Events for Monday, Jul 31, 2017

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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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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USA Marx Library Exhibit The Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center

The University of South Alabama Marx Library is proud to present the art works of The Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center in the Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art on the third floor of the Library. The exhibit will be on display from August 1 to September 29, 2017.

The art program was one of the first to be developed when the Senior Center opened in 2007. James E. Conlon, Emeritus Professor of Art from The University of South Alabama, was the guiding hand and person who first developed the programs the Center offered in the Arts, with the help of several volunteer teachers in drawing, painting, beading, and quilting. The painting and drawing classes are now being run by a series of volunteer teachers: Charmaine Neylon, Carmel Alvis and Sean Webb.

The Art Program is a vital part of the Senior Center's operation. The art classroom is in use for painting and drawing Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 2 pm. Watercolor classes are offered from 10 am until 1 pm on Tuesdays and another group of advanced painters meet Tuesday afternoon from 2:30 pm until 5 pm.

The artists who are participating in the Marx Library show are a diverse group of men and women, mostly retired, who enjoy a new way of expressing themselves in the visual arts. Center membership begins at the age of 55, but there is no upper limit. The Center has very sprightly 80 year olds drawing and painting as proficiently as youth. The art portrayed in the exhibit ranges from primitive to impressionist, realism to abstraction.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours. For more information, please visit http://www.southalabama.edu/librarygalleries/ 

Location: The University of South Alabama Marx Library

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Sunny Side Drama: Drama Junior: Pre-K- 3rd Grade

Each week's camp ends with a skit based on the theme for the week. Campers have lines, learn songs, dances, and help make the backdrop.

Location: Azalea City Center for the Arts

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MPL: Book Club: Classics Revisited

Join us the last Monday of the month for some lively book discussions on some of our favorite classics. This month’s topic of discussion is Animal Farm by George Orwell. For more information, please call 208-7902.

Location: Ben May Main Library

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Baldwin County “Superior Rated” Full Orchestra Auditions

The Baldwin County "Superior Rated" Full Orchestra is now accepting auditions for all instruments for the fall season. Contact the organization by email to schedule an audition time.

Location: Eastern Shore Baptist Church

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GCE&H: Marcus Johnson Summer Jazz Camp

The program is a dynamic, 10-day learning experience, focusing on the history and fundamentals of Jazz.  Jazz Camp classes focus on music appreciation of legendary jazz giants, noting the uniqueness of their interpretations of the genre, individual instruction on the structure of improvisational style and the important role each instrument plays in carrying out an authentic jazz sound. Students are also taught the fundamentals of self-discipline, responsibility and commitment to practice. The educational experiences our students receive instill the core values of confidence, leadership and teamwork, and good citizenship.

Registration is required.  For more information visit www.gcehjazzfest.com

Location: History Museum of Mobile

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