The ribbon will be cut on Mobile’s latest mural on Sept. 5, 5:30 p.m., in Langan Park. The floral design entitled “Mobile’s Natural Beauty” was originally part of the 2019 Festival of Flowers and is across from the Mobile Museum of Art, covering the entrance to the recycling center.
Designed by Riley Brenes, it was created by at-risk youth under the direction of Soynika Edwards-Bush. It was made possible through a collaboration between Judge Edmond Naman of the Juvenile Court of Mobile County, Alabama Hues, 2019 Festival of Flowers Lead Designer Catherine Arensberg and Executive Director of the NEST of Mobile Carole Grant.
This project was sponsored by the Mobile Arts Council with support from Representative Adline Clarke and the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
Local creation onstage at MTG
Wesley Haddon Chambers thinks he’s falling short of his parents’ big dreams for him. He’s alone and rejected and latches onto his friend Calamine, a “dead-eye executioner” whose solutions prove cold-blooded. On the run from the bloody assistance, Chambers finds good souls but with the fear Calamine will catch up.
Mobile singer-songwriter Ross Newell dreamed up the saga in song after which it was recorded by The Mulligan Brothers on their album “Via Portland.” Mark Wyatt was inspired to expand it into a play that has its world premiere at Mobile Theatre Guild (14 N. Lafayette St.) on Sept. 6 – 15. In an additional treat, Newell will perform each night.
Friday and Saturday curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $20, $15 for students, educators, military and seniors. They are available only at mobiletheatreguild.org and sales are brisk.
Asian influx at Archaeology Museum
Aside from the West Coast, perhaps no region of the United States has been as affected by the influx of Asian Pacific Americans as the Gulf Coast. A new exhibit at the University of South Alabama Archaeology Museum (6052 USA Drive S.) explores how they both have shaped and been shaped by the course of American history.
“I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific Story” charts Asians in America, from the arrival as laborers throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, to their role in conquering the West, to entering the seafood and hi-tech industries. These vibrant new communities, pan-Asian, Pacific Islander and cross-cultural in make-up, have bloomed everywhere.
An opening reception is planned for Sept. 10, 4 to 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
The exhibit was created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and is supported by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Teacher resources courtesy of Teaching Tolerance.
For more information, call 251-460-6106.
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