Events for Thursday, Mar 30, 2017

Thursdays at MMofA

Free admission and access to all galleries; special programs. Thursday, 10 AM - 9 PM.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MPL: The LUV Club

“Living Up to Values” for girls is a program designed to empower and encourage all girls through a variety of activities that include - crafts, games, music and special guests. Registration is encouraged. 

Location: Mobile Public Library: Toulminville Branch

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5th Thursday Overload

Kids of all ages are welcomed!

Unwind with video games, crafts and snacks!

For more information, please call the Children’s Department or email crhodes@mplonline.org.

Location: Mobile Public Library,Ben May Main Library

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‘Subjects that Scare Us: How and Why Artists Address Difficult Subject Matter in Their Work’

What is the purpose of art in today’s society? Is it to contribute a reprise of beauty in an often ugly world? Or should art reflect things that are true, even if they are difficult to look at? There is no one answer to these questions, but every artist strives to answer them nonetheless. Local artists and academics Wanda Sullivan, Lavada Raouf, Phillip Counselman, April Livingston, and De’Anthony Delaney will discuss possible answers from their experience on why and to what end artists portray uncomfortable subjects. This talk, inspired by the CHRISTENBERRY: In Alabama exhibition—which includes two of Christenberry’s controversial works of the KKK—explores why and how artists portray subjects and themes not always fit for the dinner table.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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USA Flute Choir and Celtic CrĂșe Spring Concert

The University of South Alabama Flute Choir and Celtic Crúe, directed by Dr. Andra Bohnet and Travis Jones, will present their Spring Concert on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. The Flute Choir will perform works written for this unique-sounding ensemble as well as transcriptions from the classical music repertoire.

Location: Laidlaw Recital Hall

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CHRISTENBERRY: In Alabama

This exhibition of William Christenberry’s work is organized on the occasion of the Alabama Bicentennial Celebration, and honors the artist’s exploration of themes related to this native state: Alabama’s landscape, structures, traditions, and people.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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Contemporary Alabama Photography

Guest Curator Richard McCabe (Curator of Photography at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans) selects work by various photography artists from throughout Alabama as part of Alabama’s Bicentennial Celebration.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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