Events for Monday, Nov 20, 2017

Watercolor Wonders with Lisa Hancock

This class is open to adult students of all levels. Have fun learning basic color theory, design and techniques for utilizing the unique qualities of watercolor. These methods can be applied to flowers, landscapes, the figure, abstract works or other subject matter of choice. It is helpful if the student has a basic understanding of drawing skills and composition, but not necessary. Demonstrations are given during each class meeting, as needed. The students are able to paint with the instructor and apply what they have learned to create a painting from a photographic reference or still life. PRICE: $145/PERSON INCLUDING SUPPLIES (EARLY BIRD SPECIAL OF $125/PERSON IF YOU REGISTER BY OCTOBER 30) DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS NOVEMBER 3RD. Visit www.marneestudio.com to register online. Email info@marneestudio.com for any questions

Location: Marnée's Studio

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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: Film Noir at Moorer

Enjoy wonderful classic films with commentary and fun facts provided by Frank.  This month’s feature is Angels with Dirty Faces. The film runs 97 minutes and is NR. For more information, please call 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch

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ACAC: Cuba Premiers - Unfinished Spaces

Join us for a special screening of Unfinished Spaces, the first film in our Cuba Premieres Series, followed by a Q&A with director Alysa Nahmias. Entry to Back to Havana prior to the screening is free and activities for kids will be held throughout the event.

ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

House and Home – Explore color-mixing, shapes, and patterns with pastels, colored transparencies, and a light box, taking as inspiration Back to Havana artist William Perez’s colorfully-illuminated Hay Siempre un Lugar (There is Always a Place) series.
AGES: 4-7

Man, Architecture, and Environment – Compare and contrast the works of Back to Havana artists Maria Cienfuegos – El Arbol Que No Me Pudieron Nombrar (The Tree That I Could Not Name) – and William Perez – Hay Siempre un Lugar (There is Always a Place) – to explore the relationship between man, architecture, and environment. This mixed media activity will utilize retired architectural blueprints, colored transparencies, dried flora, and traditional drawing materials.
AGES: 8-13

Location: Alabama Contemporary Art Center

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Daphne Civic Center: Grieg Piano Concerto Concert With Dr. Robert Holm and the BCYO

The Baldwin County Youth Orchestra and Dr. Robert Holm will present the Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor at the Daphne Civic Center on November 28th. The concert is free but donations are accepted.

Location: Daphne Civic Center

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USA: Holiday Choral Concert

The University of South Alabama Concert Choir and University Chorale invite you to the Holiday Choral Concert presented on Tuesday, November 28. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and will take place in the Recital Hall of the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. Dr. Laura Moore will conduct the choirs.

Repertoire includes beautiful sacred works by composers from all eras, as well as fun contemporary settings of holiday carols where even the audience may be asked to sing along. As always, there will be holiday classics mixed in with new sacred and secular settings.  Come join us!

Location: Laidlaw Performing Arts Center

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USA Fall Concert Series

Holiday Choral Concert-- Laura Moore, Conductor 

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: USA 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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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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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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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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USA: 2017 Helen Keller Art Show

The 2017 Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama is currently on display in the first floor gallery of the University of South Alabama Marx Library. The show will be on exhibit from November 16, 2017 – January 31, 2018. It is free and open to the public during regular Library hours.

The Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama is an annual show for Alabama students who are visually impaired, blind, or deaf/blind. It was established in 1983 as a cooperative project between agencies serving children with visual impairments. The art show is open to students of all ages in Alabama public, private, residential, and home schools. The philosophy of the exhibit is that all participating students are considered winners and teachers are encouraged to incorporate visual arts into the individual educational plan of each student. The show provides students an opportunity to showcase their special talents and abilities. The artwork is unique with emphasis on creativity, color, and tactile media.

Every year, the art show travels throughout the state of Alabama and is displayed in museums, art galleries, and agencies. The grand prize winner’s art remains in a permanent collection at Ivy Green in Tuscumbia, Alabama, which is Helen Keller’s birthplace.

Support for the annual Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama is provided through the sale of the art and through sponsors, including UAB Vision Science Research Center – Education and Outreach Module, UAB School of Optometry, UAB Program for Visual Impairments, UAB School of Education, EyeSight Foundation of Alabama, Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital, the Patty Johnson Award, the Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau, the Nelson Family Award, and the Boyd Rogan Family Award.

Location: Marx Library, University of South Alabama

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