Events for Monday, Sep 18, 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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Rene Culler’s site-specific work is a mural in glass that celebrates the species-rich Delta and its atmospheric qualities. The Delta is a changeling environment which is constantly shaped and molded by the weather and waterways. As the grasses, almost transparent, catch the light, Culler’s drawings and painting in glass suggest the landscape that southern Alabama holds so dear. The composition is a wall of natural light utilized as a glass canvas for drawing, painting and printing with vitreous enamels. Slumped dimensional panels and blown glass abstractly portray the location’s dimensionality.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MPL: Spoken Word of Mobile

Join members of Spoken Word of Mobile for an evening of poetry readings at the Library.  Students and adults are encouraged to share readings of their own works or works from their favorite poets.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Toulminville Branch

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USA: Robert Murray, Guest Faculty Trumpet Recital

Robert Murray, Professor of Trumpet at Columbus State University, will perform a guest facutly trumpet recital in the Recital Hall of the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 18. With the collaboration of pianist Alina Sarkisyan-Bennett, the recital will consist of a wide variety of highly interesting and entertaining works for trumpet and piano.

Praised for his “golden tone” and “convincing performances,” Dr. Robert Murray is a diverse performer in both classical and jazz idioms and has been featured at international conferences and in recital and masterclasses across the US. Currently Principal Trumpet of the North Charleston POPS! in Charleston, South Carolina, he is a former member of the Dallas Brass, has served as principal trumpet with orchestras in the US and Mexico, and has toured and performed with a variety of artists, big bands and Broadway productions.

Hailed for their “wonderful music rapport," “impeccable intonation," and “exquisite performances,” he and his wife, oboist Lauren Murray, perform together as the duo Harmonie del Sur. Performing all original works composed for them, they have performed in recital and given masterclasses throughout the US including Carnegie Hall, the Strathmore Music Center, and at a variety of international conferences.

Dr. Murray currently serves as Professor of Trumpet in the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University; his students can be found pursuing successful careers across the country as teachers, professors, performers and trumpet manufacturing specialists. Dr. Murray is honored to serve as the Archivist of the International Guild; Columbus State University is the home of the ITG Archives.  He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in trumpet from the University of North Texas. He studied trumpet with Keith Johnson, Gerald Webster, Fred Sautter, Roy Cummings, Claude Gordon and Ray Johnson. Dr. Murray is a Performing Artist for Mauriat Trumpets.

Location: Laidlaw Performing Arts Center

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