Events for Friday, Aug 25, 2017

“Cooper,” An Exhibit by sculptor Jamie Adams

The Alabama School of the Arts at University of Mobile is hosting the work of artist Jamie Adams in an exhibit called “Cooper.” This exhibit will be on display Aug. 21-Sept. 29 in the Marilyn Foley Art Gallery. An Art Talk will be held with Adams on Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. with a reception following. Both the exhibit and Art Talk are free and open to the public. The Donald Gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is located in Martin Hall on campus at University of Mobile, 5735 College Pkwy. Adams is a sculptor and potter whose artistic process derives from a childhood spent in a profoundly religious family in the Deep South. His art is characterized by vibrant colors, allusions to art history and pop culture, and an insistent use of new technologies in his work. “This body of work is inspired by the untimely passing of my brother in 2001.” explained Adams. “We first met when I was 12, and this work is both an exploration of my rumination on our unshared childhood, as well as imaginings of the man he might have been.” For information about the show or visual art programs at University of Mobile, contact Phillip Counselman, associate professor of art, at pcounselman@umobile.edu or 251.442.2283. (Pictured: An example of Adams work included in the exhibit "Santa Fe.")

Location: The Donald Gallery at University of Mobile

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HMPS: Yoga on the Lawn

Is there a better way to start your weekend? Probably not. 

Location: Historic Mobile Preservation Society

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Dauphin Island Heritage & Arts Council: Last Friday Art Night

Shop for local art, enjoy art demonstrations, music, food and drink.  Hosted by Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council, a 501(c)3 nonprofit entity.

Location: Dauphin Island Gallery

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Nicholas Brownlee, Special Guest Voice Recital

USA alumnus Nicholas Brownlee will present a special one-night-only voice recital to benefit the USA Opera Theatre program on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.  Brownlee, who graduated from USA in 2012, has become a rising star in the world of opera, having won numerous prizes in international singing competitions, including the 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.  In the past five years, Nick has made major operatic debuts with Atlanta Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Los Angeles Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, and he made his European debut at the Teatro de Sao Carlos as Escamillio in Bizet’s Carmen.

In this August 25 concert, Brownlee will perform works of Brahms, Ibert, Ives, and Mozart, and the recital will include a set of pieces that he performed when he was a student at USA in the studio of Dr. Thomas Rowell.

Tickets for this special event presented by the Department of Music will be sold at the door only, and no reserve tickets or seating will be available in advance.  Special Event Pricing!! 

Location: Laidlaw Recital Hall USA

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Annie

Based on Little Orphan Annie, the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide sensation. Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the beloved show features a wonderful score written by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, including the Broadway smash hit, “Tomorrow.” Play directed by April Smith Spencer. Musical Direction by Daniel Driskell. Choreography by Brittany South Crawford.

Location: Joe Jefferson Playhouse

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USA: “Beauty in USA’s Back Yard” Art Exhibit

“Beauty in USA’s Back Yard” refers to the beauty Ron and Dawn have discovered at USA’s very own Glenn Sabastian Nature Trail. It is their hope that by this exhibit, they can make more people aware of the beauty of the nature trail. All but two of the photographs in this exhibit were taken at the nature trail (the other two were taken on USA Campus). The nature trail has been a part of the USA campus for nearly 30 years. Efforts to officially recognize the trail began with geography major Amy Milam in 2006. Amy mapped the trails and held numerous fundraisers that helped to pay for trail improvements. She also received approval to name the trail for Dr. Glenn Sebastian. In the fall of 2011, Brian Allred, assistant director of Campus Recreation, spearheaded efforts to bring the nature trail project to fruition. With substantial financial support from the Student Government Association, the Glenn Sebastian Nature Trail is now a reality.

Ron and Dawn have been interested in photography their whole lives and are both well-traveled, having taken pictures the world over. Interested in many facets of photography, they have a special love for the beauty of God’s nature, which is exemplified by the Glenn Sabastian Nature Trail.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours.
http://www.southalabama.edu/librarygalleries/current.html. ​

Location: Marx Library, University of South Alabama

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Mobile Theatre Guild: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM | Sunday matinee at 2 PM

WRITTEN BY EDWARD ALBEE
DIRECTED BY JOE FUSELLI

· JOANN OLIVERA AS MARTHA
· TIMOTHY GUY AS GEORGE
· VICTORIA JOHNSON AS HONEY
· BRENDON COOKE AS NICK


George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she has invited a young couple — an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naive new bride — to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade begins. The drinks flow and suddenly inhibitions melt. It becomes clear that Martha is determined to seduce the young professor, and George couldn't care less. But underneath the edgy banter, which is crossfired between both couples, lurks an undercurrent of tragedy and despair. George and Martha's inhuman bitterness toward one another is provoked by the enormous personal sadness that they have pledged to keep to themselves: a secret that has seemingly been the foundation for their relationship. In the end, the mystery in which the distressed George and Martha have taken refuge is exposed, once and for all revealing the degrading mess they have made of their lives.

Winner of the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play. The Broadway production of this play was a shattering and memorable experience and proclaimed the author as a major American playwright.

 

Location: Mobile Theatre Guild

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