Alabama: In the Making

August 11, 2020
7:00pm Central Time
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Join Alabama Public Television and the Alabama Bicentennial Commission on Tuesday, August 11 at 7:00pm to preview segments from the upcoming documentary Alabama: In the Making.

Participate in the live chat during the screening and stay with us afterwards for a panel discussion featuring filmmaker George Edmondson, renowned artist Caleb O’Connor, and Dorothy Walker, Director of the Freedom Rides Museum with Elliot Knight, Executive Director of the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Your questions are welcome!

THE FILM:

To celebrate its 200th anniversary of statehood, the State of Alabama created a Bicentennial Park in the heart of historic Montgomery and commissioned artist Caleb O’Connor to design a series of sculptural works depicting the state’s full history, from cotton plantations to moon rockets. Alabama: In the Making follows the artist’s incredible work creating these pieces that fully represent the story of Alabama’s people for two centuries.

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OVEE Screener Alabama In The Making

60 minutes

Moderators

  • Mike McKenzie

    Mike McKenzie is Alabama Public Television's Director of Programming and Public Information. He oversees APT’s broadcast schedule, advertising, on-air promotion and fundraising, the APT website, social media, special events and viewer services. Mike has been serving the residents of Alabama for over thirty years a APT.

  • Mike McKenzie - Alabama Public Television

  • Mike McKenzie - Alabama Public Television

  • Mike McKenzie - Alabama Public Television

  • Mike McKenzie - Alabama Public Television

  • Mike McKenzie - Alabama Public Television

  • Mike McKenzie - Alabama Public Television

  • Mike McKenzie - Alabama Public Television

  • Mike McKenzie - Alabama Public Television

  • Mike McKenzie - Alabama Public Television

  • Mike McKenzie - Alabama Public Television

Panelists

  • Dr. Elliot Knight

    Elliot Knight, Executive Director of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, grew up in Opelika. He earned three degrees from The University of Alabama, including a PhD in interdisciplinary studies. Dr. Knight is a Blackburn Fellow, Rotarian, and serves as a board member for South Arts, the Alabama Humanities Foundation, the UA Community Affairs Board of Advisors, and the Alabama Tourism Advisory Board.

  • Caleb O'Connor

    Caleb O’Connor’s work is best known for his figurative realism in both oil painting, marble and Bronze sculptures. He honed his skills during a Fulbright Grant to study in Pietrasanta Italy where he lived for 2 years. Currently the artist focuses mainly on public artworks due to his personal belief that artwork has the power to promote mental health by beautifying the environment, stimulating thought, and becoming a part of community and regional identity. www.caleboconnor.com

  • George Edmondson

    George Edmondson is the founder and owner of Seed Creative, a video production company in Tuscaloosa, Alabama that focuses primarily on corporate and documentary video production.

  • Dorothy Walker

    Dorothy Walker serves as Site Director of the Freedom Rides Museum, a historic site of the Alabama Historical Commission (AHC). She also serves as Staff Liaison for the Black Heritage Council, a volunteer advocacy group to the Alabama Historical Commission on the preservation of African American historic places in Alabama. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in History from Jacksonville State University and a Master of Arts degree in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design. She has more than twenty years of experience working in historic preservation and cultural resource advocacy, planning, outreach, research, budget and project management. She is a Certified Public Manager through the Alabama Training Institute. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Alabama Archives and the Alabama Black Belt Heritage Area as well as a member of the Montgomery Landmarks Foundation Advisory Board. She is a charter member of the newly created chapter of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History at Alabama State University.

  • Mike McKenzie - Alabama Public Television

  • Mike McKenzie - Alabama Public Television

  • Mike McKenzie - Alabama Public Television

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