Events for Thursday, Sep 14, 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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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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MPL: Alabama Contemporary Art Center

Participants are invited to explore contemporary art and music through hands-on and minds-on activities that stimulate and deepen their understanding of art.

Location: Ben May Main Library

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MPL: Book Club - Ebony Moments

Ebony Moments is a book discussion designed to increase the awareness of African-American authors, both past and present, and to promote the love of reading for all. This month’s topic of discussion is Never Trust a Stranger by Mary Monroe.

Location: Mobile Public Library: West Regional Branch

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MMofA: Art Talk - 1945 to the present

Mobile Museum of Art director, Deborah Velders, takes us on a tour through American Art: 1945 to the Present. This ongoing exhibition of museum permanent collection works is a visual exploration of the distinctly “modern” American art that ultimately took the global art capital from Paris to New York. Join us to gain insights on this quintessentially American exhibition.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MPL: PolitiFact

Fed up with fake news? Having trouble sorting out fact from fiction on the Internet, on cable TV or in Washington? Join editors and reporters from the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking website PolitiFact to learn how they sort out fact from fiction on a daily basis. PolitiFact has published more than 13,500 fact-checks since its launch in 2007, rating claims by politicians and pundits on a scale of True to Pants on Fire false.


In this 90-minute forum, you’ll learn more about PolitiFact’s process and history, get some tips on how you can fact-check the claims you see, and get a chance to ask fact-checkers anything that’s on your mind. This program is in partnership with the Mobile Public Library.

Location: Ben May Main Library

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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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