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Panama City Beach Artist Finds Relief in Mobile

October 15, 2018

You may have noticed a new face at LoDa ArtWalk and at Market in the Park over the weekend. Artist Lynn Goble had her array of leather and pearl handmade jewelry set up at both events and was grateful for the opportunity. “I’m glad to be able to sell my items and stay busy. There’s…

“My Endless Dreams” Installation Unveiling

October 1, 2018

Date: October 12th, 2018 “My Endless Dreams” is a street-art project based on Sahar K Alford‘s personal experience of growing up as a member of a minority religious group in Iran. Because of her religion, she was denied the right to pursue a higher education. This project is part of #EducationIsNotACrime and the “Changing the World, One Wall…

October Exhibitions

October 1, 2018

Dates: October 4th – 30th, 2018 This October, see the Watercolor & Graphic Arts Society of Mobile‘s Fall Exhibition; a new series of paintings by Ainsley McNeely; and “Splash,” featuring ceramic sculptures and wall hangings by Dawson Dunn Morgan. In addition to our fabulous exhibitions, MAC staff will be dressed in costume for Spooky Walk, our Halloween edition…

Cultural Connection: A Collaboration with Strickland Youth Center

August 8, 2018

Over the summer, youth at the James T. Strickland Youth Center had an opportunity to express themselves creatively and make a positive impact on the community through “Cultural Connection.” This project is part of an ongoing collaboration between Strickland and the Mobile Arts Council to transform lives through the arts. “Cultural Connection” features murals and a documentary…

Annual MAC Member’s Exhibition

July 28, 2018

Dates: August 3-30, 2018 This August, the Mobile Arts Council will feature works by our Artist Members! Featured works include quilts, photography, illustrations, prints, ceramics, sculptures, paintings, and more by over 50 MAC artists.   Participating artists include Ainsley McNeely, Alma Hoffmann, Barbara Rettig, Benita McNider, Bertice McPherson, Catherine Helmsing, Cheryl Nicholls, Elise McClellan, Frank…

July Exhibitions at MAC

July 3, 2018

Dates: July 5-31, 2018 This July, MAC will feature prints depicting the seven deadly sins by Sarah Dittman in the Small Room; “Rise like the lotus from muddy waters” – a mixed media exhibition of sculptures, paintings, and prints by Shawn Berdux, in the Danielle Juzan Gallery; and artwork created by students of the Optimist Boys & Girls Club in the…

MAC Member Workshop: Improvisational Theater with Eric Browne

June 8, 2018

Strengthen your confidence and public speaking skills during this improvisational acting workshop with theater professional Eric Browne! This workshop will take place at the Mobile Arts Council on July 26th between 8 AM – 10 AM. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Register online by July 19th to guarantee a spot. This workshop is…

AL 200 for 200 Nominations Open

April 25, 2018

The Alabama bicentennial commission has officially endorsed a Mobile Arts Council project to be a part of the state’s bicentennial celebration. Alabama 200 for 200: Celebrating those who shaped Alabama will celebrate those individuals and groups who have played a role in shaping the state of Alabama. MAC will commission 200 portraits of Alabamians who…

Winners announced for “5”, the juried art exhibition

April 16, 2018

Every other year, MAC displays student works from the area’s five colleges and universities for a juried art competition called the “5.” Entry was open to all students enrolled in the 2017-2018 academic school year attending Bishop State Community College, Coastal Alabama Community College, Spring Hill College, the University of Mobile, and the University of…

Mobile Arts Council Honors Charles Smith with Lifetime Achievement Arty and Patron Categories

January 12, 2018

Date: January 12, 2018 MOBILE, Ala. – The Mobile Arts Council will honor two well-known Mobilians for their contributions to the arts at the Artys on January 18. Charles Smith will be presented the Lifetime Achievement award and John “J.T.” Thompson will receive the Patron award. Charles Smith is an accomplished artist best known for his pottery…