Events for Tuesday, Sep 12, 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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MPL: Starting a Small Businee

Starting a Small Business from Scratch is a two day workshop with Rick Zapata, Regional Extension Agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged. For more details on the workshop or to register, please email

Location: Ben May Main Library

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University of Mobile’s Torch Society Open House

University of Mobile's new Torch Society will host an open house to introduce the community and potential members to the philanthropic service organizations and its goal of raising support for college scholarships. The come-and-go event will be 10:00am to 12:00pm in Ram Hall on University of Mobile's campus.

Location: University of Mobile's Ram Hall

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MMofA: Beginning Throwing on the Wheel with Angie King

Try something that you have always wanted to do by learning to throw clay on the pottery wheel! This class is for brand new students or those who still need guidance. Students will create and decorate functional pieces such as bowls and cups. Friends and family will be impressed with your new skills.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MPL: Reading PAWS

Children reading or learning to read can sign up for a 15-minute reading session with a certified Reading Dog.

Location: Mobile Public Library: West Regional Branch

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Tea for Two: Fairhope Museum of History

Guests enjoy a cup of delicious Baldwin County tea, cookies and a lecture on an interesting aspect of Fairhope history.

Location: The Fairhope Museum of History

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MPL: A Page in Time

If you love Historical Fiction this book club is for you. This month's topic of discussion is The Summer before the War by Helen Simonson.

Location: Mobile Public Library: West Regional Branch

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Paint Party Studios: Two for Tuesdays Paint & Sip

Pick what you want to paint. BYOB. Art supplies and instruction provided. Advance reservations recommended. Two painters, two 16×20″ canvases, $30 (approximately 3 hours), or two 11×14″ canvases for $25 (approximately 2 hours).

Location: Paint Party Studios

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The Art Center at Lavretta Park: Fall Quarter Classes

Classes offered this month include: Zentangle, Ukulele, children’s classes, Beginning Gourds, Nuno Felted Scarves, Friday’s for Women, Watercolor Basics, Acrylic Basics, Wood Burning, Tar Paper Door Hangers, and Open Studio.

Location: Lavretta Park Art Center

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