Events for Thursday, Sep 28, 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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MMofA: Night Market

MMofA hosts a monthly Night Market that showcases makers, artists, artisans, and craftsman who make locally-sourced, handmade goods. Support your local artists and join the party and shopping fun with great food and drink from The Crepe Crusader and the DJ stylings of Neil Byrne aka Hot Lobster.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MPL: An Evening with Paula Webb

Local Semmes author, Paula Webb, will discuss the research and the historical resources she used for the writing of her book, Mobile Under Siege: Surviving the Union Blockade.

Following the presentation, there will be a book signing and reception. 

Location: Mobile Public Library: Semmes Branch

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Mobile Medical Museum: Public talk by Dr. Paul T. Kelton

The Mobile Medical Museum presents "Cherokee Medicine, Colonial Germs: An Indigenous Nation's Fight Against Smallpox, 1518-1824", a talk by Dr. Paul T. Kelton, Robert David Lion Gardiner Chair in American History, Stony Brook University, New York. This is the third talk in the Sally Clark Green Memorial Lecture Series. Admission is free. This program is made possible by the Sally Clark Green Memorial Fund, and is supported by a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Location: Stewartfield, Spring Hill College

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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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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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