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The Love Project

date: February 15, 2016

Our ChARTing New Directions instructor Kathleen Kirk Stoves collaborated with her students to create a Valentine's Day window display. This homage to "love" features portraits of some of her students, as well as an abundance of floating hearts with inspiring quotes about the meaning and importance of love. This display will be hanging in MAC's front windows for the month of February.

VAAP

date: January 04, 2016

The Visual Arts Achievement Program provides local and state recognition for student achievement in the visual arts. The program is designed to offer encouragement to young artists, showcase their work and offer opportunities for advanced training beyond high school. As an arts in education program, it awards students in grades 6 through 12 that are participating in arts programs within their academic institutions. Students from Private studios are not eligible to submit work through their studio instructors.

Before the statewide competition, districts will compete and single out winners to advance to the next level. The Mobile Arts Council will be hosting District 1: Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, and Washington Counties. The District 1 entry deadline is January 30; we will be accepting work at MAC from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Entry forms (all digital) and additional information can be found on the Alabama State Council on the Arts' website. If you have any questions, email lgafford@mobilearts.org.

Colleen Comer

date: January 04, 2016

Colleen Comer's show, "Structures," features paintings of buildings and interiors that she sees in everyday life. Her compositions are dramatic and use saturated colors to bring out the geometry and shapes of her subjects. Colleen "wants each painting to exist as an individual idea and world, not as a mere representation."

Comer receieved her BFA Auburn University, and has shown her work in Charleston, New York, Paris and Mobile, AL.

Comer's work is on display in the Skinny Gallery and Smal Room during the month of January. Come meet the artist on artwalk night, January 8, from 6 - 9 PM. MAC's gallery is open weekdays from 9 AM until 5 PM..

Bovines, Ovines, Equines and More: Paintings by Joanne Brandt

date: December 01, 2015

"Bovines, Ovines, Equines and More" is an exhibition of paintings by local artist Joanne Brandt. For the past ten years, she has been working on a series of cow (Bovine) paintings, eventually adding other pastoral or domestic animals such as goats and sheep (Ovines), and burros (Equines), as well as a few family pets. Her work is realistic, with a touch of surrealism in her treatment of the colors and movement of paint.

"My paintings of these 'divine' creatures are treated as portraits, rather than animal paintings." - Joanne Brandt

Joanne is active in several local arts organizations, including the Mobile Arts Association (MAA), the Watercolor and Graphic Arts Society of Mobile (WGAS), PleinAirSouth, the Alabama Miniature Art Society, and the Spring Hill Figure Group.  She has shown her work at the Space 301 Gallery, the University of Mobile, The Eastern Shore Art Center, the Mobile Museum of Art, and the Mobile Arts Council, as well as a number of local alternative art venues.  Her work has won numerous awards.

Brandt's work is on display in the Large Room during the month of December. Come meet the artist on artwalk night, December 11, from 6 - 9 PM. MAC's gallery is open weekdays from 9 AM until 5 PM..

Paintings and Ceramics by Jenna Cape

date: November 24, 2015

Jenna Cape is a graduating art student from the University of Alabama. Her show, "BIT BY BIT," includes many small to medium sized vessel-like ceramic forms, as well as some oil and water based paintings. Cape's work expresses her interest in how things relate to each other, and how strange that connection can be. This is the artist's first solo exhibition.

"My creative process is influenced by the complex relationships that exist within nature. From the ebb and flow of water, the changing seasons, or the spontaneity of cloud formations, nature holds a sense of mystery that I aim to depict in my work. " - Jenna Cape

Cape's work is on display in the Small Room during the month of December. Come meet the artist on artwalk night, December 11, from 6 - 9 PM. MAC's gallery is open weekdays from 9 AM until 5 PM.

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