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May 22 Whyte Caps at Tropics on the Causeway

Live Music-Whyte Caps performs from 7pm-11pm. Location: Tropics
Contact: Kim Agney - 310-482-9212 or kim.harper@yahoo.com


May 23 BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION: VINTAGE STYLE

Location: 4850 Museum Dr. Start/End Time: 10:30, 3:00pm Learn how to tone and texture your own paper, then paint on it with gouache and colored pencil to create lush botanicals inspired by the golden age of illustration. Includes tips on creative hand-lettering and creating narrative sketchbook pages. We will work from actual plant specimens including heirloom flowers, vegetables and herbs. No experience necessary; all level of art experience welcome. Participants should bring a sack lunch on Saturday. The illustrator of 11 books for children, Val Webb is best known for her drawings of garden and nature subjects. Because her studio work is very solitary, she likes to connect with people by teaching classes online and live workshops at botanical gardens, museums and nature centers throughout the Southeast. Examples of her work may be seen at www.valwebb.com. Supply List Your favorite sketchbook (any brand) at least 8X10 inches 2B drawing pencil Kneaded eraser 12-tube set of Reeves gouache (costs $8.50 from dickblick.com) Large plastic watercolor palette Pigma Micron black waterproof pen, size O3 (.35mm) A basic set (12 or more) of soft-core colored pencils; such as Prismacolor Premiere or Polychromos Inexpensive synthetic watercolor brushes; No. 1 round, No. 4 round, No. 10 round Instructor will provide a 22×30 sheet of 300lb Arches watercolor paper for each participant, and all supplies for toning and texturing. If you already have gouache or colored pencils, you are welcome to make substitutions of similar colors. If you are purchasing gouache, a drawing pencil and/or kneaded eraser, DO NOT buy the Artist’s Loft brand. The quality is very poor and you will be disappointed with your results.
Contact: Glenn Bingham - 208-5209 or glenn.bingham@mobilemuseumofart.com


May 24 WHEEL THROWING II

Location: Kiln Studio and Gallery, Fairhope AL Start/End Time: 10am, 1pm Offsite at the Kiln Studio and Gallery in Fairhope Fridays, April 24; May 29, 10 a.m.; 1 p.m. Cost: $175 (includes clay, studio glazes, firing and use of studio tools) Beginning students will start with basic throwing techniques and progress with each student’s needs. Intermediate students will continue to grow their skills. We will work with stoneware and electric fire to cone 6 making all work microwave and dishwasher safe. The limit is 10 students per class so every student receives individual attention.
Contact: Glenn Bingham - 208-5209 or glenn.bingham@mobilemuseumofart.com


May 28 NIGHT MARKET

Location: 4850 Museum Dr. Mobile, AL 36608-1917 Start/End Time: 5:00pm, 9:00pm MMofA hosts a quarterly Night Market of artist and artisan wares. Bring a keen eye for detail and become known for the unique gifts you give. Rack your friends with jealousy for your rare, artful home décor. Support your local artists and join the party and shopping fun with great food, drink, and live music. Beer and Wine by donation
Contact: Glenn Bingham - 208-5209 or glenn.bingham@mobilemuseumofart.com


Jun 3 WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS AT BELLINGRATH GARDENS AND HOME: SUMMER GARDEN WALK

Join Bellingrath Horticulture Managers for a Summer Garden Walk to see the combinations of plants used in this year's summer displays and new additions to the Gardens. Its all part of the Wonderful Wednesdays series in June and July at Bellingrath Gardens and Home! Our popular lectures and workshops help Gulf Coast gardeners and enthusiasts make the most of our extended growing season. Start/End Time: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
Contact: Sally Ericson - 251-973-2217 or sericson@bellingrath.org


Jun 4 Huka Entertainment and TC present Jamey Johnson

Location: Avondale Brewery Start/End Time: 7pm, 12am http://www.hukaentertainment.com/event/852365-jamey-johnson-birmingham/
Contact: Rachel Bronstein - 678-938-2552 or rachel.bronstein@hukaentertainment.com


Jun 4 Opening Reception of Charles Smith: Black Hands/I am and The New Landscape

Join us for the opening reception of Charles Smith: Black Hands/I Am in the Regional Gallery, The New Landscape in Front Center and the Back Room Gallery, and Landscapes from the MMofA Collection in the Larkins Auditorium Vestibule. Looking back at a 40 year career in clay, Black Hands/I Am examines Mobile native Charles Smith's expressive ideas about color, shape, and ornament. He was included in the Alabama Public Television 2009 program Alabama Craft Tradition and Innovation. The work presented in The New Landscape represents a few of today's artists using the landscape as inspiration. Landscape painting represents the world we see, whether real or imagined. As early as 1500 BCE, virtually all civilizations have tried to capture through art their own geographical location, to reflect how they see the world. Today landscape painting explores themes of untouched nature, as well as the sprawl of overcrowded cities and highways. Location: The Mobile Museum of Art. Start/End Time: 6:30, 8:30
Contact: Glenn Bingham - 208-5209 or glenn.bingham@mobilemuseumofart.com


