Events for Monday, Oct 02, 2017

HMPS: Yoga on the Lawn

Is there a better way to start your weekend? Probably not. 

Location: Historic Mobile Preservation Society

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Ikebana of Mobile: Making Arrangements with Gourds and Pumpkins

Making arrangements with gourds and pumpkins.

Location: Asian Cultural House

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MPL: Little Discoveries with Mr. Wayne

Mr. Wayne from the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center presents lessons and projects fusing science and literature for preschool children. For more information, please call the children’s department at 208-7086 or email crhodes@mplonline.org

Location: Ben May Main Library

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ESAC: First Friday ArtWalk

All new exhibits opening at the Art Center for First Friday Art Walk!

WHAT:

·         NEW EXHIBIT: “Earth Forms: A Geological Exploration” Paintings by Faye Earnest. “The Earth is my subject matter: interior and exterior, views from inside the geological strata and views from above.”

·         NEW EXHIBIT: "How it Looks to Me" Paintings by Chris Knight. The paintings in this show were done over the past two years both “plein air” and in the studio, mostly around Baldwin County but some from our trips here and there. We live in a beautiful area down here on the bay and I have really enjoyed trying to capture this wonderful landscape.

·         NEW EXHIBIT: “All in the Family” Mixed media by the Howell Family. Dr. John B. Howell III, his wife, Stacey Howell, sons Dr. John Howell IV and James Howell are going to be doing a group show of epic proportions–wood turning, painting and glass mediums!

·         NEW EXHIBIT: Paintings by emerging artist, Edlyn Burch. Edlyn joined us at the Art Center last year at just 13 years old! She has shown and sold her work in both our Members’ Sales Gallery and Members’ Juried Show. Edlyn has also assisted in our Summer ArtBash programming. We are extremely excited to showcase her work in our Bischoff Gallery

·         Live music by Jeanine “Dr. Jazz” Normand

·         Event sponsored by B&B Pecan Company

 

For more info, contact: Adrienne Clow, Marketing Director at Adrienne@esartcenter.org or 928-2228 ext 103. Visit www.esartcenter.org, Facebook, or Twitter for daily updates!

Location: Eastern Shore Art Center

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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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USA: The Poarch Band of Creek Indians: From Roots to Renewal

The University of South Alabama Marx Library is pleased to present a new art exhibit entitled, “The Poarch Band of Creek Indians: From Roots to Renewal,” which will be on display from October 1 through November 30, 2017. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians, after many trials and tribulations, have created a renewal of their traditions and the tribe stands as testament to the value of hard work, education, persistence, and entrepreneurship. As part of the Alabama Bicentennial Celebration theme of “place,” this exhibit examines the roots of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians from the first populating of the continent to formation of the Creek Nation, and from wars with the United States to the formation of a place called Poarch.  Geography and landscape shape who we are and this is evident in the people who are members of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.  Despite humble beginnings and discrimination, including denial of access to education, the people of Poarch stood up for what is right, and through their own efforts have established a strong and significant economic reach and impact today. 

The exhibit is being shown in the Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art on the third floor of the Marx Library. The exhibition is free and open to the public during regular Library hours. We hope you will come out and learn more about the only federally recognized Native American tribe in Alabama.

Location: USA Marx Library

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University of Mobile: Artwork by Conroy Hudlow

The Alabama School of the Arts at University of Mobile is hosting the work of artist Conroy Hudlow. This exhibit will be on display Oct. 2-31 in the Donald Gallery on campus.

An Art Talk will be held with Hudlow on Oct. 26 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.

Hudlow is a painter who specializes in abstract painting. After his retirement from a career in architecture, he returned to his passion for fine art. Picking up where he had left off 30 years prior, Hudlow went back to drawing from figures, but with better composition and concept than he had as a college student.

“I believe that the artist allows the viewer to see through their eyes,” said Hudlow. “Not by painting what he sees, but by transposing space, objects, line and colors into a unique experience.”

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.

Location: The Donald Gallery at University of Mobile

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MMofA: A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

This exhibition offers a look at a largely unexamined aspect of the career of one of the most highly influential thinkers and artists of the 20th century. This exhibition features Adolph Gottlieb’s little-known monotypes that he worked on between the summer of 1973 and February 1974. An intimate suite of works created within the last 9 months of the artist’s life, these monotypes are a summation of Gottlieb’s 50-year career as a painter.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MMofA: 5 Mobile Artists Exhibition

5 Mobile Artists presents five artists that have been an integral part of the contemporary art scene in Mobile, Alabama and continue to inspire the next generation of artists from our region: John Cleverdon, James E. Conlon, Kaye Wall Hoffman, James E. Kennedy, and Tut Altman Riddick.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MMofA: Posing Beauty in African American Culture Exhibit

Posing Beauty in African American Culture explores the understanding of how African and African American beauty has been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, fashion, advertising, and other forms of popular culture such as music and the Internet.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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