Events for Monday, Sep 25, 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 pcounselman@umobile.edu 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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THE MOBILE DELTA: Glass & Light

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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Gulf Coast Exploreum: Dream Big: Engineering Our World (J.L. Bedsole IMAX Dome Theater Feature Film)

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a first of its kind film for IMAX® and giant screen theatres that will transform how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.

Location: Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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MOJO: Jazz Jambalaya

There's gonna be a party going on, y'all! Jimmy Robuck is bringing his "A TEAM" to celebrate MOJO's 16th Anniversary and return to the Gulf City Lodge! Includes light dinner and a hand-dipped sundae from Cammie's Old Dutch. Security | Lighted Parking | Door Prizes Bring a dish to share! mojojazz.org/

Location: Gulf City Lodge

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MPL: Book Club - Classics Revisited

Join us the last Monday of the month for some lively book discussions on some of our favorite classics. This month’s topic of discussion is The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emma Orczy.

Location: Ben May Main Library

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MOJO Jazz Jambalaya

MOJO hosts a Jazz Jambalaya (JJ) every fourth Monday except during the Mobile Mardi Gras season.  A MOJO JJ is evening of live jazz, great food, historic environs and fabulous people - with a bit of jazz history and information.  We call it "gastro-edu-info-tainment".

Local, regional, national and international musicians perform 2 hours of the best jazz on the Gulf Coast.  Admission includes a delicious bowl of jambalaya, salad, assorted cheeses, fruits and desserts.  

Full bar service, lighted parking, door-to-door security, an opportunity to win great door prizes and meet celebrity guest narrators all make MOJO Jazz Jambalayas irresistible.   Y'all come JAZZ IT UP with MOJO!

Location: Gulf City Lodge

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The Mobile Symphonic Pops Band: Semmes

The Mobile Symphonic Pops Band aims to foster and promote the concept of the adult community concert band.  

Location: MGM Auditorium

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Gulf Coast Exploreum: Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!

The insatiable curiosity of Curious George – the little monkey who has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children and adults for 65 years – comes to life on September 23, 2017, at Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. The new exhibit, Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!, will introduce young children to Curious George’s world and lead visitors on a fun, meaningful interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure. Based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories published by Houghton Mifflin, the Curious George exhibit inspires young children’s natural curiosity as they explore early science, math and engineering through hands-on interactive play. The immersive exhibit environment takes place in the neighborhood where Curious George lives with his friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat.

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Location: Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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