Events for Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017

Janet Hinton - Solo Exhibition

Janet Hinton's solo painting exhibition will be on display at Fairhop Unitarian Fellowship through the end of December. Meet the artist at the reception on October 14 from 2:30 - 4:30 PM. Contact the church for availble viewing times.

Location: Fairhope Unitarian Fellowship

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Open Studio

Artists at work; complimentary beverages; works by more than 60 area artists on display. Sunday, 11 AM - 3 PM.  Will not meet if studio date falls on a major holiday. 

Location: Cathedral Square Gallery

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Venardos Circus

World class for for all ages!

Location: James Seals Park

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Japanese Immersion Weekend -  Raku Firing Demonstration

Raku Firing is a ‘low-fire’ method of firing ceramic work into objects traditionally used in tea ceremonies, or elsewhere in the home. Raku literally translates to “enjoyment” in Japanese, and if you’ve never seen it, then you’re in for a treat. The Raku firing process involves using the smoke and fire in the kiln which contributes to singular unpredictable surfaces filled with shimmer, crackling and deep iridescent color. Join us for the demonstration, or get your own work fired. To fire your work: For $10 per piece you can fire your own work in the Raku Kiln. All objects must be bisque fired, glazed, and no larger than 10 inches by 8 inches. To reserve a spot:https://mobilemuseumofart.wufoo.com/forms/raku-firing-november-5-2017/

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MPL: Belles’ Letters 2 - Contemporary Stories by Alabama Women

Join editors, Don Noble and Jennifer Horne, as they introduce several of the contributing writers from Belles’ Letters 2, Contemporary Stories by Alabama Women.  It’s an afternoon of readings and a celebration of the life and stories that range geographically from the Gulf Coast to north Alabama. Guest authors include Dr. Sue Walker, Carolyn Haines, Mary Murphy, Suzanne Hudson, Patricia Lou Taylor, Loretta Cobb and Pat Mayer. Light refreshments and book signings will be held in the Armbrecht/Briskman Meeting Room following the presentation. For more information, please call 208-7097.

Location: Bernheim Hall, Ben May Main Library

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USA: Hanna Scholarship Fundraiser

A benefit concert celebrating the memory of Dr. Michael S. Hanna will feature Roman Street and  brothers Josh and Noah Thompson. All proceeds will benefit the scholarship established in Hanna's name.

Location: USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center

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Crescent Theater: Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

Location: Crescent Theater

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Venardos Circus

World class for for all ages!

Location: James Seals Park

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Crescent Theater: Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

Location: Crescent Theater

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USA String Orchestra Fall Concert

Come join the USA String Orchestra in concert on Sunday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the beautiful Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.  Music on the program includes Jean Sibelius' Andante Festivo, a rarely heard work by Oreste Ravanello, and the beloved Abdelazer Suite by English composer Henry Purcell, from which Benjamin Britten would pull the melody to compose his Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.  The orchestra is conducted by Dr. Jason Rinehart.

The program

Andante Festivo - Jean Sibelius
Berceuse - Oreste Ravanello
Suite from Abdelazer - Henry Purcell

Admission to this Department of Music event is free and open to the public. 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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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: 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: 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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JJP: Peter and the Starcatcher

THE NEVERLAND YOU NEVR KNEW....

Directed by Eric C. Browne
Written by Rick Elice
Music by Waye Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson 

Friday & Saturdays: 7:30 Curtain
Sunday Matinees: 2:00 Curtain 

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Location: Joe Jefferson Players

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University of Mobile: Artwork by Sara Bowen

The Alabama School of the Arts at University of Mobile is hosting the work of artist Sara Bowen. This exhibit will be on display Nov. 1-30 in the Donald Gallery on campus.

Bowen’s exhibit, titled “Works,” will feature some of her first double-walled vases, her current functional pottery, and pieces from her recent installation called “Light + Stone: a quiet space out of the elements.”

An Art Talk will be held with Bowen on Nov. 30 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

Location: University of Mobile Donald Gallersy

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Japanese Immersion Weekend -  Tea Ceremony

We will move through the ancient choreography of a traditional tea ceremony. Japanese tea ceremonies aren’t just about the tea; they focus also on the careful movements and aesthetics that define the ritual as heartfelt and genuine.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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BG&H: Cascading Chrysanthemum Display

​Visit the Nation's Largest Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemum Display 
​Exact bloom times may varry depending on weather conditions.  For peak bloom times, visit Mum Watch at Bellingrath.org in early November.  

Hundreds of colorful, four-foot long cascades of chrysanthemums are displayed on bridges and balconies, in baskets and containers through the Gardens. Guests can enjoy the columns of mums and thousands of mums in the flower beds in the fall colors of yellow, red, bronze, lavender and white. The Great Lawn’s dramatic border is a feast for the eyes.

Bellingrath’s Mum Show is the nation’s largest outdoor chrysanthemum display. All of the cascades are grown at Bellingrath. Moving the cascades into the gardens is one of the most spectacular horticultural events of the year. It takes more than nine months to grow a single crop – a true labor of love by Bellingrath’s expert growers.

Location: Bellingrath Gardens

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