Events for Wednesday, Nov 08, 2017

Society of American Period Furniture Makers Gulf States Chapter

One day worshop focusing on different aspects of period furniture including carving chisels, lathe tools and antique appraisals.  Attendies are encouraged to bring one piece of furniture for $10 appraisals.

Event Format

·        Welcome

·        Sharpening

o   Carving Chisels: gouges, V tools – Scott Wetter

o   Lathe Tools: gouges, skews - Tom Rassmussen

·        Laying Out and Carving a Philadelphia Finial & examples of other region’s finials - Bruce Thornton

·        Lunch

·        Craftsman’s Gallery – Attendees are encouraged to bring a piece of furniture and discuss something about it. The topic can be a procedure, historical background, regional difference etc. (About 10 minutes each). This is intended to help us learn from each other.

·        Antique Appraisals – Nevin Heller of Flomaton Antique Auction

o   Registered attendees are encouraged to bring a piece of furniture and for a fee of $10 per piece have it appraised. Proceeds will support our future events.

·        Closing Remark and request for future event topics – Bruce Thornton & Scott Wetter

 

Cost – Registration is $15. This will cover food and drink, and help the chapter get more presenters for future events.

Pre- Registration – Helps us plan for the amount of food & drink to be purchased. 

Please mail registration form (attached below) & payment to Ben Purvis: 7744 Lukol Lane, Saraland, AL 36571. Checks will be payable to BEN PURVIS. For other registration questions he can be reached at benpurvis12@gmail.com

Location: Mobile Japanese Garden

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Fairhope Film Festival

The 2017 Fairhope Film Festival is four days of brilliant, entertaining and award-winning films screened throughout our beautiful little town on the Bay! Every year has been bigger and better, thanks to all of the festivalgoers, volunteers sponsors and donors, and the many merchants and residents of Fairhope who make our festival’s setting unique. Thank you! We look forward to another exciting and entertaining event with you this Fall.

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Location: Downtown Fairhope

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Venardos Circus

World class for for all ages!

Location: James Seals Park

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Mobile Medical Museum: Military Medicine Day

The Mobile Medical Museum proudly salutes our veterans with this special Veteran's Day program. Admission is free for all active and retired military families. At 2 pm, museum staff will lead a tour on military medicine from the pre-Civil War era to Vietnam. Free refreshments will be served. All are welcome! This event is made possible through the generous support of the Ernest G. DeBakey Charitable Foundation.

Location: Mobile Medical Museum

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Japanese Immersion Weekend -  Sushi Rolling Demonstration by Lillian McKinney

After the film, Lillian McKinney of Liquid Sushi Lounge will demonstrate the basics of rolling sushi and get you on your way to mastering this art form at home. Program is free, but regular museum admission applies.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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Venardos Circus

World class for for all ages!

Location: James Seals Park

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Venardos Circus

World class for for all ages!

Location: James Seals Park

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Argonautika: The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts

The St. Paul’s Player’s Present Argonautika: The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts. Join Jason’s crew on the Argo as they face daunting challenges and experience both joy and heartache in the hunt for the mythical Golden Fleece. This unique show from the Tony-winning playwright Mary Zimmerman entertains and challenges audiences of all ages.

Location: Monte L. Moorer Theatre

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The Mobile Symphonic Pops Band: Veterans Day

The Mobile Symphonic Pops Band aims to foster and promote the concept of the adult community concert band.  

Location: U.S.S. Alabama Battleship Park

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Marnée’s Studio: “Cornucopia: aritistic abundance” Group Exhibition Opening

Marnée’s Studio, a new fine art gallery and studio located off Airport Boulevard near the Loop, is excited to announce the opening of “Cornucopia: artistically abundant” the gallery’s first juried group exhibition. The opening will be held at Marnée’s Studio the evening of November 11th, 7-9pm and is open to the public. Light appetizers and refreshments will be complimentary as guests view 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art depicting either classical interpretations of cornucopias or metaphorical sources of life fulfillment and abundance. Over $500 in prizes will be awarded to the artists during the opening event and guests are asked to bring 2 canned good items a piece to contribute to a food drive.Food donations qualify guests for a chance to win a gift basket. We will also have our regular inventory upstairs and will be running 1-night only specials.

Location: Marnée's Studio

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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: 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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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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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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University of Mobile Presents Photography of Steven Carey

University of Mobile presents the photography exhibit “Mostly Monochrome” showcasing the work of UM associate professor of biology and award-winning photographer Steven Carey of Fairhope, Alabama.

Carey will discuss his work at a free Artist Talk on Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. in Ben May Hall. He is the author of “A Temporary Lack of Color – A Journey into a Monochromatic World,” a collection of photographs, to be published in December.

Location: Ben May Hall

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