Events for Thursday, Oct 19, 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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University of Mobile: Honors Lecture with Bethany Bear Hebbard

Bethany Bear Hebbard, a textile artist and advocate for the poor and homeless, will deliver the first University of Mobile Honors Lecture on Oct. 19. The self-described “radical homemaker and renegade Ph.D.” will speak at 5 p.m. in Weaver Auditorium on the UM campus, 5735 College Pkwy. The public is invited to the free lecture. Her topic is “Building Wise Homes in a Homeless World: Hospitality, Justice and Joy.” Hebbard will focus on her work at Community First! Village, a master-planned community for the chronically homeless in Austin, Texas. She will discuss building community, exploring crafts, and living the examined life both inside and outside academia. Hebbard also directs the Community Corps, a missional training program for pilgrims feeling a call to spiritual formation, life in community, and service alongside the poor. Previously, she was assistant professor of English and director of the Honors Program at UM. For information about the Honors Lecture or the UM Honors Program, contact Dr. Stephen Schuler, associate professor of English, at 251.442.2426 or

Location: Weaver Auditorium, University of Mobile

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ART TALK: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb explores the last body of work completed by one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. Adolph Gottlieb is known for being a member of the first generation of Abstract Expressionists and working with various media such as sculpture, tapestry, stained glass, and prints. The exhibition features Gottlieb’s monotype prints that he began in 1973 during the last months of his life. In this Art Talk, Matthew Hopson-Walker will lead a tour and conduct a live demo of monotype printing in the exhibition. Hopson-Walker is an instructor at the University of South Alabama where he teaches printmaking.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MPL: Bayside Book Club

This month's topic of discussion is It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis. For more information, please call Betty Fowler at 476-2600 or 208-7097.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Parkway Branch

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USA: Guest Artist Clarinet and Piano Recital

Denise Gainey, clarinet and Yakov Kasman, piano
Guest Artist Clarinet and Piano Recital
Thursday, October 19, 2017 -- 7:30 p.m.
Laidlaw Recital Hall

Gainey and Kasman, Guest Artist Clarinet and Piano at Laidlaw Oct. 19

Dr. Denise Gainey and Dr. Yakov Kasman will present a guest artist clarinet and piano recital on Thursday, October 19 in the USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. Dr. Gainey is Professor of Clarinet at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Secretary of the International Clarinet Association. Dr. Kasman is Professor of Piano at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and was a silver medalist at the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Their program will include Brahms' Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E-flat Major and Prokofiev's monumental Sonata in D Major, op. 94.

Tickets for this event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens. Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call 251-460-7116 or 251-460-6136.


Location: Laidlaw Performing Arts 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 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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