Events for Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
Join us at the Mobile Museum of Art for a day of free family activities celebrating our new exhibitions. With musical and interactive dance performances by Deborah Ferguson aka The Dancing Story Lady and Gloria Petit Williams, all ages are invited to explore themes of African American identity in the MMofA photography exhibition, Posing Beauty in African American Identity. Adults and teens are invited to try their hand at alternative photographic printing processes with artist Rachel Wright in MMofA’s Education wing. All activities are free, with free admission to MMofA for Mobile County residents. Grillbillies Food Truck will also be available throughout the day. Please see below for a full schedule of activities. 10 – 11 am: Meet Deborah Ferguson in the Posing Beauty exhibition for a moving performance of poetry and music, both published and original. ALL AGES. 10 am – 2 pm: Explore alternative photographic printing processes with artist Rachel Wright. Drawing inspiration from Wright’s work in MMofA’s do it exhibition, participants will create cyanotypes and lumen prints without the use of a camera. This is sure to be an exercise in creativity! AGES 13 & UP 11 – 11:15 am: Snack Break in the Lakefront Lobby (fruit, cookies, & lemonade provided) 12 – 2 pm: Lunch – Grillbillies Food Truck available or BYO 1 – 1:40 pm: Join Gloria Petit Williams in Larkins for an interactive, umbrella dance rountine 1:40 – 2 pm: Gloria will lead the group from Larkins into the Posing Beauty exhibition and around the gallery in a second line dance celebration
Location: Mobile Museum of Art
Cocktails with Critters, the 13th annual fundraiser for the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation, will be Thursday, May 3, from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm at Bluegill Restaurant on the Causeway. This will be an exciting evening overlooking Mobile Bay. For those seeking more thrills, there will be a fantastic silent auction. The Bluegill Restaurant is pulling out all the stops and will be serving fabulous and tasty hors d’oeuvres and wine and beer.
Location: The Blue Gill Restaurant
Join us for "Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind: A Limitless Legacy", a talk by Lynn Hanner, AIDB Director, Institutional Giving, and co-author of "The Ties that Bind: A Collection of Historical Remembrances of AIDB." This program is made possible through the generous support of Dr. Byron Green. Co-hosted by AIDB Mobile and the University of South Alabama College of Nursing.
Location: Room 1020, College of Nursing, University of South Alabama
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
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
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