The Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile Arts Council and Alabama Contemporary Art Center are amassing a database of artists and artisans across the central Gulf Coast. Their intention is to create a resource for promoting the arts throughout the region.

The Artists Registry is designed to showcase those who delve into music, visual art, dance, theater, needlework and various creative endeavors. The listing is intended as a resource for exhibitions, programs and events to promote art produced in the area.

Registration forms can be found at http://webforms.zenginehq.com/regionalartistregistry.


MAC member show solicits submissions
The Skinny Gallery at Mobile Arts Council (318 Dauphin St.) will feature works by Mobile Arts Council members for the month of December.

Artwork can be 2D and/or 3D as well as audio/video. Artists may submit up to three pieces that can fit within a three-foot by six-foot area. Some entries may be juried out depending on the number of submissions received.

Drop off/setup for shows will take place Friday, Dec. 1, 2-5 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you cannot drop off during these days and times you will need to make prior arrangements with Lucy Gafford, MAC programs director.

MAC takes a 20 percent commission on sales. Works do not have to be for sale. All works must not have been on display at MAC previously. All works must remain on display until Friday, Dec. 22, at the earliest.

Works must be equipped to hang and clearly list title, price and artist’s name. Artists must sign a hold-harmless agreement upon dropping off their works.

Official takedown is Jan. 2 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

RSVP to lgafford@mobilearts.org by Nov. 24. Artists are requested to be present for Dec. 8 LoDa Artwalk. Donations of food, wine/beer for the Artwalk reception are greatly appreciated.


USA struts student talent
The University of South Alabama is ready for its annual “Scenes from Opera and Musical Theatre” program under the direction of Thomas Rowell. The show, which features the students of USA’s voice program, includes portions of opera, operetta and American musical theater along with the upcoming Spring 2018 production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Gondoliers.”

It takes place Friday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center (5751 USA Drive, S.).

Admission is $8, $5 for USA faculty and staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens. Cash or check only.

For more information, call 251-460-7116 or 251-460-6136.