Events for Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

Drawing the Delta (Adult Drawing Class with Lisa Hancock)

This adult drawing class taught by Lisa Hancock (ages 16+, beginner- intermediate) focuses on creating works of art inspired by wildlife common to the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. The Delta is one of the most ecologically diverse regions in the country. We will utilize the techniques of artists of the past to create our own animals in art from photographic references. We’ll have fun learning about delta ecology, basic drawing skills and understanding of visual language through studio instruction. Students will review concepts such as proportion, space, perspective, tone, and composition as applied to animal portraiture. Uses drawing media such as pencil, charcoal and ink wash. It is helpful if the student has a basic understanding of drawing techniques and composition, but not necessary. Demonstrations are given during each class meeting, as needed. The students are able to draw with the instructor and apply what they have learned to create a drawing from a still life, or photographic reference. COST: $135/ Person + $20 Supply Fee *****EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: REGISTER BY JANUARY 17TH- $125!!!!********** Registration ends January 21st! Must pre-pay (either online or in studio to be registered). Cancelations at least 72 hours in advance will receive a 100% refund. CLASS MUST HAVE AT LEAST 4 STUDENTS TO RUN. Cancelation emails will be send on January 21st if the class does not have enough students to run. Please call 318-564-4634 or email info@marneestudio.com for questions. Link to register online:https://marneestudio.com/collections/classes/products/drawing-the-delta-beg-int-adult-drawing-wed-10am-12pm-1-24-18-3-7-18

Location: Marnée's Studio

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BG&H: Steamboats on Alabama Rivers, with Tom McGehee

Long before there were highways or railroads in Alabama, the rivers provided the only choice to move passengers and freight.  The age of steam travel on those rivers lasted from the 1830s until the early 20th century, when railroads and improved roads made them obsolete. Walter Bellingrath shipped his Coca-Cola cases on many a river steamer in the early 1900s, and his father-in-law was a shipwright – a skilled carpenter who built and repaired the boats.  Join Tom McGehee to explore the beginnings of the era of river steamers, their peak in the 1890s and their sad end by World War I. The program is part of the Winter Wednesdays series at Bellingrath Gardens and Home in January and February. Sessions are held each week in the Magnolia Room from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. through Feb. 28. Admission to the program is included in the regular Gardens admission, and guests are encouraged to tour the Gardens after the session. Registration is requested: To register, call 251.459.8864.

Location: Bellingrath Gardens and Home

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MPL: Realism - A Proper Standard

Drawing Guru, Kendrick Grove will teach a class guided by the ideals of realism, and a collaboration of eye and hand. Paper and pencils will be supplied. Registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, please call 470-7770 or email eenglish@mplonline.org.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch

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MPL: Mobile Jewish Film Festival

In this riveting historical drama, 10 political activists (including Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of Black and Jewish supporters) face a possible death sentence for conspiracy to commit sabotage after they are arrested by the apartheid South African government during a raid in the town of Rivonia during the summer of 1963. The film runs 123minutes and is rated PG-13. English, Afrikaans with English subtitles. Introduction by Dr David Meola, Professor of Jewish Studies, USA.

Admission is $8.00 and $6.00 for students and seniors. For further information or to make reservations, please contact the Mobile Are Jewish Federation at 251-343-7197 or mobilejewishfederation.org.

Location: Bernheim Hall (Mobile Public Library)

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Wednesday Comedy

Comedy open mic; 5 - 7 minute slots. 

Location: The Blind Mule Restaurant and Bar

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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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USA: “The Nature of Things” exhibit by local artist Lynda Touart

The University of South Alabama Marx Library is pleased to present a new art exhibit by local artist, Lynda Touart entitled, “The Nature of Things II”. This exhibit will be on display in the Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art on the third floor of  USA’s Marx Library from December 4, 2017 to February 28, 2018.

Lynda received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the University of South Alabama and her Master of Fine Arts degree in painting/photography from Florida State University. She has received many awards and has exhibited extensively throughout the area. For more information, visit her website lyndatouart.com.

Location: USA Marx Library

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BG&H: Winter Camellia & Cold Hardy Annual Displays

See Bellingrath’s famed camellias and an interesting winter garden filled with the blooms of ornamental kale, cabbages and mustard, pansies and violas, primroses, cyclamen, tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths.

*Dates may vary depending on the severity of the winter.

Location: Bellingrath Gardens

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MMofA: Handbuilding In Clay With Denise Ralston

Fridays, January 5 – February 9
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$175/$130 members
EARLY BIRD: $155/$110 members
Register by 12/22/2017 for Early Bird Price 

Learn to sculpt beautiful clay vessels with instructor Denise Ralston. Basic handbuilding methods of coiling, pinching, and slab building will be covered in class, and demonstrations will be given on creating texture and surface finishing. Bring your ideas and the instructor will help you to realize your creative dreams!

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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University of Mobile: “Excised” Recent Works by Nicholas Tisdale, Exhibit & Artist Talk

The Alabama School of the Arts at University of Mobile is hosting the work of artist Nicholas Tisdale in an exhibit called “Excised” in the Donald Gallery on campus Jan. 8-31. An artist talk will be held with Tisdale on Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. with a reception following. Both the exhibit and artist 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. Tisdale’s work investigates the trust and legitimacy associated with manufactured images and objects, and the role that the source of images plays in obscuring messages. In this body of work, he distorted historical and propaganda portraits by scanning them and manually wearing away the main subject through sanding, erasing, and scraping. He then paints and reinserts key features back into the piece. “I am interested in the relationship of these depicted figures and the messages they try to convey to the viewer,” explained Tisdale. “Through this process, I highlight the more strategic elements of the original piece.” For information about the show or visual art programs at University of Mobile, contact Phillip Counselman, associate professor of art, at pcounselman@umobile.edu or 251.442.2283.

Location: University of Mobile

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MMofA: Sumi-E Japanese Brush Painting with Carol Wiggins

Tuesdays, January 16 – February 6
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
$100/$75 members 

Try Sumi-e, Japanese style brush painting using ink and watercolors on rice paper. No previous painting experience is necessary. We will learn to paint the “Four Gentlemen” using the “Four Treasures.” Wear old clothes or bring a smock. INK IS PERMANENT. All supplies included.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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