Events for Monday, Mar 05, 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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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.

Boys & Girls Ages 6-16

Location: Parkway Branch

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MPL: Chess Club

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

Location: West Regional Branch

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MPL: Fun & Fitness

Join Ms. Cynthia for a high powered session of aerobics, featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance. Registration is recommended. For more information or to register, please call 438-7075.

Location: Toulminville Branch

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USA Winter Concert Series

Winter Choral Concert-- Laura Moore, Conductor 

Serving both the university community and the entire Gulf Coast region through profound artistic and academic achievement, the Department of Music Musical Arts Concert Series features faculty recitals and student ensemble performances worthy of inclusion on anyone's "not-to-be-missed" list of events.  Regular Musical Arts Series attendees have been treated since 2001 to an average of 35 concerts per season, and this season will be no exception!  Student ensemble programs range from regular concerts by the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, University Chorale, Opera & Musical Theatre, Percussion Ensemble, Concert Choir, USA Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Flute Choir, various World Music Ensembles, Brass Ensembles, and Piano Ensembles, while the performing faculty normally is represented in half of the concerts in the form of terrific solo and chamber ensemble recitals. 

Scheduled in USA's Laidlaw Performing Arts Center 240-seat Recital Hall, concerts generally begin at 7:30 p.m. for evening performances and at 3:00 p.m. for scheduled Sunday events.  Tickets for admission to all MAS concerts and other ticketed events are normally sold at the door only (except where indicated) and the hall is open to our patrons approximately 45 minutes in advance of each presentation.  Except where indicated, tickets are $8 each for general admission and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens.  (Presently we accept cash or checks only.)  Questions regarding special accommodation or other considerations should be directed to the Events Coordinator (251-460-7116) or the Music Department Staff (251-460-6136).  Questions also may be emailed to Keith Bohnet at

Location: USA Performing Arts Center

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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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