DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN)— Art lovers in Dothan will soon have the chance to view a brand new, student-made art exhibit based around an ocean-dwelling creature of old.

On Thursday, October 19, at 5:30 p.m., Dothan High School’s Art Department will present an art immersion installation at DHS Commons.

Over the past month, Dothan High School students, with the help of Alabama artist Butch Anthony, have worked tirelessly to create original art pieces centered around one theme: The Basilosaurus.

The Basilosaurus was a prehistoric whale that lived approximately 35 million years ago. This Eocene predator is also the official state fossil of Alabama.

During the allotted project time, Anthony created a 40-foot piece for the installation.

These original pieces will be assembled into a single installation at Dothan High School with help from the construction classes at the Dothan Technology Center for the public’s enjoyment.

The Art Immersion Opening Exhibit Event with Butch Anthony is an opportunity not to be missed. Whether you’re an art enthusiast eager to engage with immersive art, a parent or community member supporting Dothan High School or just someone interested in a unique and inspiring evening, this event has something for everyone.

Dothan City Schools