date: August 31, 2016
Mobile Arts Council and Mobile Fashion Week have teamed up to bring you an exclusive experience in fashion! Come to the September ArtWalk Premiere and learn more about Tieler James S/S 2016 Collection "Royaute" (inspired by Marie Antoinette) and purchase your discount tickets to 2016 MOBFW shows. Tieler, now 16, discovered his passion for clothing at the age of 5 and began working with a sewing machine and designing his own clothes at age 7. In 2014, at just 14 years old, he was selected to compete on Lifetime’s Project Runway: Threads. Tieler won and has gone on to be a featured designer in many local and regional fashion shows and has also been featured internationally.
Come see his award-winning work on display in the Small Room! Tieler's exhibit will be on display at MAC during the month of t in the September. Meet the artist on ArtWalk night, September 9th, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. The gallery will be open from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM on weekdays.
date: August 31, 2016
The local Shibui Chapter of the Sumi-e Society of America will be displaying their ink and watercolor paintings in the Skinny Gallery in their exhibition titled “Understated Elegance”. The Sumi-e Society is dedicated to sharing their love and knowledge of ink painting in the Asian style. Sumi, the Japanese work for ink, is the basic medium for our artwork. Watercolor is often incorporated in many paintings. The primary support is rice paper. The artwork is more about revealing the "essence" of the subject rather than an exact representation.
The group's exhibit will be on display at MAC during the month of September in the Skinny Gallery. Meet the artists on ArtWalk night, September 9th, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. The gallery will be open from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM on weekdays.
date: August 31, 2016
This month in the Danielle Juzan Gallery, Artist E. Allen Warren will be exhibiting “Family,” a year’s worth of painted pet portraits. Over the course of twenty or more years as a freelance artist, Warren has been tasked with creating murals, signage, kids rooms, album covers, portraits, scenic backdrops, Mardi Gras floats, theater props, etc. Until September of 2015, he'd only painted one commissioned pet portrait. According to Warren, “Last year I decided to paint my cat, Missy. She was killed by dogs in 2003 and I wanted to pay homage. She survived one attack by seven Standard Poodles only to be killed a year later by three Malamutes. It literally took ten dogs to kill my cat because she only had nine lives.” After that, he began painting more pets. Warren hung some of his animal art in a vet’s office, and then steadily began selling them and getting pet portrait commissions. He says, “I am now privileged and honored to portray members of families everywhere. At times I am entrusted with portraying the memory of a loved one from long ago. I do my best to capture the essence.”
Warren's exhibit will be on display at MAC during the month of September in the Danielle Juzan Gallery. Meet the artist on ArtWalk night, September 9th, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. The gallery will be open from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM on weekdays.
This End Up
date: July 29, 2016
This August, Michele Brinkman will be displaying her photography show, titled “This End Up!,” which focuses on the visually stimulating and often puzzling quality of reflections. According to Brinkman, “Reflections surround us, whether in the mirror, a window, a shadow, or in the water - they are everywhere. But how often do we actually see them?! Several years ago, after one of Mobile’s frequent summer showers, I was walking around downtown photographing. I looked down and saw this amazing composition of the RSA tower in a huge puddle on Dauphin Street! Moving to the left, right or back, the composition changed. I was in total amazement of my new found discovery of puddles. Since then, I have been on a mission to encourage others to slow down and see the simple beauty found in reflections.”
Brinkman's exhibit will be on display at MAC during the month of August in the Small Room. Meet the artist on ArtWalk night, August 12th, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. The gallery will be open from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM on weekdays.
Inside Voices Only
date: July 28, 2016
This month in the Danielle Juzan Gallery, Michael Furr will be displaying"Inside Voices Only" - a show of paintings that are entirely up for interpretation. The goal of Furr's show is to encourage the audience to interact with one another and his artwork themselves. The "meaning" of each painting is tangible but will require effort from the viewer to "connect the dots." Furr will have paper hung around the gallery for the audience to write their ideas. Furr says, "I look forward to reading what you have taken away from each painting. You can leave this show more enlightened or not at all. It depends entirely upon you."
According to Furr: "Different perceptions shape each of our consciousness. "What does this mean? What if I don't get it right? What if what I want it to be is harming my soul? Am I wasting my life?" Questions in life that often lead to fear. Fear is natural and keeps us safe on basic levels but, when the fear takes over completely through a weak mind, paralysis and confusion can set in. The confusion, in reality, is a perception that is limited. It is our cross to bear to exist within an infinite cosmos that is largely unknown. Have no fear in this space; This art is creation, made with intention, temporary yet purposeful, to inspire and not to confuse.
How are you living? Are you letting fear take the wheel? Or are you defining your own path? Are you so sure you have it all figured out? Is confusion a natural phenomenon, or is it a human by-product? Is it both? Is it neither? Does it matter? Share your perception..."
Michael Furr is a self taught artist from Atlanta, Georgia. He has always had a deep desire to draw and create art (writing, music, sewing, painting, etc). He began taking the acrylic medium more seriously in 2011. He currently lives in Foley, Alabama. His subject matter is extremely varied and his style continues to evolve and change and "probably will forever."
Furr's exhibit will be on display at MAC during the month of August in the Danielle Juzan Gallery. Meet the artist on ArtWalk night, August 12th, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. The gallery will be open from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM on weekdays.