Left to Right: Ephraim Skipper, Steve Skipper, Edie Hand, Coach Bill Clark & Mark Sims

Press Conference To Highlight Painting That Commemorates the UAB Blazers Win our Rival Southern Miss

 

Mark Sims of Sims Productions, LLC is the driving force behind the Birmingham Historical Events Initiative. Edie Hand has joined the Initiative to help develop inspirational and historical films about individuals with Alabama roots. One of their projects involves a documentary about the artist, Steve Skipper.  The photo here was taken at a press conference to highlight the first piece of artwork for UAB, by Steve Skipper.  The official reveal comes later in June. 

Here are highlights about this event taken from an AL.com article. 

In Alabama, there are probably more framed paintings of “The Goal Line Stand” or “Punt Bama Punt” than various “Footprints” frames hanging in every grandmother’s hallway.

Following the same theme, UAB football has commissioned the first of a continuing series of commemorative paintings by local artist Steve Skipper. The first piece captures the trophy presentation at Legion Field following the Blazers’ overtime victory over rival Southern Miss to clinch the CUSA Western Division title last year.

The Return - Print by Steve Skipper“When thinking of how we could commemorate our 2018 championship season, the opportunity to work alongside someone as talented as Steve Skipper to frame an iconic moment with a painting was a no-brainer,” UAB coach Bill Clark said. “We are thrilled that this piece of art will be displayed throughout Birmingham and nationwide at college football’s most historic landmarks.”

The official reveal of “The Return” is scheduled for June 20 at the Birmingham Museum of Art with subsequent exhibitions, including the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

“When thinking of how we could commemorate our 2018 championship season, the opportunity to work alongside someone as talented as Steve Skipper to frame an iconic moment with a painting was a no-brainer,” UAB coach Bill Clark said. “We are thrilled that this piece of art will be displayed throughout Birmingham and nationwide at college football’s most historic landmarks.”

The official reveal of “The Return” is scheduled for June 20 at the Birmingham Museum of Art with subsequent exhibitions, including the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.