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Event Calendar


Amanda Herman and Kathrena Rivera-ArtWalk at Spire: Presented by Serpents of Bienville
Aug
11
6:00 PM18:00

Amanda Herman and Kathrena Rivera-ArtWalk at Spire: Presented by Serpents of Bienville

In collaboration with our friends at Spire Gallery. Serpents of Bienville brings you new, local artists for ArtWalk in downtown Mobile.  We are excited about all of the amazing creators we have in this city, and we can't wait to introduce them to you!

Amanda Herman and Kathrena Rivera bring you their photography in various forms.  Their storytelling photography will be accompanied by a limited edition zine that will only be available at ArtWalk.  Don't miss out!

AMANDA HERMAN SOUTHERN WRITER AND CREATOR. VEGAN RECIPE EXPERIMENTALIST. DISCOVERER. ADVENTURER. WIFE AND MOM TO THE HYPER FOCUSED AND WILDLY CREATIVE. I'VE BEEN REFERRED TO BY THE SMITHSONIAN AS AN AMAZONIAN GLADIATOR. PROUD SUPPORTER OF PMA AND BIG HAIR. BY THE TIME I'VE REACHED MY GOLDEN YEARS, I WOULD LIKE AT LEAST ONE PERSON TO BE ABLE TO SAY, "THAT OLD BAT MAY BE CRAZY AS A LOON, BUT SHE CAN TELL A DAMN GOOD STORY".

KATHRENA RIVERA IS A FILM PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN MOBILE, ALABAMA.  SHE USES PINHOLE AND TOY CAMERAS TO CREATE IMAGES WITH AN ABSTRACT AND SURREALIST QUALITY.  IMAGES INTENDED TO CONVEY MOMENTS OF STILLNESS, MEMORIES, AND DREAMS. TO CONTACT KATHRENA YOU CAN EMAIL HER AT KATHRENA.RIVERA@GMAIL.COM . TO FIND OUT MORE VISITWWW.FACEBOOK.COM/KATHRENARIVERAPHOTOGRAPHY ORWWW.KATHRENAPHOTO.COM .

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Mobile Museum of Art: Night Market
Aug
3
5:00 PM17:00

Mobile Museum of Art: Night Market

MMofA hosts a monthly Night Market that showcases makers, artists, artisans, and craftsman who make locally-sourced, handmade goods. Support your local artists and join the party and shopping fun with great food and drink from The Crepe Crusader and the DJ stylings of Neil Byrne aka Hot Lobster.  We at Serpents of Bienville are grateful to have a table showcasing our original prints, zines, and local artists at these events.

Learn more at www.mobilemuseumofart.com/programs/night-market/

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Duane Knight - ArtWalk at Spire presented by Serpents of Bienville
Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

Duane Knight - ArtWalk at Spire presented by Serpents of Bienville

In collaboration with our friends at Spire Gallery. Serpents of Bienville brings you new, local artists for ArtWalk in downtown Mobile.  We are excited about all of the amazing creators we have in this city, and we can't wait to introduce them to you!

Duane Knight will be bringing you his amazing work this month!

DUANE KNIGHT IS AN INTERGALACTIC WARRIOR FROM THE OTHER DIMENSION THAT HAS THE COOL LASERS AND STUFF.  HE CAME HERE TO IMPART THE SECRET PHYSICS OF SPACE NAVIGATION THROUGH OPTICAL INAKE OF SPECIFIC COLOR SPECTRUMS AND PATTERN AS THEY CALL UPON ANCIENT NATURAL POWERS KNOWN BY ALL LIVING CREATURES IN THIS REALM EXCEPT HUMANS.  THROUGH VISUAL PRODUCTION HE TRANSLATES THE AGELESS KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM OF THE COSMOS.  TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT DUANE VISIT WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/DUANEKNIGHTART AND READ MORE FROM OUR PIECE WITH HIM HERE.

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Mobile Museum of Art: Night Market
Jul
6
5:00 PM17:00

Mobile Museum of Art: Night Market

MMofA hosts a monthly Night Market that showcases makers, artists, artisans, and craftsman who make locally-sourced, handmade goods. Support your local artists and join the party and shopping fun with great food and drink from The Crepe Crusader and the DJ stylings of Neil Byrne aka Hot Lobster.  We at Serpents of Bienville are grateful to have a table showcasing our original prints, zines, and local artists at these events.

Learn more at www.mobilemuseumofart.com/programs/night-market/

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Chronicle: Stories to be Shared
Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

Chronicle: Stories to be Shared

Chronicle is a series of events bringing the art of storytelling directly to you.  We will have different speakers, each from different walks of life, sharing stories live, on stage, with you.  

