The Mobile Arts Council shows scheduled for January feature six artists in three exhibits, all women whose disparate perspectives blend together for a greater whole. That’s most evident with the trio — Jo Patton (2-D), Pinky Bass (single-folio book pages and small sculptural pieces) and Ameri’ca Jones (sculptures) — in the Small Room.

The Danielle Juzan Gallery will contain a show of botanical drawings of “The Flora of Splinter Hill Bog” from the Nature Conservancy of Alabama and the Coastal Alabama Botanical Artists’ Circle.

“Weathering,” a series of encaustic and rust paintings by Ashley Friend, will be featured in the Skinny Gallery.
An opening reception will be held 6-9 p.m. during the Jan. 13 LoDa Artwalk.

Normal gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Mobile Arts Council is located at 318 Dauphin St.
For more information, call 251-432-9796 or go to mobilearts.org.


Sacred music tradition in Baldwin and Mobile
The Twelfth Day of Christmas, or Three Kings Day, is fast approaching and, as has been the case for nearly three full decades now, Musica Sacra Chamber Choir performs its annual Epiphany Procession with Lessons and Carols. One event on each side of Mobile Bay assures the faithful can find a performance to suit their location or schedules.

On Saturday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. they will perform at Saint Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church (601 W. Laurel Ave. in Foley). They follow up with a Jan. 8, 4:30 p.m. performance at the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (2 S. Claiborne St.) in downtown Mobile.

Each performance features the chorus led by cross and candles traveling to various stations through the sanctuary. While the divided chorus sings antiphonally across the room, scriptural readings take place.

Music director Christopher Uhl leads the ensemble. C. Clinton Doolittle is the organist.

The performance is free. Donations are welcome at the door.

For more information, call Sally McKenna at 251-610-1931 or email at ssmckenna@msn.com.


Seven Days of Opera opens
Mobile Opera begins its Seven Days of Opera celebration with something to break up the workaday humdrum. Tagged “A Little Mid-Day Music,” the lunchtime event unfolds Monday, Jan. 9, noon to 1 p.m. at the Larkins Music Center (257 Dauphin St.) when soloists Kathryn Hedlund and Patrick Jacobs perform.

Attendees are asked to bring their own lunch and enjoy the serenade in the Willson Recital Hall. The event is free.

Further events follow through the week. Stay trained on this space for more information.