The Mobile Arts Council announced four winners of new $1,000 grants available for member artists or organizations that have not previously received funds from MAC. The umbrella group took in a total of 19 applications from various organizations, crafters, graphic designers, photographers, musicians, theaters, visual artists and videographers.

A panel of professional artists and educators selected the following winners:

• Photographer Karen Bullock

• Quilter Nancy Goodman

• Musician/composer Peter Kohrman

• Nonprofit organization the Mystic Order of the Jazz Obsessed (MOJO).

Recipients are free to use the funds in any way they see fit. OJO has its grant earmarked for a July 29 children’s education program in conjunction with the Mobile Public Library.

MAC said in its press release it “strives to make this an ongoing service.”

For more questions regarding arts grants, contact program director Lucy Gafford at lgafford@mobilearts.org.


Screen printing workshop at USA

AIGA Mobile joins forces with the University of South Alabama’s Matt Hopson-Walker to explore photo emulsion screen printing at a June 24 workshop.

Things get underway at 10 a.m at the USA Visual Arts Building (399 N. University Blvd.). Participants will learn every step of the process and print their own T-shirt at the day’s close. Participants must bring their own light-colored T-shirt.

The workshop runs until 2 p.m.; lunch is provided.

Cost is $35 for AIGA members and students, $45 for non-members. Pre-registration is required as only 15 spots are available.

For more information, call 251-461-1438.


Six-string jazz review on tap
Though jazz is most closely associated with the saxophone, the guitar has earned its place as well. Modern technology has given it incredible versatility, an ability to quickly assume countless voices and fit seamlessly into a panoply of styles.

John Cochran will take listeners on a tour of various guitar stars when MOJO presents a “Galaxy of Guitar Jazz” for its monthly jambalaya series on Monday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. at Gulf City Lodge (601 State St.). Cochran will front The Bodhi Trio — including bassist JoJo Morris and drummer John Milham — and be joined by guest saxophonist Rebecca Barry as they cover work by masters such as Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, Jim Hall, Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell and Kurt Rosenwinkel.

Entrance is $15, $12 for students/military and $10 for members. Entrance includes a light jambalaya dinner and a cash bar is available.

For more information, call 251-459-2298, email mobilejazz@bellsouth.net or go to mojojazz.org.