The Visionary Art of Frederick Alan Marchman

date: July 25, 2017

Fred Alan Marchman

Fred Alan Marchman

A retrospective exhibition of Fred Alan Marchman’s work will fill the Mobile Arts Council’s galleries for the month of August, 2017. Marchman, who passed away on April 19, 2016, was known as one of the most prolific artists working in our region. He was often described as an “artist to the bone” and is renowned for his eclectic style and subject matter. A native Mobilian and lover of the flora and fauna of the coastal south, his show exhibits over a 150 pieces of art - including paintings, sculpture, pottery, and works on paper.

Come celebrate his life’s work throughout the month of August, and meet his friends and family during the reception on ArtWalk night, August 11, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM.

View the Lagniappe article to learn more about Marchman and the exhibition.

Eliza Coral’s Animals

date: July 01, 2017

Eliza Coral is a painter and illustrator whose love of animals shines through in her work. Using acrylics and mixed media, Coral captures the individual spirit of every animal she paints. Her lively pet and wildlife portraits will be on display in the Small Room along with prints and cards for sale.

Coral grew up in England and moved to the Gulf Coast two years ago, where she finds inspiration in local nature and wildlife. She was a featured artist at MAC in August of 2015. You can see more of her work at

Coral's exhibition will be on display through Friday, July 28. Meet her during ArtWalk on Friday, July 14 (6 - 9 PM)!

Inner Transcendence

date: July 01, 2017

Artist Lisa Hancock's exhibit in the Danielle Juzan Gallery is an exploration of the boundaries - and lack thereof - between ourselves and our environment. In serene, ethereal layers of watercolor, Hancock seeks to bring awareness to our own ability to foster the growth and development of ecosystems. In her own words, "nature has a transcendental quality, and I strive to illustrate this inner connection between man and surroundings".

Hancock received her BFA from the University of Alabama and got her MFA in painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006. She has participated in numerous juried and solo shows and has exhibited her work at the Mobile Museum of Art. Most recently, you may remember her as the champion of the first annual LoDa Squares sidewalk chalk art competition at SouthSounds in 2016. She lives and works in Mobile in the company of her husband and two children.

Hancock's exhibition will be on display through Friday, July 28. Meet the artist during ArtWalk on Friday, July 14 (6 - 9 PM)!

Automotive Photography

date: June 28, 2017

"Rack & Pinions" by Kathleen Cope

Kathleen Cope is a local artist whose passion for cars and love of photography come together in her Skinny Gallery exhibit this July. Cope is an auto aficionado, and she finds much of her inspiration at car shows, drag races, and junkyards. Using both traditional media and digital manipulation, Cope edits her photographs to fit the image she has in her mind.

Cope is largely self-taught and has been taking photographs since she was in fifth grade looking to earn her photography badge in the Girl Scouts. Since then she has honed her skills through workshops and constant study. Her work can be found in private and commercial collections across the US. You can see more or buy prints at

Cope's exhibition will be on display through Friday, July 28. Meet the artist during ArtWalk on Friday, July 14 (6 - 9 PM)!

The Many Hats We Wear

date: June 01, 2017

"Heroic Smile" by Frances Ashcraft

Karen McGahagin has organized yet ANOTHER Hat Show. This time, the group exhibition has a more focused theme. The idea of “the many hats we wear” shifted to focusing on Mobile’s public service community and honoring our First Responders. According to Karen, “All of us are enthusiastic about the upcoming event because of the people it represents.”

The group exhibition will be on display in the Danielle Juzan Gallery through Friday, June 30. Meet the artists during ArtWalk on Friday, June 9 (6 - 9 PM)!

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