Appreciation of art and the game of golf brought the two artists, featured in the third-floor library gallery, together. The two met through the Mobile art scene and collaborated to create "Abstract Friends," an exhibit focused on the abstract paintings of Debby Sneed and Conroy Hudlow. The paintings were on display in the Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art, located on the third floor of the University of South Alabama Library. The show ran through Thursday, February 28, 2013, and was free and open to the public during library hours.
A reception for the exhibit was held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013. The reception offered the public an opportunity to meet the artists and enjoy food and refreshments. While this was Sneed and Hudlow's first show together, the two had been friends for more than 20 years and were even golf buddies. Sneed said she considered Hudlow to be her mentor, and the renewal of their friendship had been an inspiration in her work.
Both artists paint abstract art, but they had different approaches to their work. Sneed's works are purely abstract and focus on the movement of color. Hudlow's works are based on objects and landscapes while also incorporating movement of color. The show featured more than 20 of their pieces full of bright color and fluid movement.