Artist Guy Marcinkowski previously preferred stylized figures and graphic abstract work, something he attributed to interests in fashion illustration and visual merchandising. Desire for growth brought change.
Marcinkowski pored over work by long-dead masters. He cited influence by the kinetic sculptures of contemporary artists like Theo Jansen and multimedia artist Paola Pivi.
The visual results of his altered perspective on landscapes comprise his show “Super Nature: The Environmental Abstractions” that will be on display in the Mobile Arts Council show at Room 1927 (6 S. Joachim St.) through October.
Also on premises will be the Mobile Art Association’s Annual Fall Show and a collection of paintings by Survivors Of Mental Illness Club members.
An opening reception will be held Oct. 11, 6 – 9 p.m.. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
For more information, call 251-432-9796 or go to mobilearts.org.
Magical stagecraft around the bay
A pair of local theatrical troupes hit supernatural notes on the opposite ends of the spectrum and opposite sides of the bay.
Fairhope’s Theatre 98 (350 Morphy Ave.) stages “Godspell” on Oct. 11 – 27. The musical rearranges New Testament content in contemporary trappings and its soundtrack yielded one folk-rock tune — “Day By Day” — that spent 13 weeks on the Billboard charts.
Godspell runs Oct. 11 – 27. Friday and Saturday curtain is 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee is 2:30 p.m. Tickets range $14 – $20.
For more information, call 251-928-4366 or go theatre98.org.
On the spookier side of things, Chickasaw Civic Theatre (801 Iroquois Drive) presents their production of “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.” The famous tale of a ferocious, ghostly hound gets a farcical treatment at the hands of playwright Ken Ludwig. The tight cast of five actors lends itself to its fast-paced laughs.
It runs Oct. 11 – 20 with Friday and Saturday curtain at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee is 2 p.m. Tickets are $15.75, $12.50 for students/children/military/seniors.
For more information, call 251-457-8887 or go to cctshows.com.
Africatown celebration with free music and art
The Africatown Connections Blueway Celebration takes place Oct. 12, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., beneath the Cochrane–Africatown USA Bridge. It includes free food, live music and educational stations from the Mobile County Bookmobile, Public Lab Balloon Mapping, Clotilda descendants, African drumming, driftwood art-making and the U.S. Navy, among others.
Among entertainers are members of the Excelsior Band and blues guitarist Jamell Richardson.
At 11:30 a.m., a Ceremony of the Elders will be followed by a commemorative wreath placed in the Mobile River symbolizing the healing and resilient link between jurisdictions along the Blueway, including the City of Mobile, City of Prichard, City of Chickasaw and Mobile County.
For questions or additional information, contact Darron Patterson, firstname.lastname@example.org, at 251-604-0700.
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