwork is included in many major collections and is widely exhibited both nationally and internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions.

To learn more about Steven Bleicher and his works, visit

For more information about art programs at the University of Mobile, visit or call 251.442.2222.


 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 76 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 www.umobile.eduor 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.