Let’s paraphrase. “Those who can, do. Those who teach, can do as well.”

The Mobile Arts Council (318 Dauphin St.) is hosting the “251 Art Teachers” exhibition through May 31, featuring mediums from photos to sculpture to paintings to ceramics.

Participating artists include Amanda Youngblood, Christy LeGros, Carol Wiggins, Brennan Gibson, Cat Pope, Lucy Gafford, Rikki Rhodes, Keith Wall, Rebecca Wright, Renee Grimes, Karin Marrero, Linda Duffis, Melissa Stuart, Jeff Knighton, Anne Rose, Warren Jackson, Jason Outlaw, Ardith Goodwin, Steve Dark, Sharon Samples, Sharonda Harris-Marshall, Lisa Hancock, Catherine Helmsing, Corky Goldman, Nancy Barry, Julie Kogon, Janet Hinton, Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough, Alma Hoffmann, Ginger Woechan, Lauren Nalty, Sarah Gelsinger Brewer, Nancy Raia and Steve Strickland.

An opening reception will be held Friday, May 11, 6-9 p.m. during LoDa Artwalk. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; entrance is free.

For more information, call 251-432-9796 or visit mobilearts.org.


Chickasaw stages vibrant musical saga

Following the impact of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s prior musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” earned another look. Its 1973 West End version ran for 243 performances and its 1982 Broadway iteration earned six Tony and three Drama Desk award nominations.

Chickasaw Civic Theatre will stage this musically rich stage play, presented by arrangement with The Musical Company LP of New York City. It runs May 11-27 at the Lola Phillips Playhouse (801 Iroquois St.).

Friday and Saturday curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $18.75, $15.75 for students, military and seniors.

For more information, call 251-457-8887 or visit cctshows.com.


LoDa mainstay gets new moniker

Cathedral Square Gallery (612 Dauphin St.) became a steady presence in the Lower Dauphin arts and entertainment district starting in 1996. Since the days when it was close to, yes, Cathedral Square to its move a few blocks west to the current location at Dauphin and Dearborn, it has brought together scores of artists into one of the Azalea City’s most long-lived art co-ops.

Time brings change and that’s coming to the gallery again. The gallery will mark a new era when it christens its new name, Mobilia Art Center, in a grand ceremony during the May 11 LoDa Artwalk, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Mayor Sandy Stimpson will cut the ribbon on the rebirth. Music will be supplied by Bayou Rhythm.

For more information on the big event, call 251-694-0278 or email lhall699@aol.com.