Jun 5

The Joe Jefferson Players present the classic musical Fiddler on the Roof. Set in Russia 1905 the story centers on the father of 5 daughters and his attempts to maintain his family and religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. Location: Joe Jefferson Playhouse Start/End Time: 8 P.M., 10 P.M.
Contact: Sally Ericson - 251-973-2217 or sallyericson23@gmail.com


Jun 8 2015 SUMMER CAMPS

Register for 2015 Summer Camps at Alabama Contemporary Art Center today! Camps run June 8 - July 24, 2015. Visit www.AlabamaContemporary.org/camps for more information. To register, contact Amanda Solley, Education Coordinator, at 251-208-5658. Start/End Time: 11:00, 12:00
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Jun 8 Art Blast Summer Camp Starts

Art Blast, the Museum&'s summer art camp, runs from June 8 to July 31, 2015 (skipping the week of July 4). With classes for 4-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds and 12 and up, there is truly something for everyone in the wide variety of art offered throughout the summer. Ceramics, painting and drawing in all styles inspire students to energize their creativity, while learning about elements of art and art history. All classes are taught by experienced art educators and are based on the Discipline-Based Arts Education principles of creating art, viewing art, discussing art in the context of history, while considering its aesthetics. With significant art on display throughout the Museum to reinforce lesson plans, students are able to experience a total immersion in the arts that is both enjoyable and intellectually stimulating. Multiple classes/students earn a 10% discount. Location: The Mobile Museum of Art. Start/End Time: 8:00 am, 5:00pm
Contact: Glenn Bingham - 208-5209 or glenn.bingham@mobilemuseumofart.com


Jun 10 WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS AT BELLINGRATH GARDENS AND HOME: MEET GEORGE B. ROGERS

Join Cartledge Blackwell, Architectural Historian at Mobile Historic Development Commission, for a discussion about George Rogers, the architect of Bellingrath Gardens and the Bellingrath Home, as we begin our year-long celebration of the 80th Anniversary of the Bellingrath Home. Its part of the Wonderful Wednesdays summer programs at Bellingrath in June and July. Start/End Time: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
Contact: Sally Ericson - 251-973-2217 or sericson@bellingrath.org


Jun 11 The Anatomy of a Museum: The Journey of a Work of Art

This insiders' tour will take you on the trek a work of art takes-from loading dock to pedestal as we divulge the process of receiving and preparing visiting exhibitions. Troll our secret passageways and take a spin on the freight elevator on this behind the scenes look at your museum. Anatomy of a Museum is a free Thursday Night program. Location: The Mobile Museum of Art. Start/End Time: 7pm, 9pm
Contact: Glenn Bingham - 208-5209 or glenn.bingham@mobilemuseumofart.com


Jun 11 NATIONAL TOUR OF MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL

Location: Mobile Saenger Theatre Start/End Time: 8:00pm , 10:00pm Menopause The Musical is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change". Now celebrating 14 years of female empowerment through hilarious musical comedy, Menopause The Musical has evolved as a "grassroots" movement of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 by embracing each other and the road ahead. The hilarious musical has entertained audiences across the country in more than 450 U.S. cities, nearly 300 international cities and a total of 15 countries. For more information, visit www.MenopauseTheMusical.com.
Contact: Ryan Simpson - 317-602-7137 ext. 7195 or rsimpson@bohlsengroup.com


Jun 15 Art Blast Summer Camp Starts

Art Blast, the Museum&'s summer art camp, runs from June 8 to July 31, 2015 (skipping the week of July 4). With classes for 4-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds and 12 and up, there is truly something for everyone in the wide variety of art offered throughout the summer. Ceramics, painting and drawing in all styles inspire students to energize their creativity, while learning about elements of art and art history. All classes are taught by experienced art educators and are based on the Discipline-Based Arts Education principles of creating art, viewing art, discussing art in the context of history, while considering its aesthetics. With significant art on display throughout the Museum to reinforce lesson plans, students are able to experience a total immersion in the arts that is both enjoyable and intellectually stimulating. Multiple classes/students earn a 10% discount. Location: The Mobile Museum of Art. Start/End Time: 8:00 am, 5:00pm
Contact: Glenn Bingham - 208-5209 or glenn.bingham@mobilemuseumofart.com


Jun 18 Live at the Museum: The Sarah Mac Band

The Sarah Mac Band is an Americana alternative band that combines blues, jazz, and acoustic rock in an engaging and melodic southern croon. Reminiscent of the soulful grit of Janis Joplin, the sweet, soothing breathy tone of Feist or Edie Brickell, and the gut-wrenching raw tones of an old gospel singer, Sarah Mac' voice is at once perfectly original and indicative of the deep south. LIVE is a concert series presenting all original sounds from regional and local talent. Beer and wine by donation $10 at the door. Location: The Mobile Museum of Art. Start/End Time: 7pm, 9pm
Contact: Glenn Bingham - 208-5209 or glenn.bingham@mobilemuseumofart.com


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