2019 Exhibitions

Gallery

View our current and past gallery exhibitions below.

Mobile Arts Council coordinates monthly exhibitions in its satellite gallery space at 6 South Joachim Street, mostly emphasizing work by professional and amateur artists who live (or have lived) in the Mobile Bay area. Shows focus on work by students, emerging artists, artists not represented in a gallery, and/or established regional artists. Exhibitions are usually displayed from the first Monday of the month through the last Friday. The public is invited to meet the artists from 6 until 9 PM on the second Friday of each month during the LoDa ArtWalk. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Artists may submit a proposal for consideration.

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September Exhibitions: Alma Hoffmann, Conz8000, & Throwdown Artists

This September, see works by the five artist competitors in this year’s Throwdown, a collection of paintings by designer Alma Hoffmann, and the “DON’T Campaign” by local graphic artist Conz8000.

Are you ready for The Throwdown? On September 20th, five local artists will compete to create works of art in just 90 minutes, which will then be auctioned off at the end of the evening. While these artists work, guests will enjoy libations, musical performances, a fantastic silent auction, and delicious eats. This year’s event will take place from 6-9 p.m. in the air-conditioned Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park. This year’s competing artists – Anna-Marie Babington, Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough, Brandin Stallworth, Patrick Tucker, and Ginger Woechan – will have samples of their work on display at the gallery this month.

Alma Hoffmann is a professor of graphic design at the University of South Alabama. In her exhibit at MAC, Hoffmann falls away from the structure and order of her design career. She seeks to contrast the “mundane” aspects of making art – the tediousness of the daily grind – to the “sublime” moment in which the artist’s ideas manifest themselves physically on paper. Hoffman describes what inspires her to create: ” From events on the news, a keen awareness of my sense of duality in the present societal context, being a bilingual speaker, living navigating two cultures within me, and the need to say something collide to knit a piece that manifests my being.”

A native of Puerto Rico, Hoffmann is a design educator with her own freelance practice, as well as a part of the editorial board at Smashing Magazine. Her book, Sketching as Design Thinking, will be published later this fall.

Conz8000 (a former Throwdown competitor himself) is a local comic book and multimedia artist and educator. His graphic, colorful work is inspired by animation, specifically anime of the 80s and 90s. His September exhibit at MAC is a collection of pieces from his Don’t Campaign, a series of guerrilla art pieces meant to provoke questions in the viewer about social and political matters.

Gallery hours at Room 1927 are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays – Fridays. The exhibitions will hang from September 4th through 27th, with a special reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, September 13th, LoDa ArtWalk night.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

Bishop State Art Professors

Dates: November 1-30, 2017
Painting by Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough

Bishop State Community College art professors will be exhibiting their own works in the Danielle Juzan Gallery. Their show will include paintings, sculptures, and mixed media works. Participating artists include Visual Arts instructors Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough and Lydia Host, as well as Graphic Design instructors Joseph Booth, Erica Hunter, and Jessica Maples. Meet the artists during ArtWalk on Friday, November 10th from 6 – 9 PM. The exhibition will be available to see from 9 – 5 on weekdays and during Market in the Park hours throughout the month of November. We will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Falling For Art

Dates: November 1-30, 2017
Art By Destinee of the Regional School of the Deaf and Blind

“Falling for Art,” an exhibition of student works from Mobile and Baldwin County schools, fills the Skinny Gallery this month. Participating schools, organized by the Bay Area Art Educators, range from area elementary schools to high schools. Participating teachers include Anne Rose, Christy LeGros, Ella Smith, Felicia Olds, Karin Marrero, Leigh Brown, Linda Duffis, Melissa Hinton, Melissa Stuart, Julie Kogon, Ruby Lange, Warren Jackson, Monica J Beasley, Nancy Raia, Jeff Knighton, Jason Outlaw, Nicholas Frey, and Esther Dollar McNellage. Meet the artists during ArtWalk on Friday, November 10th from 6 – 9 PM. The exhibition will be available to see from 9 – 5 on weekdays and during Market in the Park hours throughout the month of November. We will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Dorothy Parker

Dates: November 1-30, 2017
Quilt by Dorothy Parker

Market in the Park visitors might recognize Dorothy Parker’s unique, geometric patterns from her booth at Cathedral Square. Parker was born in Winfield Kansas in 1934 has always sewn as a hobby (and for extra cash). She started making hats and purses about 15 years ago, and eventually graduated to quilting. Long-time market vendor and first-time featured artist at MAC, Parker’s quilts will hang on display in the Small Room this November. Be sure to stop by and take a look at her bold handcrafted designs. Meet the artists during ArtWalk on Friday, November 10th from 6 – 9 PM. The exhibition will be available to see from 9 – 5 on weekdays and during Market in the Park hours throughout the month of November. We will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Superstar + Money = Dread

