Events for Sunday, Dec 03, 2017

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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BG&H: Gingerbread Jamboree

Join us for an evening filled with Christmas fun for your entire family! Bring your kids to Bellingrath’s second annual Gingerbread Jamboree and create a holiday tradition unlike any other.

Plenty of fun activities await the little ones, starting with a gingerbread cookie decorating session with colorful handmade frosting, sprinkles, marshmallows and other treats. The best part: You can leave the cleanup to us! We’ll also pack the cookies to take home and enjoy later.

Guests will enjoy refreshments with all-time Christmas favorites, including hot chocolate with marshmallows, candy canes, and cookies. Kids are invited to snuggle up with Mrs. Claus for favorite holiday stories! Dr. Gee will entertain kids with his fun and friendly balloon characters.

The Gingerbread Jamboree is from 3 to 5 PM. Following the event, guests are invited to stroll through Magic Christmas in Lights.

Location: Bellingrath Gardens

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Mobile Mystery Dinners: Twas The Murder Before Christmas

It is time for the annual, pre-Christmas meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Claus in the North Pole. This is the bustling time of year when the Christmas workers need to stop working for a moment to come together and discuss how Christmas preparations are coming together.

Santa has compared last year's budget to what has been spent this year so far and the news isn't good. Due to the downturn in the economy and the fact that Santa did not receive a stimulus package or a bailout from the government, (because the powers that be don't believe in him,) if he goes through with Christmas this year, for the first time ever in history, North Pole, Inc. will be in a deficit! Christmas simply cannot run in a deficit! The only red associated with Santa should be his suit!

So, everyone needs to work together to solve this problem. The meeting attendees have arrived as planned at Santa's home and the Christmas spirit was soaring high until to everyone's shock...a murder occurred! The Christmas characters are all rallying together to figure out whodunit before this scandalous murder along with the deficit ruins Christmas! Santa has a real job on his hands!

Come watch Santa as he tries to save Christmas and solve a murder - all at the same time!!

Location: Azalea Manor

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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 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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