Sean Herman will be bringing us his stories on his experience with exorcism, his grapples with religion,  and it's implications on the life of an individual.  

 

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Mobile Museum of Art: Night Market
Jun
1
5:00 PM17:00

Mobile Museum of Art: Night Market

MMofA hosts a monthly Night Market that showcases makers, artists, artisans, and craftsman who make locally-sourced, handmade goods. Support your local artists and join the party and shopping fun with great food and drink from The Crepe Crusader and the DJ stylings of Neil Byrne aka Hot Lobster.  We at Serpents of Bienville are grateful to have a table showcasing our original prints, zines, and local artists at these events.

Learn more at www.mobilemuseumofart.com/programs/night-market/

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Red Bird presented by Serpents of Bienville
May
27
7:00 PM19:00

Red Bird presented by Serpents of Bienville

Serpents of Bienville is excited to present to you
Red Bird, a play with music
written and performed by Brian Kennedy

Kennedy explains:

What if an artist's muse was neither myth nor metaphor? What if their relationship was truly face to face? And if a muse ever deigned to offer inspiration, what would she demand in return? Reviewed as “a Gothic tale for the 21st century... brilliantly dark... riveting,” (https://caughtintheactnh.blogspot.com/2015/05/red-bird-gothic-tale-for-21st-century.html) Red Bird blends song and monologue into a strange and fascinating tale - that of a lonely man, in some future America overcome by calamity, discovering solace in the company of an enigmatic stranger who may be something more than human. “Part short story, part poetry in motion, part rock opera; the sum of the whole is like stepping inside an other-worldly graphic novel.”(http://manchesterinklink.com/amoskeag-studio-brian-booths-red-bird-will-take-you-to-someplace-other-worldly/)

Visit cathedralcircus.org for more information.


 

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June Story Jam
Jun
18
2:00 PM14:00

June Story Jam

Be a part of the nationwide resurgence of the art of telling stories!!

StoryJam is a gathering of those who value the spoken word and treasure stories and folklore. Tellers for this event are well-known performers and artists who will liven up the historic church with tales you will never forget. The featured teller is nationally acclaimed storyteller, Wanda Johnson! As this is the day before Father's Day, the theme will be fatherhood.

Appropriate for all ages. There is also time for volunteers to tell stories!!

We will be gathering at Montpelier Church in Baldwin County Bicentennial Park. Doors open at 1:30. Seating is limited so get there early to buy your ticket - $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and up (cash or check, please) to benefit Little Red Schoolhouse Project. Learn more about the project here - http://baldwincountyal.gov/departments/archives-history/little-red-school-house

 

Serpents of Bienville will be at this event with both storytellers and creations from local artists!

 

For more information email southernstoryjam@gmail.com or call Baldwin County Archives at 251-580-1897.

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Photography Exhibit
Jun
5
11:00 AM11:00

Photography Exhibit

Join us Sunday, June 5th to discover the photography of multiple local artists. Celebrate the beauty of our area in the medium of photography!

All pieces will be available for purchase during this one day event, so be sure to get here early. You will also have the opporunity to meet many of the artists featured. Local up-and-comers will be offering their edible creations as well.

 If you are interested in showcasing any of your photography contact us at theserpentsofbienville@gmail.com.

RSVP on Facebook to stay up to date with additions and artists! https://www.facebook.com/events/1700405703547148/

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Gallery Show Celebrating the Art of Maureen Rhodes
Apr
30
11:00 AM11:00

Gallery Show Celebrating the Art of Maureen Rhodes

Join us on Saturday, April 30th to celebrate local artist Maureen Rhodes and her incredible watercolor and mixed media creations. The Serpents of Bienville Gallery will open at its normal time, 11am, with a reception to be held by the Gallery owners and the artist herself at 1:30pm. 

All pieces will be for available for purchase, so be sure to get here early so you don't miss any of the amazing pieces by this wonderful artist covering a wide range of subjects, from historical buildings and local flora to dreamlike visions.


Maureen Rhodes
Maureen Rhodes is a Foley area native, and we are so very proud to call her family. Her mother’s family was born and raised in Southern Baldwin County and her father traveled down from Canada on a work visa with his brother to help out in the Potato Shed during the depression, still in operation in Foley, Alabama.

When Maureen joined Snook’s Army, she was instructed to fulfill two weeks construction work and complete a training course in artillery and sharp shooting. As a confident woman, humbled in her own strengths, she assured me that she was a good shot, but never as good as Louise Williams. “She would shoot a cigarette right out of your mouth. But not me.” 

