Featuring artist Ron Barrett
Contributor of The Art and Design of Mardi Gras
Mobile, Alabama, has sprouted many Mardi Gras customs all its own. Local Mardi Gras aficionado Ron Barrett is coming to unpack our native tradition of the tableau, and the decidedly unique role of storytelling through tableau in Mobile Mardi Gras culture. Here to share on his own overwhelming installation of work in the exhibition, and to talk through the specificity of setting a stage for short-term royalty, Barrett will delve into his extensive knowledge on the history of ball culture, how war has changed carnival traditions and how the balls in Mobile are singularly unparalleled.
Free to the public | Refreshments provided