Like most cultural institutions around Mobile Bay, the Eastern Shore Art Center relies on the efforts of those who value their community as much as their individual wants. In an effort to honor their diligence, ESAC has tapped a few of its diligent altruists with special notice as Volunteers of the Year.

The winners:

• Ben Gall and Larry Sims for work on the ESAC Hanging Committee;

• Myra Koch for the hours spent with ESAC Art Walks and Outdoor Art Show;

• Margie Gewirtz for organizing front-desk volunteers and her willingness to serve as needed; and

• Malia and Bob Mullican for work on the Outdoor Art Show.

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you!

Azalea City summer drama camps

The Azalea City Center for the Arts (63 Midtown Park E., Mobile) is ready to begin its Super Summer Drama Camp, which runs in two-week sessions through June and July.

Each camp is for third graders and up and concludes with a full-length play. Campers will have lines, costumes, help with set painting, play games and learn about acting and singing.

Session One is June 5-16.

Session Two is June 19-30.

Session Three is July 3-14.

Session Four is July 17-28.

Camps are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $260.

For more information, go to

Coastal summer arrives at MAC

The summer has already begun on the Central Gulf Coast, and the Mobile Arts Council (318 Dauphin St.) is embracing it. Our longest season is featured in one of three shows to adorn MAC’s galleries in June.

Painter Cat Pope’s show “Endless Summer” looks at the mercury’s peak through a romanticized lens. The nostalgia she feels “never grows old” washes through her canvases.

Karen McGahagin has organized a unique hat show focused on public service and first responders. It will be in the Danielle Juzan Gallery.

Contemporary artist Conz8000 has a series about a fictional character residing in a version of Mobile rocked by unknown disaster. His exhibit unfolds in paintings, illustrations and other works.

An opening reception will take place during the Friday, June 9, LoDa Artwalk, 6-9 p.m.

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 go to