All of that training was to hold a position in the Gulf Telephone Company in Foley. John Snook’s father founded the phone company and John soon took over as the man in charge. Maureen Rhodes talks so highly of Mr. Snook, telling me he was the best man she could have possibly ever worked for, and it shows in the attention to detail and protection he built for his employees. Literally, built. John Snook built underground tunnels that stood up to military grade bomb shelters, stretching underneath Highway 59 from the Magnolia Inn to the Gulf Telephone Company. He told his wife, Marjorie Snook, that he was building the tunnel to be able to travel from their home at the Magnolia Inn to their jobs at the telephone company during storms and hurricanes, to keep them out of harm’s way, but Marjorie knew John was trying to create a place of refuge for his beloved employees during the impending threat of atomic warfare. “We had an interesting life working for the telephone company. Very interesting,” Maureen tells me. “Never a dull moment.”

Maureen Rhodes has been creating art for decades, and over a wide array of mediums, favoring watercolor to express her passion for Baldwin County scenery and indigenous flora and fauna. Her curious creativity and overwhelming talent shows in each and every one of her creations.

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Bienville's Sacred Oath - A Sean Herman Retrospective
Mar
12
to May 1

Bienville's Sacred Oath - A Sean Herman Retrospective

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Internationally honored tattooist, illustrator, and author Sean Herman, will be exhibiting the illustration series “Bienville’s Sacred Oath” until May 1st at the Serpents of Bienville Gallery.  These illustrations are based on local folklore and ghost stories from the Alabama Gulf coast.  Using micron pen and ink wash, Herman painstakingly creates detailed images consisting of tiny dots.  These dots grow into a much larger image, one that draws the viewer into specific lore, setting the stage for the larger message to come.  These stories, that have been passed down for generations, are also more closely examined by Herman in essay form, with small explanations accompanying each print hanging at the gallery show.  The full essays can be found via the project’s website, www.serpentsofbienville.com.  Serpents of Bienville Art Gallery will be focusing on Herman’s in the main gallery until the beginning of May, 2016.  After this time, the pieces will go onto a permanent collection on site.

Sean Herman lives and creates art in Daphne, Alabama.  He grew up in Daphne, leaving to pursue his dreams of learning the ancient craft of tattooing.  He began traveling the world, working with highly respected tattooists in Sweden, Canada, New York City, Southern California, and many other cities in his adventures.  His work has been featured in magazines all over the world, including Norway, Russia, Germany, and Taiwan, with over thirty different articles being written on his life and work.  Herman returned home in 2008, longing for the culture he missed, amongst the beautiful Live Oak.  With the aid of Peter Anderson and Dane Stephenson, Herman helped open The Bell Rose, Tattoo and Piercing in May 2014.  In the short time being open, The Bell Rose grew quickly to eight artists, a piercer, and other craftsman that are vital to the growth they have experienced.  The Bell Rose now consists of almost a dozen people, working together to help make something new and positive for Daphne, the city they love.  The shop has worked with many local charity groups such as BARC (Baldwin County Humane Society), Kane’s Warrior Kids (www.kaneswarriorkids.com), and the Wounded Warrior Project.  The goal of the Bell Rose is to provide clients with the highest quality services at the absolute best ability, resulting in a positive experience for all involved, and to expand that positivity and forward progress to the community we are so proud to call home. Outside of his craft of tattooing, Herman has had his work shown throughout multiply art galleries, including the MOCCA (the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art) in Toronto.  Sean Herman is currently co-owner and tattooist at The Bell Rose, working by appointment.  He can be reached through his websitewww.seanherman.com, or by email at sean@seanherman.com

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The Serpents of Bienville Art Gallery & Museum Grand Opening
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

The Serpents of Bienville Art Gallery & Museum Grand Opening

Internationally honored tattooist, illustrator, and author Sean Herman, in partnership with his wife, Amanda Herman,  announced the opening of the Serpents of Bienville Art Gallery and Museum in Daphne, Alabama.  The gallery opened on February 1st.  The story telling based project has announced their first gallery show for March 12th, 2016 at 6pm.  The Gallery will be exhibiting the illustration series “Bienville’s Sacred Oath” created by co-owner, Sean Herman.  These illustrations are based on local folklore and ghost stories from the Alabama Gulf coast.  Using micron pen and ink wash, Herman painstakingly creates detailed images consisting of tiny dots.  These dots grow into a much larger image, one that draws the viewer into specific lore, setting the stage for the larger message to come.  These stories, that have been passed down for generations, are also more closely examined by Herman in essay form, with small explanations accompanying each print hanging at the gallery show.  The full essays can be found via the project’s website, www.serpentsofbienville.com.  Serpents of Bienville Art Gallery will be focusing on Herman’s in the main gallery until the beginning of May, 2016.  After this time, the pieces will go onto a permanent collection on site.

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