Mobile Arts Council (318 Dauphin St.) hosts a juried show aptly composed of student work from the area’s five colleges. From 90 submissions, judge Wendy DesChene of Auburn University chose 60 pieces by 34 artists: three apiece from Bishop State Community College and the University of Mobile, six from Spring Hill College, 10 from Coastal Alabama Community College and 12 from the University of South Alabama.

The exhibition will be in place April 2–27. An opening reception will be held April 13, 6–9 p.m. during the LoDa Artwalk. Prizes will be announced and awarded that evening.

The exhibition is sponsored in part by Hampton Inn & Suites and the Mobile Art Association.

For more information, call 251-432-9796 or go to

UMobile starts summer arts camp

The University of Mobile announces its first Summer Art Series of the Alabama School of the Arts. Students 14 to 20 are invited to audition for summer sessions in music theatre and worship arts.

The Gulf Coast Music Theatre Intensive takes place June 7–16 and the Gulf Coast Worship Intensive is set for June 11–15 on the University of Mobile campus. The music theatre sessions conclude with Gulf Coast Music Theatre Live, a fully staged public production.

Auditions are required. Tuition is $700 for the Gulf Coast Music Theatre Intensive and $500 for the Gulf Coast Worship Intensive. Participants have the option of living on campus for an additional fee.

Registration is underway and applications are due by May 15. For information call 251-442-2553, email or go to

Guest percussionist for April USA recital

The University of South Alabama Percussive Arts Club and Percussion Ensemble will host Tyler Tolles in concert, April 3, 7:30 p.m. at USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. His concert will feature two world premiere performances alongside members of the USA Percussion Ensemble.

Tolles performs with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Tallahassee Ballet Orchestra and the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. He has toured and recorded with ensembles including the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps and the University of North Texas Latin Jazz Ensemble. He is a adjunct faculty member at the University of North Alabama teaching jazz vibraphone.

Tickets will be sold at the door only by cash or check. Admission is $8, $5 for USA faculty, staff, students, youth under 18 and all senior citizens. Musical Arts Series season passes will be honored. For more information or for those in need of special accommodation, call 251-460-7116 or 251-460-6136.