Events for Monday, Feb 26, 2018

Capturing the Natural World (Watercolor Class W/ Lisa Hancock)

Come join us at Marnée's Studio (2353 Airport Blvd, Mobile, AL 36606) to learn unique and fabulous watercolor methods from the very talented Lisa Hancock! This watercolor class is for adult beginners to intermediate students ages 16+. It is helpful if the student has a basic understanding of drawing techniques and composition, but not necessary. The natural world has been a source of inspiration for artists over the centuries. Students will learn basic color theory and watercolor techniques using landscape works of art and Audubon collections as sources of inspiration, to better understand the connection between art and nature. Students will then use these resources to create their own works of art. Demonstrations are given during each class meeting, as needed. The students are able to paint with the instructor and apply what they have learned to create a painting from a photographic reference. REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN ON January 2nd and END on January 19th. Cancellations made at least 72 hours in advance will receive a 100% refund. Class fee must be paid in full (either online or in studio) to be registered. We need at least 4 students to run this class. If the minimum is not met, cancellation emails will be sent 72 hours in advance. Please call 318-564-4634 or email for questions. Link to register online:

Location: Marnée's Studio

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Mobile Master Gardeners Lunch and Learn

Matt Jolitt of the Mobile City Planning Dept. will speak on city planning in Mobile. This presentation is open to the public at no fee.

Location: Jon Archer Ag Center

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MPL: Mystery Monday

There are no limits to creativity and innovation – arts, crafts, games, music and so much more! For more information, please call 470-7766.

Location: Mobile Public Library

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MPL: Chess Club All Ages

Come enjoy the fun! Learn to play chess or improve your skills. For more information, call the children’s department at 340-8571.

Location: Mobile Public Library

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MOJO Jazz Jambalaya - “Next Generation:  Passing the Legacy Torch”

Enjoy an evening of live jazz, with The Jazz Studio, a project of the Mobile Big Band Society (Hosea London, director), the Davidson High School Jazz Band Septet (Jeremy Messer, director) and the PowerLines Poetry Troupe. Guest reception at 5:30pm

Location: MPL Ben May Main Bernheim Hall

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MPL: Book Club- Classics Revisited

Join us this month for some lively book discussions on some of our favorite classics. This month’s topic of discussion is A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. For more information, please call 208-7902.

Location: Ben May Main Library

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USA Symphony Band Winter Concert

Symphony Band Winter Concert at USA Laidlaw February 26

The USA Symphony Band, under the direction of Dr. Jason Rinehart, will perform their Winter Band Concert on Monday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. The program will feature Steven Reineke's "The Witch and the Saint," Pavel Tschenkoff's "Salvation is Created," as well as music of David Maslanka, J.S. Bach, and Brian Balmages.

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 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 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 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

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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: 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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MMofA: Intermediate Throwing on the Pottery Wheel with Angie King

Tuesdays, February 20 – March 27
5:30 – 8 p.m.
$175/$130 members
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

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University of Mobile Preview Day

University of Mobile is announcing a Preview Day February 26. A Preview Day includes a campus tour, academic meetings with professors, information about admission and financial aid, and a visit with current students. University of Mobile offers $2,000 scholarships to prospective students who attend a Preview Day and enroll. Register at

Location: University of Mobile

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