Events for Wednesday, Feb 07, 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 for questions. Link to register online:

Location: Marnée's Studio

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BG&H:  Birding on the Gulf Coast

Dr. Mark LaSalle, Director of the Pascagoula River Audubon Center, will tell guests how to identify birds along the Gulf Coast and how they can participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. Weather permitting, he will lead a bird walk through the Gardens. The 21st annual Great Backyard Bird Count will be held Friday, February 16, through Monday, February 19, 2018. 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: Learn to Knit Class Ages 8 and Up

Learn to knit with Ms. Wilhelmina Davis. Participants need to bring their own supplies. We recommend size 10, 10” long needles and a 7 oz. skein of regular, worsted weight yarn. Registration is encouraged but not required. Please call 438-7075. 

Location: Mobile Public Library

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MPL: Realism: A Proper Standard

Ages 10+

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

Location: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch

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MPL: Chess Club

Parents are encouraged to accompany their child or children as they learn or sharpen their skills in the game of chess. For more information, call 438-7075

Ages 8 and above!

Location: Toulminville Branch

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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: “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

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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MMofA: do it

do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. They were curious to see what would happen if they started an exhibition that could constantly generate new versions of itself. To test the idea, they invited 12 artists to propose artworks based on written “scores” or instructions that can be openly interpreted every time they are presented. The instructions were then translated into 9 different languages and circulated internationally as a book.

Location: Mobile Museum of Art

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MPL:African-American Read-In

Come out and join our special guests and community partners as we celebrate Black Heritage in reading, poetry, storytelling and songs. AARI is a national literacy initiative ongoing since 1989, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) beginning in 1990, and later endorsed by the International Reading Association. For more information or a complete schedule of events, please call 438-7075.


Our feature is Moana. The film runs 113 minutes and is rated PG.  For more information, please call the children’s department at 340-8571.

Location: Mobile Public Library

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