Events for Monday, Oct 02, 2017

MPL: Self Defense

Corporal John C. Young with the Mobile Police Department will demonstrate the Strategic Self-Defense Grappling and Tactics system. It is a system incorporating striking and grappling skills developed by Rickson Gracie Jiu-Jitsui Black Belt Johnny Lee Smith.  Registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged. For more information or to register, email jsigler@mplonline.org or call 208-7078 or 208-7085.

Location: Ben May Main Library

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Tea for Two: Fairhope Museum of History

Guests enjoy a cup of delicious Baldwin County tea, cookies and a lecture on an interesting aspect of Fairhope history.

Location: The Fairhope Museum of History

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MPL: Reading PAWS

Children reading or learning to read can sign up for a 15-minute reading session with a certified Reading Dog. For more information, or to sign up for a session, please call the children’s department at 340-8571 or email westyou@mplonline.org.

Location: Mobile Public Library: West Regional Branch

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MPL: A Page in Time

If you love Historical Fiction this book club is for you. This month's topic of discussion is The Wonder by Emma Donoghue. For more information, please call Michele at 340-8561.

Location: Mobile Public Library: West Regional Branch

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USA Fall Concert Series: Kip Franklin, Faculty Clarinet Recital

Serving both the university community and the entire Gulf Coast region through profound artistic and academic achievement, the Department of Music Musical Arts Concert Series features faculty recitals and student ensemble performances worthy of inclusion on anyone's "not-to-be-missed" list of events.  Regular Musical Arts Series attendees have been treated since 2001 to an average of 35 concerts per season, and this season will be no exception!  Student ensemble programs range from regular concerts by the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, University Chorale, Opera & Musical Theatre, Percussion Ensemble, Concert Choir, USA Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Flute Choir, various World Music Ensembles, Brass Ensembles, and Piano Ensembles, while the performing faculty normally is represented in half of the concerts in the form of terrific solo and chamber ensemble recitals.

Scheduled in USA's Laidlaw Performing Arts Center 240-seat Recital Hall, concerts generally begin at 7:30 p.m. for evening performances and at 3:00 p.m. for scheduled Sunday events.  Tickets for admission to all MAS concerts and other ticketed events are normally sold at the door only (except where indicated) and the hall is open to our patrons approximately 45 minutes in advance of each presentation.  Except where indicated, tickets are $8 each for general admission and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens.  (Presently we accept cash or checks only.)  Questions regarding special accommodation or other considerations should be directed to the Events Coordinator (251-460-7116) or the Music Department Staff (251-460-6136).  Questions also may be emailed to Keith Bohnet at kbohnet@southalabama.edu.

Location: Laidlaw Performing Arts Center

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Paint Party Sudios: Two for Tuesdays Paint & Sip

Pick what you want to paint. BYOB. Art supplies and instruction provided. Advance reservations recommended. Two painters, two 16×20″ canvases, $30 (approximately 3 hours), or two 11×14″ canvases for $25 (approximately 2 hours).

Location: Paint Party Studios

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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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