Events for Thursday, Sep 07, 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 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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ESCA: Painting Workshop-Bold & Beautiful Color

Kathleen Broaderick Art is best known for her fresh, contemporary oil paintings of landscapes, florals and animals. In this workshop she will focus on how to create her clean, beautiful color with oil paints. No mud! Students will also learn how to easily separate light from shadow and how it is integral to the process of painting. The instructor will offer a demonstration each day and provide one-on-one painting advice to students as they work. The instructor will bring reference photos. The subject will be birds! See Kathleen’s website for her paintings of roosters, herons, flamingos, etc: Class time is 9am to 4 pm each day with an hour break for lunch. Feel free to go out or bring your own lunch. Coffee in the morning and water will be provided. Please see the class supply list online. $250 ($225 for ESAC Members!) $125 nonrefundable deposit due by July 7, 2017. Balance due August 8, 2017. Register online at

Location: Eastern Shore Art Center

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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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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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Marnée’s Studio: Fashion Illustration Class

This is an introductory course (ages 12+) to fashion illustration that will focus on drawing and watercolor skills needed to render both male and female fashion figures, textiles, and apparel/ accessories. Emphasis will be given to: *proportion *composition *basic anatomy Class will conclude with an optional trip to a Mobile fashion show the weekend of September 29-Oct 1!! Students will get the opportunity to test out their newly learned skills first hand! Classes will be held TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS, 4-5:30pm starting SEPTEMBER 5TH and running through SEPTEMBER 28TH. PRICE IS $170/ person (for 8 classes) and INCLUDES SUPPLIES. All classes will be held at Marnée's Studio (2353 Airport Blvd). Advanced payment is required for this course to secure your spot. Please pay online by SEPTEMBER 3RD. RECEIVE $20 OFF IF YOU RESERVE ONLINE BY SEP. 2ND!! Use code: EARLYBIRD at checkout to get discount.

Location: Marnée's Studio

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Public talk by Stefanie Rookis and Michael A. Flannery

The Mobile Medical Museum presents "Modeling Medicine: The Josiah Clark Nott Pathological Specimens, Window into 19th Century Healthcare", a talk by Stefanie Rookis, Curator of the Alabama Museum of Health Sciences; and Michael A. Flannery, Professor Emeritus, UAB Libraries. This is the second event in the Sally Clark Green Memorial Lecture Series.

Location: USA Health Strada Patient Care Center

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Mobile Medical Museum: Modeling Medicine - The Josiah Clark Nott Specimens

Modeling Medicine: The Josiah Clark Nott Specimens, Window into the 19th Century Healthcare

Stephanie Rookis, Curator | Alabama Museum of Health Sciences, UAB
​Michael A. Flannery, Proferssor Emeritus | USA Libraries, UAB

Location: Strada Patient Care Center

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Marnée’s Studio: Figure Drawing Studio Sessions

Join us on Thursdays, Sep.7-Sep.28 from 6:30-8:30pm @ Marnée's Studio for loosely guided figure drawing sessions that will work with 2 live, nude models (male and female). Basic supplies included (drawing paper, charcoal, erasers, pastels, brushes, etc).  Price:  $100/4sessions, $30/1 session. Open to adult students of all levels.  BYOB and food. 

The human figure is the ideal subject for creating powerful drawings that can be personally and/or broadly meaningful. Whether your goal is to convey accurate forms and proportions or if you're attempting to communicate something beyond form, working from live models:

-provides an accurate essence of poses (such as weight shift and gesture) that is hard to attain from photographs
-improves artistic skills such as gauging proportions
-allows for a more authentic experience 

Students can expect to learn a variety of drawing methods and topics including:

-accurately assessing figure proportions
-line, mass, gesture
-short pose studies and long-pose drawings
-depicting dimension with diverse mediums

Don't miss this opportunity to work from live models and network with artists in the area!

* Doors will be locked by 7pm to prevent interruptions.  Latecomers can call (251)206-5587 to gain entry.*

Location: Marnée's Studio

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