Early evidence is that the Mobile Arts Council’s (MAC) Sept. 20 Throwdown was another success. There looked to be a couple hundred attendees in the aircraft pavilion at Battleship Memorial Park for the umbrella arts organization’s biggest fundraiser.
MAC Development Director Angela Montgomery said 102 tickets were sold online, a lot in comparison to previous years in a town notoriously hesitant about advance tickets.
“In ticket sales, we did almost $5,000. We were really impressed and just about reached our benchmark,” Montgomery said.
The highest price on one of the 135 silent auction items was $425 and several went for $200 to $225.
Anna-Marie Babington grabbed the champion’s belt for the artists’ competition when her portrait earned a $700 bid. Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough brought in $550, Ginger Woechan and Patrick Tucker each got $400 and Brandin Stallworth earned $325.
USA Art presents Glass Pumpkin Patch
The University of South Alabama’s (USA) Glass Arts program will hold their inaugural Glass Pumpkin Patch fundraisers in conjunction with artwalks around Mobile Bay. Over 500 handmade glass pumpkins of all sizes, shapes and colors created by students and faculty will be sold to raise funds for upgrading studio equipment.
On Oct. 4, 6 – 9 p.m., it will be held at Lyons Share Gallery (33 De La Mare Ave.) during Fairhope’s First Friday Artwalk.
On Oct. 11, 6 – 9 p.m., it will be held at The Lost Garden (265 Dauphin St.) during the LoDa Artwalk.
On Oct. 17, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., it will be held at the Glass Arts Building on the USA campus.
USA is the only university in Alabama offering a four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio glass. It has a state-of-the-art studio for glassblowing, casting and kiln-formed glass.
For more information, call 972-835-4788 or email email@example.com.
LeFlore biographer at Oct. 9 Learning Lunch
John LeFlore holds a place of special esteem in Mobile history. His diligence in demanding civil rights progress decades before the movement blossomed across the region resulted in incremental gains long before the world knew of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. or Ralph Abernathy.
LeFlore biographer Ken Robinson will be the special guest at the History Museum of Mobile’s (111 S. Royal St.) Oct. 9 Learning Lunch, which takes another look at this resolute Mobilian. Entrance to the noon event is free.
Guests are invited to bring their own sack lunch and enjoy complimentary beverages.
For more information, call 251-301-0270 or go to historymuseumofmobile.com.
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