Events for Thursday, Aug 31, 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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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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PANEL DISCUSSION: ART VS. CRAFT

Unbeknownst to many, there is heated ongoing discussion of how we define ‘fine art’, craft and even design, hailing from the dawn of making. These categories move and change all the time, and the lines between each are often undefined. What qualifies ‘fine’ art from other forms? What is the role of utility? Is there a higher aim to decoration? Are ‘high’ and ‘low’ art distinctions even still relevant? Hear what local artists and academics think as they share works of art that exemplify or defy classification.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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19th Annual Chef Challenge-A Challenge to End Hunger

Chef Challenge is Feeding the Gulf Coast's annual fundraiser to raise awareness for those struggling with hunger along the Central Gulf Coast. Every year, this event marks the beginning of September as Hunger Action Month. Chef Challenge guests will enjoy tastings of dishes from local chefs and restaurants, live entertainment by Roman Street, a vast silent auction, and complimentary beer and wine. Guest will vote on their favorite dishes and the overall winner will qualify for the World Food Championships in Orange Beach! All proceeds from Chef Challenge are used to help those in need within our 24-county service area along the Central Gulf Coast. Tickets can be purchased through our website, www.feedingthegulfcoast.org or through our Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/231214667347687/

Location: Fort Whiting Armory

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