This year AIMS campers made two zombie movies. Enjoy.
ASMS art instructor Orren Kickliter has been named a Greater Mobile Arts Award Educator of the Year. The Greater Mobile Arts Awards acknowledge the contributions of individuals, groups, and businesses to the cultural life of our community. An independent panel of distinguished representatives of the greater Mobile cultural community selects recipients. Awards are presented in six categories: artist, business, educator, organization, patron and volunteer. The official announcement is here. The Lagniappe article is here.
Although Kickliter teaches numerous classes, he also manages the ASMS Gallery, which has attracted an impressive assortment of top-notch artists since it opened four years ago. A May 22 Mobile Press-Register article by Thomas Harrison discusses the gallery’s scope and evolution: “The ASMS gallery opened in October 2007 with an exhibit of the ‘Veil Series’ by New Orleans artist Jacqueline Bishop. The space is intimate, less than 500 square feet, but gallery director Orren Kickliter, an artist and art instructor at the school, knew from the outset that the potential would be virtually limitless. Three and a half years later, the L-shaped gallery has lived up to that potential as a venue for artwork by established, respected mid-career artists such as Bishop, Pinky Bass, Pieter Favier and artwork from the wood-fired Anagama kiln at the University of Montevallo; and by emerging artists such as ASMS alumna Sara Jones, Chandler Fulton Pritchett, Sarah Brewer and Mia Kaplan.”