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“Places and Things” by David Trimmier

date: November 13, 2014

A general overview of the photography of David Trimmier hangs in MAC's Skinny Gallery for the month of November. In slecting his images, the photographer particularly emphasized those shot in the past three years, which he describes as, "My years wandering in the proverbial desert sands, which were actually more like LA mud." Of his artistic meanderings in that time, he further states, "There is always so much more to learn. I can only hope that my celestial parking meter doesn't run out too soon."

Places and Things remains on display through noon on Wednesday, November 26. MAC is open weekdays from 9 AM until 5 PM.

Zodiac Shows Conclude

date: November 01, 2014

In 2014, Mobile Arts Council has presented a series of shows featuring the work of MAC member artists, grouped by the signs of the zodiac under which they were born.

Each show encompasses three signs, and in November, artists born under Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius are in the spotlight.

Fred Marchman suggested the idea, and it piqued our collective curiosity. We wondered whether or not works by artists born under the same sign would reveal any of the qualities traditionally associated with it or whether they would display any common characteristics.

Draw your own conclusions, as you view pieces by artists including Mike Carmichael, Bronwyn Coffeen-Mercer, Jean-Marie Lee, Karen McGahagin, Benita Hatfield McNider, Bryan Salazar, Robert Schroeter, Diane Lynn Siefert, and Charles Washington.

(The homepage photo is a detail of a saucer, found in a secondhand shop by Ashley Friend.)

A New Mural for Downtown Mobile

date: October 10, 2014

Young people participating in ChARTing New Directions, MAC’s program in Mobile County Boys and Girls Clubs, have painted a new mural for downtown under the direction of Education Coordinator Riley Brenes, Lucy Gafford and Kathleen Kirk.

Its ten panels depict five areas in which the Clubs are located, and each area was painted by students living in one of the other areas in order to teach them more about Mobile County, seeing it through the eyes of other young people.

The mural has been installed on the facade of the Gayfers Building (165 Dauphin St) and was dedicated on Sunday, November 9. 

The project is sponsored by PNC Bank, the National Endowment for the Arts, BAE, BLP Mobile Paints, Crampton Trust, the Hangout Music Festival, Sherwin Williams, and Signs Now (Azalea).

Students Put Finishing Touches on Mural for Downtown Mobile

date: September 09, 2014

A new mural for the Gayfers Building downtown is nearing completion.

Created by young people participating in ChARTing New Directions, MAC’s program in Mobile County Boys and Girls Clubs, its ten panels will depict five areas in which the Clubs are located: Cody Road, Semmes, Theodore (Sonny Callahan), Crichton (Kiwanis) and Maysville (Optimist). Each area will be painted by students living in one of the other areas in order to teach them more about Mobile County, seeing it through the eyes of other young people.

The panels will be displayed at Mobile Arts Council before being installed on the Gayfers Building. You can preview them during ArtWalk on Friday, October 10.

The mural is being produced under the supervision of instructors Riley Brenes (MAC’s Education Coordinator), Lucy Gafford, and Kathleen Kirk.

The project is sponsored by PNC Bank, the National Endowment for the Arts, BAE, BLP Mobile Paints, Crampton Trust, the Hangout Music Festival, Sherwin Williams, and Signs Now (Azalea).

(The photograph shows a portion of the Theodore/Sonny Callahan scene, painted by students at Cody Road.)

MAC Unveils Its New Website

date: August 29, 2014

Mobile Arts Council unveils its new website, developed with funds from the Community Foundation of South Alabama - and the skill of Optera Creative.

It boasts a fresh, lively look, incorporating variations of the three primary colors and the graceful curves of our wings logo.

Among its features are a streamlined artist directory and a user-friendly calendar for the arts and cultural community in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.

In addition, much Council business can now be more efficiently transacted, forms completed and submitted, and payments made, all online.

Explore and see what you think. And watch for additional developments.

MAC is particularly grateful for the knowledge, insight, and generosity of Optera Director Corrina Stellitano Murray and Art Director Steve Hampton.

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