Events for Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
Join us every third Tuesday for some lively book discussions and tips on what’s hot and what’s not in the world of books. This month’s topic of discussion is Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward. For more information, please call 208-7097.
Location: West Regional Branch
Great fun just for Teens! For more information or a complete list of activities, please call the children’s department at 340-8571.
Location: Mobile Public Library
At age 88, E.O. Wilson is still going through his "little savage" phase of boyhood exploration of the natural world. In "Lord of the Ants," NOVA profiles this soft-spoken Southerner and Harvard professor, who is an acclaimed advocate for ants, biological diversity, and the controversial extension of Darwinian ideas to human society.
Actor and environmentalist Harrison Ford narrates this engaging portrait of a ceaselessly active scientist and eloquent writer, who has accumulated two Pulitzer Prizes among his many other honors and coined the term biodiversity
Location: Historic Oakleigh House Museum
Winter Concert presented by USA Wind Ensemble Feb. 20 at Laidlaw
The USA Wind Ensemble, Dr. William H. Petersen, conductor, will perform the Winter Wind Ensemble Concert on Tuesday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. Band literature of all styles will be presented, including both works transcribed for winds and percussion, as well as original works for this ensemble.
Tickets for this Musical Arts Series event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (cash or check only). Musical Arts Series season passes will of course be honored for admission to this event. Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call 251-460-7116 or 251-460-6136.
Need directions to Laidlaw? Just go to Google Maps at www.maps.google.com and enter "USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center." We're actually on the corner of University Blvd. and USA Drive South.
Musical Arts Series Season Pass Holders may now reserve their place at concerts if they contact events coordinator Keith Bohnet by 5:00 p.m. the day previous to the event! Call 251-460-7116 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention the amount of seats needed AND be sure you are planning on being in place at least 20 minutes in advance of the concert! (Pass Holders only please! Held seats not claimed within 20 minutes of the performance may be offered to other concert attendees.)
For information on how to join the Musical Arts Society, visit our website at www.southalabama.edu/music and click on "events and programs" to see everything you need to know about the Musical Arts Concert Series and USA's Musical Arts Society.
Location: Laidlaw Recital Hall
Pick what you want to paint. BYOB. Art supplies and instruction provided. Advance reservations recommended. Two painters, two 16×20″ canvases, $30 (approximately 3 hours), or two 11×14″ canvases for $25 (approximately 2 hours).
Location: Paint Party Studios
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
Tuesdays, February 20 – March 27
5:30 – 8 p.m.
EARLY BIRD: $155/$110 members
Register by 02/06/2018 for Early Bird Price
Build on basic pottery wheel skills in this eight-week intermediate class. Participants will learn to refine their forms, throw larger pieces, and create more complex forms such as lidded jars. Students registering for Intermediate Throwing on the Pottery Wheel must have prior wheel throwing experience and the ability to center by themselves.
Location: Mobile Museum of Art