Dates: October 1-31, 2017
Various works by Guy Marcinkowski

“Super Star + Money = Dread” lays bare Guy Marcinkowski’s emotional observations through mixed media art and paintings, both abstract and figurative. This show represents a 3 year creative journey of the artist, telling the story of the rise and fall of the individual in today’s society. The other works feautred in the exhibition, not relating to “Superstar + Money = Dread,” were crafted during the same time period. Marcinkowski says, “I am a conceptual American artist inspired by color, music, nature, current events and other artists. My job is to deepen the mystery. Half of my process is creating from my own stream of conscience the rest being labor and manipulating materials. I feel I can something with colors, shapes, and occasionally words.” Meet the artist on ArtWalk night, October 13th, from 6 – 9 PM. The show will be available to see from 9 AM – 5 PM on weekdays throughout the month of October and on Saturdays during Market in the Park hours.

Floral Intercourse

Dates: October 1-31, 2017
Photo by Vincent Lawson

Recent Throwdown attendees may have noticed local photographer Vincent Lawson at work, snapping photos of the artists in action. This October, Lawson will display his most recent collection in MAC’s Small Room. Lawson typically focuses on human subjects in his work – his award-winning 2014 exhibit “Our Neighbors” captured stark, honest moments in the lives of Mobile’s homeless. The collection was the product of over 15 years of walking downtown and talking to homeless men and women. In “Floral Intercourse,” Lawson turns away from the human subject and instead seeks to capture the “abstract, colorful, and ambiguous nature” of the flower. Meet the artist on ArtWalk night, October 13th, from 6 – 9 PM. The show will be available to see from 9 AM – 5 PM on weekdays throughout the month and on Saturdays during Market in the Park hours.

Azalea City Art Quilters

Dates: September 1-30, 2017
“Orangey Creature from the Black Lagoon” by Anne Godwin

The Azalea City Art Quilters, established 2004, are members of the Azalea City Quilters Guild, Inc. Using innovative techniques and materials, their art quilts are inspired by their own experiences, imagery and ideas rather than traditional patterns. The Art Quilters enjoy doing both individual and group projects, expanding the viewer’s concept of what a quilt is or can be. Their motto: nO RuLeS. The group’s newest group project, Under the Sea, has made its premier at MAC. Each quilter ice-dyed the background fabric, then created her vision of what was underwater. Meet the artists on ArtWalk night, September 8, from 6 – 9 PM! The show will be available to see from 9 AM – 5 PM on weekdays throughout the month of September.

Brush Up & Speak Up

Dates: September 1-30, 2017
A young citizen painting at the Strickland Youth Center

The Mobile County Commission, James T. Strickland Youth Center, Mobile Arts Council, and Alabama Contemporary Art Center worked together to bring awareness to the works produced by our young citizens. These programs – a collaboration of efforts by Judge Edmond Naman, Photographer Devin Ford, Artist Riley Brenes and over 25 future community leaders – highlight the courage of our young citizens and their desires to make Mobile a safer and more beautiful place to live through the power of Public Art. Turning two local building from “Blight to Bright” and courageously baring their souls through film- these young people will display their talents, along with informative and interactive pieces, in the Mobile Art Council’s Danielle Juzan Gallery. Meet the artists on ArtWalk night, September 8, from 6 – 9 PM. The show will be available to see from 9 AM – 5 PM on weekdays throughout the month of September.

An Infamous Tag

Dates: September 1-30, 2017
Mobile Fashion Week Designer Tony Davis

Graffiti has always been considered revolutionary, and throughout history any revolution at first was considered a crime. Graffiti has been used by groups and individuals who have felt oppressed or suppressed and needed an outlet to express themselves, so they write on the walls. Mobile Fashion Week started as a revolution, an outlet for Gulf Coast/Southern Designers to express themselves without having to travel or move to towns that could never be considered home. Enjoy our Graffiti, enjoy our Crime, enjoy our Fashion, enjoy our Revolution. The Small Room exhibition artists include:Justin Tullie(Designer), Tony Davis (Designer), and Jordan Atchison(Artist). Meet the artists on ArtWalk night, September 8, from 6 – 9 PM. The show will be available to see from 9 AM – 5 PM on weekdays throughout the month of September.

The Visionary Art of Frederick Alan Marchman

Dates: August 1-31, 2017
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.

Automotive Photography

Dates: July 1-31, 2017
“Rack and 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 www.kathleencope.com. Cope’s exhibition will be on display through Friday, July 28. Meet the artist during ArtWalk on Friday, July 14 (6 – 9 PM)!

The Artys is an annual awards program that celebrates the important contributions that individuals, groups, and businesses make to the Mobile cultural community. Finalists have been announced in the remaining nine award categories, with winners to be announced live at the event.

Artys attendees will enjoy a night of celebration, complete with food, drinks and entertainment in many forms. A jazz trio comprised of John Milham, Chris Spies, and Chris Severin will play, with performances by Mobile Opera and Joe Jefferson Players throughout the ceremony.

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