Events for Thursday, Oct 12, 2017

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. For more information or to register, please call 438-7075.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Toulminville Branch

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MPL: Alabama Contemporary Art Center

Participants are invited to explore contemporary art and music through hands-on and minds-on activities that stimulate and deepen their understanding of art. For more information, please call the Children’s Department at 208-7086 or email

Location: Ben May Main Library

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HMPS: Growing Up in a Segregated Mobile: Are There Differences Now?

Join HMPS on Thursday, October 12 as Mobilian Frank McMillion discusses his personal experiences and struggles growing up as an African American man in a segregated Mobile, Alabama. The lecture will be held at Oakleigh House and will begin at 5:30pm. This event is free for HMPS members and $10 for non-members. Call 251-432-1281 for more information.

Location: Historic Oakleigh House

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MMofA: Power Lines Posing Beauty

In this call-and-response style program, we’ve invited Power Lines Poets, a Mobile-based poetry troupe that features local writers of various styles and genres, to each respond to a photograph in the new exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture. Come hear all the spoken word responses and get a chance to talk to each of the poets about what it means to ‘represent’ and the opportunities of various art forms.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MPL: Book Club - Ebony Moments

Ebony Moments is a book discussion designed to increase the awareness of African-American authors, both past and present, and to promote the love of reading for all. This month’s topic of discussion is Sin of a Woman by Kimberla Lawson Roby. For more information, contact Betty Kidd at 470-7766.

Location: Mobile Public Library: West Regional Branch

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MPL: Teen Book Yak & Movie Snack

Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie! After moving, a teen tries to regain her popularity. The film runs 92 minutes and is rated PG. For more information, please call Enjoy the Book – Watch the Movie! After moving, a teen tries to regain her popularity. The film runs 92 minutes and is rated PG. For more information, please call 470-7770 or email email

Location: Mobile Public Library: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch

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NEST Fest ‘17

Original songs, covers from The Band, the Grateful Dead, and other sixties and seventies music will rock the halls of The Steeple, 251 St. Francis Street, as Diamond Reo 75 performs at 6:30pm Thursday October 12, 2017 at a benefit concert for N. E. S. T. of Mobile, a volunteer organization which serves the needs of at-risk families and children in Mobile County. Tickets are a $50.00 donation to N.E.S.T , a 501(c)3 organization, and will be available starting at 10:00am CDT September 8 from . Key sponsors of this performance include Joe Bullard Automotive Group, Uniti Fiber, McCoy Outdoor Co., and Norman H. McCrummen III.

Location: The Steeple on St. Francis

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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 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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Open Mic Poetry Reading

Poetry Reading Open Mic Event. Come read your original poetry or a favorite poem written by someone else. This event is free and open to the public. All we ask is that you support your local coffee house.

Location: Satori Coffee House

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