Events for Wednesday, Feb 14, 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: Raising Roses

Linda Guy, longtime Rosarian of Bellingrath’s award-winning Rose Garden, will show guests how to care for roses year-round and will give a demonstration of rose pruning techniques. Questions are encouraged! Books and supplies will be available in the Gift Shop. 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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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 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: 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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