Events for Friday, Sep 08, 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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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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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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Ikebana of Mobile: Nagiere Floral Arangement Workshop

On Friday, September 8th from 10am to 12noon Ikebana of Mobile will be holding a workshop on creating a Nagiere(upright) floral arrangement. Please bring a tall vase with a small opening, flowers from your yard or the store & line material or greens, stem clippers, camera or iphone. Pinterest has good examples of Ikebana designs.

Location: Asian Cultural House

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Ikebana of Mobile: Tea Ceremony with Mikako Tonaka

Mikako Tonaka from Tallahassee, FL

Location: Asian Cultural House

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Mobile Mardi Gras Trail “Happy Hour Tours”

Get a head start on the SEPTEMBER ARTWALK! Meet your guide a few minutes before 5:30 p.m., at "Fathoms," overlooking the corner of Water and Royal Streets, located in the Marriott Riverview hotel. Then walk in the same footsteps as the first mystic revelers, from Water Street, down Royal to the corner of St. Francis St. Stop for awhile at the Royal Street Tavern, where you can imagine attending a turn-of-the-century Mardi Gras ball in the historic Battle House Hotel. Then take your moonpies and Mardi Gras beads to Eugene's Monkey Bar on Bienville Square, along the routes taken by Mobile's first royal Mardi Gras courts as they toasted their queens and accepted the keys to take over the city for the last day of Carnival.

The tour ends at approximately 7:30 p.m., adjacent to the Marriott Riverview, in front of Mardi Gras Park. 

Two cocktails (and a few of the necessary accoutrements of proper mysticism) are included! 

$25 / person 

Register online @ ​ 

Must be 21 to register.

Location: Fathoms

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LoDa ArtWalk

Exhibitions with receptions and entertainment in a variety of downtown galleries and other venues, sponsored by City of Mobile Special Events and Mobile Arts Council. Check our ArtWalk page for additional information. Second Friday, 6 - 9 PM.

Location: LoDa Arts District (LOwer DAuphin St)

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